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Mettcollsuss's Tapinoma sessile Journal

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#1 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted January 3 2019 - 5:31 PM

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I did some trading/buying earlier today and got a couple new colonies. One of them was a Brachymyrmex patagonicus colony with three workers and a bit of brood. They're doing well. Not much to report on yet. I have kept B. depilis before, and while B. patagonicus is still really small, they still seem massive next to B. depilis. Does anyone have any advice on this species? I assume they're not that much different than most ants, but small species like this tend to be easy to accidentally kill.
 
I'll add photos soon.


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#2 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted January 4 2019 - 5:24 AM

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So it turns out I was COMPLETELY wrong on the ID. They're actually Tapinoma sessile. I don't know how I messed up the ID that bad.



#3 Offline ANTdrew - Posted January 4 2019 - 10:40 AM

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Good luck, but Tapinoma don’t take to captivity. They’ll be more than happy taking over your kitchen, though. Lol.
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25


#4 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted January 4 2019 - 11:49 AM

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got some photos

 

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#5 Offline ANTdrew - Posted January 4 2019 - 7:56 PM

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You can find as many queens as possible and merge them into one happy family. There really aren’t many journals on here about successful colonies, though. Maybe do a free range outworld in your kitchen? No doubt the polydymous [censored] would move out into who knows where, though.

"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25






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