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Arco colony Friday 1st November

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:10 am
by Atta solider
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.

Re: Arco colony Friday 1st November

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:23 pm
by Acromyrmexbob
Is this the start of another epic journal post, Rick. Your last one was, I think, the most viewed on this forum!!

Re: Arco colony Friday 1st November

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:58 pm
by Atta solider
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.

Re: Arco colony Friday 1st November

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:39 pm
by Atta solider
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.

Re: Arco colony Friday 1st November

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:37 pm
by Acromyrmexbob
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?

Re: Arco colony Friday 1st November

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:56 am
by Atta solider
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.

Re: Arco colony Friday 1st November

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:57 am
by Atta solider
Mine been taking rose leafs and Rose's petals and that spotted L leaf.

Re: Arco colony Friday 1st November

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

Re: Arco colony Friday 1st November

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:08 pm
by Kalidas
Give cornflakes a try. My Acromyrmex Versicolor queens loved cornflakes last year

Re: Arco colony Friday 1st November

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:11 pm
by Atta solider
Okay thanks I'll try them. By the way this is not my first time keeping leaf cutters.