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Leo's Gnamptogenys bicolor journal :v


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#1 Offline Leo - Posted November 13 2017 - 5:39 AM

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29/10/17

Captured colony while on a hike with bff

(transferring them into a container)

 

13/11/17

They have a gamergate and have laid a bunch of cylinder-shaped eggs.

they have a medium sized pile of brood.

(they have a slight mite problem though, This is a mite I removed from a pupae. Then I blow-torched the mite  :D )


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#2 Offline MegaMyrmex - Posted November 13 2017 - 12:42 PM

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Jealous, wish ponerines lived here in MD... oh well. Keep us updated though and cool ants!

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

​- Stigmatomma pallipes :dance2:  :dance:

- Tetramorium immigrans

- Tapinoma sessile

 

Queens/colonies to Look for-

- Pheidole

- Trachymyrmex septentrionalis

- Polyergus

- Dolichoderus

- Myrmica

- Stigmatomma pallipes


#3 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted November 13 2017 - 2:16 PM

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What is the colony size (workers, queens, brood)? 


Colonies:

 

Queens:

  • Camponotus pennsylvanicus Journal
  • Formica subsericea
  • Lasius cf. claviger (Hibernating; No Host Colony)
  • Myrmecina americana  —  Journal
  • Tetramorium immigrans x25  —  Journal

 

Other Animals:

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

#4 Offline Leo - Posted November 13 2017 - 5:21 PM

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Gamergate colony. 30 workers????

 

Jealous, wish ponerines lived here in MD... oh well. Keep us updated though and cool ants!

Not ponerines  ;)



#5 Offline Leo - Posted December 8 2017 - 5:26 PM

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9/12/17

Lots of larvae, they look fuzzy and are very active, fresh batch of eggs!

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the nanitics are ADORABLE






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