Acromyrmex Versicolor Journal

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!
Kalidas
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Re: Acromyrmex Versicolor Journal

Post by Kalidas » Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:44 pm

Honestly not sure... Hard to check inside a test tube. I do have the temp/humidity guage on the test tube as close as I can get to the fungus and at least around there the temp stays between 75 and 80 pretty consistently. Not sure about the humidity but I'm sure it's good because I can see condensation at times which should be a good sign of high humidity.

Yeah maybe, I mean it had grown roughly two days ago as you can maybe see in the pictures it was just that small bowl like shape and now has this almost tower like structure on top(so now it looks like a ladel) growing up towards the top of the test tube. It started out really thin but is now pretty thick and strong. But since then no growth, maybe the orange is just from the quinua? The Quinua has a bright orange color under the white of the seed . I was worried a while back about the black all around the edge and that turned out to be fine and turned white in about 3 or more days... And in that time she wasn't adding substrate either. So maybe it's just the food stuff being added and now we're waiting for new fungal buds to bloom... I hope that's the case at least

Kalidas
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Re: Acromyrmex Versicolor Journal

Post by Kalidas » Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:42 am

Good news everyone(any of you ever watch Futurama?), The fungus is looking a lot healthier. Most of the orange is covered in white hairs and I even see new white fluff balls.

Image as you can see the orange is barely noticeable anymore.

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Close up, as you can see the fungus is looking much better.

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She's very curious.

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I like big butts and I can not lie.

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Backend of the fungus. Seriously no matter what position I took the pictures she was there to stare at me.

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And here is the REALLY good news. More eggs! I count six!

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Yup still eggs.

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Her close up.

So yeah fungus is looking much better, there's new eggs, and she looks busy and healthy as ever. Only issue is now I can't find those two larvae she had anymore. I'm hoping they are just some place on the fungus that I can't see, she liked to move them around a lot.

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