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CatsnAnts Collective Journal (HUGE picture update - Ants + Formicarium - 7-13-2020)

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#621 Offline CatsnAnts - Posted July 14 2020 - 12:36 PM

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Those strumigenys don't appear to be louisianae.


I meant S. pilinasis, my bad.

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#622 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted July 16 2020 - 1:26 PM

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What do you feed your Temnothorax colonies? I just found a T. longispinosus colony.

#623 Offline CatsnAnts - Posted July 16 2020 - 1:28 PM

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They really like honey. I usually just soak a cotton ball in honey and they go crazy over it. As for insects, they will try to eat lots of different kinds, but they must be really torn apart/broken down, or else they can’t even chew threw them sometimes. Basically, they’re not picky. Good luck!

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#624 Offline madbiologist - Posted July 16 2020 - 1:28 PM

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What do you feed your Temnothorax colonies? I just found a T. longispinosus colony.

Temnothorax will take honey/sugar water and any normal insect feeder, they're not very picky. Congrats on the longispinosus, they're an amazing find!

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#625 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted July 16 2020 - 2:54 PM

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What do you feed your Temnothorax colonies? I just found a T. longispinosus colony.

Temnothorax will take honey/sugar water and any normal insect feeder, they're not very picky. Congrats on the longispinosus, they're an amazing find!

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Yeah, after reading more about them they sound really cool. Apparently they can have fertilized workers too.
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#626 Offline M_Ants - Posted September 28 2020 - 2:48 PM

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Thinking about trying to make your formicariums. Did the wooden mold get destroyed every time you poured the grout? Also how much did all the materials end up costing? If they ended up being a lot do you suggest just buying a tarheel nest intstead?


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Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 50ish workers and brood

Veromessor andrei

Myrmecocystus testaceus

Crematogaster sp. 

C. baldies a.k.a bald fraggles a.k.a C. absquatulator

Hypoponera opaciceps

Brachymyrmex patagonicus

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