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Connectimyrmex's Off Topic Journal (Updated January 12)

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#1 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted December 7 2017 - 9:31 AM

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Hi!
This is my new journal, which will follow the progress of the following (will add more if more are received):

 

LAST UPDATED JANUARY 12, 2018

 

Current:

Parcoblatta sp. (Nymphs)

Unidentified Roaches (Nymphs)

Zophobas morio (group of larvae)

Unidentified Ground Beetle (Young adult)

Reticulitermes flavipes (Founding colony, three founders)
Zootermopsis angusticollis (Termitat colony, two secondary reproductives)

Vespula germanica (Several queens, hibernating)
Polistes fuscatus (Several queens, hibernating)
Jumping bristetail (Unidentified species, elderly individual)
Springtails (Very large species, possible Pogonognathellus. Small breeding colony)

False Black Widow (Young female)

Unidentified burrowing Wolf Spider (Adult female)

False Powderpost Beetle (Larva)

Madagascan Hissing Cockroaches (Pair, with one gravid female)

Carpet Dermestid Beetle (Larvae)

Zophobas morio (pupa)
Wolf Spider (egg sack)
Myrmecophile springtails (colony)

Diabolical Ironclad Beetles (2 adults)
Eleodes armatus (1 adult)
Eleodes osculans (1 adult)
Tenebrio sp. "Diabolical" (1 adult)

Blaptica dubia (nymphs)

Betta splendens (mustard gas male)

 

New Arrivals:

Blaptica dubia (adult pair & older nymphs)
Lepiodactylus lugubris (standard pacific morph) (juvenile)

 

Recently Deceased :( :

Pandinus imperator

 


Edited by Connectimyrmex, January 12 2018 - 6:34 PM.

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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

#2 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted December 7 2017 - 5:27 PM

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Nice! My favorite one of these is the paper wasps! But, alas, I'm still not allowed to keep them.:*(
Hehehehe... I can change mine @Connectimyrmex!

#3 Offline Chicken_eater100 - Posted December 7 2017 - 8:10 PM

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Hi!
This is my new journal, which will follow the progress of the following (will add more if more are received):
Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches (Pair) (Not arrived yet, from Josh's frogs)
Parcoblatta pennsylvanica (Nymphs)
Unidentified Roaches (Nymphs)
Ironclad Beetles (group of four adults) (Not arrived yet, from Bugsincyberspace)
Zophobas morio (group of larvae)
Unidentified Ground Beetle (Young adult)
Reticulitermes flavipes (Founding colony, three founders)
Zootermopsis angusticollis (Termitat, unknown colony size)
Vespula germanica (Several queens, hibernating)
Polistes fuscatus (Several queens, hibernating)
Jumping bristetail (Unidentified species, elderly individual)
Springtails (Very large species, possible Pogonognathellus. Small breeding colony)
 
Since I just ordered the termitat and the other insects today, I'll update the journal when the three new species arrive.

erm, just a little concern but probably not a problem, but you got a pair of hissers and I'm assuming that you're gonna breed them, so how will the colony survive with all the inbreeding and stuff?

#4 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted December 8 2017 - 5:05 AM

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I'm going to separate the babies :)

If they have a successful brood, I might separate the pair.

I read somewhere that roach inbreeding is okay, but I'm not gonna take any chances :P

 

My Jumping Bristetail just molted yesterday, and now has a beautiful mottled color. I moved him into my fancier little terrarium.


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

#5 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted December 8 2017 - 10:07 AM

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By the way, my little "sub updates" don't count as anything important.

 

Funny story: once, my dad took me to the Farmington River for a bit of fly fishing. Of course, I caught no fish (I'm a terrible fly fisherman ;)), but I did find a whole variety of insects. At that time, I really wanted to collect more beetles for my collection. I was on a sandy portion of the shore when I suddenly saw a beautiful green tiger beetle sprinting across the sands. I gave chase, and it tried to fly away. Instead, it flew into a massive orbweaver nest. I quickly tried to claim the beetle, but a massive orbweaver dropped out of a leaf and started to wrap the beetle. I decided to let nature take its course and leave it be. On the way out, I found the beetle, which was still fine, eating the spider while entangled in the web.I ended up keeping the beetle for a week.


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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

#6 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted December 8 2017 - 2:41 PM

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I just found a yellow sac spider, and now it lives in one of my smaller terrariums.


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

#7 Offline MegaMyrmex - Posted December 8 2017 - 7:19 PM

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I just found a yellow sac spider, and now it lives in one of my smaller terrariums.

Watch out for their bites, it can be pretty nasty. Never been fly fishing before but I did go fishing once and found a giant Calasoma sp.

