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#1 Offline cooIboyJ - Posted March 7 2024 - 9:20 AM

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My brother's new colony of S.xyloni (At least that's what we think it is) moved under a rock. Any tips?


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#2 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 7 2024 - 9:32 AM

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What substrate are you using?


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Currently keeping
1.Camponotus vicinus. 5 workers
2.Camponotus modoc. 5 workers
3. Camponotus hyatti. 1 worker
4.Veromessor pergandei. founding
5 Linepithema humile. 70-100 workers 5 queens
6. Pheidole Californica. 65 workers
I want: Atta,Myrmecia,Myrmica,Myrmecocystus


#3 Offline Artisan_Ants - Posted March 7 2024 - 9:33 AM

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Well for a large colony (or any large colony of any species really) you have to feed them protein and sugars pretty often. Any pics? We can get a good look of what we might need to give you tips on if we take a looks at the colony. Other than that, growth will be very abundant if you feed them both proteins and sugars, at least twice a week, or once every week.
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Keeping:

2x - S. molesta (colonies)                1x - C. nearcticus (founding)  (y) New!

1x - C. chromaiodes (colony)           1x - C. subbarbatus (founding)  (y) New!

2x - F. pallidefulva (colonies)             1x T. sessile (mega colony)

2x - C. cerasi (founding)  workers are here!  :yahoo:

1x - B. depilis (founding but no eggs)

2x - P. imparis (colony) 2x P. imparis (founding)  Unfortunately no multi queen P. imparis colonies as all of the queens died due to fungus infection (assumed). RIP  :( 

Check out my C. nearcticus journal here: https://www.formicul...cticus-journal/

Check out my C. chromaiodes journal here: https://www.formicul...aiodes-journal/


#4 Offline Artisan_Ants - Posted March 7 2024 - 9:36 AM

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Oh wait my bad. There were already pics of your ant in the “New Colony” Post. Yeah, that is more likely S. xyloni.
If you can find the queen, then get a pic of her.
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Keeping:

2x - S. molesta (colonies)                1x - C. nearcticus (founding)  (y) New!

1x - C. chromaiodes (colony)           1x - C. subbarbatus (founding)  (y) New!

2x - F. pallidefulva (colonies)             1x T. sessile (mega colony)

2x - C. cerasi (founding)  workers are here!  :yahoo:

1x - B. depilis (founding but no eggs)

2x - P. imparis (colony) 2x P. imparis (founding)  Unfortunately no multi queen P. imparis colonies as all of the queens died due to fungus infection (assumed). RIP  :( 

Check out my C. nearcticus journal here: https://www.formicul...cticus-journal/

Check out my C. chromaiodes journal here: https://www.formicul...aiodes-journal/


#5 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 7 2024 - 9:37 AM

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they only have 8 workers.


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Currently keeping
1.Camponotus vicinus. 5 workers
2.Camponotus modoc. 5 workers
3. Camponotus hyatti. 1 worker
4.Veromessor pergandei. founding
5 Linepithema humile. 70-100 workers 5 queens
6. Pheidole Californica. 65 workers
I want: Atta,Myrmecia,Myrmica,Myrmecocystus


#6 Offline Artisan_Ants - Posted March 7 2024 - 9:40 AM

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they only have 8 workers.

Oh, ok.
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Keeping:

2x - S. molesta (colonies)                1x - C. nearcticus (founding)  (y) New!

1x - C. chromaiodes (colony)           1x - C. subbarbatus (founding)  (y) New!

2x - F. pallidefulva (colonies)             1x T. sessile (mega colony)

2x - C. cerasi (founding)  workers are here!  :yahoo:

1x - B. depilis (founding but no eggs)

2x - P. imparis (colony) 2x P. imparis (founding)  Unfortunately no multi queen P. imparis colonies as all of the queens died due to fungus infection (assumed). RIP  :( 

Check out my C. nearcticus journal here: https://www.formicul...cticus-journal/

Check out my C. chromaiodes journal here: https://www.formicul...aiodes-journal/


#7 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 7 2024 - 9:44 AM

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Some people recommended he get more workers.


witch should help greatly.


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Currently keeping
1.Camponotus vicinus. 5 workers
2.Camponotus modoc. 5 workers
3. Camponotus hyatti. 1 worker
4.Veromessor pergandei. founding
5 Linepithema humile. 70-100 workers 5 queens
6. Pheidole Californica. 65 workers
I want: Atta,Myrmecia,Myrmica,Myrmecocystus


#8 Offline cooIboyJ - Posted March 7 2024 - 9:47 AM

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What substrate are you using?

