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#1 Offline BugFinder - Posted April 25 2020 - 1:06 PM

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i'm creating this thread to serve as a journal that I can look back on and see how my anting goals change over time.  Feel free to ignore it, or enjoy it, as you wish.

 

 

2020:

- Purchase this microscope and this camera mount.   - this goal moved to 2021

- Get my new Tetramorium (sp) started strong - this colony didn't make it.

- Purchase two dirt box nests from Drew - This goal moved to 2021

- grow my C. Sansabegnus into this nest:  Large Bull Ant Castle    - This colony didn't make it.

+ Purchase a  young colony - bought a C. sansabeanus colony 4/26

 

2021:

- Purchase P. Californicus colony and put in one of drews "dirt box" nests.

- Collect C. Vicinus queen and start new colony - Purchased a founding colony on 2/22/21

- Collect Linepithema humile queen and start new colony

- Purchase this formicarium for the L. Humile:  

- Purchase this nest for my C. Vicinus: Large Bull Ant Castle

- Get my vacant formicaria out of storage and use one of my nucleuses for the vicinus colony.

- Purchase this microscope and this camera mount   - purchased 3/2021

- Purchase two dirt box nests from Drew

 

Someday:

- Purchase Myrmecocystus mexicanus colony

- Purchase Acromyrmex versicolor colony

 

Spitballing

 

My Census updated 2/25/21


Edited by BugFinder, March 13 2021 - 5:49 PM.

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Tetramorium (sp)

Pogonomyrmex Californicus

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#2 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted April 25 2020 - 1:10 PM

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Mind if I list my goals? 



#3 Offline BugFinder - Posted April 25 2020 - 1:19 PM

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Mind if I list my goals? 

Not at all...   But you might think about creating your own journal for your goals and keep it updated....  or you can just post them here lol.


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My Journals:

Pogonomyrmex subdentatus

Camponotus Vicinus

Camponotus sansabeanus

Tetramorium (sp)

Pogonomyrmex Californicus

My Ant Goals!


#4 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted April 25 2020 - 1:24 PM

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My goals for the 2020 season:

 

Sustain Neivamyrmex colonies

 

Raise Camponotus chromaidodes colony to maturity

 

Get Colobopsis mississippiensis 


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#5 Offline Thunder_Birds - Posted April 26 2020 - 7:24 AM

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My 2020 goals:

 

  • Really grow my Camponotus Pennsylvanicus colony.
  • Find some queens this summer (Specifically Formica or something).

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#6 Offline NickAnter - Posted April 26 2020 - 7:49 AM

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My 2020 Goals:

 

Get Manica!

Get Some Orange Lasius

Get some larger Camponotus

Get Myrmecocystus

Get Formica perpilosa

Get more Temnothorax

Get(and keep this time!) more Formica aserva

Get some Myrmica

Get Aphaenogaster uinta

 

Yeah. I have a lot of goals. Most are quite possible though, I have seen everything on the list, except the orange Lasius.


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Species being kept:

 

Solenopsis truncorum, Solenopsis "plebeius", Solenopsis validiuscula, Solenopsis sp., Solenopsis xyloni, Solenopsis amblychila, Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Pheidole navigans, Nylanderia vividula, Aphaenogaster occidentalis, Temnothorax rudis, Temnothorax cf. nitens, Pogonomyrmex californicus, and Strumigenys membranifera

 

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#7 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted April 26 2020 - 8:01 AM

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My 2020 Goals:

 

Get Manica!

Get Some Orange Lasius

Get some larger Camponotus

Get Myrmecocystus

Get Formica perpilosa

Get more Temnothorax

Get(and keep this time!) more Formica aserva

Get some Myrmica

Get Aphaenogaster uinta

 

Yeah. I have a lot of goals. Most are quite possible though, I have seen everything on the list, except the orange Lasius.

By orange lasius, i am guessing claviger or brevicornis?


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#8 Offline AntsDakota - Posted April 26 2020 - 8:12 AM

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My 2020 Goals:

Get Manica!
Get Some Orange Lasius
Get some larger Camponotus
Get Myrmecocystus
Get Formica perpilosa
Get more Temnothorax
Get(and keep this time!) more Formica aserva
Get some Myrmica
Get Aphaenogaster uinta

Yeah. I have a lot of goals. Most are quite possible though, I have seen everything on the list, except the orange Lasius.

By orange lasius, i am guessing claviger or brevicornis?
All parasitic Lasius are orange, and there are dozens of species.

Edited by AntsDakota, April 26 2020 - 8:13 AM.

