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Mettcollsuss's Formica cf. neorufibarbis Journal

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#21 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted March 31 2018 - 9:40 AM

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Pics coming soon. I just got back from a vacation and haven't unpacked my camera yet.


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Colonies:

  • Aphaenogaster rudis  —  Journal
  • Formica cf. neorufibarbis  —  Journal
  • Formica subsericea    Journal
  • Lasius neoniger —  Journal
  • Tetramorium immigrans  —  Journal

 

Queens:

  • Brachymyrmex depilisJournal
  • Formica subsericea x2
  • Lasius cf. claviger (Hibernating; No Host Colony)
  • Myrmecina americana  —  Journal
  • Prenolepis imparis x9

 

Other Animals:

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

#22 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted April 2 2018 - 3:31 AM

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4-2-18

Moved them into a THA Type III Mini Hearth.


Edited by Mettcollsuss, April 5 2018 - 11:35 AM.

Colonies:

  • Aphaenogaster rudis  —  Journal
  • Formica cf. neorufibarbis  —  Journal
  • Formica subsericea    Journal
  • Lasius neoniger —  Journal
  • Tetramorium immigrans  —  Journal

 

Queens:

  • Brachymyrmex depilisJournal
  • Formica subsericea x2
  • Lasius cf. claviger (Hibernating; No Host Colony)
  • Myrmecina americana  —  Journal
  • Prenolepis imparis x9

 

Other Animals:

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

#23 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted April 5 2018 - 11:37 AM

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4-5-18

Moving them back into a test tube.

 

I'm now almost fully convinced that they are F. neorufibarbis; the worker is way too dark to be incerta. Since F. neorufibarbis isn't native to Illinois, I will keep this only until I am able to release them somewhere they are native.


Edited by Mettcollsuss, April 5 2018 - 11:38 AM.

Colonies:

  • Aphaenogaster rudis  —  Journal
  • Formica cf. neorufibarbis  —  Journal
  • Formica subsericea    Journal
  • Lasius neoniger —  Journal
  • Tetramorium immigrans  —  Journal

 

Queens:

  • Brachymyrmex depilisJournal
  • Formica subsericea x2
  • Lasius cf. claviger (Hibernating; No Host Colony)
  • Myrmecina americana  —  Journal
  • Prenolepis imparis x9

 

Other Animals:

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

#24 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted April 15 2018 - 4:56 PM

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4-15-18

 

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Colonies:

  • Aphaenogaster rudis  —  Journal
  • Formica cf. neorufibarbis  —  Journal
  • Formica subsericea    Journal
  • Lasius neoniger —  Journal
  • Tetramorium immigrans  —  Journal

 

Queens:

  • Brachymyrmex depilisJournal
  • Formica subsericea x2
  • Lasius cf. claviger (Hibernating; No Host Colony)
  • Myrmecina americana  —  Journal
  • Prenolepis imparis x9

 

Other Animals:

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

#25 Offline Canadian anter - Posted April 15 2018 - 6:29 PM

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This definetly isn't Formica neorufibarbis. This might be Formica neoclara.



#26 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted April 16 2018 - 3:31 AM

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F. neoclara workers are orange and black, while this worker is solid black.

Colonies:

  • Aphaenogaster rudis  —  Journal
  • Formica cf. neorufibarbis  —  Journal
  • Formica subsericea    Journal
  • Lasius neoniger —  Journal
  • Tetramorium immigrans  —  Journal

 

Queens:

  • Brachymyrmex depilisJournal
  • Formica subsericea x2
  • Lasius cf. claviger (Hibernating; No Host Colony)
  • Myrmecina americana  —  Journal
  • Prenolepis imparis x9

 

Other Animals:

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

#27 Offline Canadian anter - Posted April 16 2018 - 3:51 AM

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Formica neoclara can be quite dark. Additionally, Formica neorufibarbis have a lot more pubescence on the gaster.


