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Need help with O. simillimus trapjaws

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#1 Offline ANTS_678 - Posted February 6 2023 - 11:24 PM



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I've been keeping Odontomachus simillimus for 1 year now but due to mites all 6 workers were killed off and only left the queen. The queen is currently housed in a soil setup as test tubes sucked, the queen is also extremely picky and will shy away/retreat back into the nest from any feeder insects I gave to it, even pre-killed ones. What should I do?

#2 Offline aznphenom - Posted February 7 2023 - 6:06 AM


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that's pretty normal behavior. I have given up on mine. Most queens forget how to survive once they have workers. I've been feeding a lone odontomachus queen too. Hoping to revive the colony. Its been almost a year and I think I've seen 1 egg and she normally eats it. Been hoping she would just die because I don't want to cull her myself.

Edited by aznphenom, February 7 2023 - 6:06 AM.

Keeps: Camponotus, Tetra

Wants (Please reach out if you have them for sale if you’re in the US): Acromyrmex Sp., Atta Sp., Cephalotes Sp., Myrmecocystus Sp (Prefer Mexicanus), Odontomachus Sp. (Prefer Desertorum), Pachycondyla Sp., Pheidole Sp (Prefer Rhea. The bigger the better. Not the tiny bicarinata), Pogonomyrmex Sp (Prefer Badius)., Pseudomyrmex Sp. (Prefer the cute yellow ones)


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