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Tapinoma nigerrimum

Beitragvon sianhilton » 29. Mär 2009 22:18

I have recently received small colony of Tapinoma nigerrimum and decided to put them in a small glass Y-tong set up from certain Polish shop!
Recently I discovered some of the food they have dragged back in the nest itself has become covered in a green mould. Also noticed a couple of dead ants. My first thought is to remove them from this set up, but do not want to disturb the queen who is with brood. I understand this species can cope with some pretty unhygienic conditions, but do not want to test this theory if another probable outcome maybe be dead ants.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Tapinoma Nigerrimum

Beitragvon JimmyVe » 30. Mär 2009 21:23

If there are a lot of workers dying maybe its would be better to give them a new (and clean) farm.
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Re: Tapinoma Nigerrimum

Beitragvon sianhilton » 30. Mär 2009 21:52

Yes, I agree. The colony is small and cannot afford to loose additional members.

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Re: Tapinoma nigerrimum

Beitragvon sianhilton » 16. Jan 2010 22:23

Colony now thriving. Numbers have increased greatly.
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Re: Tapinoma nigerrimum

Beitragvon JimmyVe » 18. Jan 2010 22:21

Nice to hear. If you have pictures feel free to post some. :)
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