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LC3's Formica cf. pacifica Journal [Sept/01/2015] [DISCONTINUED]

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#1 Offline LC3 - Posted August 21 2015 - 12:40 PM

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During my 3 day trip to the Okanagan lake I found a few of these Formica neorufibarbis queens running around between August 10 and August 13. I caught these two queen during Aug 12th and Aug 13th. I assumed they were parasitic at first  but It's turns out they aren't either way I boosted them with pupae from a Formica argentae colony. 

 

>ID Thread here<

p.s Thanks to Cystals for the ID ^^

 

 

Like usual I got two queens and like always one is doing better.

Queen A has 5 cocoons and 2 nanitics.

Queen B has 4 cocoons and 1 nanitic. 

They both started with 7 cocoons and their first nanitic eclosed within the first 2-3 days when I got back.

 

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#2 Offline LC3 - Posted August 25 2015 - 4:51 PM

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Small Update

 some more workers eclosed.

I also forgot whos A and whos B. :/

So one queen has 2 workers and 2 pupae and the other with 3 workers and 5 pupae.


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#3 Offline Nes187 - Posted August 25 2015 - 6:28 PM

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Nice, I think I caught one of these too a while ago but havnt tried to hard to double check the id, no workers for me yet though

#4 Offline LC3 - Posted August 25 2015 - 7:47 PM

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Nice! They have nice colouring don't they? I honestly don't know when the workers appear mine was boosted with F.argentae pupae and the first nanitic eclosed within 3 or 2 days upon receiving the pupae.


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#5 Offline LC3 - Posted September 1 2015 - 10:00 AM

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Update Sept|01|2015

One of the queen has eggs. 


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#6 Offline LC3 - Posted September 11 2015 - 10:18 PM

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Update Sept|09|2015

 

Well Queen A's tube was a wreck ( I forgot I labelled their tubes :| ) All the cocoons are dead and a worker is also dead, she has two left and still has her eggs. The other queen is doing great but no eggs.


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