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Mettcollsuss's Tetramorium immigrans Journal

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#21 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted December 3 2017 - 4:57 AM

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Okay, I changed my mind. I am going to keep this colony, but also going to do the experiment. I'll keep two T. immigrans colonies and compare them.


Colonies:

  • Aphaenogaster rudis  —  Journal
  • Formica subsericea    Journal
  • Tetramorium immigrans  —  Journal

 

Queens:

  • Brachymyrmex depilis
  • Formica cf. incerta  —  Journal
  • Formica subsericea x2 (Probably Infertile)
  • Lasius cf. claviger x2 (Hibernating; No Host Colony)
  • Lasius cf. flavus
  • Myrmecina americana  —  Journal

 

Other Pets:

  • Felis catus x5
  • Phodopus roborovskii x2
  • Various Fish
  • Younger Brothers x2

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#22 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted January 4 2018 - 5:49 AM

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    Okay, so I forgot to update this journal for a while. I tried to put them in hibernation, but they remained active. Their test tube was super dirty, so I moved them into an AntsAustralia Acrylic Nest. I attached a small outworld with a thin layer of grout at the bottom to the nest. I placed in a small liquid feeder with sugar-water into the outworld. They decided to use it as a hydration source and moved into the outworld. I then removed the feeder and added extra water to the nest and they moved back. So apparently they like it super humid.

 Here's some photos of them in their acrylic nest. The larger workers in the photo are the ones from the brood boost.

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Colonies:

  • Aphaenogaster rudis  —  Journal
  • Formica subsericea    Journal
  • Tetramorium immigrans  —  Journal

 

Queens:

  • Brachymyrmex depilis
  • Formica cf. incerta  —  Journal
  • Formica subsericea x2 (Probably Infertile)
  • Lasius cf. claviger x2 (Hibernating; No Host Colony)
  • Lasius cf. flavus
  • Myrmecina americana  —  Journal

 

Other Pets:

  • Felis catus x5
  • Phodopus roborovskii x2
  • Various Fish
  • Younger Brothers x2

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#23 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted January 13 2018 - 4:10 AM

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Okay, so the colony went through a bit of a crisis. Long story short, they are now half their original size and in a test tube.


Colonies:

  • Aphaenogaster rudis  —  Journal
  • Formica subsericea    Journal
  • Tetramorium immigrans  —  Journal

 

Queens:

  • Brachymyrmex depilis
  • Formica cf. incerta  —  Journal
  • Formica subsericea x2 (Probably Infertile)
  • Lasius cf. claviger x2 (Hibernating; No Host Colony)
  • Lasius cf. flavus
  • Myrmecina americana  —  Journal

 

Other Pets:

  • Felis catus x5
  • Phodopus roborovskii x2
  • Various Fish
  • Younger Brothers x2

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#24 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted January 17 2018 - 4:53 AM

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I just checked on them. They are doing alright. There are a few new eggs. I offered them half a mealworm and the accepted it. They are recovering well.


Colonies:

  • Aphaenogaster rudis  —  Journal
  • Formica subsericea    Journal
  • Tetramorium immigrans  —  Journal

 

Queens:

  • Brachymyrmex depilis
  • Formica cf. incerta  —  Journal
  • Formica subsericea x2 (Probably Infertile)
  • Lasius cf. claviger x2 (Hibernating; No Host Colony)
  • Lasius cf. flavus
  • Myrmecina americana  —  Journal

 

Other Pets:

  • Felis catus x5
  • Phodopus roborovskii x2
  • Various Fish
  • Younger Brothers x2

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#25 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted January 22 2018 - 6:12 PM

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The colony is now fully recovered. They are eating well and acting as if nothing ever happened.


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Colonies:

  • Aphaenogaster rudis  —  Journal
  • Formica subsericea    Journal
  • Tetramorium immigrans  —  Journal

 

Queens:

  • Brachymyrmex depilis
  • Formica cf. incerta  —  Journal
  • Formica subsericea x2 (Probably Infertile)
  • Lasius cf. claviger x2 (Hibernating; No Host Colony)
  • Lasius cf. flavus
  • Myrmecina americana  —  Journal

 

Other Pets:

  • Felis catus x5
  • Phodopus roborovskii x2
  • Various Fish
  • Younger Brothers x2

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#26 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted January 25 2018 - 5:37 AM

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They now have a pile of about 50 brood, divided equally between eggs, larvae, and pupae.


