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#81 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted March 9 2019 - 3:03 PM

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Ok, so in a week they will be at 600?

Actually, you might be right. Looking closer, I'm estimating that there's about 1 large larvae or pupae for each worker. And on their new diet, the queen's gaster is looking very plump, a teeny bit physogastric even.


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#82 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted March 9 2019 - 3:41 PM

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My tetramorium colony takes fish flakes :lol:
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#83 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted March 16 2019 - 5:12 AM

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Drinking some Sunburst

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The brood pile

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A hollowed-out cricket from yesterday's feeding

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#84 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted March 17 2019 - 1:38 PM

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brood pile getting bigger.

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#85 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted April 3 2019 - 2:13 PM

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They just had a sudden explosion of small-mid larvae. The pupae pile has extended till its partially blocking the hallway. Doing really well.



#86 Offline Rstheant - Posted April 3 2019 - 2:22 PM

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When I saw that table cloth or something under the nest, I was like “ we have a traitor in our midst!”

:lol:

Good job though.
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#87 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted April 4 2019 - 1:52 AM

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When I saw that table cloth or something under the nest, I was like “ we have a traitor in our midst!”
:lol:
Good job though.


Nah, I just put paper under the nests. Since my desk is a dark color and so are my ants, it helps me see them better.
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#88 Offline ANTdrew - Posted April 4 2019 - 6:14 AM

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Nice work, man! My Tetramorium are absolutely exploding, too. They've been in this bead container formicarium I made for over a month, and I'm thinking they will soon need another extra large one! I have a second big colony still in a mini-fridge that I'm hesitant to take out because I don't know how I'll keep up with two huge colonies. Basically, I'll just need to install more shelves up in my house and soon!


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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25






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