My Diacamma rugosum nest

My Diacamma rugosum nest

Beitragvon neab » 25. Jan 2009 04:33

Hello!

Sorry for my poor English, it's a google traduction :-/


I will present the construction of my new nest for Diacamma rugosum that I finally received it on Monday.

It is a nest in BC set terrarium.

Material used:

A block BC 30/20/10 plus a package of old falls (I keep all ...).
50/25/30 aquarium recovery.
A few transparent plexiglass.
Stainless steel mesh fence 0.2 mm.
An air vent in plastic (to recover the framework and adapt the stainless steel mesh).
Chews the ultra transparent silicone aquarium.
An old electronic thermostat.
A heating cable.
Seal for tiled bathroom.
Of the leg modeling to air dry.
A little gouache.
Two magnets.
A mercury thermometer.
Plastic plants.
Fine sand.
Of clay.
An eco bulb and LED.
A photograph printed on the substantive work ...

Voila, I have nothing to forget.


Many récup. Basically I have spent my pocket 50 euros, the most expensive being the heating cable (25 euros).

The nest:

I cut the rooms in the party that is 10 cm by 30 to put the "flat".
The goal is to be able to see the whole surface of the CDA. Place on the pitch would have allowed more than rooms but part of the CDA would have been hidden.
More Diacamma rugosum rarely exceed 200 individuals, the surface is more than sufficient for a settlement.

Cutting the (false) Dremel (not expensive), which in brackets is a very good investment. It is much cleaner than a screwdriver and it is easier to make good angles "rights."
To avoid dust, just soak a little and chopping block when it is wet.

The water tank is positioned behind and canals allow water to flow under the block.
The block itself can also permanently wet all terrarium.
The galleries are about 1 cm deep.
2 cm in the rooms.

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I mixed a little gouache attached to the color tiles to the front.
The rooms are attached to armored carrelage pure.

The two magnets were stuck on the front of the nest in cavities. They can easily make it fit a filter over the red glass terrarium.

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Once dry, I have placed in the cage, stuck on 3 sides with silicone.

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Aménagement Tray:

The cistern is made of Plexiglas.
A hole was made in the glass with a lock on the diamond Dremel.
It lets you move the heater and thermostat probe.
So I set up a relief plexi to hide the hole and prohibit leaks ants in this place.

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The heating cable is also several times under the block of the nest through the channels.
The thermometer mercury is positioned in the gap on the left side of the nest. It helps to know the temperature in the nest.
The same gap can also see the water level in the reserve.

A hole on top of the block can fill the reserve.
It is clogged with a plastic cap.

Then I attacked the deco.
After the fall of BC broken in the hammer and tongs and pasted into "doing" silicone.

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Then I covered it with the leg and glued modellage plants plastic with silicone.

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Soon the end.
Set up the heating cable in a zig-zag, a layer of mixed sand / clay and the photo background.

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For the lid, I took one of the aquarium.
As I replaced against the door glass plexi.
I ventilation by cutting the plastic grid and adjusting the stainless steel mesh above.
It is positioned on the cover.

Here is the final result:

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The ants:

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Re: My Diacamma Rugosum nest

Beitragvon Lodur » 25. Jan 2009 04:56

Hello neab

Just wanna let you know, that i really like you formicarium. The pictures are awesome.
Special the last picture ^^
Hope to see more of it

greetings
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Re: My Diacamma rugosum nest

Beitragvon JimmyVe » 25. Jan 2009 18:11

Thanks for sharing. The setup looks great and these are very nice ants. Keep us updated and please post some more pictures. ;)
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Re: My Diacamma rugosum nest

Beitragvon happyjo » 25. Jan 2009 18:31

Super sympa le nid, ça te dérange si j'en fais un résumé sur un forum de fourmis exotique ?
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Re: My Diacamma rugosum nest

Beitragvon neab » 25. Jan 2009 20:51

Thank You Jimmy and Lodur :)
Yes, it's very nice ants, they hunt in pairs, very active.
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Merci happyjo!

Je suppose que c'est le forum de Deineveu?
Pas de problémes.
Tu trouveras la version FR sur belgant

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Re: My Diacamma rugosum nest

Beitragvon neab » 29. Jan 2009 15:29

2 more pictures

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Re: My Diacamma rugosum nest

Beitragvon JimmyVe » 29. Jan 2009 19:25

Nice pics. Again, nice ants ! ;)
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Re: My Diacamma rugosum nest

Beitragvon Skippy » 29. Jan 2009 20:12

nice one guy ;) .. i am going to build same type like you (with some patents special) , i will share photos soon (I got some money to do that so i can :D ) ... also , Diacamma ants are very nice , my friends have them too and I really wanted to buy them. We will see ... , but that your one is good , good luck with that all :)
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Re: My Diacamma rugosum nest

Beitragvon Messorus » 22. Feb 2009 13:39

I keep old colony of Diacamma species too, these ants are really nice and active. They are active and ,,inteligent", in manipulation they are very gentle and don´t sting, they sting just if you will stres the workrer much.... My colony have about 70 workers, from population of 110 ants.... My colony is older and now any new workers borning out, just males and no females, or winged gamergates....

I must recomend this ants to everyone, who want easy, bigger sized and interesting ant specie! These ants are easy to keep, in higher room temperature and humidity of 65% about.... I must advertise, that they need more proteins than just honeywatter, proteins 5 times a week, honeywatter just once.... Like Ponerinae they need a lot of protein, my Diacamma didn´t have any new larvaes if they wasn´t feeded by insects for 5 days! But on the other side, they are accepting pieces of aple, banana or peach like food and they love it.... Diacamma is really nice ant, they can observe you fingers by their good eyes!

I want to ask you, how big is your colony size? I read somethink about 200 members, but Diacamma aren´t usualy going behind 150 members....
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Re: My Diacamma rugosum nest

Beitragvon neab » 23. Feb 2009 02:17

Hello Messorus,

For now, I have only 50 individuals.
In general, Ponerinae rarely exceed 200
I am not surprised that Diacamma not exceed 150 ;)

What is the age of your colony?
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Re: My Diacamma rugosum nest

Beitragvon Messorus » 23. Feb 2009 16:32

Their last keeper didn´t said this to me, I don´t know why, I accept that they are older.. I think they can have about 4 or 5 years, but I m writting this age as age of ants, which colonies don´t produce nauptial workers, just males or new gamergates, so I think their colony life cycle could be shorter.... I don´t know their real age... You colony is ok, I forward they will be growing up :grin:
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Re: My Diacamma rugosum nest

Beitragvon neab » 2. Apr 2009 00:24

The first male... lol

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Re: My Diacamma rugosum nest

Beitragvon melk9 » 23. Nov 2009 06:19

Thaks by the post, neab!!!
I have a diacamma as well. It has now soe eggs developing very fast. I was wondering which antfarm would be the nest for tihis ant, an I loved your project. Take care and good luck with them. :grin:
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Re: My Diacamma rugosum nest

Beitragvon undercoverAnt » 1. Mär 2010 16:21

Really really nice setup. the ants look awesome and congrats on the male. How are they doing now?

best,

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