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Stigmatomma Pallipes Info Wanted


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#1 Offline antnest8 - Posted May 3 2018 - 11:38 AM

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HI i just found a Stigmatomma worker/queen any one know any info regarding their care?


have 1 camponotus queen

1 crematogaster queen

5 lasius umbratus queens


#2 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted May 3 2018 - 1:12 PM

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These are specialist predators of centipedes, however mine like most arthropods I put in with them. I mostly feed them moths, moth larva, and beetle grubs. I've heard that they really like mealworms. They make very small colonies, often found with only several workers. For housing them, they need high humidity and preferably substrate (may need springtails to prevent mold). Do you have any pictures? I would love to see them.


Edited by AntsAreUs, May 3 2018 - 1:19 PM.

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Currently keeping:

Ants:    Temnothorax schaumii - Journal

            Temnothorax curvispinosus

            Myrmecina americana - Journal

            Ponera pennsylvanica - Journal

            Formica incerta Journal

            Formica subsericea

            Formica rubicunda

            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

            Lasius americanus

            Lasius neoniger

            Lasius murphyi

            Solenopsis molesta

            Pheidole pilifera


Other:  Millipedes

Isopods

Springtails

Soil Centipedes (Geophilomorpha sp.)

Stone Centipedes (Lithobius sp.)

Mealworms/Superworms

Indian Mealmoth Culture

Dipluras

Some types of mites


#3 Offline StayLoki - Posted May 3 2018 - 1:39 PM

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^^I wanna see too!!! don't make me go googleitup :lol:

#4 Offline StayLoki - Posted May 3 2018 - 1:40 PM

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Whoa 👀 creepy, almost like a termite
(My apologies termite peeps!)

#5 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted May 3 2018 - 2:06 PM

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Here is my examples of the differences of queens and workers of this species:

 

Worker:

Queen:

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As you can see there are clearly pretty good sized wing scars and a somewhat larger thorax. The queens also have much larger eyes than the workers.


Edited by AntsAreUs, May 3 2018 - 2:10 PM.

Currently keeping:

Ants:    Temnothorax schaumii - Journal

            Temnothorax curvispinosus

            Myrmecina americana - Journal

            Ponera pennsylvanica - Journal

            Formica incerta Journal

            Formica subsericea

            Formica rubicunda

            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

            Lasius americanus

            Lasius neoniger

            Lasius murphyi

            Solenopsis molesta

            Pheidole pilifera


Other:  Millipedes

Isopods

Springtails

Soil Centipedes (Geophilomorpha sp.)

Stone Centipedes (Lithobius sp.)

Mealworms/Superworms

Indian Mealmoth Culture

Dipluras

Some types of mites


#6 Offline StayLoki - Posted May 3 2018 - 3:52 PM

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They are so weird with the segmented antenna and 'stinger' gaster..part mosquito lol

Are they in the us??
Forgive me, I didn't look where they're native.

#7 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted May 3 2018 - 4:07 PM

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They are very widespread in North America, but are infrequently encountered due to their cryptic lifestyle.


Currently keeping:

Ants:    Temnothorax schaumii - Journal

            Temnothorax curvispinosus

            Myrmecina americana - Journal

            Ponera pennsylvanica - Journal

            Formica incerta Journal

            Formica subsericea

            Formica rubicunda

            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

            Lasius americanus

            Lasius neoniger

            Lasius murphyi

            Solenopsis molesta

            Pheidole pilifera


Other:  Millipedes

Isopods

Springtails

Soil Centipedes (Geophilomorpha sp.)

Stone Centipedes (Lithobius sp.)

Mealworms/Superworms

Indian Mealmoth Culture

Dipluras

Some types of mites


#8 Offline MegaMyrmex - Posted May 4 2018 - 8:38 AM

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They can sting, I got stung by a queen and it felt like a red hot pin prick. I've never tried it but maybe try feeding them fruit flies since all of my picky ants will accept it.

Edited by MegaMyrmex, May 4 2018 - 8:38 AM.

