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Mettcollsuss's Myrmecina americana Journal (Discontinued)

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#21 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted April 21 2018 - 7:57 AM

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Hey! So, I've been keeping this species for about a year now and has been very successful! They're at about their 100 workers limit. Every day I feed them sugar water, normally they'll accept this but the sugar has to be in low amounts. They won't accept it if there's too much sugar. For feeding them, I put in small crushed mealworms or crushed crickets and they get at the juices. Hope I helped!

 

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Keeps:

Myrmecina americana-1

Camponotus noveboracensis-3

Temnothorax curvispinosus-1

Stigmatomma Pallipes-2

Solenopsis molesta-4

Aphenogaster fulva-7

Paratrechina longicornis-1

Ponera pennsylvanica-3

 

 


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-Haden Lee
Keeps:

NATIVE:  Stigmatomma pallipes-7  Formica integra-1   Tetramorium immigrans-1    Trachymyrmex sept. -6

NON-NATIVE: Solenopsis invicta-1

 

 

Extra: Savannah monitor lizard-1    Drywood termites-1 (ID Unknown)


#22 Offline VoidElecent - Posted April 21 2018 - 7:59 AM

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Hey! So, I've been keeping this species for about a year now and has been very successful! They're at about their 100 workers limit. Every day I feed them sugar water, normally they'll accept this but the sugar has to be in low amounts. They won't accept it if there's too much sugar. For feeding them, I put in small crushed mealworms or crushed crickets and they get at the juices. Hope I helped!

 

100 M. americana? Very impressive! Journal, please! :)



#23 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted April 22 2018 - 10:58 AM

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Hey! So, I've been keeping this species for about a year now and has been very successful! They're at about their 100 workers limit. Every day I feed them sugar water, normally they'll accept this but the sugar has to be in low amounts. They won't accept it if there's too much sugar. For feeding them, I put in small crushed mealworms or crushed crickets and they get at the juices. Hope I helped!

 

-Haden Lee

Keeps:

Myrmecina americana-1

Camponotus noveboracensis-3

Temnothorax curvispinosus-1

Stigmatomma Pallipes-2

Solenopsis molesta-4

Aphenogaster fulva-7

Paratrechina longicornis-1

Ponera pennsylvanica-3

That's really nice! I would absolutely love to see pictures as they are very rarely documented. Mine only have eggs right now.



#24 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted April 25 2018 - 6:22 AM

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I've made a journal for this species! here's the link: http://www.formicult...nal/#entry89196



-Haden Lee
Keeps:

NATIVE:  Stigmatomma pallipes-7  Formica integra-1   Tetramorium immigrans-1    Trachymyrmex sept. -6

NON-NATIVE: Solenopsis invicta-1

 

 

Extra: Savannah monitor lizard-1    Drywood termites-1 (ID Unknown)


#25 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted May 13 2018 - 11:02 AM

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Still nothing...  :(  



#26 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted May 13 2018 - 11:25 AM

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Still nothing...  :(  

Wow really? One of my queens are up to 9 or 10 eggs.


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#27 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted May 13 2018 - 11:26 AM

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5-13-18

Still nothing...  :(  

Wow really? One of my queens are up to 9 or 10 eggs.

 

Lucky...


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#28 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted May 14 2018 - 3:59 AM

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Have you tied adjusting the temp??



-Haden Lee
Keeps:

NATIVE:  Stigmatomma pallipes-7  Formica integra-1   Tetramorium immigrans-1    Trachymyrmex sept. -6

NON-NATIVE: Solenopsis invicta-1

 

 

Extra: Savannah monitor lizard-1    Drywood termites-1 (ID Unknown)


#29 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted May 14 2018 - 4:39 AM

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Her tube is connected to a heating cable.

 

Should I try adding soil to the test tube to make it feel more natural?



#30 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted May 23 2018 - 12:36 PM

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You could, I didn't and it didn't make much of a difference



-Haden Lee
Keeps:

NATIVE:  Stigmatomma pallipes-7  Formica integra-1   Tetramorium immigrans-1    Trachymyrmex sept. -6

NON-NATIVE: Solenopsis invicta-1

 

 

Extra: Savannah monitor lizard-1    Drywood termites-1 (ID Unknown)


#31 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted July 6 2018 - 6:03 PM

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still nothing new...  :|



#32 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted July 6 2018 - 7:24 PM

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still nothing new...  :|

I know mine refused to lay eggs or would eat their eggs if I failed to provide sugar water for them. I'm not sure if that helps at all with your situation though.


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#33 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted August 28 2018 - 1:14 PM

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So, um... it would appear that I have lost this queen. Not like, she died or escaped, but I managed to lose the tube that had her in it. I was updating my journals and found this one and it occurred to me, "it's been a while since I remember seeing her" and now I just checked and can't find her in any of my ant drawers. So, until I find another or I find her somehow miraculously still alive, this journal is discontinued.  :(


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#34 Online Ant_Dude2908 - Posted October 12 2018 - 6:03 PM

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Oh No! Sorry for your loss.

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#35 Online Ant_Dude2908 - Posted April 26 2019 - 6:37 AM

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Did you find the tube?

#36 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted April 26 2019 - 4:42 PM

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Still nope

I'm mad at past me for losing that tube. That would have been a fun species...
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