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JPSMedeiros' Solenopsis Saevissima journal(Updated 01/16/17)

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#1 Offline JPSMedeiros - Posted December 2 2016 - 8:07 AM

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12-02-16

 

I found this queen arund a month and a half ago(I don't have the exact dates for the begging of this journal) , during a huge nuptial flight, it's  it's a Solenopsis Saevissima queen.

 

I decided o boost this colony since there was a colony of them in my yard. After some time I had the first worker:

 

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After some some days I had 3 workers, but 2 died, and only the first one survived. I left them alone for some more time and then when I checked again I had only one worker(the same one probably) and some dead bodies, I concluded that this worker was probably killing the other workers as soon as they are born. 

Topic of the discussion: 

http://www.formicult...ube/#entry45470

I went outside trying to find another Solenopsis Saevissima queen and I ended up digging up one, I removed the murderer worker from the test tube and placed the new queen, a short video showing them in the first minute

 

 


Edited by JPSMedeiros, January 16 2017 - 9:18 AM.

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Atta sexdens

Camponotus rufipes

Camponotus cf. puntulactus

Pachycondyla striata

Solenopsis saevissima

 

 

 


#2 Offline JPSMedeiros - Posted December 28 2016 - 6:57 PM

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Update 12-29-16

 

The colony from the first update is not doing well, there's a lot of mold, they don't want to move and almost no brood. We had a solenopsis nuptial flight this month and I decided to take some. I made this setup from the photos with 3 queens and it's the one that's doing better.

The queens decided to dig a hole into the water cotton and placed a lot of brood there and some outside(apparently when I was taking the pictured they placed all the brood together, maybe because of the strong light). 

 

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Atta sexdens

Camponotus rufipes

Camponotus cf. puntulactus

Pachycondyla striata

Solenopsis saevissima

 

 

 


#3 Offline Diesel - Posted December 28 2016 - 6:59 PM

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Jps I'm commenting on your post lol. Keep trying. Eventually it'll all come together.

Ant Species kept

 

Temnothorax Longispinosus.-Journal(discontinued)-(formerly)

Camponotus Noveboracensis (formerly)

Camponotus Nearticus-formerly

Tetramorium sp.-formerly

Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Queen & brood.-formerly

Tapinoma Sessile-Journal (3 queen colony)-formerly

​Tapinoma  Sessile #2 (2 queen colony)-formerly

Aphaenogaster Picea-Journal-active

Crematogaster sp.(Cerasi or Lineolata) Queen with 3 workers and brood-formerly

​Crematogaster sp. #2 (Cerasi or Lineolata) Queen with brood-formerly

Formica sp. polygenus-active 300+ workers-active

Formica Subsericea-active 25+ workers-active

Myrmica Rubra 400+ workers 3 queens-active


#4 Offline Leo - Posted December 28 2016 - 11:06 PM

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do they have stings?



#5 Offline JPSMedeiros - Posted December 29 2016 - 4:06 AM

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I don't know if the queens have stings, but the workers have. That's a good question, next time I see a wild one I'll see if it stings me hahaha.


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Atta sexdens

Camponotus rufipes

Camponotus cf. puntulactus

Pachycondyla striata

Solenopsis saevissima

 

 

 


#6 Offline JPSMedeiros - Posted December 29 2016 - 7:04 AM

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If they have stings they don't seem to use it, I found an alate today and tried to make it sting me but it didn't.


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Atta sexdens

Camponotus rufipes

Camponotus cf. puntulactus

Pachycondyla striata

Solenopsis saevissima

 

 

 


#7 Offline Kevin - Posted December 29 2016 - 7:53 AM

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Queens can not sting, because in the place of a stinger they have "egg-layers"  :)


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#8 Offline JPSMedeiros - Posted December 29 2016 - 9:12 AM

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semi-claustral ones sting.


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Atta sexdens

Camponotus rufipes

Camponotus cf. puntulactus

Pachycondyla striata

Solenopsis saevissima

 

 

 


#9 Offline Alabama Anter - Posted December 29 2016 - 9:18 AM

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Queens can not sting, because in the place of a stinger they have "egg-layers" :)

Ummmm *** no... I've had 6 invicta queens sting me. They hurt the most.
Keeper of...

(2) Parakeets
(2) Peppered Corydoras
(4) Neon Tetras
(1) Hermit Crab
(100-300) Mealworms
(1) Tetramorium sp. E
(1) Dormymyrmex bicolor
(1) Dormymyrmex insanus
(1) Solenopsis invicta
(1) Formica fusca
(1) Lasius neoniger
(1) Crematogaster cerasi
(1) Myrmecocystus testacus

#10 Offline T.C. - Posted December 29 2016 - 9:33 AM

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JPS, I enjoy reading your journals but i have trouble getting through them without being jealous. So I try not to comment because I might say something I shouldn't. :lol:



#11 Offline JPSMedeiros - Posted December 29 2016 - 9:42 AM

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JPS, I enjoy reading your journals but i have trouble getting through them without being jealous. So I try not to comment because I might say something I shouldn't. :lol:

 

Don't be jealous hahaha Just asked if people was reading because if they are not I'll stop updating. Just wanted to share my experiences and my ants that are exotic for most of the users of the forum. 


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Atta sexdens

Camponotus rufipes

Camponotus cf. puntulactus

Pachycondyla striata

Solenopsis saevissima

 

 

 


#12 Offline T.C. - Posted December 29 2016 - 11:39 AM

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JPS, I enjoy reading your journals but i have trouble getting through them without being jealous. So I try not to comment because I might say something I shouldn't. :lol:

 

Don't be jealous hahaha Just asked if people was reading because if they are not I'll stop updating. Just wanted to share my experiences and my ants that are exotic for most of the users of the forum. 

 

No definetly keep updating. Journals are my favorite part of this forum. I just don't comment much because in a way that would be polluting there journal.



#13 Offline JPSMedeiros - Posted January 14 2017 - 8:59 AM

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Update 01-14-17

 

Well, I didn't know that facebook link's to photos could expire so I'll post one of them here so people can still see, now I'm using imgur.com to upload the photos.

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While I was trying to take a picture of the brown pupae I saw a worker, and decided to record a short video:


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Atta sexdens

Camponotus rufipes

Camponotus cf. puntulactus

Pachycondyla striata

Solenopsis saevissima

 

 

 


#14 Offline Leo - Posted January 14 2017 - 4:56 PM

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cool



#15 Offline JPSMedeiros - Posted January 16 2017 - 9:18 AM

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Update 01-16-17

 

There's about 5 workers now, I can't see them very well because they are mostly inside the hole in the cotton. I gave them a piece of cotton with sugar water and a piece of mealworm. 

I plan moving them to a test tube soon.


Owner of:

 

Atta sexdens

Camponotus rufipes

Camponotus cf. puntulactus

Pachycondyla striata

Solenopsis saevissima

 

 

 






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