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#21 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted August 28 2019 - 1:58 PM

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No.... I do too lol.
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#22 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted August 28 2019 - 2:25 PM

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By the way, have you seen that termite guy who just joined? He posted a really interesting and detailed article about Cryptotermes brevis, which instilled a new appreciation in me for drywood termites, and seems to be the first installation in a series. He is so very knowledgeable about termites, I thought he might actually have been a termitologist (If that's what it's called.) before I read his introduction thread. Anyway I look forward to his next post.


Edited by Antennal_Scrobe, August 28 2019 - 2:40 PM.

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Tetramorium immigrans, Pogonomyrmex occidentalis

Myrmica punctiventris, Formica subsericea

Formica pallidefulva, Aphaeogaster cf. rudis

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Camponotus nearcticus

Crematogaster cerasi

Temnothorax ambiguus

Prenolepis imparis


#23 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted August 28 2019 - 2:28 PM

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No, but I did find a Proceratum queen!
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#24 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted August 28 2019 - 2:38 PM

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Ooh, that seems like an opportunity to make some scientific discoveries, keeping such a rare species. Are those the ones that eat spider eggs, or is that just Discothyrea?


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Tetramorium immigrans, Pogonomyrmex occidentalis

Myrmica punctiventris, Formica subsericea

Formica pallidefulva, Aphaeogaster cf. rudis

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Camponotus nearcticus

Crematogaster cerasi

Temnothorax ambiguus

Prenolepis imparis


#25 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted August 28 2019 - 2:39 PM

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Yes.
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#26 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted August 28 2019 - 2:43 PM

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How many spider eggs do they need? I can't imagine it would be a problem for you; ant colonies literally fall out of the sky as you walk down the street.


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Tetramorium immigrans, Pogonomyrmex occidentalis

Myrmica punctiventris, Formica subsericea

Formica pallidefulva, Aphaeogaster cf. rudis

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Camponotus nearcticus

Crematogaster cerasi

Temnothorax ambiguus

Prenolepis imparis


#27 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted August 28 2019 - 3:01 PM

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Well, any small arthropod eggs would work. And I have a colony of earwigs, so it will hopefully work out.
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#28 Offline ANTdrew - Posted August 28 2019 - 3:33 PM

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Am I the only one who just obsessively checks Formiculture because they have nothing else to do?

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

Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.


#29 Offline PacificNorthWestern - Posted August 28 2019 - 4:51 PM

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Am I the only one who just obsessively checks Formiculture because they have nothing else to do?

I do this too.

 

 

I think the real question here is... who doesn't?


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#30 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted August 28 2019 - 5:34 PM

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Am I the only one who just obsessively checks Formiculture because they have nothing else to do?

I do this too.

I think the real question here is... who doesn't?
Agreed
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#31 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted August 29 2019 - 8:48 AM

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Am I the only one who just obsessively checks Formiculture because they have nothing else to do?

I do this too.

 

 

I think the real question here is... who doesn't?

 

Maybe all those weirdos who have a life other than ants?


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Currently keeping:

 

Tetramorium immigrans, Pogonomyrmex occidentalis

Myrmica punctiventris, Formica subsericea

Formica pallidefulva, Aphaeogaster cf. rudis

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Camponotus nearcticus

Crematogaster cerasi

Temnothorax ambiguus

Prenolepis imparis


#32 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted August 29 2019 - 9:51 AM

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So now I know. You can't fill the nest mate without plugging the mesh end. Not even if you try to slip the needle past the stopper in an attempt to cheat physics. It doesn't work. Luckily the Tetramorium colony easily evaded the massive drop of water long enough for it to sink into the floor.


Currently keeping:

 

Tetramorium immigrans, Pogonomyrmex occidentalis

Myrmica punctiventris, Formica subsericea

Formica pallidefulva, Aphaeogaster cf. rudis

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Camponotus nearcticus

Crematogaster cerasi

Temnothorax ambiguus

Prenolepis imparis


#33 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted September 1 2019 - 10:50 AM

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Camponotus cf. caryae has a worker! YAAAAAAAAAAAY! 


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Currently keeping:

 

Tetramorium immigrans, Pogonomyrmex occidentalis

Myrmica punctiventris, Formica subsericea

Formica pallidefulva, Aphaeogaster cf. rudis

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Camponotus nearcticus

Crematogaster cerasi

Temnothorax ambiguus

Prenolepis imparis


#34 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted September 1 2019 - 10:51 AM

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Congrats!

#35 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted September 1 2019 - 10:55 AM

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Time to buy an Atom Nest from Tarheel Ants. 


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Tetramorium immigrans, Pogonomyrmex occidentalis

Myrmica punctiventris, Formica subsericea

Formica pallidefulva, Aphaeogaster cf. rudis

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Camponotus nearcticus

Crematogaster cerasi

Temnothorax ambiguus

Prenolepis imparis


#36 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted September 1 2019 - 10:58 AM

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Yes.
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#37 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted September 1 2019 - 11:12 AM

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Unfortunately the Atom Nest is not included in the immediate shipping page, so I would have to wait over a week for it to come. I sent him an email asking if he had one on hand, if he doesn't, I'll just buy a Mini-Hearth.


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Tetramorium immigrans, Pogonomyrmex occidentalis

Myrmica punctiventris, Formica subsericea

Formica pallidefulva, Aphaeogaster cf. rudis

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Camponotus nearcticus

Crematogaster cerasi

Temnothorax ambiguus

Prenolepis imparis


#38 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted September 1 2019 - 11:37 AM

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The eyes have developed on some of the F. pallidefulva pupae. Interestingly enough, some of the aforementioned pupae spun cocoons, and others did not.


Edited by Antennal_Scrobe, September 1 2019 - 11:38 AM.

Currently keeping:

 

Tetramorium immigrans, Pogonomyrmex occidentalis

Myrmica punctiventris, Formica subsericea

Formica pallidefulva, Aphaeogaster cf. rudis

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Camponotus nearcticus

Crematogaster cerasi

Temnothorax ambiguus

Prenolepis imparis


#39 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted September 1 2019 - 12:57 PM

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Yes.

Have you bought an Atom from him before then? If so, how long did it take to come?


Currently keeping:

 

Tetramorium immigrans, Pogonomyrmex occidentalis

Myrmica punctiventris, Formica subsericea

Formica pallidefulva, Aphaeogaster cf. rudis

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Camponotus nearcticus

Crematogaster cerasi

Temnothorax ambiguus

Prenolepis imparis


#40 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted September 1 2019 - 4:00 PM

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I bought a Mini Hearth and heating cable just now from THA. 


Currently keeping:

 

Tetramorium immigrans, Pogonomyrmex occidentalis

Myrmica punctiventris, Formica subsericea

Formica pallidefulva, Aphaeogaster cf. rudis

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Camponotus nearcticus

Crematogaster cerasi

Temnothorax ambiguus

Prenolepis imparis






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