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NZAntKeeper's Amblyopone Australis journal


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#1 Offline NZAntKeeper - Posted July 12 2017 - 9:43 PM

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Hello everyone, I traded some queens for this Amblyopone australis queen and will be journaling her growth. I received her today and she is massive, well compared to my tiny ants haha. Also if you have any tips on raising this species I'd really appreciate them

Here's some pics


Edited by NZAntKeeper, September 22 2017 - 10:30 PM.

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Species I have kept or are keeping
-Nylanderia sp?
-Pheidole sp
-Pachycondyla Castanea (I didn't catch the queen sadly)
-Monomorium Antarcticum
-Iridomyrmex sp
-Ochetellus Glaber

-Amblyopone Australis


#2 Offline Leo - Posted July 12 2017 - 10:31 PM

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cool



#3 Offline MegaMyrmex - Posted July 13 2017 - 12:38 PM

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Cool, queens are semiclaustral so provide a foraging area!



#4 Offline NZAntKeeper - Posted July 15 2017 - 12:31 AM

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Cool, queens are semiclaustral so provide a foraging area!

Yep, I've put her into a small plastic container with a small bit of sand in the corner if she wants to use it for something. I have also wrapped her tube in black paper so its nice and dark for her. She hasn't showed too much interest in insects yet.


My Youtube Channel
https://m.youtube.co...R--GtDfJdaJjWpQ

Species I have kept or are keeping
-Nylanderia sp?
-Pheidole sp
-Pachycondyla Castanea (I didn't catch the queen sadly)
-Monomorium Antarcticum
-Iridomyrmex sp
-Ochetellus Glaber

-Amblyopone Australis


#5 Offline NZAntKeeper - Posted July 22 2017 - 12:45 AM

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UPDATE 22/07/17

 

So nothing much has happened in the Amblyopone household, she hasn't laid any eggs but she destroyed a spider I gave her last night. Her test tube is literally covered in insect bits, so it seems like she doesn't like to clean. :lol:


My Youtube Channel
https://m.youtube.co...R--GtDfJdaJjWpQ

Species I have kept or are keeping
-Nylanderia sp?
-Pheidole sp
-Pachycondyla Castanea (I didn't catch the queen sadly)
-Monomorium Antarcticum
-Iridomyrmex sp
-Ochetellus Glaber

-Amblyopone Australis


#6 Offline NZAntKeeper - Posted August 5 2017 - 1:37 AM

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UPDATE 5/8/17
Still nothing much has happened,she has no eggs. I've had to move her into a small test tube because her old one was getting moldy due to all those insect parts she left inside the tube. She seems to be a little more lazy and isn't really moving around too much, she hasn't eaten for about 5 or 6 days so hopefully she'll eat soon. Does anyone know if Amblyopone drink sugar water?

My Youtube Channel
https://m.youtube.co...R--GtDfJdaJjWpQ

Species I have kept or are keeping
-Nylanderia sp?
-Pheidole sp
-Pachycondyla Castanea (I didn't catch the queen sadly)
-Monomorium Antarcticum
-Iridomyrmex sp
-Ochetellus Glaber

-Amblyopone Australis


#7 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted August 5 2017 - 5:24 AM

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Try putting a tiny toothpick of honey in the tube. I would also recommend feeding small crickets rather than spiders.

Congrats on getting her! Amblyopone is definitely one of the coolest species!


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Plagiolepis Alluaudi
Anoplolepis Gracilipes
Technomyrmex Difficilis
Pheidole Megacephala
Aholehole fish
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Sea Fan Worm
100+ sea squirts
Tree seedlings
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#8 Offline NZAntKeeper - Posted August 5 2017 - 12:36 PM

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Thanks, I will try feed her honey and see if she accepts it. It's winter right now so I can't find any crickets.

My Youtube Channel
https://m.youtube.co...R--GtDfJdaJjWpQ

Species I have kept or are keeping
-Nylanderia sp?
-Pheidole sp
-Pachycondyla Castanea (I didn't catch the queen sadly)
-Monomorium Antarcticum
-Iridomyrmex sp
-Ochetellus Glaber

-Amblyopone Australis


#9 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted August 6 2017 - 5:40 AM

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Try to buy some crickets from the pet store.


Hawaiiant (Ben)

Keeper of
Miniature Labradoodle
Baby Wolf Spider
Mud Dauber wasp larvae
Ochetellus Glaber
Solenopsis Geminata
Brachymyrmex Obscurior
Cardiocondyla Emeryi
Tetramorium Bicarinatum
Plagiolepis Alluaudi
Anoplolepis Gracilipes
Technomyrmex Difficilis
Pheidole Megacephala
Aholehole fish
Cowrie snail
Sea Fan Worm
100+ sea squirts
Tree seedlings
Ghost Crab
Day Gecko
Small Fat Centipede
Endemic Lacewing larva
Vernal Pool shrimps

#10 Offline NZAntKeeper - Posted August 11 2017 - 10:21 PM

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UPDATE 12/8/17

I am very happy to announce that the Amblyopone queen has laid what I believe to be an egg!

I will get some pictures tomorrow.


Edited by DylanTheAntKeeper, August 11 2017 - 10:22 PM.

