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Pinkomyrmex floyderus Journal


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#41 Offline SamKeepsAnts - Posted April 12 2017 - 9:39 PM

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Where did you catch it? I caught one but she was infertile.


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#42 Offline Nathant2131 - Posted April 13 2017 - 2:24 AM

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Where did you catch it? I caught one but she was infertile.

Where did you catch it? I caught one but she was infertile.


Under a log in the Dracut Lowell State Forest (MA)

#43 Offline Nathant2131 - Posted April 17 2017 - 5:39 AM

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I bought several adult humpbacks from a local breeder, and bought the "Atlantic Ocean" for their enclosure. I then implemented the heating device. Martialis, you can share some of my space if you want. From what I've heard, humpbacks aren't aggresive towards blues, or vise-versa.

 

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#44 Offline Alabama Anter - Posted April 17 2017 - 7:25 PM

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Watch out for  the deadly Humpack Whale Parasite. They are quite large and look like this... 30-pepe-trump.w710.h473.2x.jpg


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#45 Offline Spamdy - Posted April 18 2017 - 8:37 AM

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The ones here in the Gulf of Mexico are worse, they breed by the thousands, 3 of my humpbacks died yesterday due to them. Watch out for cornstalk like hairs as the parasites have many.
Here's a picture of it.https://az616578.vo....v4xWIAA8Xdf.jpg
Queens:(11) Solenopsis Invitica(1) Camponotus Pennsylvanicus<p>(5)Tetramorium Caespitum

#46 Offline VoidElecent - Posted May 10 2017 - 7:34 PM

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I bought several adult humpbacks from a local breeder, and bought the "Atlantic Ocean" for their enclosure. I then implemented the heating device. Martialis, you can share some of my space if you want. From what I've heard, humpbacks aren't aggresive towards blues, or vise-versa.

 

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I'm glad your humpbacks are doing well, but how are your ants doing? For some reason, very few of my P. floyderus colonies have actually grown large very quickly. It seems as though they need a specific amount of care and attention to eventually overcome that activation barrier and have their colonies grow at the astounding rates they are inherently capable of reaching!

 

I'm glad you have your humpbacks in a sunny spot, the vitamin D will do wonders for your Pinkomyrmex colony! I have mine under a very similar looking sun (for approximately 12 hours every day), and they are doing wonderfully!


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#47 Offline Nathant2131 - Posted May 11 2017 - 3:01 AM

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Update coming soon. It's a shocker.

 

Edit: I also don't think the whale parasites are present in my area, thankfully.


Edited by Nathant2131, May 11 2017 - 3:02 AM.


#48 Offline Hawaiiant - Posted May 12 2017 - 6:39 PM

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My Pinkomyrmex queens died from a mite infestation. The mite scientific name is Dspus Drewus...


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#49 Offline Nathant2131 - Posted May 13 2017 - 4:34 PM

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The colony now has 4 young workers and one adult. The queen now is more laid back and the duties have been transferred to the workers. I continue to feed humpback whales.

 

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#50 Offline Alabama Anter - Posted May 15 2017 - 6:44 AM

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That habitat looks very cheap! You are a horrible pinko abuser! 


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(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

#51 Offline Martialis - Posted May 15 2017 - 3:50 PM

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Nathant abuses communists?



#52 Offline VoidElecent - Posted May 17 2017 - 2:50 PM

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The colony now has 4 young workers and one adult. The queen now is more laid back and the duties have been transferred to the workers. I continue to feed humpback whales.

 

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This is so great to hear! I don't know if I've stressed how incredibly difficult it is to raise this species! Those workers look very healthy, you must be doing a great job caring from them.

 

Pinkomyrmex floyderus is polymorphic to an astounding degree; you may start seeing majors soon. There are several ways you can determine if an egg houses a major worker. First, the eggs will look similar, if not identical to this, of course you wouldn't want to cut open the egg, this example was strictly for documentation purposes. Next, you'll notice the pupal stage doesn't incorporate a silky cocoon structure for protection, like other species. Instead, you'll notice prominent features of a young major worker developing. Once the major worker finally ecloses, it will have a distinct coloration- you won't miss it.

 

You should note that young major workers exhibit similar colorations and textures as those of their close relatives; they are often confused with the common Pinkomyrmex kiwicus.

 

Congrats on getting your colony up and running! I can't wait to hear more!  (y)


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~ (16x) Prenolepis imparis ~ (2x) Crematogaster cerasi ~ (1x) Lasius neoniger ~ (1x) Brachymyrmex depilis ~ (1x) Camponotus pennsylvanicus ~ (1x) Nylanderia fiasonensis ~
 
Check out my quizzes & see how well you do! Quiz 1, Quiz 2
 
"Would you like to see Britannia rule again, my friend?

All you have to do is follow the worms.
Would you like to send our colored cousins home again, my friend?

All you need to do is follow the worms.

 

#53 Offline Martialis - Posted May 17 2017 - 7:12 PM

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I disagree. P. kiwicus is not common. Especially since Rivalus aussie decided to invade their habitat.



#54 Offline T.C. - Posted May 18 2017 - 8:14 AM

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