Colony update - Summer 10th February 2019Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant) 10mm queenAtom C nest inside circular outworld - tip of heat cable pressed against side of nest
60 workers, 15+ cocoons, tons of brood
Can't tell how many brood they have anymore, but a lot
They have been taking in small roaches twice this last week.Melophorus sp.- black orange 7-8mm queenAcrylic founding nest - heatcable
6 workers - 1 cocoon, large larvae, brood?
I thought all workers were the same size, but actually a few are largerPolyrhachis rufifemur 9mm queen16mm test tube - heat cable
1 nanitic - 1 cocoon, 1 medium, 5 small larvae, 2 eggsPheidole Colony H - Pheidole sp, light red head, dark red body, 6-7mm16mm test tube, styro foam chamber entrance - heatcable
9 workers, small clump of brood
Released them... put their test tube outside, open, under some loose rocks.
Will check back up on them, if they haven't moved out by next Sunday I'm dumping them out...Camponotus suffusus bendigensis 17-18mm queen 120mm Test tube - in styrofoam and heat cable incubator
5 nanitics, 3 cocoons, 3 large, 1 medium larvae, 6 eggs/small larvaeCamponotus suffusus bendigensis 17mm queen 220mm Test tube - heat cable
12 workers - 7 cocoons, 2 large, 10+ small larvae/eggMeat ant - Iridomyrmex purpureus 14mm queen20mm test tube - styrofoam and heat cable incubator
7 nanitics, 8 pupa, 15+ larvae and eggs
Damn, another 5 pupa popped up.
Anyway I will be selling these girls this week. Camponotus aeneopilosus aka golden tail sugar ant - 12mm queen16mm test tube - styrofoam double chamber setup - in styrofoam and heat cable incubator
1 drone - 15 larvae
Damn none of the larvae are near cocooning yet...need to find out if all are drones or not..Camponotus cf nigriceps 19mm queen20mm test tube, in styrofoam and heat cable incubator
1 nanitic - 6 small larvae, 2 eggs
Gave them their first protein meal last night.
Stuck a piece of roach on the dish, the queen dragged the whole thing, dish and all to the water side!
Had to get the dish, and that piece of cricket out today...
They like to hang out right next to the exit cotton, so yeah makes it hard to feed... guess they like it dry...Myrmecia fulvipes, bull ant, 17-18mm queen20mm test tube - in small outworld
Still no eggs yetPheidole antipodum 14-15mm queens x 7
All setups have a styro foam double chamber entrancein styrofoam and heat cable incubator2) Dual queen - cardboard insert and aquarium filter wool water dam
1 nanitic - big stack of eggs, some donated brood from queen 5, a few pupa, some yellow4) Queen with red dirt - moved the red dirt to block up the double chamber entrance
10+ nanitics, small clump of 15+ eggs, 5+ donated brood from queen 5 - mostly pupa7) Queen - bare test tube, former partner of setup 2
2 nanitics - small clump of eggs, some donated brood from queen 5 and 6 with a few yellow pupaHeat cable1) Dual queen - red dirt - cleared all the red dirt and heaped up at the middle of the test tube
15+ nanitics - huge stack of brood5) Queen - bare test tube
30 nanitics - huge stack of brood
Sold queen 6
Setup 1 has a lot of brood, but not too many ready to eclose yet
Setup 2 the largest and prettiest queens still have a lot of unhatched eggs.
Just the single nanitic from donated brood.
Pinning my hopes on these two!
Queen 5 has the most workers, around 30 and a good sized amount of brood
Edited by CoolColJ, February 10 2019 - 2:54 AM.