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Do you name your Queens?


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#1 Offline GeoKoen - Posted October 17 2017 - 3:20 PM

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Simple question :P

 

Do you give your queen ants a name, and i fo what are they called?

 

Our Messor barbarus queen is called Pixie (my wife and daughter named her :P )


1x Messor barbarus - 50+ 
1x Lasius niger - 10+
1x Lasius flavus - 4+
3x Lasius flavus - 2+
1x Camponotus ligniperdus - 1+
1x Formica Fusca - 0+
1x Myrmica? - 0+

#2 Offline T.C. - Posted October 17 2017 - 3:56 PM

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Yep.

Queen 1
Queen 2
Queen 3
Queen 4
Queen 5
And so on...

To be honest, I got way too many to name.
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#3 Offline Skwiggledork - Posted October 17 2017 - 4:07 PM

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This is my first attempt at keeping a colony. I got three queens that haven't laid eggs yet. Caught them mid September and was told they might not lay till after hibernation. If they do lay I plan on naming the fertile queen(s) and the colony/colonies. I don't plan on keeping more than one or two colonies, so not a big deal.



#4 Offline B2-Bomber-Ants - Posted October 17 2017 - 4:17 PM

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It's Common to name the Colony as a whole, as you see in Ants Canada's YouTube videos. But Yes I have one Queen Pogonomyrmex rugosus I have named Khaleesi, I had others that where Game of Thrones based names but they all died



#5 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted October 17 2017 - 5:24 PM

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I name my queens very strange names. 


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#6 Offline Phoenix - Posted October 17 2017 - 5:28 PM

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Stopped naming them, too many to consider at this point.



#7 Offline Aaron567 - Posted October 17 2017 - 5:30 PM

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Shaquayla, Campoquandeisha, Pseudondromyrma'quarious, etc


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My Colonies:

Brachymyrmex patagonicus

Camponotus discolor [Journal]

Camponotus floridanus

Camponotus tortuganus

Camponotus sexguttatus

Camponotus planatus

Colobopsis impressa [Journal]

Pheidole bicarinata

Pheidole dentata [Journal]

Pheidole metallescens

Pheidole navigans

Pheidole obscurithorax [Journal]

Tetramorium bicarinatum


#8 Offline ctantkeeper - Posted October 18 2017 - 3:53 AM

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I will sometimes name colonies and on rare occasions name queens. My messor barbarus queen was named Queen Elizabeth on account of her being origonally from the uk. both of my Formica subsericia were name Antuonette 1 and Antuonette 2 resoectively. My Tapinom seesile colony was called "dark matter", due to how they would congregate to form a back void and my second largest colony of Tetramorium is now reffered to as "The Order of The Dark Knights". It would be way to difficult to name all of my colonies / queens though.



#9 Offline Efly15 - Posted October 19 2017 - 1:13 PM

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I don't name my queens but I name my formicarium

Currently they are in the fallout shelter and their out world is Land of the Goofballs (inside joke from our science class)

I call my Tetramorium colony  my little dudes.



#10 Offline NanceUSMC - Posted October 19 2017 - 1:53 PM

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It's Common to name the Colony as a whole, as you see in Ants Canada's YouTube videos. But Yes I have one Queen Pogonomyrmex rugosus I have named Khaleesi, I had others that where Game of Thrones based names but they all died

 

You should know that's what happens to EVERYONE in Game of Thrones!



#11 Offline drtrmiller - Posted October 19 2017 - 2:20 PM

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No. Don't name any animal that doesn't come when you call it.
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#12 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted October 19 2017 - 2:35 PM

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It's Common to name the Colony as a whole, as you see in Ants Canada's YouTube videos. But Yes I have one Queen Pogonomyrmex rugosus I have named Khaleesi, I had others that where Game of Thrones based names but they all died

 

You should know that's what happens to EVERYONE in Game of Thrones!

 

OMG xD

 

No. Don't name any animal that doesn't come when you call it.

Ants have terrible hearing though.


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

#13 Offline Aaron567 - Posted October 19 2017 - 3:51 PM

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My ants come when they're called. dunno what kinda lame ants y'all have


My Colonies:

Brachymyrmex patagonicus

Camponotus discolor [Journal]

Camponotus floridanus

Camponotus tortuganus

Camponotus sexguttatus

Camponotus planatus

Colobopsis impressa [Journal]

Pheidole bicarinata

Pheidole dentata [Journal]

Pheidole metallescens

Pheidole navigans

Pheidole obscurithorax [Journal]

Tetramorium bicarinatum


#14 Online TennesseeAnts - Posted October 19 2017 - 4:47 PM

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My ants come when they're called. dunno what kinda lame ants y'all have

My ants "come" when they are breathed on, not to me though. And by come I mean they run around frantically. the point is they take notice!



#15 Offline drtrmiller - Posted October 19 2017 - 4:54 PM

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My ants "come" when they are breathed on


You probably shouldn't blow your ants.


#16 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted October 19 2017 - 4:59 PM

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My ants come when they're called. dunno what kinda lame ants y'all have

Hot dog, I wish I was you. When I call my ants, they blow raspberries at me.


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

#17 Offline Chicken_eater100 - Posted October 19 2017 - 4:59 PM

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No. Don't name any animal that doesn't come when you call it.

so I shouldn't name my dog?

Edited by Chicken_eater100, October 19 2017 - 5:00 PM.

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#18 Online TennesseeAnts - Posted October 19 2017 - 5:02 PM

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My ants "come" when they are breathed on


You probably shouldn't blow your ants.

 

I said breathe. like as in I usually have to hold my breath while observing them...



#19 Offline drtrmiller - Posted October 19 2017 - 5:04 PM

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My ants "come" when they are breathed on


You probably shouldn't blow your ants.
I said breathe. like as in I usually have to hold my breath while observing them...

Oh, okay. Might I suggest one of these: http://amzn.to/2gSC7tG
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#20 Offline Chicken_eater100 - Posted October 19 2017 - 5:06 PM

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I'm gonna name my first ant colony the whippershnappers.




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