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#1 Offline mallonje - Posted April 15 2018 - 7:18 PM

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I am completely new to the hobby.
 
I had made my own farm back when I was a kid - it was a cocktail olive jar inside a peanut butter jar with sand and about 40 or so worker sugar ants. I recall that setup lasted for almost a year. This led to an interest in keeping insects as pets: various stick bugs, tarantulas, and scorpions, all culminating in the straw that broke my mother's back - madagascar hissing cockroaches. 
 
I stumbled upon AntsCanada while surfing YouTube for science videos out of boredom one snow day and now the kids and I are very interestested in raising local native species this summer.
 
We've already seen one camponotus nuptial flight, and have found some males. But no queens yet. 
 
Any advice is always accepted and would be greatly appreciated.

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Founding:

                 1 P. Imparis queen caught 4/26/18

                 2 L. Umbratus caught 5/8/18

                 1 C. Pennsylvanicus queen caught 5/7/18 1st Eggs 5/17/18 

                 1 C. Pennsylvanicus queen caught 5/17/18 1st Eggs 5/22/18

                 1 C. Pennsylvanicus queen caught 5/31/18

                 1 T. Caespitum(?) queen caught 6/1/18


#2 Offline T.C. - Posted April 15 2018 - 7:25 PM

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Welcome to formiculture mallonje


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#3 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted April 16 2018 - 3:42 AM

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Welcome!

Current Colonies:

  • Aphaenogaster rudis x4 — Journal
  • Camponotus caryae — Journal
  • Camponotus pennsylvanicus — Journal
  • Formica pallidefulva — Journal
  • Formica subsericea x3 — Journal
  • Lasius cf. americanus
  • Lasius cf. neoniger — Journal
  • Prenolepis imparis — Journal
  • Tetramorium immigrans — Journal

Queens:

  • Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2
  • Crematogaster cf. lineolata Journal
  • Lasius sp. x2
  • Myrmica sp.

Other Animals:

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

#4 Offline noebl1 - Posted April 16 2018 - 4:44 AM

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Welcome!  I think you PMed me on AC's forums.  

 

For other MA/NH/RI/CT/ME/etc people that see this, follow/join us along here - http://www.formicult...-anting-thread/


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