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#9 Offline Temperateants - Posted April 26 2020 - 8:40 AM

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My 2020 Goals:

Get Manica!
Get Some Orange Lasius
Get some larger Camponotus
Get Myrmecocystus
Get Formica perpilosa
Get more Temnothorax
Get(and keep this time!) more Formica aserva
Get some Myrmica
Get Aphaenogaster uinta

Yeah. I have a lot of goals. Most are quite possible though, I have seen everything on the list, except the orange Lasius.

By orange lasius, i am guessing claviger or brevicornis?
All parasitic Lasius are orange, and there are dozens of species.

 

What about umbratus?


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#10 Offline AntsDakota - Posted April 26 2020 - 9:35 AM

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They’re orange 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


#11 Offline NickAnter - Posted April 26 2020 - 9:37 AM

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I am hoping for Acanthomyops, but I would be equally happy with brevicornis.


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Species being kept:

 

Solenopsis truncorum, Solenopsis "plebeius", Solenopsis validiuscula, Solenopsis sp., Solenopsis xyloni, Solenopsis amblychila, Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Pheidole navigans, Nylanderia vividula, Aphaenogaster occidentalis, Temnothorax rudis, Temnothorax cf. nitens, Pogonomyrmex californicus, and Strumigenys membranifera

 

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#12 Offline AntsDakota - Posted April 26 2020 - 9:43 AM

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They each have their own advantages.

"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


#13 Offline BugFinder - Posted April 26 2020 - 9:57 AM

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My 2020 Goals:

Get Manica!
Get Some Orange Lasius
Get some larger Camponotus
Get Myrmecocystus
Get Formica perpilosa
Get more Temnothorax
Get(and keep this time!) more Formica aserva
Get some Myrmica
Get Aphaenogaster uinta

Yeah. I have a lot of goals. Most are quite possible though, I have seen everything on the list, except the orange Lasius.

By orange lasius, i am guessing claviger or brevicornis?
All parasitic Lasius are orange, and there are dozens of species.

 

to grow one of those colonies, do you have to have a sacraficial colony?


“If an ant carries an object a hundred times its weight, you can carry burdens many times your size.”  ― Matshona Dhliwayo

 

My Journals:

Pogonomyrmex subdentatus

Camponotus Vicinus

Camponotus sansabeanus

Tetramorium (sp)

Pogonomyrmex Californicus

My Ant Goals!


#14 Offline NickAnter - Posted April 26 2020 - 9:59 AM

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Which ones? The Manica? No. But I read they like to eat other ants. The Acanthomyops, yes.


Species being kept:

 

Solenopsis truncorum, Solenopsis "plebeius", Solenopsis validiuscula, Solenopsis sp., Solenopsis xyloni, Solenopsis amblychila, Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Pheidole navigans, Nylanderia vividula, Aphaenogaster occidentalis, Temnothorax rudis, Temnothorax cf. nitens, Pogonomyrmex californicus, and Strumigenys membranifera

 

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#15 Offline BugFinder - Posted April 26 2020 - 10:01 AM

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the parasitic lasius ants


“If an ant carries an object a hundred times its weight, you can carry burdens many times your size.”  ― Matshona Dhliwayo

 

My Journals:

Pogonomyrmex subdentatus

Camponotus Vicinus

Camponotus sansabeanus

Tetramorium (sp)

Pogonomyrmex Californicus

My Ant Goals!


#16 Offline NickAnter - Posted April 26 2020 - 10:02 AM

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Yes, Acanthomyops are a subgenus of Lasius, but they only need host workers in the beginning. They arent like Polyergus.


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Species being kept:

 

Solenopsis truncorum, Solenopsis "plebeius", Solenopsis validiuscula, Solenopsis sp., Solenopsis xyloni, Solenopsis amblychila, Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Pheidole navigans, Nylanderia vividula, Aphaenogaster occidentalis, Temnothorax rudis, Temnothorax cf. nitens, Pogonomyrmex californicus, and Strumigenys membranifera

 

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#17 Offline AntsDakota - Posted April 26 2020 - 10:27 AM

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Yes, Acanthomyops are a subgenus of Lasius, but they only need host workers in the beginning. They arent like Polyergus.

I believe Polyergus can found with just host workers, 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


#18 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted April 26 2020 - 10:28 AM

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Yes, Acanthomyops are a subgenus of Lasius, but they only need host workers in the beginning. They arent like Polyergus.

I believe Polyergus can found with just host workers, too.

Nope. Polyergus are obligate slave raiders.
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