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Mettcollsuss's Formica sp. Journal

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

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I think he is right!
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#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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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

#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

#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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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

#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.


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

#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.


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

#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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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

#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

#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.


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





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