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Dn's Polyrachis sp Journal (update 04/13/18)

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#1 Offline Dnail - Posted March 20 2018 - 10:58 PM

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At 1st i think she is polyrachis dives, but after i saw stripe at her gaster I'm not sure anymore. So for now lets call her Polyrachis sp.

This is her

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And this is her profil

1. Location (on a map) of collection: bandung, indonesia

2. Date of collection: 03/08/18
3. Habitat of collection: forest
4. Length (from head to gaster): around 10 mm
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture: black, with some silver at her thorax, n some strip at gaster
6. Distinguishing characteristics: 1 spike nodule
7. Distinguishing behavior: 
8. Nest description:

 

She lay egg after 2 days in test tube. Around 10-15 egg. I'm new in keeping ant so i still can't tell different between larva n eggs. May be she have 3 larva now. That photo from this morning. Since she laying egg i gave her small moth every 2 or 3 day n drop of honey once a week.

 

PS: I'm trying using macro lens on my phone so I'm sorry if photo not great


Edited by Dnail, April 13 2018 - 5:57 AM.

Caught:

1 Polyrachis thomsoni

4 Polyrachis semiinermis

Buniapone amblyops

1-4-5 Ponera Japonica
 

Prospective colony (laying egg):

2 Pheidole parva (laying egg but still no brood after a month maybe infertile?)

2 Polyrachis dives

1 Odontoponera denticulata

1 Polyrachis bicolor

1 Unknow

1 Odontomachus aciculatus

 

Colony:

1 Polyrachis dives

Journal: http://www.formicult...-update-041318/

 


#2 Offline antnest8 - Posted March 21 2018 - 2:46 AM

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Great species! weaver ants are really cool


have 1 camponotus queen

1 crematogaster queen

5 lasius umbratus queens


#3 Offline ZllGGY - Posted March 21 2018 - 7:33 AM

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she definitely has atleast 2 larvae so that's good news for you


Dream Ants:

Stenamma Diecki

Solenopsis Molesta

Manica Invidia

Camponotus Herculeanus

Lasius Latipes

Dorymyrmex Pyramicus

Tapinoma Sessile


#4 Offline Dnail - Posted March 21 2018 - 8:28 AM

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Great species! weaver ants are really cool

thanks, she is the only one that laying egg. my other polyrachis queen isn't laying egg yet. some of them didn't eat any food i gave, they mess honey n didn't touch the moth.   %)

 

 

she definitely has atleast 2 larvae so that's good news for you

The white thing with brown stains is the larvae?


Caught:

1 Polyrachis thomsoni

4 Polyrachis semiinermis

Buniapone amblyops

1-4-5 Ponera Japonica
 

Prospective colony (laying egg):

2 Pheidole parva (laying egg but still no brood after a month maybe infertile?)

2 Polyrachis dives

1 Odontoponera denticulata

1 Polyrachis bicolor

1 Unknow

1 Odontomachus aciculatus

 

Colony:

1 Polyrachis dives

Journal: http://www.formicult...-update-041318/

 


#5 Offline ZllGGY - Posted March 21 2018 - 8:34 AM

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Great species! weaver ants are really cool

thanks, she is the only one that laying egg. my other polyrachis queen isn't laying egg yet. some of them didn't eat any food i gave, they mess honey n didn't touch the moth.   %)

 

 

she definitely has atleast 2 larvae so that's good news for you

The white thing with brown stains is the larvae?

 

yah but also another way to identify larvae is to observe one end as being bigger than the other slender end


Dream Ants:

Stenamma Diecki

Solenopsis Molesta

Manica Invidia

Camponotus Herculeanus

Lasius Latipes

Dorymyrmex Pyramicus

Tapinoma Sessile


#6 Offline Canadian anter - Posted March 21 2018 - 10:00 AM

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Polyrhachis dives is more shiny and have a golden sheen in my opinion



#7 Offline Dnail - Posted March 24 2018 - 6:14 PM

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(update 03/25/18)

after several attempts, look like she didn't want honey, she always buried it with cotton so i will give her moth or fruit fly only

she have 3 larva ( yes, i can count it now :lol: ) 


Edited by Dnail, March 24 2018 - 6:14 PM.

