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#1 Offline Dnail - Posted April 14 2018 - 8:50 PM

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so this morning i feed my Polyrhachis bicolor queen, after i close the test tube with cotton she secrete some kind of brown fluid from her abdomen. is it dung?

 

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Caught:

1 Polyrachis semiinermis

Buniapone amblyops

2 Ponera Japonica
 

Prospective colony (laying egg):

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

1 Polyrachis dives

1 Odontoponera denticulata

1 Polyrachis bicolor

1 Unknow

1 Polyrachis semiinermis

 

Colony:

2 Polyrachis dives

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

 

RIP:

3/31/18-5/13/18 Odontomachus aciculatus 

 


#2 Offline Scrixx - Posted April 14 2018 - 9:15 PM

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Quick google search told me that these are a formic acid spraying genus. She sprayed formic acid on the cotton when she was disturbed. It's self defense. 


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#3 Offline 123LordOfAnts123 - Posted April 14 2018 - 9:28 PM

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It’s poop. Formic acid is clear and produced in relatively small amounts.

All ants poop, and some species are much, much messier than others. Queens of most tend to produce larger amounts of excrement, often infrequently. White, black, yellow, and brown are common colors.
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#4 Offline Scrixx - Posted April 14 2018 - 9:41 PM

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It’s poop. Formic acid is clear and produced in relatively small amounts.

All ants poop, and some species are much, much messier than others. Queens of most tend to produce larger amounts of excrement, often infrequently. White, black, yellow, and brown are common colors.

I see thanks, my queens so far have only pooped in white smears/streaks so I have no experience with other colors. Plus I've never had a formic acid spraying species.


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Scrixx's Adoption Center - Camponotus and Formica available now! 

 

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Keeping: Camponotus clarithorax - C. sansabeanus - C. vicinus - Formica francoeuri - Liometopum occidentale - Myrmecocystus mexicanus - M. mimicus - Pheidole xerophila -  Pogonomyrmex californicus - P. rugosus - Solenopsis molesta - Tapinoma sessile

Journals: Camponotus sansabeanus - C. vicinus | Myrmecocystus mexicanus - M. mimicus - Pheidole xerophila - Pogonomyrmex rugosus

Discontinued: Pogonomyrmex subnitidus


#5 Offline Dnail - Posted April 15 2018 - 1:22 AM

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I'm sure its not formic acid because i already see it when i messed up feed my queen with half death mosquito.

 

so its really poop. the other have black tinny poop not liquid like this one

 

my dirties queen is Odontoponera queen

this is her test tube after a month

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water become yellowish 


Caught:

1 Polyrachis semiinermis

Buniapone amblyops

2 Ponera Japonica
 

Prospective colony (laying egg):

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

1 Polyrachis dives

1 Odontoponera denticulata

1 Polyrachis bicolor

1 Unknow

1 Polyrachis semiinermis

 

Colony:

2 Polyrachis dives

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

 

RIP:

3/31/18-5/13/18 Odontomachus aciculatus 

 





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