Acromyrmex Octospinosus (Arrowing)

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: Acromyrmex Octospinosus (Arrowing)

Post by Arrowing » Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:31 pm

Update on the fungus, i think i see the endive built in the nest
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Re: Acromyrmex Octospinosus (Arrowing)

Post by Arrowing » Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:39 pm

Just a little more endive... :D
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Re: Acromyrmex Octospinosus (Arrowing)

Post by Arrowing » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:19 am

Since they have discovered endive, the fungus seems to become a bit less white in my opinion
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Tonight they took some blackberrie leaf, curly endive and oats. I also gave them a very youngh fresh leaf of privet which they almost entirely dismembered. They have never touched privet up to this point. Their favoritism towards youngh sprouts becomes clear now.
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Re: Acromyrmex Octospinosus (Arrowing)

Post by Arrowing » Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:22 am

Some more action pics from last night

Kung-fu ant :D
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Re: Acromyrmex Octospinosus (Arrowing)

Post by Acromyrmexbob » Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:20 pm

The fungus looks great! The top shows good signs of being added to. Well done, its working out, I think.

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Re: Acromyrmex Octospinosus (Arrowing)

Post by Arrowing » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:32 pm

Its been 2 days since i gave them the white of a clementine. They were overjoyed to find a new stash and started building it into the fungus right away :D
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Re: Acromyrmex Octospinosus (Arrowing)

Post by Atta solider » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:34 pm

Looking good there nice to see it coming on slowly. Once the fungus gets bigger and lot more workers you see the fungus grow fast.

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Re: Acromyrmex Octospinosus (Arrowing)

Post by Acromyrmexbob » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:38 pm

Really enjoying this thread. I am however wondering what an overjoyed ant looks like. Got some images in my brain but would really need to be there to see what their little faces look like when they are overjoyed!

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Re: Acromyrmex Octospinosus (Arrowing)

Post by Arrowing » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:27 pm

Haha yes their faces maybe werent that expressive. :lol: didn't get them to smile for the camera... :cry: They just sprinted to clemintine like their lives depended on it. They started harvesting and didnt stop till it was all gone!
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Re: Acromyrmex Octospinosus (Arrowing)

Post by Arrowing » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:31 pm

Atta solider wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:34 pm
Looking good there nice to see it coming on slowly. Once the fungus gets bigger and lot more workers you see the fungus grow fast.
Nice to know! I dont mind that they are taking it slow but steady. I imagine there will be a point where i would wish they would take it easy :D its fun to see them evolve.
1 colony Lasius Niger +-100
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