Caught:

1 Polyrachis thomsoni

4 Polyrachis semiinermis

Buniapone amblyops

1-4-5 Ponera Japonica
 

Prospective colony (laying egg):

2 Pheidole parva (laying egg but still no brood after a month maybe infertile?)

2 Polyrachis dives

1 Odontoponera denticulata

1 Polyrachis bicolor

1 Unknow

1 Odontomachus aciculatus

 

Colony:

1 Polyrachis dives

Journal: http://www.formicult...-update-041318/

 


#8 Offline CoolColJ - Posted March 24 2018 - 8:00 PM

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At 1st i think she is polyrachis dives, but after i saw stripe at her gaster I'm not sure anymore. So for now lets call her Polyrachis sp.


The stripe is just due to having a full gaster, it stretches and you get the stripe, at least that's what I have been told

 

stripe and no stripe


Edited by CoolColJ, March 25 2018 - 3:01 PM.

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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/


#9 Offline Dnail - Posted March 27 2018 - 6:23 AM

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At 1st i think she is polyrachis dives, but after i saw stripe at her gaster I'm not sure anymore. So for now lets call her Polyrachis sp.


The stripe is just due to having a full gaster, it stretches and you get the stripe, at least that's what I have been told

 

stripe and no stripe

 

Ohh, look like u right, this morning before i gave her food she don't have any strip but this evening she have it again
i will try take a pic next meal time before she eat

 

Btw it seems the larvae do not eat directly from the insects but the queen eats it then nourishes the larvae. Never see larvae eat insects


Caught:

1 Polyrachis thomsoni

4 Polyrachis semiinermis

Buniapone amblyops

1-4-5 Ponera Japonica
 

Prospective colony (laying egg):

2 Pheidole parva (laying egg but still no brood after a month maybe infertile?)

2 Polyrachis dives

1 Odontoponera denticulata

1 Polyrachis bicolor

1 Unknow

1 Odontomachus aciculatus

 

Colony:

1 Polyrachis dives

Journal: http://www.formicult...-update-041318/

 


#10 Offline antnest8 - Posted March 28 2018 - 2:15 PM

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cool what setup do you have them in


have 1 camponotus queen

1 crematogaster queen

5 lasius umbratus queens


#11 Offline Dnail - Posted March 28 2018 - 2:47 PM

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cool what setup do you have them in

normal test tube, no worker yet only 3 larva n some eggs


Caught:

1 Polyrachis thomsoni

4 Polyrachis semiinermis

Buniapone amblyops

1-4-5 Ponera Japonica
 

Prospective colony (laying egg):

2 Pheidole parva (laying egg but still no brood after a month maybe infertile?)

2 Polyrachis dives

1 Odontoponera denticulata

1 Polyrachis bicolor

1 Unknow

1 Odontomachus aciculatus

 

Colony:

1 Polyrachis dives

Journal: http://www.formicult...-update-041318/

 


#12 Offline Dnail - Posted March 29 2018 - 3:03 AM

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(update 03/25/18)

1st pupa!!!!!!!

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yes!! 1st pupa, i hope worker will come
current count: 2 big larva, around 5 small larva, idk how much eggs

i make a mistake today, i feed her a big fruit fly but not long enough in the freezer so still a live and make a ruckus. queen make a panic attack by spraying formic acid. I want to pull it out but the fly go to watered side do it hard to pick it. Queen move her pupa n big larva to other side so now blocked, can't pull it out. I hope they are all right.


