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TennesseeAnts' Ant Journals (Updated 5/4/21)

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

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This is my Journal featuring:

 

Camponotus americanus

Camponotus chromaiodes

Camponotus decipiens

Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Camponotus subbarbatus
Crematogaster lineolata

Formica biophilica
Formica pacifica
Formica cf. pallidefulva

Formica integra

Formica subsericea
Lasius neoniger
Pogonomyrmex occidentalis
Prenolepis imparis

Solenopsis cf. tennesseensis


Edited by TennesseeAnts, May 4 2021 - 1:22 PM.

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#2 Offline TennesseeAnts - 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.

Edited by Ant_Dude2908, June 19 2019 - 4:54 AM.


#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 TennesseeAnts - 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  

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#6 Offline TennesseeAnts - 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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#7 Offline Acutus - Posted May 30 2019 - 11:43 AM

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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 TennesseeAnts - 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 TennesseeAnts - 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 TennesseeAnts - 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 TennesseeAnts - 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 TennesseeAnts - 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!

Edited by Ant_Dude2908, May 31 2019 - 9:06 AM.


#16 Offline TennesseeAnts - 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 Offline 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. 


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Ants in Possession:             

Lasius americanus--80 workers

Nylanderia vividula--500+ workers

Temnothorax rudis--5 workers                     My Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube....94qmMPiVKmlVldA             

Pheidole navigans--400+ workers

Cardiocondyla mauritanica--3 queens

Camponotus maritimus--Eggs and Larvae

Dorymyrmex insanus--Larvae

  

Equal opportunity is vastly fairer than equity.


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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 castaneus

Formica subsericea


#19 Offline NickAnter - Posted June 1 2019 - 10:23 AM

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


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Ants in Possession:             

Lasius americanus--80 workers

Nylanderia vividula--500+ workers

Temnothorax rudis--5 workers                     My Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube....94qmMPiVKmlVldA             

Pheidole navigans--400+ workers

Cardiocondyla mauritanica--3 queens

Camponotus maritimus--Eggs and Larvae

Dorymyrmex insanus--Larvae

  

Equal opportunity is vastly fairer than equity.


#20 Offline TennesseeAnts - 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. :)

Edited by Ant_Dude2908, June 1 2019 - 3:29 PM.






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