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CCJ's ants - Opisthopsis (strobe ant), Melophorus, C.suffusus, Pheidole antipodum, Polyrhachis, Myrmecia

journal opisthopsis rufithorax strobe ant camponotus melophorus furnace ant pheidole iridomyrmex suffusus polyrhachis rufifemur meat ant antipodum rhytidoponera aphaenogaster nigrocincta aspera myrmecia bull ant fulvipes

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#1321 Offline CoolColJ - Posted Yesterday, 7:44 AM

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No idea of ID of that Pheidole species

Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus sp2. black and orange
Pheidole antipodum colonies...  Polyrhachis rufifemur, Camponotus suffusus bendingesis, Myrmecia fulvipes
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

Heterotermes cf brevicatena termite pet/feeder journal = http://www.formicult...feeder-journal/


#1322 Offline Rstheant - Posted Yesterday, 4:03 PM

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I think Atta species also has 3 castes. Maybe more. :thinking: They are highly polymorphic. B)
My current colonies: :yes:

1x Aphaenogaster occidentalis -2 queens!! 30+workers
1x Camponotus fragilis -1 queen 30+ workers
1x Camponotus sansabeanus -1 queen 6+ workers
1x Camponotus semitestaceus - 1 queen 12+ workers
2x Camponotus vicinus queen 1 - 12+ workers 1 major
queen 2 - 10+ workers
1x Camponotus quercicola - 1 queen 6+ workers
1x Camponotus modoc - single queen
1x Liometopum occidentalis - 1 queen 60+ workers
1x Mrymecocytus mexicanus - 1 queen 50+ workers
1x Mrymecocytus navajo - 1 queen 30+ workers
2x Mrymecocytus tenuinodis - single queens
1x Novomesser cockerelli - 1 queen 100+ workers
1x Solenopsis xyloni - 1 queen 500+ workers
1x Veromessor andrei - 1 queen 300+ workers
1x Veromessor pergandei - 1 queen 40+ workers


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#1323 Offline CoolColJ - Posted Yesterday, 11:02 PM

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Summer 22nd February 2019

Camponotus suffusus bendigensis 17-18mm (2+cm bloated) queen 1
20mm Test tube - in styrofoam and heat cable incubator
7 workers, 6 cocoons, 1 medium, 4 eggs/small larvae

Woah, I see 3 extra cocoons today!
So 3-5 weeks from now they will be over 12 workers :)


Camponotus suffusus bendigensis 17mm (2cm bloated) queen 2
20mm Test tube - heat cable
14 workers - 8 cocoons, 3 large, 10+ medium/small larvae/eggs

Another cocoon spun, and probably 3 more in a few days time
but all that is moot as I have sold em :)



Pheidole antipodum 14-15mm queens x 6
All setups 20mm test tube and a styro foam double chamber entrance

in styrofoam and heat cable incubator
4) Queen with red dirt
10+ nanitics, small clump of 15+ eggs, 5+ donated brood from queen 5

Heat cable
1) Dual queen - red dirt - cleared all the red dirt and heaped up at the middle of the test tube
20 nanitics - huge stack of brood
2) Dual queen
6 nanitics - medium stack of eggs, some donated brood from queen 5 and setup 1
5) Queen - bare test tube
40 workers - big stack of brood
7) Queen - bare test tube, former partner of setup 2
8 nanitics - medium clump of brood

Queen 7 has 4 extra nanitics eclose.
And her brood is developing nicely.
And I have sold her :)

Queen 5 going strong, largest colony here. Probably around 40 workers now.
Mini majors stripped that small wood roach I gave them yesterday that was still twitching, after covering it with chewed styrofoam...
Also feeding on half a roach egg packet :whistle:
They have begun placing some brood on the ceiling... unlike other smaller Pheidole species I have had, they do not like to put their brood on the cotton.

Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus sp2. black and orange
Pheidole antipodum colonies...  Polyrhachis rufifemur, Camponotus suffusus bendingesis, Myrmecia fulvipes
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

Heterotermes cf brevicatena termite pet/feeder journal = http://www.formicult...feeder-journal/






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