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#1 Online Broncos - Posted October 10 2019 - 3:52 PM

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A few months ago i obtained a p. californicus queen with one worker in a small starter formicarium. But then the hydrostone stopped working so I moved them into a long container with the corner on a heat mat which is where they hang out.


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#2 Offline DDD101DDD - Posted October 10 2019 - 4:49 PM

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How does hydrostone "stop working"?


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#3 Online Broncos - Posted October 10 2019 - 7:07 PM

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for some reason it didn't want to take in water from the sponge connected to the lower container.


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#4 Online Broncos - Posted October 11 2019 - 2:48 PM

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I think these ants have a alate pupae


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#5 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted October 11 2019 - 5:36 PM

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Uh oh. If they do hatch into alates, take them out.

#6 Online Broncos - Posted October 12 2019 - 10:12 AM

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Uh oh. If they do hatch into alates, take them out.


(WHAT WILL HAPPEN????)

Ant Colonies:

Pogonomyrmex Californicus

Pogonomyrmex Rugosus

Camponotus US CA-02

Formica Francoeuri

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#7 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted October 12 2019 - 10:30 AM

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I think alates just use up colony resources. Sometimes they show up earlier than they are supposed to.


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Currently keeping:

 

Tetramorium immigrans, Pogonomyrmex occidentalis

Myrmica punctiventris, Camponotus nearcticus

Formica pallidefulva

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Lasius brevicornis

Crematogaster cerasi

Temnothorax ambiguus

Prenolepis imparis


#8 Online Broncos - Posted October 15 2019 - 11:21 AM

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The egg pile got bigger

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#9 Offline dspdrew - Posted October 15 2019 - 12:17 PM

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I've heard a couple people now say that their formicarium's tile stopped absorbing water. I've used tons of these formicariums, and have never experienced this. I did have problems when they came into contact with silicone due to the oils.

Have you done anything to the formicarium other than housed ants in it? Even simply washing it?

#10 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted October 15 2019 - 12:59 PM

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Uh oh. If they do hatch into alates, take them out.


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Alates are just an annoying thing that takes up resources that the colony needs. Once the colony is mature, they can stay, as there are plenty of workers to gather more resources.

#11 Online Broncos - Posted October 16 2019 - 7:04 AM

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I've heard a couple people now say that their formicarium's tile stopped absorbing water. I've used tons of these formicariums, and have never experienced this. I did have problems when they came into contact with silicone due to the oils.
Have you done anything to the formicarium other than housed ants in it? Even simply washing it?


I Washed it after moving there into a test ant tubes setup where they have gained 10 workers but it still doesn’t work for my c. semitestaceus

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Pogonomyrmex Rugosus

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#12 Offline dspdrew - Posted October 16 2019 - 10:23 AM

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I've heard a couple people now say that their formicarium's tile stopped absorbing water. I've used tons of these formicariums, and have never experienced this. I did have problems when they came into contact with silicone due to the oils.
Have you done anything to the formicarium other than housed ants in it? Even simply washing it?


I Washed it after moving there into a test ant tubes setup where they have gained 10 workers but it still doesn’t work for my c. semitestaceus

 

What did you wash it with?



#13 Online Broncos - Posted October 16 2019 - 2:22 PM

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I've heard a couple people now say that their formicarium's tile stopped absorbing water. I've used tons of these formicariums, and have never experienced this. I did have problems when they came into contact with silicone due to the oils.
Have you done anything to the formicarium other than housed ants in it? Even simply washing it?


I Washed it after moving there into a test ant tubes setup where they have gained 10 workers but it still doesn’t work for my c. semitestaceus

 

What did you wash it with?

 

Just some water with a towel


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Formica Francoeuri

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#14 Online Broncos - Posted October 18 2019 - 2:33 PM

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I got this cool photo of them sitting by the heat mat with an enclosing alate or big worker.

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#15 Online Broncos - Posted October 22 2019 - 6:33 AM

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Look at the size difference between the two workers


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#16 Online Broncos - Posted October 28 2019 - 11:56 AM

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This colony is at about 33 workers and will have 40 by the beginning of November.


Edited by Broncos, October 30 2019 - 10:43 AM.

Ant Colonies:

Pogonomyrmex Californicus

Pogonomyrmex Rugosus

Camponotus US CA-02

Formica Francoeuri

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#17 Online Broncos - Posted October 30 2019 - 10:45 AM

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The queen laid a huge pile of eggs where the first batch just turned to larvae... so roughly 15 larvae, and about 7 pupae. I will get a photo


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Pogonomyrmex Rugosus

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#18 Online Broncos - Posted November 3 2019 - 5:21 PM

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Here are some workers feeding a larvae by putting a cricket leg on the larvae.20d27b24c62cc60f433f8a8e9e637de8.jpg


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#19 Online Broncos - Posted November 3 2019 - 5:23 PM

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Pogonomyrmex Rugosus

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#20 Online Broncos - Posted November 3 2019 - 5:24 PM

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Camponotus US CA-02

Formica Francoeuri

Novomessor Cockorelli

Youtube:https://www.youtube....-ants-tutorials






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