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AntsAreUs's Temnothorax schaumii Journal

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#1 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted April 5 2018 - 1:20 PM

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So first off, I collected this small colony of 2 queens and 5 workers off of an oak tree in my yard. The colony likely had at least 1 more queen and more workers, but they were so lodged into the bark that I couldn't get them. I haven't seen them feeding at all yet, they have been full since I collected them. Just last night and today they have laid a few eggs! I'd say them laying eggs is a sign that I should start a journal on them especially considering I haven't found anything on keeping this species.

 


Edited by AntsAreUs, April 5 2018 - 1:27 PM.

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Currently keeping:

Ants:    Temnothorax schaumii - Journal

            Temnothorax curvispinosus

            Myrmecina americana - Journal

            Ponera pennsylvanica - Journal

            Formica incerta Journal

            Aphaenogaster tennesseensis - Journal

            Aphaenogaster rudis Journal

            Myrmica spp. Journal

            Camponotus chromaiodes - Journal

            Camponotus pennsylvanicus

            Camponotus subbarbatus - Journal

            Camponotus sp.

            Strumigenys pergandei - Journal (Discontinued)

            Strumigenys pilinasis - Journal

            Hypoponera opacior

            Tetramorium immigrans - Journal

            Tapinoma sessile - Journal

 

Other:  Millipedes

Isopods

Springtails

Earthworms (for making my own soil)

Soil Centipedes (Geophilomorpha sp.)

Stone Centipedes (Lithobius sp.)

Mealworms/Superworms

Indian Mealmoth Culture

Dipluras

Some types of mites


#2 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted April 5 2018 - 3:15 PM

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Jealous. I have been looking for Temnothorax forever.


Colonies:

 

Queens:

  • Camponotus caryaeJournal
  • Camponotus pennsylvanicus Journal
  • Formica subsericea
  • Lasius cf. claviger (Hibernating; No Host Colony)
  • Myrmecina americana  —  Journal
  • Prenolepis imparis x6 —  Journal
  • Tetramorium immigrans x26  —  Journal

 

Other Animals:

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

#3 Offline AntsMaryland - Posted April 5 2018 - 3:21 PM

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Jealous. I have been looking for Temnothorax forever.

Just go around get lost in the woods and you'll find some :P (joke, wouldn't recommend it...)

 

If you want to get some. Find a foresty area, preferably with oak trees, look for some acorns with a small little hole in them. Looks like it's been drilled. And the likelihood is it's a Temnothorax colony.


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#4 Offline WeatherAnt - Posted April 5 2018 - 7:19 PM

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Awesome! I'd occasionally see Temnothorax schaumii workers in my yard but I've never seen a whole colony. The curvispinosus version was way more common, I'd see a lot of those. But these are real cool. Love the sleek and solid black look they've got. 



#5 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted May 1 2018 - 3:15 PM

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5-1-18

 

Got a nice egg pile started

 


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Currently keeping:

Ants:    Temnothorax schaumii - Journal

            Temnothorax curvispinosus

            Myrmecina americana - Journal

            Ponera pennsylvanica - Journal

            Formica incerta Journal

            Aphaenogaster tennesseensis - Journal

            Aphaenogaster rudis Journal

            Myrmica spp. Journal

            Camponotus chromaiodes - Journal

            Camponotus pennsylvanicus

            Camponotus subbarbatus - Journal

            Camponotus sp.

            Strumigenys pergandei - Journal (Discontinued)

            Strumigenys pilinasis - Journal

            Hypoponera opacior

            Tetramorium immigrans - Journal

            Tapinoma sessile - Journal

 

Other:  Millipedes

Isopods

Springtails

Earthworms (for making my own soil)

Soil Centipedes (Geophilomorpha sp.)

Stone Centipedes (Lithobius sp.)

Mealworms/Superworms

Indian Mealmoth Culture

Dipluras

Some types of mites


#6 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted June 3 2018 - 11:41 AM

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6/3/18

 

They recently ate all their brood again. Not sure why they do this but nothing has died yet.


