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Acromyrmex Versicolor 2015

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#61 Offline Anhzor - Posted August 7 2014 - 2:02 AM

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All higher order attine ant uses the same cultivar of fungus and can be Interchangeable. The exception is one particular trachymyrmex species wich can also use high order attine fungus.

#62 Offline dspdrew - Posted August 7 2014 - 5:46 PM

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Mine have their fungus. :yahoo:

 

 



#63 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted August 7 2014 - 7:17 PM

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Lucky, mine are most likely done for...



#64 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted August 7 2014 - 7:19 PM

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Wait, do they feed their first egg to the fungus? All the pictures I have seen, the egg is on the fungus.



#65 Offline dspdrew - Posted August 7 2014 - 8:03 PM

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No, I think they just keep everything valuable to them in one pile.



#66 Offline Crystals - Posted August 8 2014 - 5:35 AM

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How did you get the queen and pellet out?  I assume you caught one on flight, and it isn't one from one of your buckets?

How many queens did you catch, and how many do you think have their pellets?

 

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#67 Offline dspdrew - Posted August 8 2014 - 5:50 AM

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We caught them just after they flew, before they started digging their founding chambers. I got a few of them, but I think only maybe 20 percent of them have fungus pellets that I can see.



#68 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted August 8 2014 - 9:37 PM

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If I can keep my queens long enough that yours get a substantial amount, can I buy a little piece off you?



#69 Offline dspdrew - Posted August 9 2014 - 12:12 AM

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Of course.



#70 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted August 9 2014 - 12:40 AM

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:)



#71 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted September 1 2014 - 8:04 PM

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The Acromyrmex versicolor season seems to be over. This thread will be carried onto 2015 so all the information on this species can stay together, and will most likely be inactive for the next 10 months.







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