Jump to content

  • Chat
  •  
  •  



Welcome to Formiculture.com!

This is a website for anyone interested in Myrmecology and all aspects of finding, keeping, and studying ants. The site and forum are free to use, and contain no ads for members. Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation points to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!

Photo
* * * * * 6 votes

Rbarreto's Ant Journal

ontario canada ottawa

115 replies to this topic

#101 Offline Lazarus - Posted July 16 2019 - 5:46 PM

Lazarus

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 180 posts
  • LocationOttawa, ON, Canada

 

I've actually seen quite a few, I know antscanada had one, Lazarus who is also form Ottawa has several large colonies, and I know canadian anter has a decent sized one too.

 

 

I have a few (poor quality) pics of two of my 5 older C. Novae colonies. Both are packed and the outworlds have at least another half of what ants are in these pictures. I created a 'crude' and counting piece of software last year and am still working on it so hopefully I'll get an accurate count on some of my colonies soon. I estimate my largest colony to be more than 300. I actually hooked up a second new formicarium this past weekend to handle the obvious overflow (pics soon).

 

gallery_2335_1592_416013.jpg

 

gallery_2335_1592_327144.jpg


  • Karma, Ant_Dude2908, rbarreto and 1 other like this
Dario(5) Camponotus Novaeboracencis {4xYear 3, 1x Year 2} (5) Formica spp {6x Year 2}<p>My online ant spreadsheet

#102 Offline rbarreto - Posted July 28 2019 - 9:32 PM

rbarreto

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 546 posts
  • LocationOttawa, On

Formica pergandei

Found two of these queens, I know they are slave makers but I'm going to give them a shot anyways.

 

R3lrE6ll.jpg

 

Camponotus novaeboracensis

These guys are still growing and doing great.

 

VEhDK8ll.jpg

 

NBFM9J3l.jpg

 

SS2RkdPl.jpg


  • Lazarus and ANTdrew like this

My journal featuring most of my ants.

My other journal featuring Formica Bradleyi.


#103 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted July 29 2019 - 5:01 AM

Kaelwizard

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 413 posts
  • LocationSouth Lyon, Michigan
Technically if you had a mature Formica colony couldn’t you somehow take there pupae or something and give it to the slave makers?

Edited by Kaelwizard, July 29 2019 - 9:55 AM.

  • rbarreto likes this

#104 Offline Lazarus - Posted July 29 2019 - 5:50 AM

Lazarus

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 180 posts
  • LocationOttawa, ON, Canada

Fantastic pics! Envious.


  • rbarreto likes this
Dario(5) Camponotus Novaeboracencis {4xYear 3, 1x Year 2} (5) Formica spp {6x Year 2}<p>My online ant spreadsheet

#105 Offline Canadian anter - Posted July 29 2019 - 6:05 AM

Canadian anter

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,278 posts
  • LocationToronto,Canada

Technically if you had a mature Formica colony couldn’t you somehow take there pupae or something and give it to the space makers?
Technically if you had a mature Formica colony couldn’t you somehow take there pupae or something and give it to the space makers?

You'd need at least 3 mature colonies. 


  • Ant_Dude2908 and rbarreto like this
Visit us at www.canada-ant-colony.com !

#106 Offline rbarreto - Posted July 29 2019 - 8:38 AM

rbarreto

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 546 posts
  • LocationOttawa, On
I've seen, heard and read some things that make me believe that these may not need as many slaves as people think. Going to try it out with these guys.
  • Ant_Dude2908 likes this

My journal featuring most of my ants.

My other journal featuring Formica Bradleyi.


#107 Offline rbarreto - Posted August 7 2019 - 6:55 PM

rbarreto

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 546 posts
  • LocationOttawa, On

Formica pergandei

The single queen has killed all the pupae for some weird reason but the dual queen colony is doing great! The workers have eclosed and they get along just fine. I gave them a ton of honey (they drank all of it), and a small piece of a superworm.

 

Hv3agwJl.jpg

 

Pogonomyrmex occidentalis

Finally managed to get my hands on one of these beautiful queens. I am beyond excited for these guys! In the first pic it looks like she is carrying an egg but tbh it could be a little grain of sand hahaha.

 

ktrrmmUl.jpg

 

Q2XSfCMl.jpg

 

a7fH3kHl.jpg


  • Canadian anter and sweetgrass like this

My journal featuring most of my ants.

My other journal featuring Formica Bradleyi.


#108 Offline Canadian anter - Posted August 7 2019 - 9:13 PM

Canadian anter

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,278 posts
  • LocationToronto,Canada

Formica pergandei
The single queen has killed all the pupae for some weird reason but the dual queen colony is doing great! The workers have eclosed and they get along just fine. I gave them a ton of honey (they drank all of it), and a small piece of a superworm.
 