Edited by AntsAreUs, June 3 2018 - 11:41 AM.

Currently keeping:

Ants:    Temnothorax schaumii - Journal

            Temnothorax curvispinosus

            Myrmecina americana - Journal

            Ponera pennsylvanica - Journal

            Formica incerta Journal

            Aphaenogaster tennesseensis - Journal

            Aphaenogaster rudis Journal

            Myrmica spp. Journal

            Camponotus chromaiodes - Journal

            Camponotus pennsylvanicus

            Camponotus subbarbatus - Journal

            Camponotus sp.

            Strumigenys pergandei - Journal (Discontinued)

            Strumigenys pilinasis - Journal

            Hypoponera opacior

            Tetramorium immigrans - Journal

            Tapinoma sessile - Journal

 

Other:  Millipedes

Isopods

Springtails

Earthworms (for making my own soil)

Soil Centipedes (Geophilomorpha sp.)

Stone Centipedes (Lithobius sp.)

Mealworms/Superworms

Indian Mealmoth Culture

Dipluras

Some types of mites


#7 Offline LC3 - Posted June 3 2018 - 11:45 AM

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Maybe they are not use to how open and spacious test tubes are?


Colonies

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#8 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted June 3 2018 - 11:52 AM

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Maybe they are not use to how open and spacious test tubes are?

I can try moving them into a much smaller tube.


Currently keeping:

Ants:    Temnothorax schaumii - Journal

            Temnothorax curvispinosus

            Myrmecina americana - Journal

            Ponera pennsylvanica - Journal

            Formica incerta Journal

            Aphaenogaster tennesseensis - Journal

            Aphaenogaster rudis Journal

            Myrmica spp. Journal

            Camponotus chromaiodes - Journal

            Camponotus pennsylvanicus

            Camponotus subbarbatus - Journal

            Camponotus sp.

            Strumigenys pergandei - Journal (Discontinued)

            Strumigenys pilinasis - Journal

            Hypoponera opacior

            Tetramorium immigrans - Journal

            Tapinoma sessile - Journal

 

Other:  Millipedes

Isopods

Springtails

Earthworms (for making my own soil)

Soil Centipedes (Geophilomorpha sp.)

Stone Centipedes (Lithobius sp.)

Mealworms/Superworms

Indian Mealmoth Culture

Dipluras

Some types of mites


#9 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted June 7 2018 - 11:45 AM

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Well in attempts to recover their brood, I fed them some egg yolk. They definitely needed it it seems.

 

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Edited by AntsAreUs, June 7 2018 - 11:46 AM.

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Currently keeping:

Ants:    Temnothorax schaumii - Journal

            Temnothorax curvispinosus

            Myrmecina americana - Journal

            Ponera pennsylvanica - Journal

            Formica incerta Journal

            Aphaenogaster tennesseensis - Journal

            Aphaenogaster rudis Journal

            Myrmica spp. Journal

            Camponotus chromaiodes - Journal

            Camponotus pennsylvanicus

            Camponotus subbarbatus - Journal

            Camponotus sp.

            Strumigenys pergandei - Journal (Discontinued)

            Strumigenys pilinasis - Journal

            Hypoponera opacior

            Tetramorium immigrans - Journal

            Tapinoma sessile - Journal

 

Other:  Millipedes

Isopods

Springtails

Earthworms (for making my own soil)

Soil Centipedes (Geophilomorpha sp.)

Stone Centipedes (Lithobius sp.)

Mealworms/Superworms

Indian Mealmoth Culture

Dipluras

Some types of mites


#10 Offline AnthonyP163 - Posted June 7 2018 - 12:24 PM

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I've always liked this species, glad to see someone is keeping them.



#11 Offline Canadian anter - Posted June 7 2018 - 2:40 PM

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I've found that Temnothorax eat surprisingly large amounts of food. More than larger species even.







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