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Re: Pogonomyrmex info needed

Beitragvon abzantz01 » 24. Dez 2011 01:15

I know it was over kill lol. Well I have been thinking about making their tank. I will this 2 gallon tank.

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I think it is a bit big.What do you think?

Any way Can you post a recent picture of your colony up to date. I would love to see them in their set up. I have read the thread of the making of your colony's home but the pictures do not work in google translator. So can you do a brief explanation here?

That would be great.

Also have you got any tips on looking after there guys for the coming months. You told me how to look after the queen in founding stage. I would like to know how to keep the queen after she has had her first couple of workers?

Thankyou

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I have some great pictures for tomorrow of the pogos! :)
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Re: Pogonomyrmex info needed

Beitragvon Antchrist » 24. Dez 2011 11:17

I had one exact the same for my Pogonomyrmex (as an start up box).
They escapes through the holes in the lid. Trust me they will....

Keep the food (bugs) coming, keep it moist, get rid of all un eaten food, dont bother them to much, try many different kind of food, read all there is about your ants on the net, have a lot to do for the ants in the formicarium (climb, hunt, explore, dig, find).

The whole idea with the "un translateble thred" is that if anything breaks down in the formicarium I could change it with out opening the formicarium and that it should look something like how it looks where Pogos live...
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Re: Pogonomyrmex info needed

Beitragvon abzantz01 » 26. Dez 2011 01:45

Hi guys and Merry Christmas!

Anyway a little update. The colony eats like no tomorrow.

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They are eatting a baby dubia

Well to make this thread popular I need to put more pictures of the ants lol.

Any way how do i prevent the ants from getting out the plastic tank?
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Re: Pogonomyrmex info needed

Beitragvon abzantz01 » 29. Dez 2011 02:11

I am now giving this small colony 1 baby roach every 2 days.
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Re: Pogonomyrmex info needed

Beitragvon mtrein » 1. Jan 2012 15:40

Can you post a picture of the queen?
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Re: Pogonomyrmex info needed

Beitragvon abzantz01 » 3. Jan 2012 19:03

Hi guys I have been working on the ant tank project. I started with a plastic tank from pet store.
Then I made this y-tong nest:
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My sister painted it with a special non toxic paint. It should be fine for the pogos.

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I then made some ornaments.
First is the water volcano

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Water can be injected through the top so the ants can drink from it.

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I have also made a dish for seeds. This is be placed into the plaster in my plastic tank.

Here is a old picture of the queen lol

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I will update you when everything is finished :D
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Re: Pogonomyrmex info needed

Beitragvon Antchrist » 3. Jan 2012 19:45

Sweet. Just so you know...the Pogos can get up to 7000-10000 ants.. :lurk:
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Re: Pogonomyrmex info needed

Beitragvon abzantz01 » 3. Jan 2012 19:52

Wow what am I going to do when they get to big? lol
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Re: Pogonomyrmex info needed

Beitragvon abzantz01 » 22. Jan 2012 21:45

Hi guys
Two pupae hatched over the last 2 days. This colony has doubled. They are growing but slowly. I love this colony. I thank god for giving me this queen. lol

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These pictures were taken yesterday, since the pupea in the picture has hatched :)
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Re: Pogonomyrmex info needed

Beitragvon Antchrist » 23. Jan 2012 14:10

Looking good!

Can you PM me exactly what paint you used? I´m on a paint-hunt for my new formicarium.
It looked great! Have you tried to soak it with water? Does the paint stay intact?
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Re: Pogonomyrmex info needed

Beitragvon abzantz01 » 13. Mär 2012 11:25

Hi guys quick update. I put the colony for a small 1 month or so break. the temp have now been rised to 30c. brood has started to grow much faster now. Last time i checked there were 2-3 larve, 2 pupea and finaly more eggs. They have also been moved to another foraging area. It is a bigger then the ferrero rochea they were in. They are much more quite now though they don't forage as much anymore.
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Re: Pogonomyrmex info needed

Beitragvon cheney119 » 6. Mai 2012 10:26

I really like this web site,But my English is so bad,I am eager to have a Chinese translation. :cry:
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