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Dspdrew's Veromessor andrei Journal [235] (Updated 11-20-2023)


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#21 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted November 2 2017 - 8:53 PM

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I wish I could find them in the bay area...

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#22 Offline nurbs - Posted November 2 2017 - 8:59 PM

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Next year? Sure someone on these forums from up north can help you out. 


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#23 Offline AntsCalifornia - Posted November 19 2017 - 10:21 PM

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I want to build a drewcarium, but I don't know what sand/dirt to use. Can you tell me what sand you use, especially the white kind?



#24 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted January 6 2018 - 2:39 PM

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What time of day do these fly?

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#25 Offline dspdrew - Posted January 7 2018 - 8:56 AM

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What time of day do these fly?

 

I'm not sure, but I think it's early in the morning.


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#26 Offline anttics - Posted January 7 2018 - 12:07 PM

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I'll check this week on Simi Valley, and Vasquez rock if Andrei are flying. it's gonna rain Tuesday and wedndays with temps around the 70s

#27 Offline dspdrew - Posted January 7 2018 - 3:22 PM

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I'll check this week on Simi Valley, and Vasquez rock if Andrei are flying. it's gonna rain Tuesday and wedndays with temps around the 70s

 

These don't fly until late spring. Nothing is going to be flying now.



#28 Offline anttics - Posted January 7 2018 - 3:47 PM

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ok. when do they start to fly? the earliest any one has seen. I live really close. does any know what other species live around Vasquez rocks park?

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#29 Offline nurbs - Posted January 7 2018 - 8:36 PM

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Search! :)

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ok. when do they start to fly? the earliest any one has seen. I live really close. does any know what other species live around Vasquez rocks park?


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#30 Offline Khysan - Posted June 6 2018 - 3:17 PM

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Saw them at the entrance to a few nests this morning, not flying yet though, I'll check again before sunset and again in the morning

 

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#31 Offline dspdrew - Posted June 10 2018 - 5:51 PM

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Update 6-10-2018
 
These colonies are all doing well. The two largest both have about 300 workers now and tons of brood. I just had to move what was the second largest out of the small Dirt Box and into a large one. I decided to just let this colony move on its own.
 
Here it is when I first connected the two Dirt Boxes together. You can see they have clearly outgrown the small one.
 
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This is just a few days later. They love to dig.
 
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This is the smallest of the three colonies, at about 120 workers. I think I'm going to sell this one because of how successful my other two are; I have no need for 3 colonies of the same species this size.
 
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#32 Offline dspdrew - Posted December 5 2018 - 6:56 PM

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Update 12-5-2018

 

I sold the smallest colony, and for the last six months, the other two have been living in large Dirt Boxes. Both of these colonies have close to 500 workers now, and have almost removed all the dirt in their formicariums. I moved one of them into two large prototype starter formicariums hooked together. The other I have not moved yet, but need to move into something larger and without dirt.


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#33 Offline Rstheant - Posted December 11 2018 - 3:20 PM

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Update?

#34 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted December 11 2018 - 5:51 PM

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Last update was less than a week ago.

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#35 Offline dspdrew - Posted December 12 2018 - 4:40 AM

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Last update was less than a week ago.

 

Yeah. :thinking:



#36 Offline Rstheant - Posted December 13 2018 - 4:33 PM

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Are you selling the dirt boxes? If so, how could I buy them?

#37 Offline FSTP - Posted December 13 2018 - 11:16 PM

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Are you selling the dirt boxes? If so, how could I buy them?

 

 

they should be available on Amazon soon. https://www.amazon.c...lv_ov_lig_dp_it



#38 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted March 7 2019 - 1:17 PM

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Are you selling the dirt boxes? If so, how could I buy them?



they should be available on Amazon soon. https://www.amazon.c...lv_ov_lig_dp_it

I might want to buy that

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#39 Offline Rstheant - Posted March 7 2019 - 3:28 PM

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They are good, but mold issues are not common, with hydration and heat. It also lets the seeds that these need, grow.

#40 Offline dspdrew - Posted June 12 2019 - 11:17 PM

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Update 6-13-2019
 
This colony is doing great. I now have it in one of my large Starter formicariums. I counted roughly 700 workers.
 
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