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Acromyrmex Fungus Temperature?


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#1 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted October 23 2022 - 4:30 PM

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I'd like to get an A.versicolor founding colony, but don't have air conditioning. I know that temperature for their fungus has to be specific, what are some alternatives to keep the fungus cool?

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#2 Offline dspdrew - Posted October 23 2022 - 5:08 PM

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Are you asking for alternative ideas for climate control?


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#3 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted October 23 2022 - 6:10 PM

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Are you asking for alternative ideas for climate control?

I guess so

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#4 Offline CheetoLord02 - Posted October 23 2022 - 6:10 PM

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A. versicolor fungus is slightly more temperature tolerant than other leafcutter species. I can speak from experience that 88f is not enough to kill it, at least not quickly. Still, I would recommend trying to keep the temps below 85 if possible, and would definitely not go over 90f, ever.


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#5 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted October 23 2022 - 6:12 PM

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A. versicolor fungus is slightly more temperature tolerant than other leafcutter species. I can speak from experience that 88f is not enough to kill it, at least not quickly. Still, I would recommend trying to keep the temps below 85 if possible, and would definitely not go over 90f, ever.

Thanks I didn't know that it was that tolerant. It still gets to 90s in the summer though.

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#6 Offline ReignofRage - Posted October 23 2022 - 6:30 PM

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You could do a peltier pad setup, but instead of having the hot side on the inside, you have the cold side on the inside. You could also try to find a wine cooler of sort or reptile climate control setup that can be adjusted to go to a good temperature range.


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#7 Offline ExponentMars - Posted October 23 2022 - 9:03 PM

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is like 70-74 degrees safe? I live on a hill so gets pretty cold. 


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#8 Offline Zeiss - Posted October 23 2022 - 9:37 PM

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I kept mine in the low 70s for 3 years and 10 months.  It's safe.


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#9 Online ZTYguy - Posted October 24 2022 - 7:13 AM

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Mine live on a shelf. The founding queens/colonies live on my floor if I don’t have enough space.
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