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Dspdrew's Monomorium ergatogyna Journal [16] (Discontinued)

Monomorium ergatogyna Dspdrew journal

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#1 Offline dspdrew - Posted September 18 2013 - 12:02 AM

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  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

5-21-2013

 

I caught these Monomorium ergatogyna queens in Southern California, March 17th 2013, while they were walking in a trail along with some of their workers.
Original ID thread: http://antfarm.yuku....41#.UZxoBfWL6IA

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At this point they have a good amount of brood developing.

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#2 Offline dspdrew - Posted September 18 2013 - 12:10 AM

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  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

Update 9-18-2013

 

This colony's population went up and kind of stayed about the same for some time. Recently, the queens have built up a pretty large pile of brood. Right now, in addition to that, there are around 28 workers too.



#3 Offline dspdrew - Posted December 10 2013 - 7:35 AM

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  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

Update 12-10-2013

 

The smaller of the two queens died. I found her being carried away by five or so workers. :( The size of the colony hasn't changed much since the last update either.



#4 Offline dspdrew - Posted May 29 2014 - 7:08 AM

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  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

Update 5-29-2014

 

This colony still has not produced anything more since the last update, and almost all the workers are now gone. I decided to let them go in the flower bed outside my door, and discontinue this journal.



#5 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted October 17 2014 - 8:34 PM

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Why are all these updates 2013, and why do you suppose the queen was not producing?



#6 Offline dspdrew - Posted October 18 2014 - 7:30 AM

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  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

That last date was a mistake. I have no idea why she stopped laying eggs. Maybe the same unknown reason my S. xyloni stopped?







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