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Heterotermes cf brevicatena termite pet/feeder journal


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#21 Offline Nare - Posted January 13 2019 - 5:45 PM

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Well they're still alive, so that's a start. For lower termites, first brood does take ages to develop. Just be glad you aren't keeping Zootermopsis nevadensis - I think a subspecies of that species can take up to 2 years to get anywhere. Undoubtedly, lc3 will be along to correct me if I'm wrong. Is the substrate still moist enough?


I keep termites - check them out! I've also made a guide...


#22 Offline CoolColJ - Posted January 13 2019 - 6:33 PM

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Well they're still alive, so that's a start. For lower termites, first brood does take ages to develop. Just be glad you aren't keeping Zootermopsis nevadensis - I think a subspecies of that species can take up to 2 years to get anywhere. Undoubtedly, lc3 will be along to correct me if I'm wrong. Is the substrate still moist enough?


I've been adding water every few weeks.
Although not much gets absorbed in so it still well hydrated

Edited by CoolColJ, January 13 2019 - 6:34 PM.

Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus sp2. black and orange
Pheidole antipodum colonies...  Polyrhachis rufifemur, Camponotus suffusus bendingesis, Camponotus nigriceps, Myrmecia fulvipes, Colobopsis macrocephala
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

Heterotermes cf brevicatena termite pet/feeder journal = http://www.formicult...feeder-journal/

#23 Offline CoolColJ - Posted February 17 2019 - 5:05 AM

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Summer 17th January 2019
 
Toilet paper test tube setup - red film - in incubator @ 27 degrees
 
Been a month since I last updated, and not much has happened.
I add water every couple of weeks.

Their chamber looks much the same and they still hang out in the same place.
I just don't think they have any brood right now...
Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus sp2. black and orange
Pheidole antipodum colonies...  Polyrhachis rufifemur, Camponotus suffusus bendingesis, Camponotus nigriceps, Myrmecia fulvipes, Colobopsis macrocephala
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

Heterotermes cf brevicatena termite pet/feeder journal = http://www.formicult...feeder-journal/

#24 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted March 28 2019 - 5:41 AM

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My journals:                                             My shop:                                                                        Tennessee Anting Thread:                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                         

Aphaenogaster rudis

 

Aphaenogater tenneseenis                      Ant_Dude2908's Antkeeping Supply Shop                    Tennessee Anting Thread

 

Brachyponera chinesis

 

Camponotus subbarbatus

 

Camponotus chromaiodes

 

Crematogaster ashmeadi

 

 

 

Ants I've found (in TN) : Aphaenogaster rudis, Aphaenogaster tenneseenis, Brahcyponera chinesis, Camponotus subbarbatus, Camponotus chromaiodes, Camponotus pennsylvanicus, Camponotus snellingi, Crematogaster ashmeadi, Crematogaster lineolata, Crematogaster cerasi, all Temnothorax spp., Solenopsis invicta, Solenopsis xyloni, Stigmatomma pallipes, all Strumigenys spp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


#25 Offline CoolColJ - Posted April 28 2019 - 5:29 AM

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Autumn 298th April 2019
 
Toilet paper test tube setup - red film - heat cable
 
Added water to the test tube today and did not see any activity...
Usually they get alarmed and run around.
Perhaps they have tunneled further in
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Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus sp2. black and orange
Pheidole antipodum colonies...  Polyrhachis rufifemur, Camponotus suffusus bendingesis, Camponotus nigriceps, Myrmecia fulvipes, Colobopsis macrocephala
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

Heterotermes cf brevicatena termite pet/feeder journal = http://www.formicult...feeder-journal/




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