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Leo's Ponerinae ants


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#81 Offline Leo - Posted December 1 2017 - 6:51 PM

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2/12/17

 

first egg from the harpengnathos!



#82 Offline Leo - Posted December 5 2017 - 5:25 AM

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The Harpengnathos are like assassins! I placed in a small roach, while a single worker followed my movements with her large eyes. Then as soon as I placed the lid on again, the worker crept up behind it, wagging its abdomen like a happy puppy. Then it jumped 2cm or so, landing on the roach and stinging it into submission. I love watching them hunt!

 

the diacamma aren't progressing too much, yet neither are they dying sooooooo idk



#83 Offline Hunter - Posted December 5 2017 - 6:39 AM

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i don't know this type of ant are the eggs yellow, or just me



#84 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted December 5 2017 - 9:50 AM

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Nice job with your Harpegnathos! 

 

@Hunter My Stigmatomma queen keeps on laying trophic eggs for her adopted Aphaenogaster larva, and the trophic eggs are yellow. Since ambyloponine and ponerine ants are similar, maybe Harpegnathos lays yellow eggs.


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#85 Offline Hunter - Posted December 5 2017 - 10:33 AM

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Nice job with your Harpegnathos! 

 

@Hunter My Stigmatomma queen keeps on laying trophic eggs for her adopted Aphaenogaster larva, and the trophic eggs are yellow. Since ambyloponine and ponerine ants are similar, maybe Harpegnathos lays yellow eggs.

o cool then



#86 Offline Leo - Posted December 8 2017 - 5:09 PM

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9/12/17

 

these pics are a little bit outdated, they are in their little nest now, but why not post the pics =P?

queen surrounded by workers

zoomed out

diacamma going nom nom


Edited by Leo, December 8 2017 - 5:11 PM.

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#87 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted December 8 2017 - 5:30 PM

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nice


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Aholehole fish
Cowrie snail
Sea Fan Worm
100+ sea squirts
Tree seedlings
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Small Fat Centipede
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#88 Offline MegaMyrmex - Posted December 8 2017 - 7:11 PM

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Nice ants though. I have a founding ponera colony!

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


#89 Offline Leo - Posted January 23 2018 - 5:20 AM

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23/1/2018

 

Hi guys,

 

The harpegnathos are now my only ponerines still here, for reasons i would not really like to state, I am only allowed to keep these guys. The are now in an ants australia size 2 acrylic formicarium and have a tiny terrarium/outworld thing and down to 7 workers, they are laying eggs, but for some reasons, the larvae are dying. I won't post much for a while because i am kinda busy. I hope I will be able to catch some queens in the spring. See ya!

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#90 Offline Leo - Posted February 12 2018 - 8:03 PM

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13/2/18

This colony has doubled in size, then suddenly stopped, no idea why, they are now in a mini custom-made formicarium, I caught another colony and traded them for messor barbarus. I found some diacamma again, they have 4 eggs.


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