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rcbuggy88's Tetramorium immigrans Journal (Updated 6/26/20)

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#1 Offline rcbuggy88 - Posted June 10 2020 - 3:07 PM

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Tetramorium immigrans

Difficulty: Easy

Size: Small

Diet: Fruit flies

Temperature: 75F

Hibernation: No

Current setup: Test tubes

 

Will update as journal grows

 

6/10/20

 

This is the start of my Tetramorium immigrans journal, I caught many of these on Tuesday, 5/26. I am selling some of them in my shop, and they will be the same development as here. All the queens have eggs and larve, maybe around 20 large larvae. Much more than the Camponotus I'm keeping. I tried feeding honey to 2 when I first caught them, but they did not accept unlike the Camponotus. I'm keeping them around 80 degrees and I expect workers from most of them in about a week or two. I also made an experimental polygynous group. The queens are very clean, keeping their eggs/larvae in neat piles and no mold growth is visible. (the one in the picture moved all its larvae to the other side within 15 seconds because of the light which is why it looks a little messy)

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Edited by rcbuggy88, July 2 2020 - 1:40 PM.

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Currently Keeping: Camponotus clarithorax, Camponotus hyatti, Tetramorium immigransNylanderia vividula, Liometopum occidentaleCamponotus modoc, Zootermopsis sp.

Wanted: Acromyrmex versicolor, Myrmecocystus sp., Camponotus us-ca02 (vibrant red not dull orange), Prenolepis imparis, Anything else I don't have lol...

Kept Before: Solenopsis molesta, Prenolepis imparis (still got one, but infertile)


#2 Offline rcbuggy88 - Posted June 11 2020 - 10:29 AM

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6/11/20

 

more photos with a better lens. 

 

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Edited by rcbuggy88, June 11 2020 - 11:08 AM.

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My Shop     :D  :iamsohappy:  :dance3:  :yahoo:

Currently Keeping: Camponotus clarithorax, Camponotus hyatti, Tetramorium immigransNylanderia vividula, Liometopum occidentaleCamponotus modoc, Zootermopsis sp.

Wanted: Acromyrmex versicolor, Myrmecocystus sp., Camponotus us-ca02 (vibrant red not dull orange), Prenolepis imparis, Anything else I don't have lol...

Kept Before: Solenopsis molesta, Prenolepis imparis (still got one, but infertile)


#3 Offline rcbuggy88 - Posted June 15 2020 - 10:01 AM

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6/15/20

 

More pictures! We got pupae!

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Edited by rcbuggy88, June 15 2020 - 10:02 AM.

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My Shop     :D  :iamsohappy:  :dance3:  :yahoo:

Currently Keeping: Camponotus clarithorax, Camponotus hyatti, Tetramorium immigransNylanderia vividula, Liometopum occidentaleCamponotus modoc, Zootermopsis sp.

Wanted: Acromyrmex versicolor, Myrmecocystus sp., Camponotus us-ca02 (vibrant red not dull orange), Prenolepis imparis, Anything else I don't have lol...

Kept Before: Solenopsis molesta, Prenolepis imparis (still got one, but infertile)


#4 Offline Canadant - Posted June 16 2020 - 4:17 PM

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I love my colony. They are my all stars. They eat whatever I give them and they just keep growing. They're always on the go too. A perfect ant. Best of luck. Interested in the polygynous colony.
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"You don't get what you want. You get what you deserve".

#5 Offline rcbuggy88 - Posted June 26 2020 - 3:34 PM

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6/26/20

 

Workers! Got them a few days ago, on Tuesday I think. Polygynous colony doing well, no workers yet but quite a lot more brood than the single queens.

 

FYI for those of you in California wanting some of these guys, I'm selling some on my shop page, shipping available!

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My Shop     :D  :iamsohappy:  :dance3:  :yahoo:

Currently Keeping: Camponotus clarithorax, Camponotus hyatti, Tetramorium immigransNylanderia vividula, Liometopum occidentaleCamponotus modoc, Zootermopsis sp.

Wanted: Acromyrmex versicolor, Myrmecocystus sp., Camponotus us-ca02 (vibrant red not dull orange), Prenolepis imparis, Anything else I don't have lol...

Kept Before: Solenopsis molesta, Prenolepis imparis (still got one, but infertile)


#6 Offline ANTdrew - Posted June 26 2020 - 4:24 PM

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Hold on tight. It’ll be one heck of a ride!
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25  

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#7 Offline AntsMaryland - Posted June 26 2020 - 5:16 PM

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Tetramorium colonies grow so quickly… especially on their second year.  :sore:


Aphaenogaster cf. rudis 

Tetramorium immigrans 

Camponotus castaneus

Tapinoma sessile

Formica pallidefulva
Formica subsericea


#8 Offline rcbuggy88 - Posted July 22 2020 - 11:29 AM

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In all the multi-queen colonies, at least one of the queens have been killed off either by ripping legs off or gaster severed from body. rip polygynous tetras. Some queens not laying too many eggs likely because I haven't been feeding them enough because I have too many. All have about 10 workers. I'm giving some away for free PM if interested.


Edited by rcbuggy88, July 22 2020 - 11:30 AM.

My Shop     :D  :iamsohappy:  :dance3:  :yahoo:

Currently Keeping: Camponotus clarithorax, Camponotus hyatti, Tetramorium immigransNylanderia vividula, Liometopum occidentaleCamponotus modoc, Zootermopsis sp.

Wanted: Acromyrmex versicolor, Myrmecocystus sp., Camponotus us-ca02 (vibrant red not dull orange), Prenolepis imparis, Anything else I don't have lol...

Kept Before: Solenopsis molesta, Prenolepis imparis (still got one, but infertile)






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