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Greg's Myrmecocystus mexicanus Journal (Discontinued)

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#41 Offline Foogoo - Posted August 19 2015 - 9:20 AM

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Great pictures of how you set your tube up, I'm going to have to try that next time.


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Camponotus vicinus, Crematogaster 1, Crematogaster 2, Formica francoeuri, *, *, Myrmecocystus testaceus, Novomessor cockerelli, Pheidole hyatti, Pogonomyrmex californicus, Pogonomyrmex rugosus, Solenopsis invicta


#42 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted September 3 2015 - 5:28 PM

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Update: 9/3/2015

Well the five that got brood fast got workers a few days ago. One of them are even up to seven workers now! 

These workers are super leggy.


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#43 Offline LC3 - Posted September 3 2015 - 10:40 PM

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Those ants have smexy nice legs ;)
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#44 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted September 21 2015 - 10:55 PM

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Update: 9/11/2015

Oops, I forgot to update this journal when I posted these videos.

 

 

 

 

 

Update: 9/22/2015

These colonies are growing very very fast, and the sixth queen got workers as well a few days ago.


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#45 Offline Foogoo - Posted October 1 2015 - 5:10 PM

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Did you have all your Myrmecocystus in tubes w/ sand or all different? What would you say your died/total proportion was? I'm having almost no luck with the few I got from Wamdar, but I'm thinking the move also stressed them out.


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#46 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted October 1 2015 - 7:46 PM

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They were all in test tubes with sand, and I have not had a single death-worker or queen since the first week I caught them, when I lost a M.navajo and M.mimicus queen that had not even laid eggs yet.


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#47 Offline Foogoo - Posted October 1 2015 - 7:59 PM

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Did you keep them in the dark or normal lighting? Sorry, I like knowing details, especially of successful cases.  :rolleyes:


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#48 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted October 1 2015 - 8:05 PM

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They were in constant dark during founding, and i only checked on them around 6 times during founding and only used red light to do so. Now they are also in the dark, but I check on them daily with normal light.



#49 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted October 6 2015 - 6:37 PM

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Update: 10/6/2015

I had to put the largest colony into a foraging container yesterday after this happened during feeding. :/

 

Also got some cool photos of them feeding on their favorite food. :D


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#50 Offline LC3 - Posted October 6 2015 - 10:27 PM

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They kinda look like weaver ants at that distance 


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#51 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted February 17 2016 - 12:26 PM

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Update: 2/17/2016

I still have all five of these colonies, and they are still growing. I moved all of them into new clean test tubes. Here is the second largest colony. The largest colony is in a foraging container.



#52 Offline Air - Posted July 17 2016 - 11:53 AM

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So jealous. x)


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Colonies I currently own:

5+ queen colony of Pheidole megacephala

 

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#53 Offline Kingjay - Posted July 17 2016 - 8:31 PM

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I hope this colony grows to be a really big colony

#54 Offline Jamiesname - Posted October 19 2017 - 6:25 PM

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Also got some cool photos of them feeding on their favorite food


I realize this thread is old, but what was/is their favorite food? Does anyone know what type of sugar and protien M. Mexicanus prefers to eat?

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#55 Offline dspdrew - Posted October 19 2017 - 9:29 PM

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Also got some cool photos of them feeding on their favorite food


I realize this thread is old, but what was/is their favorite food? Does anyone know what type of sugar and protien M. Mexicanus prefers to eat?

 

 

No particular type.







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