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Caught:

1 Polyrachis thomsoni

4 Polyrachis semiinermis

Buniapone amblyops

1-4-5 Ponera Japonica
 

Prospective colony (laying egg):

2 Pheidole parva (laying egg but still no brood after a month maybe infertile?)

2 Polyrachis dives

1 Odontoponera denticulata

1 Polyrachis bicolor

1 Unknow

1 Odontomachus aciculatus

 

Colony:

1 Polyrachis dives

Journal: http://www.formicult...-update-041318/

 


#13 Offline Dnail - Posted March 30 2018 - 6:37 PM

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(update 03/31/18)

she has 2 pupa now, 1 big larva ready to become a pupa too

 

1 more queen from this sp laying eggs, she has 3 egg


Caught:

1 Polyrachis thomsoni

4 Polyrachis semiinermis

Buniapone amblyops

1-4-5 Ponera Japonica
 

Prospective colony (laying egg):

2 Pheidole parva (laying egg but still no brood after a month maybe infertile?)

2 Polyrachis dives

1 Odontoponera denticulata

1 Polyrachis bicolor

1 Unknow

1 Odontomachus aciculatus

 

Colony:

1 Polyrachis dives

Journal: http://www.formicult...-update-041318/

 


#14 Offline antnest8 - Posted April 10 2018 - 3:30 PM

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hope this becomes a huge colony


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have 1 camponotus queen

1 crematogaster queen

5 lasius umbratus queens


#15 Offline Dnail - Posted April 13 2018 - 5:57 AM

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(update 04/13/18)
1st worker

finally 1st worker arrived!!

2 more pupa waiting for hatching


Caught:

1 Polyrachis thomsoni

4 Polyrachis semiinermis

Buniapone amblyops

1-4-5 Ponera Japonica
 

Prospective colony (laying egg):

2 Pheidole parva (laying egg but still no brood after a month maybe infertile?)

2 Polyrachis dives

1 Odontoponera denticulata

1 Polyrachis bicolor

1 Unknow

1 Odontomachus aciculatus

 

Colony:

1 Polyrachis dives

Journal: http://www.formicult...-update-041318/

 


#16 Offline Dnail - Posted April 13 2018 - 5:59 AM

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hmmm i  have 1 Odontoponera queen and 1 Odontomachus queen that laying egg, should i make new journal or merge it here?


Caught:

1 Polyrachis thomsoni

4 Polyrachis semiinermis

Buniapone amblyops

1-4-5 Ponera Japonica
 

Prospective colony (laying egg):

2 Pheidole parva (laying egg but still no brood after a month maybe infertile?)

2 Polyrachis dives

1 Odontoponera denticulata

1 Polyrachis bicolor

1 Unknow

1 Odontomachus aciculatus

 

Colony:

1 Polyrachis dives

Journal: http://www.formicult...-update-041318/

 


#17 Offline CoolColJ - Posted April 13 2018 - 3:36 PM

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hmmm i  have 1 Odontoponera queen and 1 Odontomachus queen that laying egg, should i make new journal or merge it here?

 

Up to you.

 

How long from eggs to nanitic for this Polyrachais


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/


#18 Offline antnest8 - Posted April 13 2018 - 4:09 PM

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i like separate journals it can get crazy if you don't


have 1 camponotus queen

1 crematogaster queen

5 lasius umbratus queens


#19 Offline Dnail - Posted April 13 2018 - 10:10 PM

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hmmm i  have 1 Odontoponera queen and 1 Odontomachus queen that laying egg, should i make new journal or merge it here?

 

Up to you.

 

How long from eggs to nanitic for this Polyrachais

 

egg 03/10/18 to nanitic 04/12/18 around 1 month

egg to larva 4-5 day

larva to pupa 10-14 day

pupa around 2 week


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Caught:

1 Polyrachis thomsoni

4 Polyrachis semiinermis

Buniapone amblyops

1-4-5 Ponera Japonica
 

Prospective colony (laying egg):

2 Pheidole parva (laying egg but still no brood after a month maybe infertile?)

2 Polyrachis dives

1 Odontoponera denticulata

1 Polyrachis bicolor

1 Unknow

1 Odontomachus aciculatus

 

Colony:

1 Polyrachis dives

Journal: http://www.formicult...-update-041318/

 


#20 Offline CoolColJ - Posted April 14 2018 - 12:19 AM

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That's pretty quick


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/





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