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Mettcollsuss's Formica sp. Journal

journal formica mettcollsuss ant keeping ants colony ant colony formica pallidefulva formica cf. pallidefulva

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#41 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted May 8 2018 - 7:17 PM

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I think he is right!
Keeper of: 1x red Pheidole, 2x Camponotus cf. vicinus, 2x Camponotus chromaides, 1x Apheanogaster sp., 1x Temenothorax sp., 1x Ponera sp., x3 Crematogaster sp.

#42 Offline Canadian anter - Posted May 8 2018 - 7:35 PM

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I think he is right!

Haha. I thought these were already disproved



#43 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted May 9 2018 - 4:34 AM

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Haha. I thought these were already disproved

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Current Colonies:

Queens:

  • Aphaenogaster cf. picea x2
  • Aphaenogaster rudis
  • Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2
  • Crematogaster sp.
  • Formica subsericea x6
  • Lasius americanus
  • Lasius cf. claviger (Hibernating; No Host Colony)
  • Myrmecina americana — Journal
  • Myrmica sp.
  • Tetramorium immigrans x a lot — Journal

Other Animals:

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

#44 Offline Canadian anter - Posted May 9 2018 - 10:31 AM

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I thought it was established that they weren't these so I didn't suggest it earlier.



#45 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted May 11 2018 - 4:57 PM

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I just caught a Formica neorufibarbis colony of 100-150 workers! Your colony looks very similar to mine color wise. They look to be the same size too.....
Keeper of: 1x red Pheidole, 2x Camponotus cf. vicinus, 2x Camponotus chromaides, 1x Apheanogaster sp., 1x Temenothorax sp., 1x Ponera sp., x3 Crematogaster sp.

#46 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted May 13 2018 - 7:58 AM

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5-13-18

Two new workers just eclosed last night, and I'm expecting two more any day now. They also have about 10 eggs.


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Current Colonies:

Queens:

  • Aphaenogaster cf. picea x2
  • Aphaenogaster rudis
  • Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2
  • Crematogaster sp.
  • Formica subsericea x6
  • Lasius americanus
  • Lasius cf. claviger (Hibernating; No Host Colony)
  • Myrmecina americana — Journal
  • Myrmica sp.
  • Tetramorium immigrans x a lot — Journal

Other Animals:

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

#47 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted May 17 2018 - 10:15 AM

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5-17-18

They now have a total of four workers, one pupae, a few medium larvae, and a few eggs.


Current Colonies:

Queens:

  • Aphaenogaster cf. picea x2
  • Aphaenogaster rudis
  • Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2
  • Crematogaster sp.
  • Formica subsericea x6
  • Lasius americanus
  • Lasius cf. claviger (Hibernating; No Host Colony)
  • Myrmecina americana — Journal
  • Myrmica sp.
  • Tetramorium immigrans x a lot — Journal

Other Animals:

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

#48 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted June 13 2018 - 4:50 PM

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6-13-18

They now have 5 workers, two or three pupae, and a few larvae of different sizes.


Current Colonies:

Queens:

  • Aphaenogaster cf. picea x2
  • Aphaenogaster rudis
  • Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2
  • Crematogaster sp.
  • Formica subsericea x6
  • Lasius americanus
  • Lasius cf. claviger (Hibernating; No Host Colony)
  • Myrmecina americana — Journal
  • Myrmica sp.
  • Tetramorium immigrans x a lot — Journal

Other Animals:

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

#49 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted June 20 2018 - 7:54 PM

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6-20-18

The colony just received their first major worker,  :)  as well as another minor, bringing the total up to seven workers.


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Current Colonies:

Queens:

  • Aphaenogaster cf. picea x2
  • Aphaenogaster rudis
  • Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2
  • Crematogaster sp.
  • Formica subsericea x6
  • Lasius americanus
  • Lasius cf. claviger (Hibernating; No Host Colony)
  • Myrmecina americana — Journal
  • Myrmica sp.
  • Tetramorium immigrans x a lot — Journal

Other Animals:

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

#50 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted June 21 2018 - 5:40 PM

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Nice! My 75 worker colony has a TON of major pupae. Glad these are doing well for you!
Keeper of: 1x red Pheidole, 2x Camponotus cf. vicinus, 2x Camponotus chromaides, 1x Apheanogaster sp., 1x Temenothorax sp., 1x Ponera sp., x3 Crematogaster sp.

#51 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted July 6 2018 - 5:23 PM

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7-6-18

A few more workers eclosed recently, bringing the total up to ten or eleven workers.


Current Colonies:

Queens:

  • Aphaenogaster cf. picea x2
  • Aphaenogaster rudis
  • Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2
  • Crematogaster sp.
  • Formica subsericea x6
  • Lasius americanus
  • Lasius cf. claviger (Hibernating; No Host Colony)
  • Myrmecina americana — Journal
  • Myrmica sp.
  • Tetramorium immigrans x a lot — Journal

Other Animals:

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

#52 Offline TheRealAntMan - Posted August 10 2018 - 12:37 PM

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6-20-18

The colony just received their first major worker,  :)  as well as another minor, bringing the total up to seven workers.

I'm pretty sure Formica Pallidefulva isn't polymorphic. 


An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to their relative body size
 

 


#53 Offline rbarreto - Posted August 10 2018 - 2:29 PM

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6-20-18

The colony just received their first major worker,  :)  as well as another minor, bringing the total up to seven workers.

I'm pretty sure Formica Pallidefulva isn't polymorphic. 

 

They are but not to the same extent as Camponotus.


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My journal featuring:

Aphaenogaster picea

Lasius claviger

Lasius umbratus

Lasius sp. (black workers)

Lasius sp. (yellow/orange workers)

Formica pallidefulva (northern color form)

Prenolepis imparis

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Camponotus novaeboracensis

Temnothorax cf. curvispinosus

Tetramorium immigrans ( 2 polygynous, 1 monogynous)

 






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