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Temnothorax curvispinosus + T. minutissimus Journal

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#21 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted July 17 2019 - 8:53 AM

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Here are the pictures:

Small Queen 1
Small Queen 2
Small Queen 3
Small Queen 4

They don't accurately convey the smallness of the weird queen, probably because she is in the foreground and because the other queen shown here is probably the smallest normal one. trust me though, she looks quite small in real life. The last one shows size the best.


Edited by Antennal_Scrobe, July 17 2019 - 8:57 AM.

Currently keeping:

 

 Tetramorium immigrans

 Temnothorax curvispinosus

 Camponotus nearcticus

 Lasius aphidicola

 Temnothorax minutissimus


#22 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted July 17 2019 - 9:02 AM

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If only she was next to one of the other queens, then you would really be able to see the size difference.


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 Temnothorax curvispinosus

 Camponotus nearcticus

 Lasius aphidicola

 Temnothorax minutissimus


#23 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted July 17 2019 - 9:23 AM

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I just got a colony of Temnothorax curvispinosus without a curvispinosus queen, and with a parasitic Temnothorax queen.
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#24 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted July 17 2019 - 9:28 AM

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A shame... How could you tell without a size comparison?


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 Tetramorium immigrans

 Temnothorax curvispinosus

 Camponotus nearcticus

 Lasius aphidicola

 Temnothorax minutissimus


#25 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted July 17 2019 - 9:33 AM

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I am glad! The parasitic queen is skinny and brown/black with a large head.
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#26 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted July 17 2019 - 9:40 AM

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Oh, so is she a normal social parasite species that makes workers? My parasite queen is workerless, she lays eggs that hatch into alates when cared for by the host workers and queens.


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 Tetramorium immigrans

 Temnothorax curvispinosus

 Camponotus nearcticus

 Lasius aphidicola

 Temnothorax minutissimus


#27 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted July 17 2019 - 10:02 AM

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Did I mention these ants are master escape artists? The one paperback I had at first didn't stop them, now I have 3 hardcovers on top of their setup, which seems to be working, I haven't seen an escaped ant in weeks.


Currently keeping:

 

 Tetramorium immigrans

 Temnothorax curvispinosus

 Camponotus nearcticus

 Lasius aphidicola

 Temnothorax minutissimus


#28 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted July 17 2019 - 11:17 AM

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Yeah mine has workers.

#29 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted July 17 2019 - 3:19 PM

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What species is she? I imagine they have different ones in Tennessee.


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 Tetramorium immigrans

 Temnothorax curvispinosus

 Camponotus nearcticus

 Lasius aphidicola

 Temnothorax minutissimus


#30 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted July 17 2019 - 6:32 PM

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I don't know yet. I will key her out tomorrow.





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