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Greg's Pogonomyrmex subnitidus Journal (Discontinued)

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#1 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted September 10 2014 - 8:14 PM

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Ok, so I caught one of these queens foraging alone (Normal Semi-Clausteral Species Behavior) in the mountains around Simi Valley in early June. She started in a setup in which she thrived, but I feared for cave-ins while I was in Idaho. I moved her into a setup she hated. She did not lay eggs at all for two months, but was still eating normal. About a week ago, I moved her into a mix between the two setups, a test tube with some wet sand on the bottom, and started giving her fruit flies instead of meal worms and seeds. She is once again thriving and has finally laid eggs for the first time in almost three months. 


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#2 Offline Alza - Posted September 10 2014 - 8:30 PM

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oh wow



#3 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted September 10 2014 - 8:32 PM

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Yes, she has made the largest comeback of any queen I have had. I am sure she is fertile, because she has had multiple small larvae in the first setup, but the initial cave-in which she escaped and tempted me to move her killed them all.



#4 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted September 22 2014 - 4:22 PM

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Update: 9/22/2014

Larvae! As last time, she got to the point of having small larvae. Two little larva, and more coming out of her massive egg pile! Lets hope she does not lose them as she did in the beginning.



#5 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted September 30 2014 - 8:29 PM

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Discontiniued

The queen just died, leaving her two massive, and well fed plump larvae orphans... :*( 

This was my last queen, and there is really no visible cause of death, but this is being discontinued for the next year at least, unless I decide to dig up a colony... :(



#6 Offline Alza - Posted October 11 2014 - 11:37 PM

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she must have been a very nice queen. I'm going to refer to her as Orihime. 



#7 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted October 11 2014 - 11:43 PM

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Orihime is dead Alza. Orihime has been dead for two weeks. :|



#8 Offline Alza - Posted October 11 2014 - 11:44 PM

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Was she the type that would dash, and do track inside the test tube? or was she one of the peaceful queens



#9 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted October 11 2014 - 11:49 PM

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I do not know what you mean. I observed her doing these dramatic movements, which other than her, only my Acromyrmex did, where she would climb up the cotton, and try to grab the ceiling of the test tube. Really, there wasn't any other behavior she showed that any of my other ants did not show.



#10 Offline Alza - Posted October 11 2014 - 11:52 PM

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with the Pogonomyrmex (CSG) SP i had, they had three types of queens. The ones that do track, the calm ones, and the ones that try to eat the cotton.



#11 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted October 12 2014 - 12:00 AM

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They all do that at different times. I had a Pogonomyrmex rugosus queen, who was usually calm, then I panicked her with light, and she ran all over, and then proceeded to braid cotton. Unless behaviors persist, they do not mean anything.

 

What does "Pogonomyrmex (CSG) SP" mean? Stop coming up with your own scientific terms.



#12 Offline Alza - Posted October 12 2014 - 12:01 AM

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let me rephrase that first part, Pogonomyrmex (Californicus) SP. I'm guessing that's how it would be put because dsp's Camponotus (Tanaemyrmex) SP. is like that


and (CSG) as in californicus sub group 



#13 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted October 12 2014 - 12:02 AM

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Yes, I suppose groups and subgenera are the same, but do not take my word for it.



#14 Offline Alza - Posted October 12 2014 - 12:03 AM

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Alright. Also do you remember what Orihime's mixture for sugar water was, if you gave it to her ever. For next year i want to know what subnitidus like 



#15 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted October 12 2014 - 12:05 AM

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Yes, I am trying to get Pogonomyrmex subnitidus next year as you are, the mixture was 1 part sugar to 10 parts water.


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#16 Offline Alza - Posted October 12 2014 - 12:05 AM

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thanks a lot! you don't realize how much your helping me 



#17 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted October 12 2014 - 12:07 AM

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1 part sugar to 10 parts water.

As I have told you for the twentieth time... :|


thanks a lot! you don't realize how much your helping me 

Sure thing.



#18 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted July 13 2015 - 4:43 PM

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I caught a Pogonomyrmex queen yesterday and I have not ruled out the possibility of her being this species yet, so this journal has a chance of being re-continued.







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