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Antkid's ants!(updated 18/09/2020)

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#1 Offline Antkid12 - Posted July 6 2020 - 4:39 PM

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So I decided to start a journal of the ants I have. 

 

Tetra queen #1: 10 medium sized larvae!  :)

Tetra queen #2:  6 decent larvae!  :)

Tetra queen #3+4: Around a hundred eggs!  :)

Tetra queen #5: Around 10 eggs.  :)

Tetra queen #6: Nothing yet.

Colobopsis sp: Nothing, not sure if she is fertile.  :(

Camponotus nearcticus: 1 pupae, 3 larvae and 2 eggs!  :)

Solenopsis sp: 2 queens: Nothing, might not be fertile. :(

Temnothorax sp: Nothing.

Pheidole cf. morrisi:   20 eggs!(put cf because she is around 7 millimeters.)

Ponera pennsylvanica: nothing.

Tapinoma sessile(2 queens): 200 workers and lots of larvae and pupae!  :)

I will post some pics once my macro lens arrives!


Edited by Antkid12, September 18 2020 - 1:05 PM.

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Ants I have: Tapinoma sessile(2 queen colony). RED MORPH Camponotus neacticus(now has pupae!), Tetramorium immigrans (x3), Aphaenogaster sp, Temnothorax sp, Brachymyrmex sp.   possibly infertile   :(,  Ponera pennsylvanica, and Pheidole morrisi!  :yahoo: 

 

Other insects: Polistes sp. Queen

                    

Ants I need: Pheidole sp., Trachymyrmex sp., Crematogaster cerasi , Dorymyrmex sp. Most wanted: Pheidole morrisii

 

                    

                   

 

 


#2 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted July 6 2020 - 4:45 PM

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Wow didn’t know she had 40! And solonopsis molesta need a host colony so you can go in your backyard and find a grease ant colony to steal from.
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#3 Offline Antkid12 - Posted July 6 2020 - 4:47 PM

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Sry not 40, that was a mistake  :facepalm: and the Solenopsis molesta actually don't need any hosts, as they are fully claustral.


Edited by Antkid12, July 6 2020 - 4:48 PM.

Ants I have: Tapinoma sessile(2 queen colony). RED MORPH Camponotus neacticus(now has pupae!), Tetramorium immigrans (x3), Aphaenogaster sp, Temnothorax sp, Brachymyrmex sp.   possibly infertile   :(,  Ponera pennsylvanica, and Pheidole morrisi!  :yahoo: 

 

Other insects: Polistes sp. Queen

                    

Ants I need: Pheidole sp., Trachymyrmex sp., Crematogaster cerasi , Dorymyrmex sp. Most wanted: Pheidole morrisii

 

                    

                   

 

 


#4 Offline CatsnAnts - Posted July 6 2020 - 4:48 PM

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Wow didn’t know she had 40! And solonopsis molesta need a host colony so you can go in your backyard and find a grease ant colony to steal from.


Solenopsis molesta does not need a host colony. They are called thief ants because they steal other ants’ brood, however, they will do just fine on a regular ant diet as well.

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#5 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted July 6 2020 - 4:49 PM

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#6 Offline madbiologist - Posted July 6 2020 - 7:54 PM

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I'd love to see some pics once the lens arrives, especially of the Tetramorium duo!


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#7 Offline Antkid12 - Posted July 9 2020 - 1:43 PM

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Pictures

 

Ok, here are the pics. Sry for the quality. :|

Tetra queen 1:

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Tetra queen 2:

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The tetra pair:

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Tetra queen 5:

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Tetra queen 6 has a some of eggs now!

jvToSkh.jpgThe Pheidole morrisi queen is about the same size as a Tetramorium immigrans queen.

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Ponera pennsylvanica queen:

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The Temnothorax queen:gH15rLi.jpg

And the Tapinoma sessile:

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Edited by Antkid12, July 9 2020 - 1:45 PM.

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Ants I have: Tapinoma sessile(2 queen colony). RED MORPH Camponotus neacticus(now has pupae!), Tetramorium immigrans (x3), Aphaenogaster sp, Temnothorax sp, Brachymyrmex sp.   possibly infertile   :(,  Ponera pennsylvanica, and Pheidole morrisi!  :yahoo: 

 

Other insects: Polistes sp. Queen

                    

Ants I need: Pheidole sp., Trachymyrmex sp., Crematogaster cerasi , Dorymyrmex sp. Most wanted: Pheidole morrisii

 

                    

                   

 

 


#8 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted July 9 2020 - 3:23 PM

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Give the Ponera queen substrate. I don’t think they will found without it and they could die.
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#9 Offline Antkid12 - Posted July 10 2020 - 4:11 AM

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Give the Ponera queen substrate. I don’t think they will found without it and they could die.

 

Ok, I will do that.


