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Kellakk's Pogonomyrmex magnacanthus Journal (Updated 7-6-2015) (discontinued)


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#1 Offline kellakk - Posted June 10 2015 - 10:12 PM

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6-10-15

 

I'm starting this journal really late and with very little hope for the single queen I have left.  I picked up 8 queens of this species at the Glamis Store way out near Arizona.  The ID thread I have for them is here.  I put half of them in dirt formicaria and the other half in test tubes. Since then, all of the ones in dirt have died and 3 of the queens in test tubes died.  None of the ones in the test tubes ever laid eggs, despite being dealates.  I'm really hoping this last queen decides to be productive soon, and she'll still be fed for as long as she lives.

 

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Edited by kellakk, July 6 2015 - 12:59 PM.

Current Species:
Novomessor cockerelli (2), Brachymyrmex patagonicus (1)Veromessor pergandei (1?), Dorymyrmex bureni (1)


#2 Offline Bardusquus - Posted June 10 2015 - 10:24 PM

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Pics pls

#3 Offline kellakk - Posted June 10 2015 - 10:32 PM

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Happy now?  You could have just clicked the link.


Current Species:
Novomessor cockerelli (2), Brachymyrmex patagonicus (1)Veromessor pergandei (1?), Dorymyrmex bureni (1)


#4 Offline dspdrew - Posted June 11 2015 - 7:37 AM

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Happy now?  You could have just clicked the link.

 

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I'm really starting to wonder how on Earth you raise a colony of these. Mine have been doing pretty poorly too. I wonder if anyone has ever had a successful colony of these.



#5 Offline kellakk - Posted June 11 2015 - 8:28 AM

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I don't know, but I really want a successful colony of these.  They're more interesting to me than P. californicus.


Current Species:
Novomessor cockerelli (2), Brachymyrmex patagonicus (1)Veromessor pergandei (1?), Dorymyrmex bureni (1)


#6 Offline dspdrew - Posted June 11 2015 - 9:51 AM

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If you're talking about the coastal all-red P. californicus, I think any Pogo is more interesting than them.



#7 Offline kellakk - Posted July 6 2015 - 12:59 PM

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The last queen ended up dying 2 weeks ago.  Thankfully, there's some nests of this species less than 4 hours away, so I have high hopes for next year.


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Current Species:
Novomessor cockerelli (2), Brachymyrmex patagonicus (1)Veromessor pergandei (1?), Dorymyrmex bureni (1)





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