Current colonies-

 

- 2 Camponotus chromaoides(1 colony has 4 workers, other 1 worker) 

- 1 Tetramorium immigrans colony(7 workers)

- 1 Aphaenogaster sp. queen(founding colony)

- 2 Lasius claviger queens with host workers. They don't seem to be doing well and workers are dying off :( 

- And a whole lot of Crematogaster queens

 

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 rostrate

‚Äč- Stigmatomma pallipes :dance2:  :dance: 

- Tetramorium immigrans

- Tapinoma sessile

 

Queens/colonies to Look for-

- Pheidole

- Trachymyrmex septentrionalis

- Polyergus

- Dolichoderus

- Myrmica

- Stigmatomma pallipes


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

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Apparently the YSS bite is an urban legend. Their bites are more similar to a small ant sting.


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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

#9 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted December 12 2017 - 5:46 AM

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My Bugsincyberspace order was delayed due to the monday temperature, and I'm surprised and delighted that they were concerned about the insects. Now I'm worried about the roaches... 


Edited by Connectimyrmex, December 12 2017 - 6:49 AM.

Hawaiiant (Ben)

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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

#10 Offline Hunter - Posted December 12 2017 - 6:34 AM

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Nice! My favorite one of these is the paper wasps! But, alas, I'm still not allowed to keep them. :*(

why no just keep them in a heated drum outside



#11 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted December 12 2017 - 6:37 AM

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Nice! My favorite one of these is the paper wasps! But, alas, I'm still not allowed to keep them. :*(

why no just keep them in a heated drum outside

 

Guessing his parents hate them. My parents like Paper Wasps due to my hours and hours of blabbing about the occasional foundresses I saw in Hawaii.

 

 

 


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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

#12 Offline Hunter - Posted December 12 2017 - 6:42 AM

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Nice! My favorite one of these is the paper wasps! But, alas, I'm still not allowed to keep them. :*(

why no just keep them in a heated drum outside

 

Guessing his parents hate them. My parents like Paper Wasps due to my hours and hours of blabbing about the occasional foundresses I saw in Hawaii.

 

who hates them they are cool and as long as you feed them and are not allergic they are cool and nice, now white face hornets i can understand,lol


Edited by Hunter, December 12 2017 - 6:43 AM.


#13 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted December 12 2017 - 6:50 AM

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Nobody understands them, Hunter. 
In truth, bald faced hornets are pretty chill. I picked up a worker off a nest once. True, a whole bunch of workers came out, but they just looked at me and went back in (I had fed that colony honey before)


QUESTIONS:
1.What should I name my hissing cockroach pair? Apparently they shipped yesterday. I'm expecting them to arrive on friday or saturday.

 

2.Which of the following would be interesting roaches to keep as pets and/or use as feeders? I'm considering buying a few more.
-banana roach (I love their colors)

-glowspot roach (they seem like cool pets)

-dubia roach (My last nymph died  :()
-Cryptocercus (Also seems cool)

-Domino roaches (pretty cute, my parents like these)

 

3.What should I name my termitat colony? It might arrive this month.

 

4.What should I name my two diabolical ironclad beetles from Bugsincyberspace?


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

#14 Offline Hunter - Posted December 12 2017 - 6:52 AM

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Nobody understands them, Hunter. 
In truth, bald faced hornets are pretty chill. I picked up a worker off a nest once. True, a whole bunch of workers came out, but they just looked at me and went back in (I had fed that colony honey before)


QUESTIONS:
1.What should I name my hissing cockroach pair? Apparently they shipped yesterday. I'm expecting them to arrive on friday or saturday.

 

2.Which of the following would be interesting roaches to keep as pets and/or use as feeders? I'm considering buying a few more.
-banana roach (I love their colors)

-glowspot roach (they seem like cool pets)

-dubia roach (My last nymph died  :()
-Cryptocercus (Also seems cool)

-Domino roaches (pretty cute, my parents like these)

 

3.What should I name my termitat colony? It might arrive this month.

 

4.What should I name my two diabolical ironclad beetles from Bugsincyberspace?

1 joe and smoe

2 dubia roach

3 yes

4 yes



#15 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted December 12 2017 - 9:53 AM

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Wow, "Schmoe" is a great girl name.

Dubia roaches are a good choice, I was really thinking about getting a pair to live with my hissers.

Also, what do you mean by yes? If you were making a joke, it isn't that funny.


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

#16 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted December 12 2017 - 4:54 PM

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My termitat just arrived! There are a whole bunch of 2ndary reproductives.


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 Hunter - Posted December 12 2017 - 4:56 PM

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My termitat just arrived! There are a whole bunch of 2ndary reproductives.

 

Wow, "Schmoe" is a great girl name.

Dubia roaches are a good choice, I was really thinking about getting a pair to live with my hissers.

Also, what do you mean by yes? If you were making a joke, it isn't that funny.

wow i need to read slower my bad i thought you where asking if you should name them



#18 Offline Hunter - Posted December 12 2017 - 4:57 PM

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My termitat just arrived! There are a whole bunch of 2ndary reproductives.

uu what species



#19 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted December 12 2017 - 5:00 PM

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The species is Zootermopsis angusticollis. More information can be found on the termitat website.


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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

#20 Offline Hunter - Posted December 12 2017 - 5:01 PM

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The species is Zootermopsis angusticollis. More information can be found on the termitat website.

yoooo what's the website i want Zootermopsis







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