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Ant_Dude2908's Ant Journals (Updated 7/25/20) Ph. tysoni Pupae!

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#1 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted May 30 2019 - 4:29 AM

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This is my Journal featuring:

 

Camponotus americanus
Camponotus chromaiodes
Camponotus decipiens
Crematogaster lineolata
Formica integra :yahoo:
Formica pacifica
Formica pallidefullva
Formica subsericea
Prenolepis imparis
Pogonomyrmex occidentalis

Trachymyrmex septentrionalis


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#2 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted May 30 2019 - 4:32 AM

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Camponotus americanus (Queen #1)
5-30-19

Larvae are growing pretty quickly! Should get her first biological workers soon.

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#3 Offline CatsnAnts - Posted May 30 2019 - 4:59 AM

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Cool that you made it all one journal! I like that! :D
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#4 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted May 30 2019 - 5:01 AM

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All the tiny journals were too much work. More work than finding Strumigenys louisianae colonies!
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#5 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 30 2019 - 6:46 AM

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Yeah, you've got a lot of colonies! Looking forward to more updates.


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


#6 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted May 30 2019 - 6:57 AM

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Crematogaster cerasi pleometrotic colony
5-30-19

These two gals were found in hickory nuts very close to each other. I am trying to get a polygynous colony going, so hopefully this works out! They get along great actually.


Strumigenys sp. 1 (Colony #1)
5-30-19

These colonies are doing incredibly well! They have lots of developing brood, with some pupae!


Aphaenogaster tennesseensis (Colony #1)
5-30-19

The host workers accepted the queen, and this one worker loves to carry the queen around the nest. :lol: Hopefully she will get her own workers soon. :)


Aphaenogaster cf. rudis (Colony #1)
5-30-19

These gals are the fastest growing Aphaenogaster colony I have ever had! They are gaining new workers every day, with hundreds of brood. Some of the alates should hatch soon.

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Aphaenogaster tennesseensis (Colony #1)
5-30-19

The host workers accepted the queen, and this one worker loves to carry the queen around the nest. :lol: Hopefully she will get her own workers soon. :)


 

 

I just wanna reiterate here.......YOU SUCK!!!!!!!  :lol:  :lol:

On a serious note though was the introduction tough at all? Did you do anything special?

 

See I'm thinking that if miracles do happen and I actually get a Queen I'd like to put her in with my A. Fulva.


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Camponotus chromaiodes

Camponotus castaneus

Formica subsericea


#8 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted May 30 2019 - 12:00 PM

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I just took a few workers from my colony and put them and the queen in the tube. No chilling necessary. The workers bonded to her instantly.
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#9 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted May 30 2019 - 12:46 PM

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Aphaenogaster tennesseensis (Colony #1)
5-30-19

I had to remove the Aphaenogaster cf. rudis workers, as they were getting aggressive towards the Aphaenogaster tennesseensis workers. A few larvae and pupae.

#10 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted May 30 2019 - 3:33 PM

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Camponotus pennslyvanicus (Colony #1)
5-30-19

They have two workers and 10 larvae and some new eggs. They love honey.


Camponotus cf. modoc (Colony #1)
5-30-19

They have 13 ish workers and 5 pupae, 10 larvae and some eggs. (This is the colony that I thought was C. pennslyvanicus, but looking closer, and there is red on the queen's legs, and lots of gold hairs on the abdomen. Her head is not as broad either. Could be why she tried to kill the other C. pennslyvanicus when I caught her.)

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#11 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted May 30 2019 - 3:37 PM

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C. pennsylvanicus and C. modoc are physically identical. In your area what you have is bound to be the former.

Head width can vary from queen to queen, and both species have golden gaster hairs. I'd bet what you have is just C. pennsylvanicus.
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#12 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted May 30 2019 - 3:44 PM

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It isn't though. I have a Camponotus pennslyvanicus colony sitting right next to this one, and this one has more gold hairs, and looks way different. Can't believe I messed up this I.D. I have had C. modoc before, when I lived in Washington, and they don't look like my C. pennslyvanicus. It could also be a Camponotus chromaiodes, but I doubt it. And this queen is matte black, whereas my Camponotus pennslyvanicus are shiny black. I'm just confused. :thinking:

#13 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted May 30 2019 - 5:41 PM

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Again, C. modoc and C. pennsylvanicus are physically identical and cannot be told apart without genetic testing, which is why region is the major determining factor for them.

