Arco colony Friday 1st November

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Arco colony Friday 1st November

Post by Atta solider » Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:10 am

Hello all I've not been able to get on this site for long time its only this week Andrew help me get on.

I have a colony of Arco that fill the size of raj pod on of his small ones, they are growing fast not seen the queen for months, I was feeding them summer leafs but now I have given them rose petals red and bkackberrys leafs they don't like much of the privet I put in as my old atta colony loved them, they love amounds my set up is lot smaller with waste pod and long tubing going up to a large pod where I feed them.

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Re: Arco colony Friday 1st November

Post by Acromyrmexbob » Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:23 pm

Is this the start of another epic journal post, Rick. Your last one was, I think, the most viewed on this forum!!

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Re: Arco colony Friday 1st November

Post by Atta solider » Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:58 pm

Really that's good I hope this one will be, today they only been given Rose's red and white they work take privet leafs I don't no why.

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Post by Atta solider » Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:39 pm

Well I need to out find some interesting food for them as arco which I have are hard to find there favourite food, the only food they been taking are Rose's petals. I think they are harder than my old colony atta as they took any leafs I put in.

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Re: Arco colony Friday 1st November

Post by Acromyrmexbob » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:37 pm

Acromyrmex are definitely harder. University of Copenhagen have had Acromyrmex colonies going for years. They currently have a few of my Acromyrmex octospinosus colonies. They only feed Bramble and Apple, every second day. Nothing else. They have had some colonies for 12 years! Seems like a possible winter strategy?

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Re: Arco colony Friday 1st November

Post by Atta solider » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:56 am

Yes and I see will been going good so far what they been taking, there is loads brood but not seen the queen tho as I remember they not that big. I have feed them with leafs that was green and they loved but they even love the leads that are turned yellow and red now they are same leaf.

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Re: Arco colony Friday 1st November

Post by Atta solider » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:57 am

Mine been taking rose leafs and Rose's petals and that spotted L leaf.

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Re: Arco colony Friday 1st November

Post by Atta solider » Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:40 pm

Been out tonight got some leafs BlackBerry see now if they take them, mine been really fuzzy about leafs that are good for Arco. And yes am keeping them in 3 way set up spare pods from Raj

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Re: Arco colony Friday 1st November

Post by Kalidas » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:08 pm

Give cornflakes a try. My Acromyrmex Versicolor queens loved cornflakes last year

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Re: Arco colony Friday 1st November

Post by Atta solider » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:11 pm

Okay thanks I'll try them. By the way this is not my first time keeping leaf cutters.

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