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#1 Offline AmazingAnts - Posted May 23 2019 - 8:44 AM

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So I just bought some ants from YsTheAnt and I figured I might as well start a journal. So going in no particular order here they are.

Prenolepis impairs:
I purchased four of these gals, and have put two of them together, and after a day they seem to be getting along, although I will definitely be updating on them, other than that, none have pupae, and they all have about three eggs.


Camponotus semitestaceus
Absolutely massive queen with large eggs, not much to say

Dorymyrmex bicolor
The smallest queen I have ever seen, one larvae, nothing else of note

#2 Offline Acutus - Posted May 23 2019 - 11:42 AM

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Good Luck with the new ants!! :D Pics are always welcome too!  (y)


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Currently keeping:

Camponotus chromaiodes

Camponotus castaneus

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Aphaenogaster "NOT tennesseensis" fulva

Formica subsericea


#3 Offline CatsnAnts - Posted May 23 2019 - 12:39 PM

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Cool species! Can’t wait to see how they turn out! :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.

#4 Offline AmazingAnts - Posted May 24 2019 - 5:07 AM

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I checked in on my colonies this morning to see they all had a new batch of eggs, some looked like they had more than ten!

Edited by AmazingAnts, May 24 2019 - 5:07 AM.


#5 Offline NickAnter - Posted May 24 2019 - 6:10 AM

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Nice job!
Colonies:
Nylanderia vividula
Pheidole navigans
Camponotus hyatti
Founding queens: Brachymyrmex patagonicus, Solenopsis xyloni, Lasius cf. niger, Solenopsis molesta, Temnothorax cf. caguatan, Formica argentea, Camponotus vicinus, Pogonomyrmex californicus, and Myrmica cf. tahoensis.

#6 Offline AmazingAnts - Posted May 24 2019 - 9:59 AM

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They’re loving honey

#7 Offline AmazingAnts - Posted May 26 2019 - 3:37 PM

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Update 5/26/19
Was out on a walk with my family, bleh, when I found a colony of Liometopum occidentale, aka Velvety Tree Ants, I estimate there to be about 500-1000 workers.

#8 Offline AmazingAnts - Posted May 26 2019 - 5:09 PM

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I caught them

#9 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted May 27 2019 - 2:36 PM

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u caught the entire colony?



#10 Offline AmazingAnts - Posted May 27 2019 - 5:14 PM

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Very nearly, maybe a few stragglers

#11 Offline CatsnAnts - Posted May 27 2019 - 5:25 PM

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Very nearly, maybe a few stragglers


Wow, that’s impressive!
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.

#12 Offline AmazingAnts - Posted May 27 2019 - 5:33 PM

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I am slightly afraid there may not be a queen but, ehh, live and try

#13 Offline CatsnAnts - Posted May 27 2019 - 5:39 PM

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I am slightly afraid there may not be a queen but, ehh, live and try


Lol, true!
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.

#14 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted May 28 2019 - 2:22 AM

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Liometopum need to be fed very often, at least in Drew’s experience. They get colonies in the ten thousands of workers.





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