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#41 Offline Ants_Texas - Posted December 2 2017 - 2:59 PM

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Hand taming a wasp queen? I'm extremely confused and I really want to try this lol.


My YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK90shiLguOZBECXtwr1M7A

 

My Colony Adoption: http://www.formicult.../?hl=ants_texas

 

Colonies:

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Camponotus discolor 

Crematogaster laeviuscula

Pseudomyrmex gracilis x3

Solenopsis invicta 

 

Wishlist:

Camponotus chromaiodes

Camponotus sansabeanus

Camponotus vicinus

Myrmecocystus sp.

Novomessor sp.

Odontomachus sp.

Pogonomyrmex sp.

 

 

 

 

 

 


#42 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted December 2 2017 - 3:05 PM

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Vespula and Polistes queens have very good facial-recognition. Feeding a foundress sugary liquids would get her to appreciate you and accept you into the colony. 
Apparently this works better with Polistes, I'll have to try out for myself!
 

I removed one of my Vespula queens from hibernation (2 months is enough, right?) as an experiment. Turns out Vespula species love super worms. This queen happily tore apart a pre-killed super worm I gave her.


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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

#43 Offline Ants_Texas - Posted December 2 2017 - 5:22 PM

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Vespula and Polistes queens have very good facial-recognition. Feeding a foundress sugary liquids would get her to appreciate you and accept you into the colony. 
Apparently this works better with Polistes, I'll have to try out for myself!
 

I removed one of my Vespula queens from hibernation (2 months is enough, right?) as an experiment. Turns out Vespula species love super worms. This queen happily tore apart a pre-killed super worm I gave her.

I've only known wasps and hornets to be relentless creatures all my life. Guess it's because I only get to see workers.


My YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK90shiLguOZBECXtwr1M7A

 

My Colony Adoption: http://www.formicult.../?hl=ants_texas

 

Colonies:

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Camponotus discolor 

Crematogaster laeviuscula

Pseudomyrmex gracilis x3

Solenopsis invicta 

 

Wishlist:

Camponotus chromaiodes

Camponotus sansabeanus

Camponotus vicinus

Myrmecocystus sp.

Novomessor sp.

Odontomachus sp.

Pogonomyrmex sp.

 

 

 

 

 

 


#44 Offline MegaMyrmex - Posted December 2 2017 - 6:02 PM

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I want a queen so bad, I actually found a queen polistes by my school but I wasn't able to catch it so I let it crawl into leaf litter so that it would be able to hibernate.

Current colonies-

 

- 2 Camponotus chromaoides

- 1 Aphaenogaster sp. colony

- 1 Crematogaster colony

- 1 Strumigenys colony :yahoo:  :dance:  :dance2: 

 

Species checklist(ants found so far)-

- Aphaenogaster teneseensis

- Aphaenogaster picea

- Aphaenogaster sp.

- Brachymyrmex patagonicus

- Camponotus castaneus

- Camponotus chromaoides

- Camponotus nearcticus

- Camponotus pennsylvanicus

- Camponotus subbarbatus

- Colobopsis impressus(dead queen... :*(

- Crematogaster sp.

- Formica pallidefulva

- Formica sanguinea

- Formica subsericea

- Hypoponera sp.

- Lasius claviger

- Lasius umbratus

- Lasius neoniger

- Lasius sp.

- Monomorium minimum

- Myrmica sp.

- Nylanderia flavipes

- Pheidole morrisi

- Pheidole bicarinata

- Pheidole dentata(all pheidole found were workers only :( )

- Ponera pennsylvanica

- Prenolepis imparis

- Strumigenys rostrata

‚Äč- Stigmatomma pallipes :dance2:  :dance:

- Tetramorium immigrans

- Tapinoma sessile

 

Queens/colonies to Look for-

- Pheidole

- Trachymyrmex septentrionalis

- Polyergus

- Dolichoderus

- Myrmica

- Stigmatomma pallipes


#45 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted December 2 2017 - 6:49 PM

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Aw, that stinks. I actually found my newer one at my school on a wall. I coaxed her into my lunch box, and I managed to spook a friend during lunch :P


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

#46 Offline Ants_Texas - Posted December 6 2017 - 1:48 PM

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Come on man, pictures! iPhone pictures are fine as long as there's proper lighting. :P


My YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK90shiLguOZBECXtwr1M7A

 

My Colony Adoption: http://www.formicult.../?hl=ants_texas

 

Colonies:

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Camponotus discolor 

Crematogaster laeviuscula

Pseudomyrmex gracilis x3

Solenopsis invicta 

 

Wishlist:

Camponotus chromaiodes

Camponotus sansabeanus

Camponotus vicinus

Myrmecocystus sp.

Novomessor sp.

Odontomachus sp.

Pogonomyrmex sp.

 

 

 

 

 

 


#47 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted December 7 2017 - 9:20 AM

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Pictures coming today after school :)


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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

#48 Offline Ants_Texas - Posted December 8 2017 - 4:28 PM

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Pictures coming today after school :)

Pictures? :(


My YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK90shiLguOZBECXtwr1M7A

 

My Colony Adoption: http://www.formicult.../?hl=ants_texas

 

Colonies:

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Camponotus discolor 

Crematogaster laeviuscula

Pseudomyrmex gracilis x3

Solenopsis invicta 

 

Wishlist:

Camponotus chromaiodes

Camponotus sansabeanus

Camponotus vicinus

Myrmecocystus sp.

Novomessor sp.

Odontomachus sp.

Pogonomyrmex sp.

 

 

 

 

 

 


#49 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted December 8 2017 - 5:29 PM

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I'm sorry, camera's not working :/


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

#50 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted December 19 2017 - 9:59 AM

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The Polistes queens are surprisingly resilient. They've been hibernating fine in near freezing temperatures.


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




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