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CatsnAnts ant journal / journey

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#381 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 15 2019 - 6:10 AM

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It’s really easy to culture your own springtails. I have a good culture going in one of those salad greens boxes filled with potting soil and some rotting plant matter.

"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25


#382 Offline CatsnAnts - Posted July 15 2019 - 6:52 AM

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My Ph. bicarinata still have their four queens, and they have tons of small to large larvae and a new batch of eggs. :D


My god, I can’t wait to see what the first batch of workers is going to look like :lol:.
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5 queen Temnothorax ambiguus (founding)
11 queen Temnothorax curvispinosus (founding)
1 queen Colobopsis mississippiensis (founding)
1 queen Colobopsis impressa (founding)
1 queen Lasius interjectus (with 30 host workers)
x3 1 queen Camponotus subbarbatus (founding)
1 queen Strumigebys pilinasis (colony of about 30 workers)
1 queen Ponera pennsylvanica (founding)
x2 1 queen Pheidole bicarinata (founding)
1 queen Temnothorax curvispinosus (~170 workers) ... also have 2 termite colonies.

#383 Offline CatsnAnts - Posted July 15 2019 - 6:54 AM

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It’s really easy to culture your own springtails. I have a good culture going in one of those salad greens boxes filled with potting soil and some rotting plant matter.


Ya, I should really try to attempt it again. I’ve done it before, but since it hasn’t rained in over a week and a half, the springtails are all gone from where I normally find them. The problem was that whenever I would find some, I immediately fed them to my ants and never had many left over to start a culture.
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5 queen Temnothorax ambiguus (founding)
11 queen Temnothorax curvispinosus (founding)
1 queen Colobopsis mississippiensis (founding)
1 queen Colobopsis impressa (founding)
1 queen Lasius interjectus (with 30 host workers)
x3 1 queen Camponotus subbarbatus (founding)
1 queen Strumigebys pilinasis (colony of about 30 workers)
1 queen Ponera pennsylvanica (founding)
x2 1 queen Pheidole bicarinata (founding)
1 queen Temnothorax curvispinosus (~170 workers) ... also have 2 termite colonies.

#384 Online Ant_Dude2908 - Posted July 15 2019 - 7:56 AM

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My Ph. bicarinata still have their four queens, and they have tons of small to large larvae and a new batch of eggs. :D


My god, I can’t wait to see what the first batch of workers is going to look like :lol:.

I have them at 82 degrees, so it shouldn't be long! Most of the large larvae are already beginning to pupate!





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