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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!

 

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Aphaenogaster picea

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

 

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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.

 

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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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