Current colonies-

 

- 2 Camponotus chromaoides

- 1 Aphaenogaster sp. colony

- 1 Crematogaster colony

- 1 Strumigenys colony :yahoo:  :dance:  :dance2: 

 

Species checklist(ants found so far)-

- Aphaenogaster teneseensis

- Aphaenogaster picea

- Aphaenogaster sp.

- Brachymyrmex patagonicus

- Camponotus castaneus

- Camponotus chromaoides

- Camponotus nearcticus

- Camponotus pennsylvanicus

- Camponotus subbarbatus

- Colobopsis impressus(dead queen... :*(

- Crematogaster sp.

- Formica pallidefulva

- Formica sanguinea

- Formica subsericea

- Hypoponera sp.

- Lasius claviger

- Lasius umbratus

- Lasius neoniger

- Lasius sp.

- Monomorium minimum

- Myrmica sp.

- Nylanderia flavipes

- Pheidole morrisi

- Pheidole bicarinata

- Pheidole dentata(all pheidole found were workers only :( )

- Ponera pennsylvanica

- Prenolepis imparis

- Strumigenys rostrata

​- Stigmatomma pallipes :dance2:  :dance:

- Tetramorium immigrans

- Tapinoma sessile

 

Queens/colonies to Look for-

- Pheidole

- Trachymyrmex septentrionalis

- Polyergus

- Dolichoderus

- Myrmica

- Stigmatomma pallipes


#9 Offline antnest8 - Posted May 17 2018 - 2:31 AM

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sorry for not responding i took the pictures on my IPod which is not working right now but thanks for the info. since the colonies don't have many workers how big is the nest size then?


have 1 camponotus queen

1 crematogaster queen

5 lasius umbratus queens


#10 Offline sericultivist - Posted May 18 2018 - 10:08 PM

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This is probably my favorite genus of US native cryptic ants, I really look forwards to finding Stigmatomma oregonensis when I move up to Oregon. Hope you get your ipod working again soon!



#11 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted August 8 2018 - 2:42 PM

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Alright, so, with Stigmatomma pallipes, you have got to have another colony associated with it. I learned this with my "supercolony". Most of them died until I decided to try to add a different species in with them. I put in an Aphaenogaster colony with it and they kidnapped the brood and fed off of them until they created their own brood. I'm thinking that when I find an alate of this species that I'll give them brood from Aphaenogaster till she has her own brood. Maybe that's why everyone is so unsuccessful with Stigmatomma pallipes. Sadly due to hydration issues and a heat wave my entire colony has been eradicated. :(


-Haden Lee

Keeps:

Camponotus noveboracensis-1

Temnothorax curvispinosus-2

Stigmatomma Pallipes supercolony-1

Aphenogaster fulva-7

Monomorium minimum-1

Tetramorium sp. e-1

Prenolepsis imparis-1

Reticulitermes flavipes (termites)-3

and some other stuff I'm still identifying

 
 
 

 


#12 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted August 8 2018 - 4:20 PM

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Alright, so, with Stigmatomma pallipes, you have got to have another colony associated with it. I learned this with my "supercolony". Most of them died until I decided to try to add a different species in with them. I put in an Aphaenogaster colony with it and they kidnapped the brood and fed off of them until they created their own brood. I'm thinking that when I find an alate of this species that I'll give them brood from Aphaenogaster till she has her own brood. Maybe that's why everyone is so unsuccessful with Stigmatomma pallipes. Sadly due to hydration issues and a heat wave my entire colony has been eradicated. :(

Stigmatomma pallipes diet is relatively unknown. All I know right now is that they accept a small variety of prey but outright refuse things they don't want and don't even take notice. In labs they have lived on raw meat.


Currently keeping:

Ants:    Temnothorax schaumii - Journal

            Temnothorax curvispinosus

            Myrmecina americana - Journal

            Ponera pennsylvanica - Journal

            Formica incerta Journal

            Formica subsericea

            Formica rubicunda

            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

            Lasius americanus

            Lasius neoniger

            Lasius murphyi

            Solenopsis molesta

            Pheidole pilifera


Other:  Millipedes

Isopods

Springtails

Soil Centipedes (Geophilomorpha sp.)

Stone Centipedes (Lithobius sp.)

Mealworms/Superworms

Indian Mealmoth Culture

Dipluras

Some types of mites





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