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Colonies:

  • Aphaenogaster rudis  —  Journal
  • Formica subsericea    Journal
  • Tetramorium immigrans  —  Journal

 

Queens:

  • Brachymyrmex depilis
  • Formica cf. incerta  —  Journal
  • Formica subsericea x2 (Probably Infertile)
  • Lasius cf. claviger x2 (Hibernating; No Host Colony)
  • Lasius cf. flavus
  • Myrmecina americana  —  Journal

 

Other Pets:

  • Felis catus x5
  • Phodopus roborovskii x2
  • Various Fish
  • Younger Brothers x2

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#27 Offline Diesel - Posted January 25 2018 - 7:41 AM

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My Tapinoma Sessile colony is the same way. i took them out of their old setup and into a new one. the old setup had alot of humidity and the egg #s exploded in their new setup I'm under the impression they've eaten some :(. i may move them back.


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Ant Species kept

 

Temnothorax Longispinosus.-Journal(discontinued)-(formerly)

Camponotus Noveboracensis (formerly)

Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Queen, 1 worker & brood.

Tapinoma Sessile-Journal (3 queen colony)

​Tapinoma  Sessile #2 (2 queen colony)

Aphaenogaster Picea-Journal

Crematogaster sp.(Cerasi or Lineolata) Queen with eggs

​Crematogaster sp. #2 (Cerasi or Lineolata) Queen with eggs


#28 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted January 25 2018 - 3:05 PM

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Ant eggs can explode?!   :o


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Colonies:

  • Aphaenogaster rudis  —  Journal
  • Formica subsericea    Journal
  • Tetramorium immigrans  —  Journal

 

Queens:

  • Brachymyrmex depilis
  • Formica cf. incerta  —  Journal
  • Formica subsericea x2 (Probably Infertile)
  • Lasius cf. claviger x2 (Hibernating; No Host Colony)
  • Lasius cf. flavus
  • Myrmecina americana  —  Journal

 

Other Pets:

  • Felis catus x5
  • Phodopus roborovskii x2
  • Various Fish
  • Younger Brothers x2

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#29 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted January 25 2018 - 4:48 PM

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I think he means exploded in growth.:D
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Keeper of:2x Formica lasiodies, too many Formica pacifica, 2x Tetramorium immagrans, 1x Camponotus noveaboricensis, 1x Camponotus herculeanus, 1x Camponotus modoc, 1x Myrmica spp., 2x Lasius neoniger, (there may be more I am forgetting).

#30 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted January 25 2018 - 5:02 PM

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I think he means exploded in growth. :D

oh.

 

I feel silly now.


Colonies:

  • Aphaenogaster rudis  —  Journal
  • Formica subsericea    Journal
  • Tetramorium immigrans  —  Journal

 

Queens:

  • Brachymyrmex depilis
  • Formica cf. incerta  —  Journal
  • Formica subsericea x2 (Probably Infertile)
  • Lasius cf. claviger x2 (Hibernating; No Host Colony)
  • Lasius cf. flavus
  • Myrmecina americana  —  Journal

 

Other Pets:

  • Felis catus x5
  • Phodopus roborovskii x2
  • Various Fish
  • Younger Brothers x2

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#31 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted January 25 2018 - 5:03 PM

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It's alright. It's human to make mistakes.:)
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Keeper of:2x Formica lasiodies, too many Formica pacifica, 2x Tetramorium immagrans, 1x Camponotus noveaboricensis, 1x Camponotus herculeanus, 1x Camponotus modoc, 1x Myrmica spp., 2x Lasius neoniger, (there may be more I am forgetting).

#32 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted January 25 2018 - 5:05 PM

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Edited by Ant_Dude2908, January 25 2018 - 5:05 PM.

Keeper of:2x Formica lasiodies, too many Formica pacifica, 2x Tetramorium immagrans, 1x Camponotus noveaboricensis, 1x Camponotus herculeanus, 1x Camponotus modoc, 1x Myrmica spp., 2x Lasius neoniger, (there may be more I am forgetting).

