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#101 Offline ponerinecat - Posted March 30 2020 - 5:56 PM

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Obtained some new globs as my old ones died, as well as some finally decent pictures of them.

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Also, here's a pretty big springtail i found. It still has a ways to grow.

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#102 Offline AntsDakota - Posted March 30 2020 - 6:16 PM

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Also, here's a pretty big springtail i found. It still has a ways to grow.
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They're so cute.........

"God made..... all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. (including ants) And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:25 NIV version


#103 Offline ponerinecat - Posted March 31 2020 - 6:47 PM

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Armadillidium vulgare

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Symphylans were moved to a larger less wet environment. I'm mainly culturing these as easy ant food and as food for geophilid centipedes, which are in turn food for Stigmatomma sp.

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Recently got a hold of these Phidippus sp. jumping spiders. The striped one is a female, recently molted, and the solid red one is her partner, a male.

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The vulgare really seem to love the ball of wet yeats I gave them.


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#104 Offline AntsDakota - Posted March 31 2020 - 6:50 PM

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I believe I used to keep Armadillidium...........

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#105 Offline ponerinecat - Posted April 1 2020 - 7:26 AM

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Just identified those small white isopods from a while ago as venezillio microphthalmus.



#106 Offline Canadant - Posted April 5 2020 - 3:43 PM

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Nice creepy crawlies! Were those scorpions? And a tarantula? Wicked.
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#107 Offline ponerinecat - Posted April 7 2020 - 1:54 PM

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Nice creepy crawlies! Were those scorpions? And a tarantula? Wicked.

False tarantula. Let her go a while ago.



#108 Offline ponerinecat - Posted April 7 2020 - 1:56 PM

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Obtained some truly tiny springtails, even for springtail standards. Those white specks are milled bits of yeast.

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I had to crop these photos at the highest magnification.


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#109 Offline ponerinecat - Posted April 9 2020 - 6:52 PM

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Moved the Ligium to a new setup, and doubled their population.

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Also rehomed the P. laevis.

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#110 Offline ponerinecat - Posted April 12 2020 - 9:45 AM

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Calicina sp.

 

I'm super excited for these guys. They are an incredibly understudied genus, with diet being unknown and habitat extremely specific, some species only known from one location. Meanwhile I've collected five and seen seven, as well as appearing to have successfully bred them in two days of captivity. Hopefully they lay soon, and I can figure out what they eat.

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And on top of all that, I managed to find a Camponotus hyatti colony next to them, isolated entirely within a tiny piece of wood, with a possible two queens, or at least two dealates. They already have 3 alates.

 

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#111 Offline ponerinecat - Posted April 12 2020 - 9:51 AM

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I may be the first to witness breeding among Calicina, and if I can get them going in captivity I would be able to find out a lot of unknowns about biology for seemingly the entire species.



#112 Offline AntsDakota - Posted April 12 2020 - 11:05 AM

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What even are they? Or are they simply Calicina?

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#113 Offline ponerinecat - Posted April 12 2020 - 11:30 AM

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They're a small genus of armored harvestman that live in the soil. We know pretty much nothing about them at the moment.


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#114 Offline ponerinecat - Posted April 13 2020 - 7:09 AM

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Some pictures of said mating, reviewed and confirmed to be courtship by experts.

 

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I was only able to observe them for a very short period of time, after which they parted.

 

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#115 Online ANTdrew - Posted April 13 2020 - 7:45 AM

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Awesome!

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#116 Online ANTdrew - Posted April 13 2020 - 8:27 AM

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Which springtails would do best in a big THA formicarium and where should I look for them?

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#117 Offline ponerinecat - Posted April 13 2020 - 8:33 AM

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Which springtails would do best in a big THA formicarium and where should I look for them?

Entomobrya sp, look for them under wood and bark as well as by the border of sidewalks and lawns, under flat pieces of rock, and leaf litter. Examples would be my Entomobrya unostrigata and atrocincta as well as my "zebra" springtails, all Entomobrya. For smaller ants, they will likely get hunted, and then you may want to use even smaller species such as Pseudosinella sp or Cyphoderus sp, small white subterranean species often found with ants. You can find them under wood and rocks.


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#118 Offline ponerinecat - Posted April 13 2020 - 6:41 PM

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:kill:  :kill:  :kill:

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#119 Offline TheMicroPlanet - Posted April 14 2020 - 7:29 AM

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Pseudomyrmex?



#120 Offline ponerinecat - Posted April 14 2020 - 7:46 AM

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Yes, apache queen.






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