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#61 Offline ponerinecat - Posted January 12 2020 - 10:20 AM

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So, I had a box of "shiny" springtails. They have been sorted into two types, one large mettalic grey species and another smaller species with light reflecting hairs. there's a third species, but they were never sorted together in the first place. They are extremely small and metallic jet black.


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#62 Offline ponerinecat - Posted January 22 2020 - 5:26 PM

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Been a while. Collected two speceis of unknown podura springtails, one pink and peurple, another pure pink. Also grew my Brackenridgia culture to around 13 individuals, and my Trichorhina had another generation.



#63 Offline ponerinecat - Posted January 25 2020 - 5:37 PM

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Big update:

 

Boosted my culture of P. scaber to around 50

Most of my springs have reproduced

Symphylans have reproduced

Two cultures of springtails have died

Zebras had a die off, stabilized around 6 individuals

Found that my isopods like tofu

Memory card slot broke, so no pics for a while



#64 Offline ponerinecat - Posted January 28 2020 - 3:50 PM

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Rare chance for pics using a laptop.

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#65 Offline ANTdrew - Posted January 28 2020 - 4:25 PM

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Wow! You found all those?

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#66 Offline ponerinecat - Posted January 28 2020 - 5:27 PM

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Wow! You found all those?

All besides the T. tomentosa. Just got more containers, going for more spring species.



#67 Offline TheMicroPlanet - Posted January 28 2020 - 5:34 PM

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That's a lot of bugs. And you know every species (in the pictures)?


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#68 Offline ponerinecat - Posted January 28 2020 - 5:42 PM

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That's a lot of bugs. And you know every species (in the pictures)?

I know all the isopods, but the millipedes are mostly down to genera, with a few species and subfamily IDs, and the springtails are just suborders.



#69 Offline ponerinecat - Posted January 29 2020 - 5:58 PM

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Found a small amount of booklice in a leaf pile. Starting a colony.



#70 Offline AntsDakota - Posted January 30 2020 - 3:54 PM

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That's a lot of bugs. And you know every species (in the pictures)?

I know all the isopods, but the millipedes are mostly down to genera, with a few species and subfamily IDs, and the springtails are just suborders.

 

Yeesh! I've only got a few dozen ant genera memorized.....


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#71 Offline ponerinecat - Posted February 2 2020 - 2:27 PM

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Obtained more springtails, including the beforementioned tiny white globs, as well as a large blueish purple speceis. Captured orange globs as well as a strange blueish springtails with orangeish brown bumps. Started raising and unidentified beetle larvae.



#72 Offline ponerinecat - Posted February 2 2020 - 2:29 PM

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I've also realized why my T. tomentosa are breeding so prolifically, it's because they are parthogenic. Males are entirely missing from the species.



#73 Offline ponerinecat - Posted February 5 2020 - 8:40 PM

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This is a surprise, I actually have Entomobrya nigrocincta. What's great about these is that they have sexual dimorphism. Females are large and beige striped with brown, and males are small, orange with a white stripe behind the head. I will definitely be culturing these.



#74 Offline ponerinecat - Posted February 15 2020 - 10:55 AM

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#75 Offline ponerinecat - Posted February 15 2020 - 3:44 PM

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#76 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted February 17 2020 - 8:03 AM

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Wow, you sure are an insect lover! Mind if I ask this question: do you have an ant colony?


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#77 Offline AntsDakota - Posted February 17 2020 - 8:51 AM

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You should see his Psuedomyrmex.


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#78 Offline ponerinecat - Posted February 19 2020 - 7:41 PM

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Ah, yeah, sadly those died off. I'll be looking for nuptials next season.



#79 Offline ponerinecat - Posted February 19 2020 - 7:43 PM

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I do have ants, 4 colonies and 1 queen as well as a frag colony at the moment, will definitely get more soon.

 

Obtained a new type of springtail, very variable and get very large.

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#80 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted February 20 2020 - 9:37 AM

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Ah. thanks for the answer. :)


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