Could be some other Camponotus species though.
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#14 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted May 30 2019 - 5:58 PM

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Again, C. modoc and C. pennsylvanicus are physically identical and cannot be told apart without genetic testing, which is why region is the major determining factor for them.
Could be some other Camponotus species though.


Thanks for your help. :)

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Aphaenogaster cf. rudis (Colony #1)
5-31-19

There are over 15 dark pupae that should eclose today, bringing their worker total to 70 workers. The alate pupae are getting dark as well. The queen just laid around 50 new eggs. I have been giving them lumps of wet sugar as a sugar source, and fruit flies and super worms score protein. This is my favorite Aphaenogaster colony I have owned, by far!

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#16 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted June 1 2019 - 9:41 AM

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Tetramorium immagrans (Colony #1)
6-1-19

I got these three queens and while at a swim meet today! I had to freestyle over 50 yards with one hand... :lol:
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#17 Online NickAnter - Posted June 1 2019 - 10:01 AM

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Hah! That has got to be one of the best ant finding moments.  I come close at school keeping mine though the day in a ziplock bag which had my pretzels in them.   I have also found one at PE and had to put it in my sock so it could not get away. 


Colonies:(Nylanderia vividula, Lasius cf. americanus, Pheidole navigans)

 

Founding queens:(Camponotus hyatti/sayi, Temnothorax nevadensis, Pheidole navigans, Solenopsis sp. 1, Solenopsis sp.2Pogonomyrmex californicus, Tetramorium bicarinatum

 

Ants I would like to acquire soon: Acanthomyops, Lasius brevicornis, Stigmatomma pallipes or oregonense, Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus fragilis, Myrmecocystus navajo, Myrmecocystus semirufus/mimicus, Formica perpilosa, Formica aserva, Formica argentea, Liometopum luctuosum, Manica bradleyi or invidia, Temnothorax nevadensis, and a Myrmica sp

 

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  Now, more than ever, we must remember that being a sheep, and not making a stand, only leads us to our doom. We must not just follow those who force their views upon others, by threatening to hurt. Stand up to them, and do not cower or grovel before them.


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Tetramorium immagrans (Colony #1)
6-1-19

I got these three queens and while at a swim meet today! I had to freestyle over 50 yards with one hand... :lol:

 

You're just trying to out do Cloud with the dedication thing now!! LOL!! :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


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Camponotus chromaiodes

Camponotus castaneus

Formica subsericea


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But does it beat climbing fifty feet up a maple tree?


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Colonies:(Nylanderia vividula, Lasius cf. americanus, Pheidole navigans)

 

Founding queens:(Camponotus hyatti/sayi, Temnothorax nevadensis, Pheidole navigans, Solenopsis sp. 1, Solenopsis sp.2Pogonomyrmex californicus, Tetramorium bicarinatum

 

Ants I would like to acquire soon: Acanthomyops, Lasius brevicornis, Stigmatomma pallipes or oregonense, Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus fragilis, Myrmecocystus navajo, Myrmecocystus semirufus/mimicus, Formica perpilosa, Formica aserva, Formica argentea, Liometopum luctuosum, Manica bradleyi or invidia, Temnothorax nevadensis, and a Myrmica sp

 

Lets pretend that my profile picture is not sideways.

 

  Now, more than ever, we must remember that being a sheep, and not making a stand, only leads us to our doom. We must not just follow those who force their views upon others, by threatening to hurt. Stand up to them, and do not cower or grovel before them.


#20 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted June 1 2019 - 3:28 PM

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Lasius interjectus (Colony #1)
6-1-19

Found this queen today looking for a host colony. I have 6 Lasius americanus host workers, and I hope these do well. :)

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