Jump to content

  • Chat
  •  
  •  



Welcome to Formiculture.com!

This is a website for anyone interested in Myrmecology and all aspects of finding, keeping, and studying ants. The site and forum are free to use, and contain no ads for members. Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation points to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!

Photo
- - - - -

Dspdrew's Solenopsis invicta Journal [174] (Discontinued)

journal dspdrew solenopsis invicta fire ant rifa

  • Please log in to reply
50 replies to this topic

#1 Offline dspdrew - Posted August 17 2014 - 5:37 PM

dspdrew
  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

8-17-2014
 
I was given these two Solenopsis invicta queens by Chromerust. He found them 7-14-2014 at the Hidden Valley Nature Center in Norco, California. Like typical fire ants, they both had a bunch of workers within a month. At this point they each have about 20 workers.

 

 


  • dwhbeadle likes this

#2 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted August 17 2014 - 6:18 PM

Gregory2455

    Advanced Member

  • Care Sheet Editors
  • PipPipPip
  • 3,286 posts
  • LocationCalifornia

Yes! A journal for these too, saw on the census you had them, but they were your only ones without a journal.



#3 Offline dspdrew - Posted August 17 2014 - 6:23 PM

dspdrew
  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

Yeah I noticed it wasn't linked, then I remembered I never made a journal for them. :lol:


  • SanBernardino909 likes this

#4 Offline Crystals - Posted August 18 2014 - 6:11 AM

Crystals

    Advanced Member

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPip
  • 2,030 posts
  • LocationAthabasca, AB (Canada)

I am curious to see how fast these grow and how drew plans to contain them in 6 months or so.  :D


"Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astound the rest." -- Samuel Clemens

 

List of Handy Links   (pinned in the General section)

My Colonies


#5 Offline dspdrew - Posted August 18 2014 - 8:15 AM

dspdrew
  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

No problem haha. :comeon:



#6 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted August 18 2014 - 10:33 AM

Gregory2455

    Advanced Member

  • Care Sheet Editors
  • PipPipPip
  • 3,286 posts
  • LocationCalifornia

Yeah, that will sure be something, though don't Solenopsis xyloni grow just as fast? Or are these faster?



#7 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted August 18 2014 - 1:24 PM

AntsAreUs

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,029 posts
  • LocationMarion, IN

Drew I'm gonna challenge you to keep this colony going for 2 years! :D


  • AntsTexas and AntLover101 like this

#8 Offline dspdrew - Posted August 18 2014 - 1:45 PM

dspdrew
  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

Yeah, I doubt they grow any faster than S. xyloni, which grow pretty fast themselves.



#9 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted September 1 2014 - 5:34 PM

Gregory2455

    Advanced Member

  • Care Sheet Editors
  • PipPipPip
  • 3,286 posts
  • LocationCalifornia

Update! They are probably massive by now...



#10 Offline dspdrew - Posted September 2 2014 - 6:09 AM

dspdrew
  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

Hah, it's only been two weeks, but they're growing fast.



#11 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted September 2 2014 - 6:36 AM

Gregory2455

    Advanced Member

  • Care Sheet Editors
  • PipPipPip
  • 3,286 posts
  • LocationCalifornia

Its Solenopsis... Two weeks makes all the difference needed.  :)



#12 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted September 3 2014 - 11:57 AM

Gregory2455

    Advanced Member

  • Care Sheet Editors
  • PipPipPip
  • 3,286 posts
  • LocationCalifornia
Just found Solenopsis invicta is Simi Valley... :( First time I found them here, yet to find the colony, just found a few foraging workers. Absolutely Solenopsis invicta. Minors only, so they are probably nanatics. Looks like they found their way to here too...

#13 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted September 12 2014 - 6:51 PM

Gregory2455

    Advanced Member

  • Care Sheet Editors
  • PipPipPip
  • 3,286 posts
  • LocationCalifornia

They are easier to keep than Solenopsis xyloni just because when you want to move them, you just slowly fill them up with water ant they will make their raft!  :D



#14 Offline Antboy888 - Posted September 13 2014 - 12:24 AM

Antboy888

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 8 posts

Cool colony, I would love to see how much they have grown now.

 

Dspdrew, or anybody else read The Fire Ants by Walter Tschinkel? Very interesting book.



#15 Offline dspdrew - Posted September 13 2014 - 9:35 AM

dspdrew
  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

These colonies are still pretty small. I have not read that book.



#16 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted September 13 2014 - 10:00 AM

Gregory2455

    Advanced Member

  • Care Sheet Editors
  • PipPipPip
  • 3,286 posts
  • LocationCalifornia

I heard of that book, but have not read it- yet.



#17 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted October 11 2014 - 5:26 PM

Gregory2455

    Advanced Member

  • Care Sheet Editors
  • PipPipPip
  • 3,286 posts
  • LocationCalifornia

Update! They gotta be pretty big by now, unless they are like mine and are going on three months and only at six workers.



#18 Offline dspdrew - Posted October 11 2014 - 5:33 PM

dspdrew
  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

Yeah, they're not growing much.



#19 Offline Alza - Posted October 11 2014 - 5:34 PM

Alza

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 864 posts
  • LocationThe Village

you can add that as an update 



#20 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted November 2 2014 - 4:58 PM

Gregory2455

    Advanced Member

  • Care Sheet Editors
  • PipPipPip
  • 3,286 posts
  • LocationCalifornia

They ought to have grown by now! :D







Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: journal, dspdrew, solenopsis invicta, fire ant, rifa

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users