Hv3agwJl.jpg
 
Pogonomyrmex occidentalis
Finally managed to get my hands on one of these beautiful queens. I am beyond excited for these guys! In the first pic it looks like she is carrying an egg but tbh it could be a little grain of sand hahaha.
 
ktrrmmUl.jpg
 
Q2XSfCMl.jpg
 
a7fH3kHl.jpg


Nah man that's an egg
  • sweetgrass likes this
Visit us at www.canada-ant-colony.com !

#109 Offline sweetgrass - Posted August 7 2019 - 9:54 PM

sweetgrass

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 128 posts
  • LocationMedicine Hat, Alberta Canada
So happy you got a pogonomyrmex!! They are so beautiful and interesting
  • rbarreto likes this

#110 Offline rbarreto - Posted August 7 2019 - 11:15 PM

rbarreto

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 546 posts
  • LocationOttawa, On
If you are from Canada you really need to hurry up and buy the Pogonomyrmex from Canadian anter! Visit his shop at https://canada-ant-colony.com

My journal featuring most of my ants.

My other journal featuring Formica Bradleyi.


#111 Offline rbarreto - Posted August 7 2019 - 11:21 PM

rbarreto

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 546 posts
  • LocationOttawa, On

Nah man that's an egg

Thank god, hopefully she has more hidden away.


My journal featuring most of my ants.

My other journal featuring Formica Bradleyi.


#112 Offline ForestDragon - Posted August 8 2019 - 6:04 AM

ForestDragon

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 53 posts

With Aphenogaster its pretty common for them to reject liquid food and are almost exclusively carnivores in captivity



#113 Offline rbarreto - Posted August 8 2019 - 8:10 AM

rbarreto

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 546 posts
  • LocationOttawa, On

With Aphenogaster its pretty common for them to reject liquid food and are almost exclusively carnivores in captivity

Not sure if your comment is about a super old post or you commented on the wrong thread.

My journal featuring most of my ants.

My other journal featuring Formica Bradleyi.


#114 Offline Acutus - Posted August 8 2019 - 10:07 AM

Acutus

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 777 posts
  • LocationMaryland

After

It doesn't look like it but I counted roughly 90 workers.

 

NJI7cUXl.jpg

 

 

Thanks for the Fortress pic! Been thinking of getting one. I have a C. castaneus in a Mini Hearth XL which they were outgrowing so I added another Mini Hearth to one side. when they fill that I'm definitely going to the Fortress now! :D Gonna try the Museum glass too!


  • rbarreto and Amazant like this

Billy

 

Currently keeping:

Camponotus chromaiodes

Camponotus castaneus

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Aphaenogaster "NOT tennesseensis" fulva

Formica subsericea


#115 Offline rbarreto - Posted August 12 2019 - 4:31 PM

rbarreto

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 546 posts
  • LocationOttawa, On

Formica pergandei

Both the single queen and the dual queens are doing great and get along with their hosts just fine.

 

fLeqnBcl.jpg

 

Formica pallidefulva

Look at all this brood. Lots of worker deaths but I think they were just old.

 

eXYLHGml.jpg

 

Formica cf. rubicunda

Not too sure about this ID but she is clearly not pergandei. I've never seen a queen take hosts as well as this one.

 

fQjTRzXl.jpg

 

Pogonomyrmex occidentalis

Her egg count increases daily. She is super active and very aggressive. The moment I open the drawer she's being kept in she rushes out into the outworld.

 

YJcOmDAl.jpg

 

AF0Bc69l.jpg

 

Camponotus novaeboracensis

These guys are over 120 now. Brood count is decreasing which means they are likely getting ready for hibernation.

 

emhdivJl.jpg

 

YUZ59lWl.jpg


  • Lazarus, Ant_Dude2908, sweetgrass and 2 others like this

My journal featuring most of my ants.

My other journal featuring Formica Bradleyi.


#116 Offline rbarreto - Posted August 18 2019 - 3:28 PM

rbarreto

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 546 posts
  • LocationOttawa, On

Formica cf. rubicunda

Nice little batch of eggs. The workers seem to be caring for them well so hopefully they don't get eaten. These guys consume a surprising amount of fruit flies for now having any larvae.

 

Xt6DkPol.jpg

 

Pogonomyrmex occidentalis

tons of small larvae, one big fat one and a secondary pile with eggs. She also loves fruit flies and feeds them to the larvae regularly.

 

xJyIBDXl.jpg

 

IUaBU2Ll.jpg

 

56eCXo0l.jpg


  • spartANTS, ANTdrew and Antennal_Scrobe like this

My journal featuring most of my ants.

My other journal featuring Formica Bradleyi.






Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: ontario, canada, ottawa

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users