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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:13 am 
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I brought Leaf cutter ants three days ago.

Species Acromyrmex Octopinosus and Colony scale is 10 big workers, 10~15 small workers, 1 queen and Fungus is the size of a golf ball.

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When they arrived, the Fungus was all breaked, but they were all repaired in a day.

I feed rose leaves and petals. i seemed to prefer leaves to petals.

I am very interested to see the leaf cutter ant for the first time :D


Here are some questions.

1.I've been thinking a lot about the bottom flooring. i considered gypsum or sawdust. but i had a simple setting i'm keeping the humidity in a tissue now.
If the Colony grows bigger, i will separate the Feed tank and the Colony case, and then i will think about the bottom flooring materials again.
Please tell me the type of flooring materials and their advantages and disadvantages.

2.Recommend that the leaf ants serve many different foods? or is it better to give only favorite food?

3.How long does a Acromyrmex small workers live??

I am not good at english so there may be a wrong sentence. i hope you understand.

Thank you


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:51 pm 
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No one responded to my post... :cry:

But there are people who read me, so i will continue to post


My colony's fungus is getting bigger. it's awesome,amazing and i feel interesting

look at the my colony


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:18 pm 
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Welcome to the forum, It has been very quiet here recently, I agree.

Congrats on the new colony, I can't see any pictures however :/


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:46 am 
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Can you see now?? plz check

In my colony for a while, larva and pupa died :cry:

i guess there were not many workers to take care of them...

Compared to the numer of workers, fungus were big and rooms large.

I decided to take some of the fungus off.

And now, a new worker is being born and there are no dead larvas


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:50 am 
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Please reply to this post. i want communicate :D


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:16 pm 
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Very nice pictures. Looks good. How do you keep the fungus Humid/heated?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:44 am 
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Docxx wrote:
Very nice pictures. Looks good. How do you keep the fungus Humid/heated?


They are staying inside a heating box with a temperature of 27-28 degrees and humidity being kept as a wet tissue.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:54 pm 
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Hi, late reply!! Pictures are amazing! Would love to know what equip you are using.
In terms of your setup, how is it going. Growth looks great, very healthy. Have you managed to keep things going?


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