My brother is using small wood chips


Some people recommended he get more workers.


witch should help greatly.

We will probably do that soon


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#9 Offline Artisan_Ants - Posted March 7 2024 - 9:50 AM

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Yeah that would definitely help them greatly.

Edited by Artisan_Ants, March 7 2024 - 9:56 AM.

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Keeping:

2x - S. molesta (colonies)                1x - C. nearcticus (founding)  (y) New!

1x - C. chromaiodes (colony)           1x - C. subbarbatus (founding)  (y) New!

2x - F. pallidefulva (colonies)             1x T. sessile (mega colony)

2x - C. cerasi (founding)  workers are here!  :yahoo:

1x - B. depilis (founding but no eggs)

2x - P. imparis (colony) 2x P. imparis (founding)  Unfortunately no multi queen P. imparis colonies as all of the queens died due to fungus infection (assumed). RIP  :( 

Check out my C. nearcticus journal here: https://www.formicul...cticus-journal/

Check out my C. chromaiodes journal here: https://www.formicul...aiodes-journal/


#10 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 7 2024 - 10:32 AM

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@coolboyj get about 20+ workers more if you can.


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Currently keeping
1.Camponotus vicinus. 5 workers
2.Camponotus modoc. 5 workers
3. Camponotus hyatti. 1 worker
4.Veromessor pergandei. founding
5 Linepithema humile. 70-100 workers 5 queens
6. Pheidole Californica. 65 workers
I want: Atta,Myrmecia,Myrmica,Myrmecocystus


#11 Offline cooIboyJ - Posted March 7 2024 - 10:56 AM

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ok, I will try to get more today.


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#12 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 7 2024 - 11:02 AM

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And introduce a few workers at a time. Watch them carefully.


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Currently keeping
1.Camponotus vicinus. 5 workers
2.Camponotus modoc. 5 workers
3. Camponotus hyatti. 1 worker
4.Veromessor pergandei. founding
5 Linepithema humile. 70-100 workers 5 queens
6. Pheidole Californica. 65 workers
I want: Atta,Myrmecia,Myrmica,Myrmecocystus


#13 Offline cooIboyJ - Posted March 7 2024 - 11:03 AM

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ok


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#14 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 7 2024 - 11:07 AM

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And I would put the ants in the fridge for 1 min them introduce them.


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Currently keeping
1.Camponotus vicinus. 5 workers
2.Camponotus modoc. 5 workers
3. Camponotus hyatti. 1 worker
4.Veromessor pergandei. founding
5 Linepithema humile. 70-100 workers 5 queens
6. Pheidole Californica. 65 workers
I want: Atta,Myrmecia,Myrmica,Myrmecocystus


#15 Offline cooIboyJ - Posted March 7 2024 - 11:07 AM

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ok


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#16 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 7 2024 - 11:08 AM

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I would lower the humidity. Do you water the chips?


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Currently keeping
1.Camponotus vicinus. 5 workers
2.Camponotus modoc. 5 workers
3. Camponotus hyatti. 1 worker
4.Veromessor pergandei. founding
5 Linepithema humile. 70-100 workers 5 queens
6. Pheidole Californica. 65 workers
I want: Atta,Myrmecia,Myrmica,Myrmecocystus


#17 Offline cooIboyJ - Posted March 7 2024 - 11:08 AM

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no


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#18 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 7 2024 - 11:11 AM

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maybe remove the rock. I feel that the ants feel that it it a better nesting place.


Or shine a bright light at the rock. Not sunlight and don't let it get hot.


warm them up a little.



Currently keeping
1.Camponotus vicinus. 5 workers
2.Camponotus modoc. 5 workers
3. Camponotus hyatti. 1 worker
4.Veromessor pergandei. founding
5 Linepithema humile. 70-100 workers 5 queens
6. Pheidole Californica. 65 workers
I want: Atta,Myrmecia,Myrmica,Myrmecocystus


#19 Offline cooIboyJ - Posted March 7 2024 - 11:44 AM

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ok


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#20 Offline cooIboyJ - Posted March 7 2024 - 4:05 PM

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We went and got some more ants from the same colony and got some mealworms and jelly from petco


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