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Pogonomyrmex info needed

Beitragvon abzantz01 » 29. Aug 2011 22:27

Hi guys I need some advise on keeping my Pogonomyrmex queen. Yesterday her water portion in her test tube ran out so had to change her into a new one she has now eaten half of her eggs and seems very stressed. Can you give me some advise on keeping her. She is on a heat mat at 27-30c I feed her a fly every 3 days and give her honey water once a week. Also her eggs are taking forever to hatch into larvae. Can you please give me any info you guys have on keeping her?

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Re: pogonomyrmex info needed

Beitragvon Strafer » 29. Aug 2011 23:55

I followed this information for my pogonomyrmex colonies.
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"I feed her a fly every 3 days and give her honey water once a week"
What species of pogonomyrmex do you have? Are you sure your species semi-claustral?


"Also her eggs are taking forever to hatch into larvae."
How much time has passed?
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Re: pogonomyrmex info needed

Beitragvon abzantz01 » 30. Aug 2011 00:04

She is a Pogonomyrmex maricopa and she has had these eggs for 2 weeks and a half.
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Re: pogonomyrmex info needed

Beitragvon Antchrist » 30. Aug 2011 19:15

My advice is to get her out of the testtub soon. My maricopas did not like the testtube upstart at all...why?, I dont know...
PM me and ill show you what I use...and how i did the upstart..

You know this?: Its venom is believed to be the most toxic insect venom in the world.
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Keep your pets away and dont have the formicarium next to the bed :twisted:

If you have the heat that you say you have the eggs will be larva any time now...just wait..
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Re: Pogonomyrmex info needed

Beitragvon abzantz01 » 19. Sep 2011 21:20

Hey guys its now been over a month. She still hasnt got any larve, just eggs. She is also in a small tank with the testube. I seriously dont now what to do guys help.
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Re: Pogonomyrmex info needed

Beitragvon Ants-Fan » 20. Sep 2011 06:50

Hello, I think you must to higher the temparutere in the room,
then the eggs and larves have better. Pogonomyrmex can have first
very long.......I think i can you more help,


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Re: Pogonomyrmex info needed

Beitragvon abzantz01 » 20. Sep 2011 13:11

Ok the temperature is around 31 degrees. Should i put it up higher?
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Re: Pogonomyrmex info needed

Beitragvon Ants-Fan » 20. Sep 2011 21:00

Oh then is good.
I hear, that Harvesterants in the first phase a very
long produce.... (Sory my English is not so good) :oops:


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Re: Pogonomyrmex info needed

Beitragvon abzantz01 » 23. Okt 2011 19:32

Thankyou for the advise. The queen how has her first worker and about 4 larve and 3 eggs.
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Re: Pogonomyrmex info needed

Beitragvon abzantz01 » 12. Dez 2011 23:23

Hi guys thankyou for all the advise. Well I got a quick update and some picture. Well now there is a queen 2 workers and a bunch of eggs around 10.

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Hope you like the pictures. I am making a out world for them but have a problem I am using a little layer of loam but it becomes roch solid and starts to crack. What should I do?

Also the larve in the picture was eatten :(
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Re: Pogonomyrmex info needed

Beitragvon Antchrist » 13. Dez 2011 14:52

Are you feeding them? I over feed mine just so they don´t eat egg/larva.
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Re: Pogonomyrmex info needed

Beitragvon abzantz01 » 22. Dez 2011 02:00

Hi guys I just want to say thank you all for the advise in the past on keeping ants. It seemed I was rubbish at keeping ants. To be honest I had finished the hobby until I found a great offer, which was my Pogonomyrmex queen. So I got her In August. I found great advise from a number of people (AntChrist) lol :D and have finally managed to get out of the founding stage. Anyway 10 days ago I updated the colony saying they had eggs and that's all. So now 10 days on the colony have around 5 larvae, 3 being nearly adult size and a couple small ones and some eggs. It seems the colony has started to grow faster now. I thank God for giving me patience with ants and finally giving me the only species I can keep. :) So now I have grown allot and have tried to fix my spelling issue and grown patience, my colony is finally growing.

As of always pictures:

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They have now got a small area to feed from. It have a very thin layer of sand inside. The testube is inside a new sock with tape around it. Even though I only have 2 workers they eat alot and there is always 1 worker out looking for food. They exept any insect I put in. They have not eatten any seeds yet.
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Re: Pogonomyrmex info needed

Beitragvon Antchrist » 22. Dez 2011 11:17

Think of this: The Pogonomyrmex aka Pogos grows slow first and then they will grow much faster. You are going to need a bigger formicarium if all goes well. Start that project now...

I don´t know what kind of seeds you are feeding them but try many different kinds (grass seads).

Keep feeding them, give them "heat" (25C), and moist and they will be OK.

Just so you know it, we have all failed a few times with our ants..part of the hobby..
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Re: Pogonomyrmex info needed

Beitragvon abzantz01 » 23. Dez 2011 20:29

Hi guys got a little bad news. I found a mite in the ants tank today it was on one of the grass seeds. I have now taken the ants out and have had a look in there testube and can not see any in there. I am going to cook then freeze the sand and wash the tank then hopefuly put the ants back in thier tank tomorrow. I am on holidays now, so I am thinking of making the ant project. The thing is isn't it a bit to soon to make them a permenent home. Their is only 2 workers?
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Re: Pogonomyrmex info needed

Beitragvon Antchrist » 24. Dez 2011 00:22

Never too soon. Start building and move the ants when THEY are redy.

Cook AND freeze = overkill...
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