Formicarium Qs

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Arachnobaron
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Does anyone keep any exotic kinds of ants? i was given a formicarium today and after something unusual to put in there.
At that, any know anything else that can be quite entertaining in a formicarium setup?
Also, anyone know of any distributor/importers of them in uk?

cheers
 

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Arachnobaron
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Many thanks, thats a good site, i never actually expected anyone to be specialising in the sale of ants, thought it would habve maybe one or two species but nope, they have many.
Also have alot of equipment and things..
Think im gonna scxrap the small formicarium and go for a large one and stick a bunch of weavers in there, would liek a large tank to let them do there stuff in, would be amazing to watch! cant wait
Cheers!
 

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Arachnosquire
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I think you should try an easier species, they get large colonies, need lots of room, and can be expensive to purchase, especially if you haven't kept ants before.
 

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Arachnobaron
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what spp would you reccomend as an interesting intermediate spp? i am the sort of person to make sure i know everything i can beofre iv actually purchased a spp.
I am not fussed if its an aggressive species, i would prefer a sp thats active during the day.
thanks for your info tho!
 

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Lasius, myrmica, formica, come to mind, all easy species to start with.
 
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