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Solenopsis Molesta Journal

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#1 Offline XZero38 - Posted March 30 2017 - 10:38 AM

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So now that this lady is finally producing brood I am starting her journal

She currently has 2-3 larva and a growing pile of eggs.

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#2 Offline Splat01 - Posted March 30 2017 - 2:10 PM

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Very cool. Good luck!



#3 Offline XZero38 - Posted April 4 2017 - 6:42 AM

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Checked on her this morning and it looks like she has 1 or 2 pupae its really hard to tell as they are so small, but when viewing them through my camera a couple of them looked more cylinder shaped then the larva who obviously have one smaller end where the mouth parts are.



#4 Offline sgheaton - Posted April 4 2017 - 7:43 AM

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Just the one? 

I was told this colony could have multiple queens. If I locate the colony that was in my yard last year, this year, I'll try and pilfer some eggs for ya.


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#5 Offline XZero38 - Posted April 4 2017 - 7:46 AM

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i only found the one queen. I found her when i was enjoying adult activities on the back patio when i was living with my parents


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#6 Offline Bracchymyrmex - Posted April 4 2017 - 9:32 AM

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What time of year did you find her?



#7 Offline XZero38 - Posted April 4 2017 - 9:36 AM

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i happened upon her 8/29/16

 

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#8 Offline sgheaton - Posted April 4 2017 - 9:53 AM

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OOoooh!!!! You found this one last year! I'm quite impressed the single gal is still alive and kicking. 

I figured you did this year. I haven't seen any Solenopsis Molesta around me yet so I was thoroughly baffled. 


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#9 Offline XZero38 - Posted May 9 2017 - 7:08 AM

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I didn't take any pictures of her, but she now has 4 super tiny workers and a fairly large pile of brood.



#10 Offline AntsMaryland - Posted August 24 2017 - 10:00 AM

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I currently have a Selonopsis Molesta queen in a testube and she has a very nice pile of eggs, along with 8 Lasius queens, of which 5 have eggs last time I checked (a week ago). I'm very excited.


Also, do Selenopsis Molesta colonies accept mealworms?



#11 Offline ctantkeeper - Posted August 24 2017 - 6:56 PM

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I have ten queens housed within a test tube setup. They have laid approximately 300-350 eggs in the last six days!!!!!!!



#12 Offline AntsMaryland - Posted August 25 2017 - 4:12 AM

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That's terrific! Good luck and please keep us updated! :)

 

I have ten queens housed within a test tube setup. They have laid approximately 300-350 eggs in the last six days!!!!!!!







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