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Ant_Dude2908's Ant Journals (Updated 8-15-19)


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#121 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 16 2019 - 10:27 AM

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I could only see your chroma pic.

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


#122 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 16 2019 - 10:57 AM

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I just dumped them. We’ll see what happens...

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


#123 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted July 16 2019 - 11:40 AM

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I could only see your chroma pic.


Yea, that is what is happening to me.

The pics do not work on mobile. Please imbed the pics.


They are imeded. I just need to fix them.

#124 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted July 17 2019 - 6:38 AM

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Yea, pics aren't working. I have to use a different method. I can see them on my laptop though. So that's weird.


Edited by Ant_Dude2908, July 17 2019 - 6:41 AM.


#125 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted July 18 2019 - 7:16 AM

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Camponotus nearcticus (Colony #1)
7-18-19

She got her first worker today! She is about 4 millimeters long. They still have two pupae and some larvae and eggs.

Crematogaster cerasi (Colony #2)
7-18-19

An acorn fell from one of my pinoaks onto my driveway right in front of me, and being the curious me, I picked it up and there was a small founding colony of Crematogaster cerasi. One queen and ten so workers with lots of brood.

Edited by Ant_Dude2908, July 18 2019 - 7:16 AM.

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#126 Offline enflamingo - Posted July 18 2019 - 7:30 AM

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Crematogaster cerasi (Colony #2)
7-18-19

An acorn fell from one of my pinoaks onto my driveway right in front of me, and being the curious me, I picked it up and there was a small founding colony of Crematogaster cerasi. One queen and ten so workers with lots of brood.

man that's gotta be lucky lol


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My Journal featuring all of what I'm keeping

 

Keeper of:

x2 Camponotus Novaeboracensis Queen(s)

x2 Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Queen(s)

x1 Tetramorium Immigrans Queen(s)

x1 Tetramorium Immigrans Colony

x1 Tapinoma Sessile Colony


#127 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 18 2019 - 9:16 AM

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Luck favors the vigilant.
We don’t call him CrematoMaster for nothin’.

Edited by ANTdrew, July 18 2019 - 9:26 AM.

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


#128 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted July 18 2019 - 9:56 AM

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Ok, this new Crematogaster colony is not cerasi, because this queen is half the size of my cerasi queen. I have (very crudely) identified this new colony as Crematogaster ashmeadi.

Btw the cerasi are doing great! Lots of new eggs, lots of larvae and a bunch of pupae!

#129 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted July 18 2019 - 9:57 AM

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Oh, forgot to add: I'm going to try to combine a colony of Monomorium minimum with 7 queens with my current colony. We'll see how well this goes!

#130 Offline Canadian anter - Posted July 18 2019 - 10:47 AM

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Ok, this new Crematogaster colony is not cerasi, because this queen is half the size of my cerasi queen. I have (very crudely) identified this new colony as Crematogaster ashmeadi.
Btw the cerasi are doing great! Lots of new eggs, lots of larvae and a bunch of pupae!

How are you literally having ant colonies fall out of the sky
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#131 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted July 22 2019 - 6:55 AM

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Camponotus nearcticus (Colony #1)
7-22-19

Two workers now.

Camponotus subbarbatus (Colony #2) (High yellow + orange variant, formerly IDed as Camponotus snellingi)
7-22-19

Nine workers and lots more brood.

This new Crematogaster colony is super cute. They are smaller than ashmeadi, so I don't know what these tiny, arboreal Crematogaster are.

Crematogaster sp. 2 (Colony #1)
7-22-19

They have lots of pupae still and three or four workers.

#132 Offline Acutus - Posted July 22 2019 - 7:30 AM

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Wow! Lots of good stuff going on! :D

 

Don't know if you tried to fix but I still can't see the pics. :(

 

Also can you take a pic of your Fortress with the 500 ants and post it?  Thanks!!! :D


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Currently keeping:

Camponotus chromaiodes

Camponotus castaneus

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Aphaenogaster "NOT tennesseensis" fulva

Formica subsericea


#133 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted July 22 2019 - 7:41 AM

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Wow! Lots of good stuff going on! :D

 

Don't know if you tried to fix but I still can't see the pics. :(

 

Also can you take a pic of your fortress with 500 ants in it and post it? Thanks!! :D

I am in the process of fixing them right now. Yes, I will get that done. :)


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#134 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted July 27 2019 - 10:19 AM

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Pheidole bicarinata (Colony #2)
7-27-19

Their first workers are a few days away! Their pupae are orange right now.

Pheidole sp. 1 (Colony #1)
7-27-19

She has some large larvae and some pupae now.

