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

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#21 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 15 2020 - 3:38 PM

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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?
They have five nanitics and a few more cocoons to eclose. They’re not doing a whole lot, really.
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#22 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted July 15 2020 - 5:07 PM

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Yea my subbs also are quick to the entrance they will rush towards it. Also I do know they are Great! climbers, they will walk on baby powder. Only barrier I find to be effective is olive oil.
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#23 Offline Antkid12 - Posted July 18 2020 - 12:24 PM

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Update!

Tetra queen 1: First nanitics!(eclosed today!)  :yahoo: 

Pheidole morrisii: big larvae and more eggs!  :)

Solenopsis molesta: Found more queens, I am seeing some eggs!  :)

Edit: pics coming soon!


Edited by Antkid12, July 18 2020 - 12:42 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

 

                    

                   

 

 


#24 Offline Antkid12 - Posted July 19 2020 - 2:20 PM

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A bit late sorry,

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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

 

                    

                   

 

 


#25 Offline Antkid12 - Posted July 21 2020 - 3:09 PM

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Update

Tetra queen 2: Nanitics, they are so tiny!  :yahoo: 

Colobopsis sp: I wasn't sure this queen was fertile, but she has a few eggs that she is taking care of!  :yahoo:  

Solenopsis molesta: New queen!

 

pics soon!


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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

 

                    

                   

 

 


#26 Offline Antkid12 - Posted July 22 2020 - 5:13 AM

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Today, I noticed that the Pheidole morrisii queen sucks at climbing, almost as much as Tetramorium!


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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

 

                    

                   

 

 


#27 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 22 2020 - 7:23 AM

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Today, I noticed that the Pheidole morrisii queen sucks at climbing, almost as much as Tetramorium!

That’s an endearing trait in any species.
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#28 Offline Antkid12 - Posted July 22 2020 - 2:45 PM

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Today, I noticed that the Pheidole morrisii queen sucks at climbing, almost as much as Tetramorium!

That’s an endearing trait in any species.

 

Haha, 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

 

                    

                   

 

 


#29 Offline Antkid12 - Posted July 22 2020 - 3:00 PM

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Pics

Tetramorium queen 2's new nanitics!

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Colobopsis queens:(I caught another one but its not in the photo) you can't see the eggs in this photo, but they are really elongated.

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Solenopsis sp: I'm 100% sure that this is a Solenopsis molesta group, but they bigger and darker colored than my other Solenopsis.

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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

 

                    

                   

 

 


#30 Online AntsDakota - Posted July 22 2020 - 3:00 PM

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Today, I noticed that the Pheidole morrisii queen sucks at climbing, almost as much as Tetramorium!

That’s an endearing trait in any species.
But Pogonomyrmex make Tetras look like acrobats.........
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#31 Offline Antkid12 - Posted July 22 2020 - 3:10 PM

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Today, I noticed that the Pheidole morrisii queen sucks at climbing, almost as much as Tetramorium!

That’s an endearing trait in any species.
But Pogonomyrmex make Tetras look like acrobats.........

 

That bad...


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

 

                    

                   

 

 


#32 Online AntsDakota - Posted July 22 2020 - 3:34 PM

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Today, I noticed that the Pheidole morrisii queen sucks at climbing, almost as much as Tetramorium!

That’s an endearing trait in any species.
But Pogonomyrmex make Tetras look like acrobats.........
That bad...
They can’t even climb plastic; a barrier isn’t necessary.
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#33 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted July 23 2020 - 7:43 AM

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Solenopsis sp: I'm 100% sure that this is a Solenopsis molesta group, but they bigger and darker colored than my other Solenopsis.

 

Those are the same queens I got yesterday. They seem to be polygynous, but am unsure what they are. I'm just calling mine Solenopsis molesta-group for now.


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#34 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted July 23 2020 - 9:34 AM

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They are Solenopsis carolinensis I caught about 40 today and yesterday plus tons of pheidole Tysoni queens about 30
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#35 Offline Antkid12 - Posted July 23 2020 - 11:17 AM

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They are Solenopsis carolinensis I caught about 40 today and yesterday plus tons of pheidole Tysoni queens about 30

I have what I think are Solenopsis  carolinensis, but the are smaller and lighter colored. 

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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

 

                    

                   

 

 


#36 Offline Antkid12 - Posted July 23 2020 - 11:22 AM

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The bigger ones are also bulkier. 


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

 

                    

                   

 

 


#37 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted July 23 2020 - 11:37 AM

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Those are definitely Solenopsis carolinensis they are tiny and light colored like mine.
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#38 Offline Antkid12 - Posted July 23 2020 - 11:44 AM

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Those are definitely Solenopsis carolinensis they are tiny and light colored like mine.

Yes, that is what I suspected. but I was wondering about the big ones.


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

 

                    

                   

 

 


#39 Offline Antkid12 - Posted July 24 2020 - 6:57 AM

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Tetra queens 3+4:  More nanitics, no sudden queen death yet. 

 

pics coming soon


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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

 

                    

                   

 

 


#40 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted July 24 2020 - 8:39 AM

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Those are definitely Solenopsis carolinensis they are tiny and light colored like mine.

The larger ones are likely just Solenopsis molesta. As for the smaller ones, consider S. tennesseensis. You'll need a microscope and a key, though.


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