My Youtube Channel
https://m.youtube.co...R--GtDfJdaJjWpQ

Species I have kept or are keeping
-Nylanderia sp?
-Pheidole sp
-Pachycondyla Castanea (I didn't catch the queen sadly)
-Monomorium Antarcticum
-Iridomyrmex sp
-Ochetellus Glaber

-Amblyopone Australis


#11 Offline NZAntKeeper - Posted August 12 2017 - 7:55 PM

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Here is a video of her, you can very easily see her egg. I was surprised at how big the egg was.


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My Youtube Channel
https://m.youtube.co...R--GtDfJdaJjWpQ

Species I have kept or are keeping
-Nylanderia sp?
-Pheidole sp
-Pachycondyla Castanea (I didn't catch the queen sadly)
-Monomorium Antarcticum
-Iridomyrmex sp
-Ochetellus Glaber

-Amblyopone Australis


#12 Offline Leo - Posted August 12 2017 - 11:43 PM

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cooool



#13 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted August 13 2017 - 7:20 AM

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Yeah, semi claustral queens have huge eggs. My old Pseudomyrmex Gracilis queen had an egg that was almost the size of her head!


Hawaiiant (Ben)

Keeper of
Miniature Labradoodle
Baby Wolf Spider
Mud Dauber wasp larvae
Ochetellus Glaber
Solenopsis Geminata
Brachymyrmex Obscurior
Cardiocondyla Emeryi
Tetramorium Bicarinatum
Plagiolepis Alluaudi
Anoplolepis Gracilipes
Technomyrmex Difficilis
Pheidole Megacephala
Aholehole fish
Cowrie snail
Sea Fan Worm
100+ sea squirts
Tree seedlings
Ghost Crab
Day Gecko
Small Fat Centipede
Endemic Lacewing larva
Vernal Pool shrimps

#14 Offline NZAntKeeper - Posted August 17 2017 - 11:25 PM

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Jeez, that's crazy lol

My Youtube Channel
https://m.youtube.co...R--GtDfJdaJjWpQ

Species I have kept or are keeping
-Nylanderia sp?
-Pheidole sp
-Pachycondyla Castanea (I didn't catch the queen sadly)
-Monomorium Antarcticum
-Iridomyrmex sp
-Ochetellus Glaber

-Amblyopone Australis


#15 Offline NZAntKeeper - Posted September 5 2017 - 10:59 PM

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UPDATE 6/9/17

She now has 2 eggs which is really exciting! I will try get some pics this weekend, but the eggs are on the cotton so they may be hard to see.

Edited by DylanTheAntKeeper, September 5 2017 - 11:43 PM.

My Youtube Channel
https://m.youtube.co...R--GtDfJdaJjWpQ

Species I have kept or are keeping
-Nylanderia sp?
-Pheidole sp
-Pachycondyla Castanea (I didn't catch the queen sadly)
-Monomorium Antarcticum
-Iridomyrmex sp
-Ochetellus Glaber

-Amblyopone Australis


#16 Offline MegaMyrmex - Posted September 9 2017 - 6:12 PM

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UPDATEUPDATEUPDATE I have an S. Pallipes queen so they're both related. I should also note that that might not be an egg but actually a larvae because of its shape...

#17 Offline NZAntKeeper - Posted September 9 2017 - 8:03 PM

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Congrats on catching her! I'm pretty sure that's an egg because when I first noticed it in her test tube it looked exactly like that. Sadly I think she has eaten 1 of her eggs, she now has 1 left. And her tube is pretty dirty with insect parts so I can't get a good look at her or get pictures.

My Youtube Channel
https://m.youtube.co...R--GtDfJdaJjWpQ

Species I have kept or are keeping
-Nylanderia sp?
-Pheidole sp
-Pachycondyla Castanea (I didn't catch the queen sadly)
-Monomorium Antarcticum
-Iridomyrmex sp
-Ochetellus Glaber

-Amblyopone Australis


#18 Offline NZAntKeeper - Posted September 15 2017 - 7:28 PM

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UPDATE 16/9/17

I was definitely wrong thinking she had eaten her other egg, I finally managed to get a good look at her and she has 5 eggs!

My Youtube Channel
https://m.youtube.co...R--GtDfJdaJjWpQ

Species I have kept or are keeping
-Nylanderia sp?
-Pheidole sp
-Pachycondyla Castanea (I didn't catch the queen sadly)
-Monomorium Antarcticum
-Iridomyrmex sp
-Ochetellus Glaber

-Amblyopone Australis


#19 Offline Flame.Hyped - Posted September 17 2017 - 5:41 PM

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pics of the eggs

#20 Offline NZAntKeeper - Posted September 22 2017 - 10:31 PM

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UPDATE 23/09/17

 

Just did the weekly check on her and she has 7-8 eggs! I also managed to get a crap pic of 2 of her eggs.


Edited by NZAntKeeper, September 22 2017 - 10:32 PM.

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My Youtube Channel
https://m.youtube.co...R--GtDfJdaJjWpQ

Species I have kept or are keeping
-Nylanderia sp?
-Pheidole sp
-Pachycondyla Castanea (I didn't catch the queen sadly)
-Monomorium Antarcticum
-Iridomyrmex sp
-Ochetellus Glaber

-Amblyopone Australis





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