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Cloud's Temnothorax curvispinosus Journal (Updated June 2nd, 2019)


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#1 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted May 17 2019 - 7:41 PM

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I found two winged Temnothorax curvispinosus queens at my porch light tonight. The first one I caught has already shed her wings, the other was trying to fly away, so she's most likely infertile. I'm gonna keep them inside of a little walnut with a plastic screen in front so I can see them.


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#2 Offline NickAnter - Posted May 21 2019 - 5:26 PM

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Have they laid any eggs yet?

Colonies:
Nylanderia vividula
Pheidole navigans
Camponotus hyatti
Founding queens:   Lasius cf.americanus, Solenopsis molesta, Temnothorax cf. nevadnsis, , Camponotus vicinus, Pogonomyrmex californicus, and a Leptothorax species.


#3 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 21 2019 - 5:31 PM

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Good find! I think these would be cool in a tiny terrarium.
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25


#4 Offline NickAnter - Posted May 21 2019 - 5:36 PM

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I think so too, especially if you cut a few acorns in half and pressed them onto the side of the glass, so that you could see them.
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Colonies:
Nylanderia vividula
Pheidole navigans
Camponotus hyatti
Founding queens:   Lasius cf.americanus, Solenopsis molesta, Temnothorax cf. nevadnsis, , Camponotus vicinus, Pogonomyrmex californicus, and a Leptothorax species.


#5 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted May 21 2019 - 6:27 PM

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I think so too, especially if you cut a few acorns in half and pressed them onto the side of the glass, so that you could see them.

That's actually what I plan on doing. I do something similar with twig-dwelling ants.

 

Have they laid any eggs yet?

I'm not sure. The queens have retreated into the walnut I gave them, and I can no longer see them.


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#6 Offline NickAnter - Posted May 22 2019 - 6:04 AM

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Wait, did they hollow out the walnut, or was it just the shell?

Colonies:
Nylanderia vividula
Pheidole navigans
Camponotus hyatti
Founding queens:   Lasius cf.americanus, Solenopsis molesta, Temnothorax cf. nevadnsis, , Camponotus vicinus, Pogonomyrmex californicus, and a Leptothorax species.


#7 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted May 22 2019 - 7:27 AM

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Wait, did they hollow out the walnut, or was it just the shell?

It's half of one.


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#8 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted May 24 2019 - 6:47 AM

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Caught three more wingless queens last night. :)


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#9 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted June 2 2019 - 4:27 PM

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Got two large colonies last night from inside dead hickory nuts. One has alates, and I have yet to extract the other colony.


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#10 Offline CatsnAnts - Posted June 2 2019 - 4:43 PM

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Awesome! I’d love to see pictures! :D
5 queen Temnothorax ambiguus (founding)
11 queen Temnothorax curvispinosus (founding)
1 queen Colobopsis mississippiensis (founding)
1 queen Colobopsis impressa (founding)
1 queen Lasius interjectus (with 30 host workers)
x3 1 queen Camponotus subbarbatus (founding)
1 queen Strumigebys pilinasis (colony of about 30 workers)
1 queen Ponera pennsylvanica (founding)
x2 1 queen Pheidole bicarinata (founding)
1 queen Temnothorax curvispinosus (~170 workers) ... also have 2 termite colonies.

#11 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted June 2 2019 - 5:41 PM

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Awesome! I’d love to see pictures! :D

I'll try and get some.


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#12 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted June 2 2019 - 5:46 PM

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Awesome! I’d love to see pictures! :D

I'll try and get some.

 

Never mind, I lost my macro lense. :(


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#13 Offline ANTdrew - Posted June 3 2019 - 10:31 AM

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You could make a cool mini-terrarium like Serpadesign does on YouTube and put these in there.

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


#14 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted June 3 2019 - 10:40 AM

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You could make a cool mini-terrarium like Serpadesign does on YouTube and put these in there.

Could you link one of the videos?


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#15 Offline ANTdrew - Posted June 3 2019 - 11:30 AM

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https://m.youtube.com/user/SerpaDesign
Really cool videos. He’s like the AntsCanada of terrariums.

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


#16 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted June 3 2019 - 5:56 PM

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https://m.youtube.com/user/SerpaDesign
Really cool videos. He’s like the AntsCanada of terrariums.

Awesome!


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