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Lantros Tetramorium caespitum

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#1 Offline Lantro - Posted March 20 2023 - 8:26 AM



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Hi everybody, this journal will cover my colony Tetramorium caespitum.

My first colony and for a long while probably only colony. 


The colony and a small starterset from esthetic ants finally arrived.
They have 9 workers and a bit of tiny brood. There where no deaths during transport.

I fed them a fruit fly, a piece of sunflower seeds and a bit of jelly from the set. They took to the fly and seed almost immediatly but have ignored the jelly so far,

I currently keep them in our warm living room at around 23°C, to speed up their growth. I might add a small heating pad or cable to make it even warmer.



The Queen



Aworker carrying their first meal in the new home



The whole setup




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#2 Offline antsinvirgina - Posted March 20 2023 - 9:16 AM


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I love your setup 




Best of luck!

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#3 Offline antsriondel - Posted March 20 2023 - 10:03 AM


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Wow I used the same setup a few months ago and it was awesome! eventually the colony got too big and I decided to move them. Hope your colony does well!  (y)

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#4 Offline Lantro - Posted March 31 2023 - 10:13 AM



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Good news:

The queen has laid a few eggs, I could count around 3-4 eggs. Maybe more.
Otherwise the colony has been realy laid back, rarely venturing out during the day.  But the fruitlfy was a massive meal for this tiny colony.
I offer them fresh sugar water/jelly every 3-4 days but they haven´t shown massive interest in that, sometimes in the evening there is a worker sipping a bit but not much.

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