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Any help with Tetramorium Bicarinatum queens?

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#1 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted November 29 2016 - 8:47 PM

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Hi!
A few weeks ago, I've caught an ant queen that has absolutely amazed me. It looked like a small Solenopsis Geminata queen, but it had a smaller sized gaster and its abdomen wasn't striped. A few days later, excessive research revealed it to be a Tetramorium Bicarinatum queen (I couldn't see any spines though).

I then put it in a standard claustral setup (I copied the format of my very successful Ochetellus, Anoplolepis, and Technomyrmex nests), but it didn't lay a single egg. A week later I put a dead cricket for it to eat and, of course, it tore it apart, making my job as an ant keeper much harder (I've had bad luck with semi-claustral ants. My only other semi-claustral queen is a sterile Pseudomyrmex queen).  As of now, it has one larvae (it keeps on eating its other eggs). Does anyone have any advice on this picky species?

 

 

Thanks!

 

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Edited by Hawaiiant, November 29 2016 - 9:03 PM.

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#2 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted November 29 2016 - 9:46 PM

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She just ate her last larvae. If anyone can give help, that would be great. Any information about tetramorium as a whole would be useful too.


Hawaiiant (Ben)

Keeper of
Miniature Labradoodle
Baby Wolf Spider
Mud Dauber wasp larvae
Ochetellus Glaber
Solenopsis Geminata
Brachymyrmex Obscurior
Cardiocondyla Emeryi
Tetramorium Bicarinatum
Plagiolepis Alluaudi
Anoplolepis Gracilipes
Technomyrmex Difficilis
Pheidole Megacephala
Aholehole fish
Cowrie snail
Sea Fan Worm
100+ sea squirts
Tree seedlings
Ghost Crab
Day Gecko
Small Fat Centipede
Endemic Lacewing larva
Vernal Pool shrimps

#3 Offline Serafine - Posted November 29 2016 - 11:02 PM

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We should respect all forms of consciousness. The body is just a vessel, a mere hull.

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#4 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted November 30 2016 - 8:56 AM

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I think that the Tetramoriums in the video are claustral, so are slightly different than mine. Thanks, though!


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Miniature Labradoodle
Baby Wolf Spider
Mud Dauber wasp larvae
Ochetellus Glaber
Solenopsis Geminata
Brachymyrmex Obscurior
Cardiocondyla Emeryi
Tetramorium Bicarinatum
Plagiolepis Alluaudi
Anoplolepis Gracilipes
Technomyrmex Difficilis
Pheidole Megacephala
Aholehole fish
Cowrie snail
Sea Fan Worm
100+ sea squirts
Tree seedlings
Ghost Crab
Day Gecko
Small Fat Centipede
Endemic Lacewing larva
Vernal Pool shrimps

#5 Offline Serafine - Posted November 30 2016 - 3:04 PM

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Try adding sugar and insects, make sure she has enough water and it is warm enough, I don't think you can do anything else.


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#6 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted November 30 2016 - 10:13 PM

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Thanks!


Hawaiiant (Ben)

Keeper of
Miniature Labradoodle
Baby Wolf Spider
Mud Dauber wasp larvae
Ochetellus Glaber
Solenopsis Geminata
Brachymyrmex Obscurior
Cardiocondyla Emeryi
Tetramorium Bicarinatum
Plagiolepis Alluaudi
Anoplolepis Gracilipes
Technomyrmex Difficilis
Pheidole Megacephala
Aholehole fish
Cowrie snail
Sea Fan Worm
100+ sea squirts
Tree seedlings
Ghost Crab
Day Gecko
Small Fat Centipede
Endemic Lacewing larva
Vernal Pool shrimps

#7 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted August 3 2017 - 10:52 AM

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Quick update on this feller. 

She died a long time ago (before I moved). I think that she was too difficult of a species to care for.


Hawaiiant (Ben)

Keeper of
Miniature Labradoodle
Baby Wolf Spider
Mud Dauber wasp larvae
Ochetellus Glaber
Solenopsis Geminata
Brachymyrmex Obscurior
Cardiocondyla Emeryi
Tetramorium Bicarinatum
Plagiolepis Alluaudi
Anoplolepis Gracilipes
Technomyrmex Difficilis
Pheidole Megacephala
Aholehole fish
Cowrie snail
Sea Fan Worm
100+ sea squirts
Tree seedlings
Ghost Crab
Day Gecko
Small Fat Centipede
Endemic Lacewing larva
Vernal Pool shrimps

#8 Offline cpman - Posted August 3 2017 - 12:15 PM

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I think it may not have been T. bicarinatum. As far as I know, they are fully claustral. At least around here, the queens don't look much at all like S. geminata queens, so I'm thinking you may have had a different species. The spines on the ones I've seen are also pretty obvious.


I can post some photos of my pinned queen of this species.

#9 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted August 4 2017 - 4:29 PM

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She didn't look too much like a Solenopsis Geminata queen, now that I think of it. I just had a really untrained eye.

I think she may have been some sort of Tetramorium. I can post some pics.

(By the way, she had spines, I saw them when using a macro lens)


Hawaiiant (Ben)

Keeper of
Miniature Labradoodle
Baby Wolf Spider
Mud Dauber wasp larvae
Ochetellus Glaber
Solenopsis Geminata
Brachymyrmex Obscurior
Cardiocondyla Emeryi
Tetramorium Bicarinatum
Plagiolepis Alluaudi
Anoplolepis Gracilipes
Technomyrmex Difficilis
Pheidole Megacephala
Aholehole fish
Cowrie snail
Sea Fan Worm
100+ sea squirts
Tree seedlings
Ghost Crab
Day Gecko
Small Fat Centipede
Endemic Lacewing larva
Vernal Pool shrimps

#10 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted November 21 2018 - 8:51 AM

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They look like S. geminata but are semi-claustral.







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