Crematogaster scutellaris madness

Crematogaster scutellaris madness

Beitragvon McK » 2. Jul 2009 13:20

Ok, maybe the colony is getting a bit too big.



For your information, this was the colony about 9 months ago ;)

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Re: Crematogaster scutellaris madness

Beitragvon SteveUK28 » 2. Jul 2009 14:34

ohhh im soo glad mine are in a huge tank :)
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Re: Crematogaster scutellaris madness

Beitragvon McK » 2. Jul 2009 14:35

SteveUK28 hat geschrieben:ohhh im soo glad mine are in a huge tank :)


I'm gonna have to move this colony, but I don't know how lol
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Re: Crematogaster scutellaris madness

Beitragvon damondeionno » 2. Jul 2009 17:26

Perhaps you should consider culling them a bit? It's going to have to be them that decide to move, so you either cull them dramatically or build some sort of super habitat for them and get the conditions perfect.

Let us know the plan.
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Re: Crematogaster scutellaris madness

Beitragvon McK » 2. Jul 2009 18:35

I don't know yet, they only thing that bothers me about this species is that they are masters in escaping.
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Re: Crematogaster scutellaris madness

Beitragvon SteveUK28 » 3. Jul 2009 19:34

ahh tell me about it McK.. ive given up trying to contain them.. it near enough impossible unless you have a moat. But then my colony is tiny compared to yours.. they must need a lot of feeding.
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Re: Crematogaster scutellaris madness

Beitragvon McK » 3. Jul 2009 20:09

The good thing is that these little guys eat nearly everything :D
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Re: Crematogaster scutellaris madness

Beitragvon JimmyVe » 7. Jul 2009 22:50

The hardest think of such big colonies is cleaning up (in my opinion) ;) They are always all over the place in the out world so it almost impossible to clean up.

Very nice colony btw. Good luck with moving them. ;)
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Re: Crematogaster scutellaris madness

Beitragvon MrNixy » 21. Jul 2009 00:01

That is really impressive, but with them numbers your probably going to need to increase the tank 3x or start feeding the workers less, nature will take its course if you limit food, survival of the fittest, a little bit cruel however :( .

I suppose if you wanna move them you could cool them down so they slow down then use an Aspirator to suck them up. But meh, I have no experiance with a colony this size, let alone moving one..

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Re: Crematogaster scutellaris madness

Beitragvon Messorus » 5. Jan 2010 12:57

MrNixy hat geschrieben:That is really impressive, but with them numbers your probably going to need to increase the tank 3x or start feeding the workers less, nature will take its course if you limit food, survival of the fittest, a little bit cruel however :( .

I suppose if you wanna move them you could cool them down so they slow down then use an Aspirator to suck them up. But meh, I have no experiance with a colony this size, let alone moving one..

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And be careful of formicosis, when can acid gets into your lungs... It´s a bit painful and nasty
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Re: Crematogaster scutellaris madness

Beitragvon Kale^^ » 9. Jan 2010 23:53

I would give them less protein, as they won't die but their birth rates will go down.
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Re: Crematogaster scutellaris madness

Beitragvon SteveUK28 » 10. Jan 2010 11:22

How are they now MCK... mine are massive.. so i hate to things what yours are like lol
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Re: Crematogaster scutellaris madness

Beitragvon McK » 10. Jan 2010 14:25

At the moment they're in hibernation, yes I know they don't need it but it was the only way to slow them down lol.
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Re: Crematogaster scutellaris madness

Beitragvon SteveUK28 » 10. Jan 2010 15:17

Perhaps i should try that with mine lol..

What do you feed yours?? Mine have a taste for mice lol
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Re: Crematogaster scutellaris madness

Beitragvon McK » 10. Jan 2010 15:27

Mine eat everything, I usually give them the leftovers from other colonies.
Haha, I also gave mine a mice before, but after a while it starts to smell like hell.
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