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Eusocial Wasp Journal

wasps soon?

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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.


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#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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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.


Currently Keeping:

Camponotus Pennsylvanicus x2

Pogonomyrmex Barbatus

Dorymyrmex Bicolor

Pseudomyrmex Gracilis

 

 

 

 


#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.

#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


Currently Keeping:

Camponotus Pennsylvanicus x2

Pogonomyrmex Barbatus

Dorymyrmex Bicolor

Pseudomyrmex Gracilis

 

 

 

 


#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? :(


Currently Keeping:

Camponotus Pennsylvanicus x2

Pogonomyrmex Barbatus

Dorymyrmex Bicolor

Pseudomyrmex Gracilis

 

 

 

 


#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




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