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Ants_Dakota's General Ant Journal(Hibernation issues and experiments in South Dakota)

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#41 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted March 19 2020 - 9:17 AM

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It's a  shame that you aren't going to be on as much in the following months, it was always a joy to talk to you :(

I will try to pop in once in a while. I also enjoyed talking to you, as well. But don't worry, I am spending my time on ants and other ant related things. :) I will still be on every Thursday for my journal, though.


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#42 Online ANTdrew - Posted March 19 2020 - 9:18 AM

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That design looks great. How does hydration work?
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#43 Offline Thunder_Birds - Posted March 19 2020 - 9:20 AM

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Awesome with the ants, and nice formicarium that you made! 

 

Update #4 3/19/2020

Quick note, I will be on formiculture rarely in the next months, as i am working on other things related to ants. Just wanted to note that.

Oh ok:( 


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#44 Offline AntsDakota - Posted March 19 2020 - 11:13 AM

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It's a  shame that you aren't going to be on as much in the following months, it was always a joy to talk to you :(

Believe me- it’ll be worth it in the end.
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"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


#45 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted March 19 2020 - 3:31 PM

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That design looks great. How does hydration work?

I am not positive. I am waiting for my formica to have 20 workers, so i can move them in. He also sent me a syringe, 2 byformica feeders, 2 test tubes, and that camponotus colony. He is so generous. 


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#46 Offline Thunder_Birds - Posted March 19 2020 - 3:36 PM

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I’ll say, that’s nice B)


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#47 Offline Da_NewAntOnTheBlock - Posted March 19 2020 - 4:04 PM

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It's a  shame that you aren't going to be on as much in the following months, it was always a joy to talk to you :(

Believe me- it’ll be worth it in the end.

 

:wtf:


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#48 Offline AntsDakota - Posted March 20 2020 - 6:10 AM

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You’ll see.........
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"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


#49 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted March 27 2020 - 8:10 AM

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No new updates, except that the camponotus colony has only 1 egg now and the Formica's eggs all became larvae. The formica has one less worker, too.


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#50 Offline Thunder_Birds - Posted March 27 2020 - 7:31 PM

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Nice! And sorry:(


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#51 Offline Da_NewAntOnTheBlock - Posted March 28 2020 - 9:08 AM

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My Camponotus had a kinda major die off of nanitics ( I think they starved themselves during diapause but IDK), so I will clean the mini-hearth and move 'em in...


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#52 Offline AntsDakota - Posted March 28 2020 - 9:40 AM

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I lost a Camponotus colony last year because all the nanitics died just before the second generation enclosed from their pupae. The queen had gotten too depend on the workers, and didn’t care for the brood, and died.

"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


#53 Offline Da_NewAntOnTheBlock - Posted March 28 2020 - 9:56 AM

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yikes


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#54 Offline AntsDakota - Posted March 28 2020 - 10:56 AM

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And I bought them from Thunder_Birds, too...........

"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


#55 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted April 3 2020 - 8:57 AM

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Late update: the camponotus has no brood ant the formica is being moved into another test tube. 


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#56 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted April 27 2020 - 10:02 AM

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NEW UPDATE! AND NEW COLONIES!

To the best of my knowledge, i believe i have caught a myrmica fracticornis colony. Right now, it has 11 queens and an assortment of larvae. I will get pics soon.

I have also caught a formica colony with 5 queens. Not sure the species, but i will get pics soon.

I also have an Aphaenogaster Tennessensis colony. All pics coming soon!


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#57 Offline AntsDakota - Posted April 27 2020 - 10:22 AM

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To the best of my knowledge, i believe i have caught a myrmica fracticornis colony.

This is M. latifrons:

myrmica latifrons - Google Search

And this is M. lobicornis:

myrmica lobicornis - Google Search

As you can see, they look no different than M. fracticornis, so.........


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#58 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted April 27 2020 - 10:34 AM

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Ahhh. I see. well, one of the three.


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#59 Offline AntsDakota - Posted April 27 2020 - 10:37 AM

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There's probably more identical species. I just came up with two examples off the top of my head.


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#60 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted April 27 2020 - 12:10 PM

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Here are some pics of the myrmica. 

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