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#21 Offline Buckets - Posted March 29 2017 - 11:38 PM

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That box you're putting them is pretty interesting, is that supposed to be the "test tube setup" for them? Also, how does that thing in the middle of their boxes work? I'm guessing that's hydration.



#22 Offline dspdrew - Posted April 4 2017 - 1:00 AM

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That box you're putting them is pretty interesting, is that supposed to be the "test tube setup" for them? Also, how does that thing in the middle of their boxes work? I'm guessing that's hydration.

 

Yes, the thing in the middle is ceramic and does the hydrating.



#23 Offline dspdrew - Posted April 4 2017 - 1:14 AM

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Update 4-4-2017
 
One of the new queens got her first worker today. :)
 
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#24 Offline Leo - Posted April 4 2017 - 3:53 AM

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cute



#25 Offline Alabama Anter - Posted April 5 2017 - 6:23 AM

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Wow! They oook really cute! Good luck with these Drew.

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#26 Offline dspdrew - Posted April 28 2017 - 12:36 AM

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Update 4-28-2017

 

The first colony to get workers now has reached 15 workers. Another colony has one worker now.



#27 Offline AnthonyP163 - Posted May 1 2017 - 5:19 PM

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#28 Offline dspdrew - Posted May 16 2017 - 8:27 PM

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Update 5-16-2017

 

The large colony lost its queen 2 weeks ago, so I gave them the other queen that only had two workers. They tried to attack her for the first day, but were much too small to do any damage. Now they are all one happy family.


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#29 Offline Alabama Anter - Posted May 17 2017 - 5:53 AM

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Oh, that's cool! Good luck Drew!


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#30 Offline dspdrew - Posted September 15 2017 - 8:08 PM

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Update 9-15-2017

 

The remaining colony just kept getting smaller until it died the other day.



#31 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted January 20 2018 - 11:43 PM

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Do you find them on blacklight?

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#32 Offline dspdrew - Posted January 21 2018 - 1:17 AM

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Do you find them on blacklight?

 

No. I dug them out of founding chambers.



#33 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted January 21 2018 - 5:56 AM

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Cool ants!



#34 Offline dspdrew - Posted March 15 2018 - 4:36 AM

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Update 3-15-2018
 
I just found two more of these queens 3-13-2018 in Whitewater, California. They were actually out digging their nests in intermittent light rain. They got some decent rain two days before and it was in the high 80s the day they flew. I put them both in some of my starter formicariums.
 
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The resin has been cured for months, so I know it shouldn't be a problem this time. I had some problems last year with tiny ants like these in resin formicariums that hadn't cured for at least a few days before being put to use.
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#35 Offline Rstheant - Posted December 3 2018 - 5:08 PM

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#36 Offline dspdrew - Posted December 4 2018 - 2:47 AM

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Update 12-4-2018

 

These all died many months ago, I just forgot to update this.



#37 Offline nurbs - Posted January 21 2019 - 7:03 PM

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Dunno man. Are you sure you are an antkeeper?

 

Update 12-4-2018

 

These all died many months ago, I just forgot to update this.


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#38 Offline FSTP - Posted January 21 2019 - 7:14 PM

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#39 Offline NickAnter - Posted May 25 2019 - 5:06 PM

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Did you catch any this year?

Hi there! I went on a 6 month or so hiatus, in part due, and in part cause of the death of my colonies. 

However, I went back to the Sierras, and restarted my collection, which is now as follows:

Aphaenogaster uinta, Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus modoc, Formica cf. aserva, Formica cf. micropthalma, Formica cf. manni, Formica subpolita, Formica cf. subaenescens, Lasius americanus, Manica invidia, Pogonomyrmex salinus, Pogonomyrmex sp. 1, Solenopsis validiuscula, & Solenopsis sp. 3 (new Sierra variant). 


#40 Offline dspdrew - Posted April 20 2020 - 9:39 PM

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Update 4-20-2020

 

Well I guess I'm gonna give this another try. I just collected two more queens in Landcaster, CA over the weekend. I dug up tons of their founding chambers, but they are so tiny it's almost impossible to find them in the dirt.


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