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Ant_Dude2908's Crematogaster lineolata Journal (Updated 3-13-19)


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#1 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted February 23 2019 - 1:52 PM

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I found this queen in November in a log. She laid a few eggs in January, and now has 10 workers and 60 brood.

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Edited by Ant_Dude2908, March 13 2019 - 4:12 PM.

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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

 

Camponotus caryae

 

Crematogaster ashmeadi

 

 

 

 


#2 Offline ANTdrew - Posted February 24 2019 - 3:35 AM

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That’s excellent! I’m founding three of these girls, too. When I checked them two weeks ago, they were all tending egg piles. I’m doing my best not to check on them. Hoping to catch up to you and AntsTennessee!
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25


#3 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted February 24 2019 - 8:59 AM

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Yeah, I am hoping my colony will get as big as his soon.


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

 

Camponotus caryae

 

Crematogaster ashmeadi

 

 

 

 


#4 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted March 1 2019 - 4:33 PM

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3-1-19

They have 15 workers now. :) Queen laid more eggs too.
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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

 

Camponotus caryae

 

Crematogaster ashmeadi

 

 

 

 


#5 Offline ANTdrew - Posted March 2 2019 - 7:00 PM

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Any tips on founding these? Specifically, how often did you check the queen to keep her from getting stressed?

Edited by ANTdrew, March 2 2019 - 7:01 PM.

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


#6 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted March 3 2019 - 9:06 AM

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I check her twice every day. 


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

 

Camponotus caryae

 

Crematogaster ashmeadi

 

 

 

 


#7 Offline ANTdrew - Posted March 3 2019 - 10:37 AM

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Wow. So your queen’s not skittish. I’m nervous hearing about Metcollsuss’ queen eating all her pupae. I’ve been checking mine every two or three weeks. They all have good egg piles, but it’s taking longer than I expected.

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


#8 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted March 3 2019 - 11:02 AM

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That happens with all ants every once in a while. A C. modoc queen I had years ago did that. She did get workers eventually.

3-3-19

They now have over 100 brood and 15 workers. :) Also, I found out these are actually Crematogaster ashmeadi .

Edited by Ant_Dude2908, March 4 2019 - 4:15 PM.

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

 

Camponotus caryae

 

Crematogaster ashmeadi

 

 

 

 


#9 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted March 8 2019 - 2:25 PM

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Found a new queen. My colony has 21 workers!

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

 

Camponotus caryae

 

Crematogaster ashmeadi

 

 

 

 


#10 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted March 10 2019 - 1:00 PM

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3-10-19

 

23 workers now! I am trying to move them into a Mini Hearth.

 

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Edited by Ant_Dude2908, March 10 2019 - 1:01 PM.

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

 

Camponotus caryae

 

Crematogaster ashmeadi

 

 

 

 


#11 Offline ANTdrew - Posted March 10 2019 - 4:51 PM

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That’s excellent. She sounds like an all-star queen. How did you find the other one?

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


#12 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted March 10 2019 - 5:57 PM

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In a twig. My oldest queen needs a name by the way.

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

 

Camponotus caryae

 

Crematogaster ashmeadi

 

 

 

 


#13 Offline ANTdrew - Posted March 10 2019 - 6:43 PM

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How about Jord, Thor’s mother?
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25


#14 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted March 13 2019 - 8:34 AM

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3-13-19

 

They have 24 workers and around 120 brood now!


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

 

Camponotus caryae

 

Crematogaster ashmeadi

 

 

 

 


#15 Offline 123LordOfAnts123 - Posted March 13 2019 - 12:34 PM

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If you found the queen in a log, she’s likely C. cerasi/lineolata. C. ashmeadi nests almost exclusively off the ground. Look for spines of moderate length and sculpturing on the mesosoma of workers to confirm the former species. C. ashmeadi lacks sculpturing and has fairly short spines.

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#16 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted March 13 2019 - 4:11 PM

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Ok, they are C. lineolata.

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

 

Camponotus caryae

 

Crematogaster ashmeadi

 

 

 

 





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