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#1 Offline Guzzer - Posted January 23 2017 - 8:25 PM

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Hello all,

 

Just started in the hobby around October 2016, I have a few ants in different stages of colony founding.

 

 

Around Nov 2016 I managed to collected around 12 Aphaenogaster longiceps queens. I have keep all but one and she is doing great.

 

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Also have 3 Iriridomyrmex purpureus queens though still no nanitics

 

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Also recently caught a Camponotus consobrinus - she has one leg missing and still has not laid any eggs.

 

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Do have Iridomyrmex bicknelli with around 12 nanitics but not photos as of yet.

 

Will try and keep this thread updated along the way.


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#2 Offline Leo - Posted January 24 2017 - 12:01 AM

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#3 Offline Guzzer - Posted January 28 2017 - 4:34 AM

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Here are my Aphaenogaster longiceps feeding on a mealworm for the first time


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#4 Offline CrazyLegs - Posted January 28 2017 - 12:51 PM

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The queen wasn't going to let go. :)



#5 Offline Guzzer - Posted January 28 2017 - 3:28 PM

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It is surprising that we've fed them twice and both times the queen leaves the test tube to have a feed.

#6 Online Connectimyrmex - Posted January 28 2017 - 4:02 PM

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My ants do this too. When they feel safe, I think they believe the outworld counts as their nest as well.


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#7 Offline Shareallicu - Posted January 30 2017 - 7:24 PM

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Good collection!  I started around the same time as you and just have one formica queen :) 


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#8 Offline Guzzer - Posted January 30 2017 - 7:34 PM

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Good collection!  I started around the same time as you and just have one formica queen :)

 

Thanks!

 

I do have a few others with no ID and still without workers. Will post some photos once there is an update :)



#9 Offline Guzzer - Posted February 5 2017 - 8:57 PM

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Two out of three of my Iridomyrmex purpureus queens had nanitics. Couldn't get any good photos yet as they are still in 'ghost form' and haven't developed their permanent colouring.

 

Hopefully should be able to get something over the next few days.



#10 Offline Guzzer - Posted February 6 2017 - 2:55 PM

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Here are a couple of photos from my Iridomyrmex purpureus new arrivals

 

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Also I hadn't looked at my Myrmecia piliventris queen in weeks so I thought I would have a tiny peak - great news is she has laid 3 eggs. Was getting a bit worried as when she moved in to her new Inception chamber she would be out running around the outworld every day - climbing rocks and having some food  but for the last few weeks she hadn't come out of the nest. Since I didn't want to disturb her, I wasn't sure if she had died or was just not wanting to come out. Looks like she was getting ready to lay eggs.

 

I have been told they are super hard to look after/raise so I will place in in a really quiet place that receives a bit of sunshine and only drop in some food every so often.

 

Quite excited.


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#11 Offline CrazyLegs - Posted February 13 2017 - 1:00 PM

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All the best Guzzer. (y)


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#12 Offline Guzzer - Posted February 13 2017 - 2:41 PM

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Thanks!

 

The Iridomyrmex purpureus girls are doing really well - just over the last week they have doubled in numbers!

 

Had a really good day hunting last tuesday - as consobrinus were going nuts in my area - managed to get 4 new queens

 

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In the meantime my 5 legged Camp. consobrinus has two tiny eggs!


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#13 Offline Alabama Anter - Posted February 13 2017 - 6:53 PM

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Thanks!

 

The Iridomyrmex purpureus girls are doing really well - just over the last week they have doubled in numbers!

 

Had a really good day hunting last tuesday - as consobrinus were going nuts in my area - managed to get 4 new queens

 

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In the meantime my 5 legged Camp. consobrinus has two tiny eggs!

:*( I need to move to AU...


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#14 Offline Guzzer - Posted February 13 2017 - 6:59 PM

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We do have some interesting ants out here also some really scary looking girls :)



#15 Offline Leo - Posted February 13 2017 - 7:58 PM

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#16 Offline Guzzer - Posted February 13 2017 - 8:15 PM

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Scary looking girls = female ants.. like Myrmecia.. ;)



#17 Offline CrazyLegs - Posted February 13 2017 - 8:36 PM

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Holy dooly! Those ants are toeier than a roman sandal, I betta wack on some pluggas and go and check me local nests. :D


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#18 Offline Leo - Posted February 13 2017 - 9:07 PM

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ermm ok like fierce ants?


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#19 Offline Alabama Anter - Posted February 14 2017 - 8:18 PM

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Holy dooly! Those ants are toeier than a roman sandal, I betta wack on some pluggas and go and check me local nests. :D

Eh? Lol Aussian grammar... I'll never understand it.


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(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) Myrmecosystus testacus

#20 Offline Guzzer - Posted February 19 2017 - 7:46 PM

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My Aphaenogaster finally decided to move in to my Ant Topia mini nest

Will try and get some proper pictures with them wandering around the large outworld.

 

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