AndyJ's Buggery room

Let everyone see the story of your colony(ies) over time. Pictures, developments, success and failures, what works / what doesn't, and your plans for expansion as time goes by!
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Re: AndyJ's Buggery room

Post by Acromyrmexbob » Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:18 pm

Colonies moving fungus into the tubes is a common thing in public displays. It normally happens after a while of being setup and is, almost invariably, an indication that something is not right in the nest. Moving fungus is a fairly big commitment and trying to relocate it is usually my indicator to go looking for a problem. It can be a simple reaction to strong lighting but more commonly it means the ants are dumping waste close to the fungus and this is rotting. Or the nest box is too wet, the excess moisture has turned brown and this is releasing ammonia which is killing the fungus. Or can be drafts, hot spots, dryness, mites etc etc. One way or another, if that happens, take the nest apart and determine the reason, its always there.

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Post by Andyj » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:42 pm

Sadly to late for my girls but something to remember should i try again.

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Post by Atta solider » Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:45 am

Hello mate glad see your still on hear and your colony.

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Post by Andyj » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:33 am

Hey, how you doin, sadly my queen died earluer this year, love to try again. I have other ants but they just dont compare with leafcutters. Oh i come on here when Andrew breaks the forum,, :D you getting some more m8?

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Post by Acromyrmexbob » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:33 pm

Oh i come on here when Andrew breaks the forum
What!!!!! :x :twisted: :| :o :shock: :!:
The word apoplectic springs unbidden to mind. You know, AndyJ, oh yes you know the truth!! Shame on you :lol:

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Post by Andyj » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:02 am

Sniggers.. :D

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Post by Atta solider » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:53 am

Yes mate I hope be getting the atta s sp ones as my main atta set up is all clean and ready to go on other hand I have a Acro which is good but it does not compare to atta tho

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