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#21 Offline antgenius123 - Posted January 25 2017 - 10:13 AM

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Beautiful queen! Good luck with her!


Edited by antgenius123, January 25 2017 - 10:13 AM.

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#22 Offline CrazyLegs - Posted January 25 2017 - 12:15 PM

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are they in california?

I think you guys have Stigmatomma which looks almost identical.

Also with similar habits.



#23 Offline Batspiderfish - Posted January 25 2017 - 2:05 PM

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are they in california?

I think you guys have Stigmatomma which looks almost identical.

Also with similar habits.

 

Right. Stigmatomma pallipes and Stigmatomma oregonense are in California.


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#24 Offline CrazyLegs - Posted January 27 2017 - 5:44 PM

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Here's some more pics of "Selene" The Dracula Ant.

Because.............................why not. :)

Amb 1
Wait,.............. is she laying an egg?
Amb 2
Is she?............................................
Amb 3
....................................................................................................................no. :/

Edited by CrazyLegs, January 27 2017 - 5:46 PM.

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#25 Offline Leo - Posted January 27 2017 - 6:07 PM

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oh lol



#26 Offline CrazyLegs - Posted February 6 2017 - 11:51 AM

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I had a queen die on me recently and she left behind a small pile of eggs. I collected them and gave them to a known egg lover.

going like hotcakes

Pretty sure she's not reading them a bedtime story.


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#27 Offline Leo - Posted February 6 2017 - 7:06 PM

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too bad recently your queens seem to not have much luck



#28 Offline CrazyLegs - Posted April 11 2017 - 10:45 PM

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I have many queens Leo, and as far as luck goes this girl has finally laid a batch of eggs after almost three months!

Amblyapone sp.
Amblyapone sp.

Unfortunatley her wings appear to have developed some mould on them.

Amblyapone sp.

Might try snipping them off as close as possible. If she ever comes out that is. :D


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#29 Offline MegaMyrmex - Posted September 9 2017 - 6:20 PM

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Update?

Current colonies-

 

- 2 Camponotus chromaoides(1 colony has 4 workers, other 1 worker) 

- 1 Tetramorium immigrans colony(7 workers)

- 1 Aphaenogaster sp. queen(founding colony)

- 2 Lasius claviger queens with host workers. They don't seem to be doing well and workers are dying off :( 

- And a whole lot of Crematogaster queens

 

Species checklist(ants found so far)-

- Aphaenogaster teneseensis

- Aphaenogaster picea

- Aphaenogaster sp.

- Brachymyrmex patagonicus

- Camponotus castaneus

- Camponotus chromaoides

- Camponotus nearcticus

- Camponotus pennsylvanicus

- Camponotus subbarbatus

- Colobopsis impressus(dead queen... :*(

- Crematogaster sp.

- Formica pallidefulva

- Formica sanguinea

- Formica subsericea

- Hypoponera sp.

- Lasius claviger

- Lasius umbratus

- Lasius neoniger

- Lasius sp.

- Monomorium minimum

- Myrmica sp.

- Nylanderia flavipes

- Pheidole morrisi

- Pheidole bicarinata

- Pheidole dentata(all pheidole found were workers only :( )

- Ponera pennsylvanica

- Prenolepis imparis

- Strumigenys rostrate

‚Äč- Stigmatomma pallipes :dance2:  :dance: 

- Tetramorium immigrans

- Tapinoma sessile

 

Queens/colonies to Look for-

- Pheidole

- Trachymyrmex septentrionalis

- Polyergus

- Dolichoderus

- Myrmica

- Stigmatomma pallipes


#30 Offline AntsNewZealand - Posted September 23 2017 - 4:19 AM

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i have a solo queen and a small colony of this SP too



#31 Offline AntsNewZealand - Posted October 21 2017 - 5:37 PM

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has this queen got workers or just larvae?



#32 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted November 5 2017 - 7:28 AM

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i nEeD OnE of ThOSe!

Seriously, great find. Best find.

Those are some wicked mandibles. I bet those are great for sucking the blood of their innocent, immobile babies. :P

When you move to the Eastern US, you will have access to Stigmatomma pallipes, if you are skilled and lucky enough to find one and raise it. They are certainly a very advanced species to keep. They specialize in hunting beetle larvae and long, skinny centipedes, may require a helper worker/queen or pupa to start a new colony, and the brood takes a whole year to develop to adulthood. It's another species which no hobbyist in the world has raised -- the success in laboratory experiments is where much of this information comes from.

 

You predicted the future... I now have a colony of Stigmatomma! :D


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#33 Offline Hunter - Posted November 5 2017 - 7:35 AM

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that [censored] got some teeth






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