Introducing our Monomorium rubriceps colony
HILDA our brand new Monomorium rubriceps queens was caught from a downed tree on our property in Victoria, Australia.
These medium sized ants are very interesting. They don't seem to be interested in sugars very much. They prefer protein. They especially love wet cat food and cooked chicken.
More than inclined to sting if provoked but a very docile temperament.
We currently have them housed in a custom made tree stump formicarium as shown below. One interesting observation is that they will never leave the stump when foraging. We have even teased them out with some food but they still choose to stay on the stump.
Today we are having a look at the range of honeycomb nests now being produced by Antworlds.
Here's a little formicarium from Brian Martell for an Australian ant keeper with a tighter budget.
Empire Of Ants has created a formicarium that seems to be effective, whilst also displaying a sense of class.
A new e-shop from Czech manufacturer, Happy Ant, makes purchasing a breeze.
For a considerably long time Antweb has been an incredible resource for those interested in ants. Now they've added a new exciting filter!
Recently we showed off Mark Newton's Formicarium he designed with internal lighting. Once again mark has been busy creating another. His newest creation is officially known as "The Ancient Temple of Formica".
Western Australia is a pretty special place. Hopefully WA ANTZ will help people there have a place to purchase live ants.
Proving again that keeping ants doesn't have to be expensive, we stumbled on this formicarium made from a soda bottle.
LC Ants is a another boutique formicarium manufacturer that has begun building CNC formicaria.
Last winter we were lucky enough to find a very small colony of Orectognathus sp. Here's a short video inside their colony.