I found this colony in a small stick which was about 5.4 inches long and 0.6 inches in diameter. With it was a small aphaenogaster colony of about 10 or so workers and a queen. The colony had about 25 workers at first but about a quarter died from stress from the transition form the stick and into the formicaria, but so far the Strumigenys colony seems to be doing good. I was pretty hyped when I found them and the current setup I have them in is a small jewelry container, about 2.5 by 2.5 inches big and 1 cm tall. The bottom is lined with plaster of paris and I sprinkled moss and debris from the log throughout the floor, and I placed a small piece of wood into the center as their nest. They've been doing well, and the queen has been busy laying eggs, since I saw a worker carrying a big pile of about 5 or 6 eggs. I feed them springtails from my springtail culture which also houses 3 millipedes that I found outside. They absolutely require high humidity and I kept another colony that I caught last year in this same setup but without any plaster, and they dried up in less than a day(ants included). Wish me luck on these guys, they're pretty tough and I've never seem them hunt but I see springtails disappearing so hopefully they're eating!
Edited by MegaMyrmex, March 31 2018 - 10:38 AM.