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Rbarreto's Ant Journal

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#41 Offline rbarreto - Posted October 6 2018 - 10:18 PM


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Sold a lot of colonies, am going to keep a bunch of my favorites and a bunch of parasitic queens. I've had to force move a lot of colonies (which I don't like doing) because even though they have been exposed to light, heating, cooling, and vibrations they refuse to move.


Temnothorax curvispinosus

So small....... Soon to have three workers though!




Aphaenogaster picea

Looks like no hibernation for these guys yet, the queen laid decently large pile of eggs.




Lasius aphidicola

Early in September I caught a bunch of these queens, I decided to place some together in groups as I've heard they do engage in pleometrosis and that in can increase the odds of a successful introduction. Turns out, it works! Then again, my introduction rate has been 100% for every aphidicola queen from this batch. The queen I've had since May had some pre thicc larvae.




Lasius claviger

The old queen has a nice pile of eggs, and this new queen I caught has been successfully introduced to workers.



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My journal featuring:

Aphaenogaster picea

Lasius claviger

Lasius umbratus

Lasius sp. (black workers)

Lasius sp. (yellow/orange workers)

Formica pallidefulva (northern color form)

Prenolepis imparis

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Camponotus novaeboracensis

Temnothorax cf. curvispinosus

Tetramorium immigrans ( 2 polygynous, 1 monogynous)


#42 Offline Joehostile85 - Posted October 11 2018 - 5:08 AM


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What could the Lasius sp with orange workers be? Looks like Lasius flavus, but that’s eurpean and you caught yours locally?

#43 Offline Canadian anter - Posted October 11 2018 - 7:11 AM

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Lasius brevicornis and Lasius nearticus are North American flavus group
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