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Ooops! A. Fulva not A. tennesseensis


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#1 Offline Acutus - Posted May 24 2019 - 10:33 AM

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:yahoo:  :yahoo:  :yahoo:  :yahoo:  :yahoo:

 

I found a colony!!! 

 

Was looking to get a few termites to feed to my ants when I moved a loose piece of bark on a log. I saw the ants, realized the were tennesseensis, AND THEN I SAW THE QUEEN!!!

 

I had a test tube for the termites so I captured her then went back quickly and captured all the brood and workers!! :D

 

Pictures Suck! but here's what I got Queen first!

 

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I wish I had got a better pic of the queen but she's all setup now with the others I basically did a quick test tube and outworld setup that I had used with my C. castaneus. Here they are!!!

BTW this is temporary. I am working on a better formicarium but I wasn't really expecting these. :)

 

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Edited by Acutus, May 24 2019 - 11:41 AM.

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Currently keeping:

Camponotus chromaiodes

Camponotus castaneus

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Aphaenogaster "NOT tennesseensis" fulva


#2 Offline ForestDragon - Posted May 24 2019 - 10:34 AM

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HECK YEAH BROTHER good job i wish i had some


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#3 Offline Acutus - Posted May 24 2019 - 10:35 AM

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OH and don't laugh in the last pic. Those female product covers make excellent Test Tube covers!! LOL!!! :lol:  :lol:


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Currently keeping:

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Camponotus castaneus

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Aphaenogaster "NOT tennesseensis" fulva


#4 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted May 24 2019 - 11:29 AM

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Good job! Just a thing though, those are not Aphaenogaster tennesseensis, they are Aphaenogaster fulvaAphaenogaster tennesseensis queens are completely orange, shiny, have no texture, and have a different body plan, and their workers have fully orange gasters. Still, good job though!  (y)


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#5 Offline Acutus - Posted May 24 2019 - 11:40 AM

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Well that sux!! :sore:

 

I guess I saw the orange and went a little crazy.  :facepalm:  :facepalm:

 

Oh well. I guess I got a n A. Fulva colony then.  %)


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Currently keeping:

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Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Aphaenogaster "NOT tennesseensis" fulva


#6 Offline ponerinecat - Posted May 24 2019 - 12:06 PM

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host colony for upcoming flights. :)


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#7 Offline Acutus - Posted May 24 2019 - 6:57 PM

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host colony for upcoming flights. :)

 

Like the way you think!   (y)


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Currently keeping:

Camponotus chromaiodes

Camponotus castaneus

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Aphaenogaster "NOT tennesseensis" fulva





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