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Dspdrew's Myrmecocystus sp.1 Journal [242] (Discontinued)

myrmecocystus honeypot ants dspdrew

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#1 Offline dspdrew - Posted June 27 2018 - 7:52 PM

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4-1-2018

 

1. Location of collection:  Landcaster, California.
2. Date of collection: 4-1-2018.
3. Habitat of collection:  High desert.
4. Length (from head to gaster):  12mm
5. Color, hue, pattern and texture:  Red head and thorax. Black velvety-like gaster.

7. Distinguishing behavior:  Very fast, jerky movements.

 

ID Thread:

 

I found a few of these Myrmecocystus sp. queens 4-1-2018, in Landcaster, California. They were all dug from founding chambers.

 

I put them all in Dirt Box setups.

 

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#2 Offline dspdrew - Posted June 27 2018 - 7:55 PM

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  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

Update 6-27-2018
 

By now all but two of these queens have died. They both have a few workers.

 

These pictures are terrible, but they were the best I could get.

 

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#3 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted June 27 2018 - 9:32 PM

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Those look really awesome with their purple mesomas and red heads...

#4 Offline KooYon - Posted August 4 2018 - 6:03 AM

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Any update? Also, any advice on keeping Myrmecocystus, I'm a first year ant keeper and I'm trying to do as much research and get as much advice as possible. Thanks.


Currently Keeping:

 

Pogonomyrmex Barbatus 4 queens each with eggs

Pogonomyrmex Rugosus 1 queen with eggs

Camponotus Festinatus 1 queen with eggs

Myrmecocystus Placodops or Mendax 1 queen with eggs

Atta Texana 8 queens with fungus


#5 Offline dspdrew - Posted August 4 2018 - 6:24 AM

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  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

Any update? Also, any advice on keeping Myrmecocystus, I'm a first year ant keeper and I'm trying to do as much research and get as much advice as possible. Thanks.

 

Not much to say, other than the two are still alive. I will be trying to ID them soon.



#6 Offline dspdrew - Posted September 5 2018 - 2:19 PM

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  • LocationSanta Ana, CA

Update 9-5-2018
 

The last two queens have now died.







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