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AnthonyP163's Stigmatomma pallipes journal (Updated 6-19-19)

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#1 Offline AnthonyP163 - Posted May 13 2018 - 11:20 AM

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5-13-18

 

A few days ago, I lifted up a rock to find a small  Stigmatomma pallipes queen, most likely recently mated, in a small chamber. I quickly scooped her up into a test tube, and after concluding she had no eggs in her chamber, I left the forest and created a test tube setup. She is now in that setup, and has been fed a pinhead cricket. 

 

Here are a few pictures of when I caught her

 

 

I'll update when something happens, but I'm not going to be checking on her much except to feed her.


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#2 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted May 13 2018 - 11:24 AM

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Mine ate a ton and laid no eggs, and just yesterday she died. RIP



#3 Offline AnthonyP163 - Posted May 13 2018 - 11:30 AM

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Mine ate a ton and laid no eggs, and just yesterday she died. RIP

Dang... I'm hoping that doesn't happen to mine. Any heads up, or anything to look out for?



#4 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted May 13 2018 - 11:41 AM

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Mine ate a ton and laid no eggs, and just yesterday she died. RIP

Dang... I'm hoping that doesn't happen to mine. Any heads up, or anything to look out for?

 

I'm not sure what your setup is, but I doubt they will lay eggs in a clean test tube. Also they will die quickly if humidity gets too low.



#5 Offline Canadian anter - Posted May 13 2018 - 1:12 PM

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I think they just eat a lot.



#6 Offline AnthonyP163 - Posted May 13 2018 - 8:41 PM

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Mine ate a ton and laid no eggs, and just yesterday she died. RIP

Dang... I'm hoping that doesn't happen to mine. Any heads up, or anything to look out for?

 

I'm not sure what your setup is, but I doubt they will lay eggs in a clean test tube. Also they will die quickly if humidity gets too low.

 

Okay. I have her in a test tube setup with dirt.



#7 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted May 14 2018 - 4:02 AM

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they like a sandy/soil mix. 1to3-1to4 ratio of sand to soil.


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-Haden Lee
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NATIVE: Crematogaster sp -1 Monomorium minimum-1 Formica fusca-1  Stigmatomma pallipes-7

NON-NATIVE: Solenopsis invicta- 2 Atta texana-2-3


#8 Offline AnthonyP163 - Posted May 19 2018 - 9:57 AM

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She has still not laid any eggs.



#9 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted May 19 2018 - 12:11 PM

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She has still not laid any eggs.

It may take a while. I think I read somewhere they only lay eggs 2 times a year in batches.



#10 Offline AnthonyP163 - Posted May 19 2018 - 1:14 PM

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She has still not laid any eggs.

It may take a while. I think I read somewhere they only lay eggs 2 times a year in batches.

 

Yeah, I find the workers only occassionally.

 

I robbed a Stigmatomma colony of its centipede to give to my queen. They quickly killed a larger one instead. 



#11 Offline AnthonyP163 - Posted June 10 2018 - 11:22 AM

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Despite eating pieces of centipede every Saturday, and even two springtails provided, I still cannot see any eggs.



#12 Offline AnthonyP163 - Posted August 30 2018 - 5:38 PM

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I caught two more queens a few days ago, after witnessing a flight of this species. 

 

I plan to collect workers for them, since I know where their host colonies are.

 

I'll update when there's something to update.



#13 Offline AnthonyP163 - Posted September 28 2018 - 3:32 PM

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9-28-18

 

The two queens caught before ended up dying, however I caught two more under a rock today. They were placed in one of my vivaria, filled with springtails and isopods.


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#14 Offline neoponera - Posted November 18 2018 - 6:46 PM

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update?



#15 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted March 10 2019 - 6:08 AM

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Back in July I found one of these. She died though. What do they eat other than centipedes?

#16 Offline AnthonyP163 - Posted June 19 2019 - 7:27 PM

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6/19/19 

 

The queens which were placed in my vivaria haven't been seen since, however I'm unsure what they would've died from. 







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