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Greg's Pheidole gilvescens Journal (Discontinued)

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#1 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted August 19 2015 - 8:47 PM

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On 7/21/2015 I arrived in the desert at 7:00 PM. The second queen I dug up was a Pheidole gilvescens queen, and I ended up coming home with six queens.

 

When I came home I put some sand in their test tubes like I did with Myrmecocystus and Pogonomyrmex rugosus.

 

A couple days later they laid eggs.

 

A couple days ago three of them got workers. The other three are taking longer but all six should have workers in a week or so. As for the sand in their test tubes, I decided as they get workers, I will remove the majority of it so they are not burrow in it.

 


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#2 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted September 3 2015 - 5:31 PM

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Update: 9/3/2015

All of these colonies have over 20 workers now! :D


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#3 Offline Alza - Posted September 3 2015 - 5:46 PM

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Population explosions are wonderful :)


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#4 Offline dspdrew - Posted September 4 2015 - 6:55 AM

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Hopefully these continue to thrive. So many of the Pheidole I find in the desert get up to around twenty or so workers and then slowly die off until the queen is by herself for a month before dying too.



#5 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted September 4 2015 - 8:12 AM

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These actually are pretty comfortable with the extra sand given to them.

#6 Offline EthanNgo678 - Posted July 9 2018 - 4:05 PM

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I know its been a few years but what happened.







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