Camponotus americanus (Colony #1)
7-27-19

This queen has had her first biological workers eclose! I have her some pupae and 2 workers from a wild colony a while back, and she now has 10 workers with lots of her own on the way! I am giving them an outworld soon.

Camponotus chromaiodes (Colony #3)
7-27-19

This queen has 17 workers now with two being medians! They have no more pupae or larvae, but have over 20 eggs!

Camponotus pennslyvanicus (Colony #1)
7-27-19

This queen has 50 workers with 5 or so being majors and about 70 brood in all stages.

Camponotus nearcticus (Colony #1)
7-27-19

This queen has 3 workers, 3 pupae and some eggs and 1 larva.

Camponotus subbarbatus (Colony #2)
7-27-19

This is the rare, light queen and she has 13 workers, 3 pupae, some eggs and 20 or so larvae, one of which is a major larva.

Monomorium minimum (Colony #1)
7-27-19

They have a little over 600 workers now, with more than double that in brood. It got too hard to feed them in their tube, so they have a small outworld now.
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#135 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted July 28 2019 - 9:21 AM

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Pheidole bicarinata (Colony #2)
7-28-19

They got their first worker today! So small. I hope all four queens stay alive. I think they are truly polygynous, so hopefully they get to be a big colony!

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Camponotus chromaiodes (Colony #1)
7-15-19
Finally an update on these guys! I
Freya is still productive as ever, with a new batch of around 100 eggs. They have WAAAAAY too many larvae. I'm estimating 200-250. They have just about out grown their fortress, with a little under 500 workers now. Most of their brood seems to be minors and small majors this time. I
LONG LIVE FREYA! :lol:


Did you ever get a pic of these ants in their Fortress? I'd love to see a fortress with a fairly large colony in it. I want to possibly invest in a couple Fortresses to upgrade from Mini hearths
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Currently keeping:

Camponotus chromaiodes

Camponotus castaneus

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Aphaenogaster "NOT tennesseensis" fulva

Formica subsericea


#137 Offline NickAnter - Posted July 28 2019 - 2:28 PM

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Your Pheidole seem to be like two days ahead of mine. Mine have orange pupa, so they will hatch very soon, as they have orange workers. Congrats on the worker!
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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.

#138 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted July 28 2019 - 2:30 PM

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Camponotus chromaiodes (Colony #1)
7-15-19
Finally an update on these guys! I
Freya is still productive as ever, with a new batch of around 100 eggs. They have WAAAAAY too many larvae. I'm estimating 200-250. They have just about out grown their fortress, with a little under 500 workers now. Most of their brood seems to be minors and small majors this time. I
LONG LIVE FREYA! :lol:


Did you ever get a pic of these ants in their Fortress? I'd love to see a fortress with a fairly large colony in it. I want to possibly invest in a couple Fortresses to upgrade from Mini hearths

Pics are still broken. I need to get my pc fixed.
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#139 Offline Acutus - Posted July 28 2019 - 6:41 PM

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Camponotus chromaiodes (Colony #1)
7-15-19
Finally an update on these guys! I
Freya is still productive as ever, with a new batch of around 100 eggs. They have WAAAAAY too many larvae. I'm estimating 200-250. They have just about out grown their fortress, with a little under 500 workers now. Most of their brood seems to be minors and small majors this time. I
LONG LIVE FREYA! :lol:


Did you ever get a pic of these ants in their Fortress? I'd love to see a fortress with a fairly large colony in it. I want to possibly invest in a couple Fortresses to upgrade from Mini hearths

Pics are still broken. I need to get my pc fixed.

Been there done that. I feel your pain. Trying to do everything from my phone now lol
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Currently keeping:

Camponotus chromaiodes

Camponotus castaneus

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Aphaenogaster "NOT tennesseensis" fulva

Formica subsericea


#140 Offline CatsnAnts - Posted July 29 2019 - 6:10 AM

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Camponotus chromaiodes (Colony #1)
7-15-19
Finally an update on these guys! I
Freya is still productive as ever, with a new batch of around 100 eggs. They have WAAAAAY too many larvae. I'm estimating 200-250. They have just about out grown their fortress, with a little under 500 workers now. Most of their brood seems to be minors and small majors this time. I
LONG LIVE FREYA! :lol:

Did you ever get a pic of these ants in their Fortress? I'd love to see a fortress with a fairly large colony in it. I want to possibly invest in a couple Fortresses to upgrade from Mini hearths
Pics are still broken. I need to get my pc fixed.
Been there done that. I feel your pain. Trying to do everything from my phone now lol

Been doing that since I joined :lol:
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.




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