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AntsAreUs's Aphaenogaster rudis Journal

aphaenogaster aphaenogaster sp. aphaenogaster rudis

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#1 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted April 28 2018 - 3:06 PM

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I collected this colony in a nearby woods, as I found at least 15 colonies of various Aphaenogaster spp. There are a really good amount of workers and tons of brood, so much that I can't get a good shot of the queen.

 


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#2 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted May 16 2018 - 5:08 PM

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They have even more eggs and tons of small larva now. Some of the larger larva are turning pupa. They are on a seed/almond diet so far and haven't accepted anything else.

 

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#3 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted June 20 2018 - 9:10 AM

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6/20/18

 

The brood pile on the right is pupa and the one below the queen is larva of various sizes. I have literally only been feeding them almonds which they seem to prefer over most other things I give them.

 

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#4 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted July 7 2018 - 6:25 PM

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All the pupa is hatching out. Taking a pic of them in their current tube is kind of useless because all you see is ants covering the ceiling of it. In the midst of chaos in the tube I managed to get pics of the new batches of eggs. I might try to make a nest soon for them. I'd say they are well over a 100 workers now and growing rapidly.

 

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