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#28 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted April 16 2018 - 8:59 AM

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Ant_Dude's #1 rule of ant keeping: never sell/release Formica spp. :D


Keeper of: 3x Formica lasiodies, too many Formica pacifica, 2x Tetramorium immagrans, 1x Camponotus noveaboricensis, 1x Myrmica spp., 2x Lasius neoniger, 3x Formica subsericea, 2x Formica obscuripes (there may be more I am forgetting).

#29 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted April 16 2018 - 1:33 PM

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Ant_Dude's #1 rule of ant keeping: never sell/release Formica spp. :D

how come?


Colonies:

  • Aphaenogaster rudis  —  Journal
  • Formica cf. neorufibarbis  —  Journal
  • Formica subsericea    Journal
  • Lasius neoniger —  Journal
  • Tetramorium immigrans  —  Journal

 

Queens:

  • Brachymyrmex depilisJournal
  • Formica subsericea x2
  • Lasius cf. claviger (Hibernating; No Host Colony)
  • Myrmecina americana  —  Journal
  • Prenolepis imparis x9

 

Other Animals:

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

#30 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted April 18 2018 - 8:23 PM

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They are awesome!
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Keeper of: 3x Formica lasiodies, too many Formica pacifica, 2x Tetramorium immagrans, 1x Camponotus noveaboricensis, 1x Myrmica spp., 2x Lasius neoniger, 3x Formica subsericea, 2x Formica obscuripes (there may be more I am forgetting).

#31 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted April 18 2018 - 8:25 PM

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And, now that I can see them more clearly, I am not so sure these are Formica neorufibarbis.:thinking: Could you get a pic of the queen's head?

Edited by Ant_Dude2908, April 18 2018 - 8:27 PM.

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Keeper of: 3x Formica lasiodies, too many Formica pacifica, 2x Tetramorium immagrans, 1x Camponotus noveaboricensis, 1x Myrmica spp., 2x Lasius neoniger, 3x Formica subsericea, 2x Formica obscuripes (there may be more I am forgetting).

#32 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted April 19 2018 - 2:09 AM

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And, now that I can see them more clearly, I am not so sure these are Formica neorufibarbis.:thinking: Could you get a pic of the queen's head?


I'll try. What do you think they might be?

Colonies:

  • Aphaenogaster rudis  —  Journal
  • Formica cf. neorufibarbis  —  Journal
  • Formica subsericea    Journal
  • Lasius neoniger —  Journal
  • Tetramorium immigrans  —  Journal

 

Queens:

  • Brachymyrmex depilisJournal
  • Formica subsericea x2
  • Lasius cf. claviger (Hibernating; No Host Colony)
  • Myrmecina americana  —  Journal
  • Prenolepis imparis x9

 

Other Animals:

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

#33 Offline CoolColJ - Posted April 19 2018 - 2:28 AM

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How come you moved them back to a test tube from the Mini hearth?


Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus Sp. (furnace ant),

Iridomyrmex sp. reburrus? (red headed meat ant), Camponotus humilior,  Iridomyrmex bicknelli

 

Journal = http://www.formicult...sp-furnace-ant/


#34 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted April 19 2018 - 7:03 PM

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I am not sure yet.....:thinking:

Edited by Ant_Dude2908, April 19 2018 - 7:04 PM.

Keeper of: 3x Formica lasiodies, too many Formica pacifica, 2x Tetramorium immagrans, 1x Camponotus noveaboricensis, 1x Myrmica spp., 2x Lasius neoniger, 3x Formica subsericea, 2x Formica obscuripes (there may be more I am forgetting).

#35 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted April 20 2018 - 4:03 PM

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4-20-18

Current brood count is at 5 medium larvae, one small larvae, and 3 eggs.


Colonies:

  • Aphaenogaster rudis  —  Journal
  • Formica cf. neorufibarbis  —  Journal
  • Formica subsericea    Journal
  • Lasius neoniger —  Journal
  • Tetramorium immigrans  —  Journal

 

Queens:

  • Brachymyrmex depilisJournal
  • Formica subsericea x2
  • Lasius cf. claviger (Hibernating; No Host Colony)
  • Myrmecina americana  —  Journal
  • Prenolepis imparis x9

 

Other Animals:

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





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