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Old 28-11-2016, 10:44 PM
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Just thought I'd share this small video of my Australian weaver ant colony subduing a mealworm.



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Old 28-11-2016, 10:49 PM
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Just thought I'd share this small video of my Australian weaver ant colony subduing a mealworm.

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https://youtu.be/ajYmGMcyNHg
Looks weird. Chrysalis?


Edit. The video. The mealworm is in the video.
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The picture is of a calci worm the video is the mealworm, sorry for the confusion.
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The picture is of a calci worm the video is the mealworm, sorry for the confusion.
It was me. I read video yet looked at the pic.
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Did these come from Andrew?

Really interesting species - how long have you had them and how do you find them?
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I assume you mean Andrew Stephenson and no I got thrm from a private seller on antkeepingforum.com.

They are amazing! I got them as a 200 worker colony so they are reasonably well established. Their eyesight is incredible and they are extremely aggressive. If you can get hold of them and are willing to throw some money at it I'd highly recommend them!

If you're interested i can pm you a link to my build thread and journal.

Cheers, Viktor.
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Yes I was assuming you had purchased them from Andrew Stephenson.

I would love to see your build thread and a journal - I am sure other forum members would be keen to see it too?

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I assume you mean Andrew Stephenson and no I got thrm from a private seller on antkeepingforum.com.

They are amazing! I got them as a 200 worker colony so they are reasonably well established. Their eyesight is incredible and they are extremely aggressive. If you can get hold of them and are willing to throw some money at it I'd highly recommend them!

If you're interested i can pm you a link to my build thread and journal.

Cheers, Viktor.
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Old 16-01-2017, 10:43 PM
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Some more feeding vidoes.

I think I'm going to make wax worms part of their regular diet as they are very "juicy" making them easier for the workers to subdue. I don't think I'll be feeding them mealworms again due to their lack of appendages and hard exterior.



https://youtu.be/6Tn3OAMqmhE

https://youtu.be/SBBbJNp_CVY

https://youtu.be/CTlzWhj3j_I

https://youtu.be/4r_onBtC5Zw

https://youtu.be/o2fgocHdYZM

https://youtu.be/dXBmTuBOZas

https://youtu.be/_dxmo0axOms

https://youtu.be/gFAu0Oqu9Lg

Cheers, Veektoor.
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