It's been a while, right? Well, I have a new one for you all. I was ant-sitting for a while for a firend of mine. He bought O. transversa from Antstore - so did the sticker say. Hits from google when searching for additional info on this ants looked very different. Anyway, the thing that amazed me the most was that this ants make some sort of jelly that they then feed on.
At first I just thought that the thing they were munching on is some protein jelly from antstore. Anyway, that jelly gone I normaly feed them with sweet water which they enjoed a lot. Of course I also gave them normal drinking water. But in a day or two the dish with normal drinking water for full of a new gelly thingy that they were eating. They continued to produce that jelly for the fortnight I've had them. Amazing, that was something new for me.
Oh, and one more great thing about this specie - they really can't climb the glass or smooth plastic. Forget about PTFE or lids, this guys have no chance of escaping from a glas basin - with no PTFE or lid.
Enjoy the pics.