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Mettcollsuss's Prenolepis imparis Journal

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#21 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted February 27 2019 - 6:10 AM

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Eating well, lots of repletes, healthy, but still no new eggs.

#22 Offline T.C. - Posted February 27 2019 - 7:50 PM

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Excuse me, but images?
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#23 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted March 1 2019 - 6:14 AM

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Current tube is getting pretty dirty. Trying to get them to move. I'll be able to get better photos when they move.

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#24 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted March 7 2019 - 5:28 AM

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The majority of the colony has moved. Just waiting on a few stragglers.

#25 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted March 16 2019 - 5:07 AM

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#26 Offline Rstheant - Posted March 16 2019 - 3:41 PM

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Oh hell nah! I just got some queens. All have their wing, though I saw some mate.


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#27 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted March 30 2019 - 5:23 AM

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Caught three new queens the other day. I also bought some of those markers beekeepers use to mark queens, I figured they wouldn't hurt ants (I tested on some infertile queens, they're fine, so I assume they're safe to use). 

 

The current colony's queen doesn't have any markings. She'll be queen #1

 

Of the new queens,

 

Red marking: queen #2

Green marking: queen #3

Blue marking: #4

 

The three new queens are being housed together. Once their colony grows to a decent size (20-30 workers, maybe), I'll combine the two colonies.


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#28 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted March 30 2019 - 7:25 AM

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Pictures? I want to see what the marks look like.


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#29 Offline EthanNgo678 - Posted March 30 2019 - 7:33 AM

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Does colony colony one have brood?



#30 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted March 30 2019 - 2:18 PM

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Does colony colony one have brood?

Nope. No year 2 brood



#31 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted March 31 2019 - 8:29 AM

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#32 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted July 17 2019 - 3:32 PM

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Is the original colony still doing well?


Currently keeping:

 

Tetramorium immigrans, Pogonomyrmex occidentalis

Lasius aphidicola, Brachymyrmex depilis

Formica pallidefulva, Myrmica punctiventris

Camponotus pennsylvanicus, Myrmica cf. americana

Myrmecina americana, Myrmica incompleta

Lasius brevicornis, Temnothorax longispinosus

Crematogaster cerasi

Ponera pennsylvanica


#33 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted July 20 2019 - 6:42 AM

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Is the original colony still doing well?

he has a journal for all of his ants now.


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#34 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted July 20 2019 - 7:40 AM

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Ok.


Currently keeping:

 

Tetramorium immigrans, Pogonomyrmex occidentalis

Lasius aphidicola, Brachymyrmex depilis

Formica pallidefulva, Myrmica punctiventris

Camponotus pennsylvanicus, Myrmica cf. americana

Myrmecina americana, Myrmica incompleta

Lasius brevicornis, Temnothorax longispinosus

Crematogaster cerasi

Ponera pennsylvanica






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