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Ants_Texas' Pogonomyrmex barbatus Journal

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#1 Offline Ants_Texas - Posted June 28 2018 - 6:48 PM

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Hello and welcome to the new and improved Pogonomyrmex barbatus journal!  This journal will start out by following three Pogonomyrmex barbatus queens. For now, I will refer to them as A, B, and C (very creative I know). Originally I had four, but I decided to give queen D to Spamdy. Eventually, this journal may only follow the biggest colony, but for now we will follow all three queen's adventures. Enjoy!  :D

 

Update 6/28/18

 

This is the day the journal was started. Here's each queen, with their estimated egg count. I will be doing just a few updates along their founding process, and then updates should be more abundant once they get nanitics. 

 

 

Queen A (~10 Eggs):

 

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Queen B (~11 Eggs):

 

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Queen C (~7 Eggs)

 

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I suppose we could turn this into some sort of race. Whoever fills a Mini-Hearth the fastest gets a Fortress, perhaps?  :lol:

 

WARNING: I am an amature photographer with my EOS Rebel SL2, but these pictures are definitely a major step up from my last journal! Who knows, maybe one day I'll be Aaron 2.0.  B)


Edited by Ants_Texas, June 28 2018 - 6:58 PM.

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My YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK90shiLguOZBECXtwr1M7A

 

Colonies:

 

Camponotus festinatus, Camponotus fragilis, Camponotus sansabeanus, Crematogaster minutissima, Pheidole moerens, and Solenopsis invicta.

 

Queens: 

 

Aphaenogaster sp., Brachymyrmex patagonicus, Colobopsis impressa, Crematogaster laeviuscula, Forelius mccooki, Solenopsis molesta, and Solenopsis sp.


#2 Offline Ants_Texas - Posted July 13 2018 - 2:13 PM

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Update 7/13/18

 

 

Today I moved them all into Mini-Hearth formicariums. Now they have some substrate to use whenever they want. Queen B and Queen C have both decided that they will become ostriches, but Queen A was less shy. Better pictures will be coming later in their founding process, as I want to disturb them as little as possible while founding. I got the actual egg numbers while moving them as well. 

 

 

Queen A (20 Eggs):

 

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Queen B (11 Eggs):

 

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Queen C (35 Eggs)

 

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(Yes, the above picture does in fact showcase the most successful queen.)  :lol:


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My YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK90shiLguOZBECXtwr1M7A

 

Colonies:

 

Camponotus festinatus, Camponotus fragilis, Camponotus sansabeanus, Crematogaster minutissima, Pheidole moerens, and Solenopsis invicta.

 

Queens: 

 

Aphaenogaster sp., Brachymyrmex patagonicus, Colobopsis impressa, Crematogaster laeviuscula, Forelius mccooki, Solenopsis molesta, and Solenopsis sp.


#3 Offline Ants_Texas - Posted August 10 2018 - 1:15 PM

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Update 8/10/18

 

All three queens have at least one pupa now. More pictures coming when they get workers. Here's their statuses.

 

Queen A: 1 pupa, ~15 eggs

 

Queen B: 1 pupa, 1 larva, ~10 eggs

 

Queen C: 3 pupae, ~15 eggs


My YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK90shiLguOZBECXtwr1M7A

 

Colonies:

 

Camponotus festinatus, Camponotus fragilis, Camponotus sansabeanus, Crematogaster minutissima, Pheidole moerens, and Solenopsis invicta.

 

Queens: 

 

Aphaenogaster sp., Brachymyrmex patagonicus, Colobopsis impressa, Crematogaster laeviuscula, Forelius mccooki, Solenopsis molesta, and Solenopsis sp.


#4 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted January 3 2019 - 3:20 PM

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