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Some aphids appeared in my terrarium

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#1 Offline T.C. - Posted January 6 2018 - 12:09 PM

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Hello, I checked up on one of my terrariums a few days ago. I was taking a look and found some moths had spun their cocoons, the slugs where eating all my vegetation, but here was something I found interesting. Somehow aphids had gotten in there and my Prenolepis imparis were farming them. There was two workers at first, but the first few pictures that they both where in stunk. Anyways..... (sorry, them where the best pictures I could get)

 

 

 

 

 

If you people want, i will take some pictures of the slugs eating plants and the coccoons. :yes:

(figured no one would care)

 

 

 


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#2 Offline AntHUB - Posted January 6 2018 - 3:08 PM

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This is very common especially when keeping ants aphids have wings so they fly to a suitable home mostly when their plants are overpopulated only adults can fly and there is theory that aphids are attracted to certain pheromones produced buy ants in their area. It looks like a pregnant female aphid flew and the smaller aphids are juveniles.
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#3 Offline noebl1 - Posted January 6 2018 - 3:34 PM

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@T.C.  Do you have any shots of the full terrarium? I'd love to see it.  Thanks!


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#4 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted January 6 2018 - 3:49 PM

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Is Prenolepis a good species for a terrarium? If so, what size should it be? I'm looking into making a terrarium.



#5 Offline T.C. - Posted January 6 2018 - 9:23 PM

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@T.C.  Do you have any shots of the full terrarium? I'd love to see it.  Thanks!


@noebl1 Here is an older video. It's more grown in now but gives you the general idea.



@Mettcollsuss mine is a ten gallon.
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#6 Offline FeedTheAnts - Posted January 7 2018 - 8:21 AM

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Wow! Didn't know you had a colony of winter ants in a tank, it looks amazing!


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#7 Offline noebl1 - Posted January 7 2018 - 8:29 AM

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Wow! Great job on that!  It looks like you took a shovel to actual portion of woods and brought inside.  More than natural looking than most I've seen.  


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#8 Offline T.C. - Posted January 7 2018 - 9:58 AM

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Wow! Great job on that!  It looks like you took a shovel to actual portion of woods and brought inside.  More than natural looking than most I've seen.


Nope, I scaped, it first.



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