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Leo's odontomachus monticola and Buniapone amblyops


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#1 Offline Leo - Posted August 31 2017 - 4:10 PM

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1/7/2017

 

The odontomachus queen was located on the stairs and was quickly captured by me, they are currently having nuptial flights once again. She is located inside a tarheel mini hearth-type formicarium.

 

1/8/17

 

the Buniapone amblyops was found roaming about and was also captured, currently on test tube with black sand


double posted  :(



#2 Offline Flame.Hyped - Posted August 31 2017 - 6:22 PM

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Update on the queens?

#3 Offline Leo - Posted August 31 2017 - 11:48 PM

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oh odontomahcus has settled down in the formicarium but has not shed wings, Buniapone amblyops is a dealate, but no eggs yet.



#4 Offline Leo - Posted September 4 2017 - 7:13 PM

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2nd smaller odontomachus queen caught



#5 Offline Leo - Posted September 5 2017 - 3:41 PM

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3rd odontomachus monticola queen caught



#6 Offline Leo - Posted September 11 2017 - 1:35 AM

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I have caught a dealate odontomachus still no eggs.



#7 Offline Leo - Posted September 12 2017 - 2:55 AM

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12/9/2017

 

The Buniapone amblyops has laid one egg in her new setup. I have captured two more Buniapone amblyops alates. The odontomachus dealate is fine two of the alates have died.



#8 Offline Leo - Posted September 18 2017 - 1:44 AM

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18/9/17

 

The dealate is accepting termites, the two Buniapone amblyops queens died leaving me with one.

 

I recently captured a small colony of leptogenys diminuta, VERY shy like termites and isopods. :)



#9 Offline Leo - Posted September 27 2017 - 5:29 AM

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The odontomachus dealate has unfortunately passed away and sprouted some atomic-level nasty mold.

 

This leaves me with the Buniapone amblyops dealate

 

 

she has one egg and nothing else.


Edited by Leo, September 27 2017 - 5:29 AM.

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#10 Offline Leo - Posted October 11 2017 - 4:09 PM

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2 eggs for the Buniapone amblyops 



#11 Offline MegaMyrmex - Posted October 11 2017 - 6:07 PM

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Leo i cannot express how jelly i am because of your queens, I habe always wanted massive ponerines, but all we have here are ponera...good luck!

#12 Offline Leo - Posted October 11 2017 - 6:30 PM

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Leo i cannot express how jelly i am because of your queens, I habe always wanted massive ponerines, but all we have here are ponera...good luck!

:D  she isn't THAT big



#13 Offline MegaMyrmex - Posted October 12 2017 - 3:23 AM

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Well...bigger than ponera at least!

#14 Offline Leo - Posted October 12 2017 - 3:55 AM

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I believe this is the only ponera queen I have ever found. pinhead cricket for comparison. 


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#15 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted October 12 2017 - 4:01 AM

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I believe this is the only ponera queen I have ever found. pinhead cricket for comparison. 

I currently have a single ponera alate. she seems to be eating the cricket leg I gave her, but still no eggs.


Currently Keeping:

  • 1 Brachymyrmex Depilis (Rover Ant)
  • 1 Camponotus nearcticus (Carpenter Ant)
  • 4 Formica subsericea
  • 1 Unidentified Formica species
  • 1 Unidentified semi-claustral Myrmicine genus
  • 1 Unidentified Lasius species
  • 4 Tetramorium sp.E (Pavement Ant)
  • 1 Aphaenogaster fulva
  • 1 Ponera pennsylvanica
  • Various Fish
  • Clea helena (Assassin Snail)
  • 2 Phodopus roborovskii (Roborovski Dwarf Hamster)
  • 5 Felis catus (Domestic Cat)
  • 2 Younger Brothers

#16 Offline Leo - Posted Today, 5:16 PM

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24/10/17

 

The Buniapone amblyops dealate is still on 2 eggs, she is on a diet of ant brood.


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