#33 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted February 1 2018 - 4:31 AM

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The test tube is getting pretty dirty. I'm attempting to move them. I got the best photos I could with all the dirt in the tube.

 

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Colonies:

  • Aphaenogaster rudis  —  Journal
  • Formica subsericea    Journal
  • Tetramorium immigrans  —  Journal

 

Queens:

  • Brachymyrmex depilis
  • Formica cf. incerta  —  Journal
  • Formica subsericea x2 (Probably Infertile)
  • Lasius cf. claviger x2 (Hibernating; No Host Colony)
  • Lasius cf. flavus
  • Myrmecina americana  —  Journal

 

Other Pets:

  • Felis catus x5
  • Phodopus roborovskii x2
  • Various Fish
  • Younger Brothers x2

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#34 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted February 7 2018 - 5:40 AM

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I finally got them to move the other day. Because they had been taped to another tube for a week, I hadn't been able to feed them. I gave them a drop of sugar water, which they loved.

 

I gave them a fruit fly for the first time today. They ignored it when presented alive, even when it walked right over their brood pile. Once I crushed it, though, they devoured it.


Colonies:

  • Aphaenogaster rudis  —  Journal
  • Formica subsericea    Journal
  • Tetramorium immigrans  —  Journal

 

Queens:

  • Brachymyrmex depilis
  • Formica cf. incerta  —  Journal
  • Formica subsericea x2 (Probably Infertile)
  • Lasius cf. claviger x2 (Hibernating; No Host Colony)
  • Lasius cf. flavus
  • Myrmecina americana  —  Journal

 

Other Pets:

  • Felis catus x5
  • Phodopus roborovskii x2
  • Various Fish
  • Younger Brothers x2

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#35 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted February 13 2018 - 4:49 PM

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Most of the brood is pupae now, and about 90% of these pupae are really close to eclosing. I'm expecting a population boom any day now.


Colonies:

  • Aphaenogaster rudis  —  Journal
  • Formica subsericea    Journal
  • Tetramorium immigrans  —  Journal

 

Queens:

  • Brachymyrmex depilis
  • Formica cf. incerta  —  Journal
  • Formica subsericea x2 (Probably Infertile)
  • Lasius cf. claviger x2 (Hibernating; No Host Colony)
  • Lasius cf. flavus
  • Myrmecina americana  —  Journal

 

Other Pets:

  • Felis catus x5
  • Phodopus roborovskii x2
  • Various Fish
  • Younger Brothers x2

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#36 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted February 16 2018 - 6:28 PM

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Photo update! 

The queen isn't visible in the photos because she's hiding under the brood pile and a bit of protruding cotton.

 

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Colonies:

  • Aphaenogaster rudis  —  Journal
  • Formica subsericea    Journal
  • Tetramorium immigrans  —  Journal

 

Queens:

  • Brachymyrmex depilis
  • Formica cf. incerta  —  Journal
  • Formica subsericea x2 (Probably Infertile)
  • Lasius cf. claviger x2 (Hibernating; No Host Colony)
  • Lasius cf. flavus
  • Myrmecina americana  —  Journal

 

Other Pets:

  • Felis catus x5
  • Phodopus roborovskii x2
  • Various Fish
  • Younger Brothers x2

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#37 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted February 16 2018 - 7:33 PM

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Why are some of your workers so large?
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#38 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted February 17 2018 - 4:18 AM

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I boosted my colony with some pupae from an established wild colony.


Colonies:

  • Aphaenogaster rudis  —  Journal
  • Formica subsericea    Journal
  • Tetramorium immigrans  —  Journal

 

Queens:

  • Brachymyrmex depilis
  • Formica cf. incerta  —  Journal
  • Formica subsericea x2 (Probably Infertile)
  • Lasius cf. claviger x2 (Hibernating; No Host Colony)
  • Lasius cf. flavus
  • Myrmecina americana  —  Journal

 

Other Pets:

  • Felis catus x5
  • Phodopus roborovskii x2
  • Various Fish
  • Younger Brothers x2

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