Ants I have: Tapinoma sessile(2 queen colony). RED MORPH Camponotus neacticus(now has pupae!), Tetramorium immigrans (x3), Aphaenogaster sp, Temnothorax sp, Brachymyrmex sp.   possibly infertile   :(,  Ponera pennsylvanica, and Pheidole morrisi!  :yahoo: 

 

Other insects: Polistes sp. Queen

                    

Ants I need: Pheidole sp., Trachymyrmex sp., Crematogaster cerasi , Dorymyrmex sp. Most wanted: Pheidole morrisii

 

                    

                   

 

 


#10 Offline CatsnAnts - Posted July 10 2020 - 4:18 AM

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What a nice list of species! I can’t wait for the P. morrisii! Also, that Temnothorax queen looks very undernourished, you should probably offer her some honey before attempting to found her.
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#11 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 10 2020 - 4:39 AM

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You just need Crematogaster now. I’ll hook you up in September.
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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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#12 Offline Antkid12 - Posted July 12 2020 - 3:19 AM

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Ok, small update:

 

Tetra queen 1: Now has 8 pupae!  :yahoo:

Tetra queen 2: Now has 4 pupae!  :yahoo:

Tetra queen 3+4: Now has lost of good sized larvae!

Tetra queen 5: Lots of eggs and some larvae!

Tetra queen 6: Lots of eggs!

Pheidole morrisi: I feared this queen was infertile because her eggs weren't developing but she has small larvae now!!!  :good2:


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Ants I have: Tapinoma sessile(2 queen colony). RED MORPH Camponotus neacticus(now has pupae!), Tetramorium immigrans (x3), Aphaenogaster sp, Temnothorax sp, Brachymyrmex sp.   possibly infertile   :(,  Ponera pennsylvanica, and Pheidole morrisi!  :yahoo: 

 

Other insects: Polistes sp. Queen

                    

Ants I need: Pheidole sp., Trachymyrmex sp., Crematogaster cerasi , Dorymyrmex sp. Most wanted: Pheidole morrisii

 

                    

                   

 

 


#13 Offline Antkid12 - Posted July 13 2020 - 4:34 PM

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Camponotus nearcticus: The queen got her first worker today, she is so cute! I'll take pics soon. 


Edited by Antkid12, July 13 2020 - 4:35 PM.

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Ants I have: Tapinoma sessile(2 queen colony). RED MORPH Camponotus neacticus(now has pupae!), Tetramorium immigrans (x3), Aphaenogaster sp, Temnothorax sp, Brachymyrmex sp.   possibly infertile   :(,  Ponera pennsylvanica, and Pheidole morrisi!  :yahoo: 

 

Other insects: Polistes sp. Queen

                    

Ants I need: Pheidole sp., Trachymyrmex sp., Crematogaster cerasi , Dorymyrmex sp. Most wanted: Pheidole morrisii

 

                    

                   

 

 


#14 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted July 13 2020 - 4:38 PM

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Nice!
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#15 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 13 2020 - 5:18 PM

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Camponotus nearcticus: The queen got her first worker today, she is so cute! I'll take pics soon.

I hope she lasts longer than mine did.
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#16 Offline Antkid12 - Posted July 14 2020 - 4:59 AM

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Camponotus nearcticus: The queen got her first worker today, she is so cute! I'll take pics soon.

I hope she lasts longer than mine did.

 

Yeah....


Ants I have: Tapinoma sessile(2 queen colony). RED MORPH Camponotus neacticus(now has pupae!), Tetramorium immigrans (x3), Aphaenogaster sp, Temnothorax sp, Brachymyrmex sp.   possibly infertile   :(,  Ponera pennsylvanica, and Pheidole morrisi!  :yahoo: 

 

Other insects: Polistes sp. Queen

                    

Ants I need: Pheidole sp., Trachymyrmex sp., Crematogaster cerasi , Dorymyrmex sp. Most wanted: Pheidole morrisii

 

                    

                   

 

 


#17 Offline Antkid12 - Posted July 15 2020 - 5:11 AM

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I fed my nearcticus a dead cricket yesterday, the queen rushed out, bit it, and sprayed formic acid but the nanitic just ran around.  :facepalm:

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Ants I have: Tapinoma sessile(2 queen colony). RED MORPH Camponotus neacticus(now has pupae!), Tetramorium immigrans (x3), Aphaenogaster sp, Temnothorax sp, Brachymyrmex sp.   possibly infertile   :(,  Ponera pennsylvanica, and Pheidole morrisi!  :yahoo: 

 

Other insects: Polistes sp. Queen

                    

Ants I need: Pheidole sp., Trachymyrmex sp., Crematogaster cerasi , Dorymyrmex sp. Most wanted: Pheidole morrisii

 

                    

                   

 

 


#18 Offline ponerinecat - Posted July 15 2020 - 8:01 AM

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don't expect anything else from founding Camponotus. They're very cautious and spray pretty much everything. I had a queen charge out and fall to the floor :lol:


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#19 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 15 2020 - 8:27 AM

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The Myrmentoma queens sure are feisty! My subbs do the same thing, which is why I gave them an outworld.
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#20 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted July 15 2020 - 8:55 AM

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The Myrmentoma queens sure are feisty! My subbs do the same thing, which is why I gave them an outworld.

How are your subbarbatus?


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