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M_Ants Solenopsis amblychila (Attempt 2)


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#1 Online M_Ants - Posted July 19 2020 - 12:24 PM

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Caught this at Mission Trails on July 11th. When I learned it was parasitic I gave it some pupae from my xyloni queen. The queen didn't care for them much. After a few days she started looking thin so I gave her some honey. She drank all of it and chilled on the wet cotton ball in the test tube for a few days. My xyloni got workers last night so I gave her a worker today. She took it and they didn't fight at all. Video coming soon.

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Edited by M_Ants, August 10 2020 - 5:15 PM.

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Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 50ish workers and brood

Veromessor andrei

Myrmecocystus testaceus

Crematogaster sp. 

C. baldies a.k.a bald fraggles a.k.a C. absquatulator

Hypoponera opaciceps

Brachymyrmex patagonicus

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#2 Offline TechAnt - Posted July 19 2020 - 12:50 PM

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Just a question, what time did you find these queens? I’m near Mission Trails, and I thought they close at 5 PM. Also do you know where you found them?
My Ants:
(x1) Campontous semitstaceus ~20 workers, 1 Queen
(x1) Camponotus vicinus ~10 workers, 1 Queen (all black variety)
(x1) Tetramorium immigrans ~100 workers, 1 Queen
(x1) Myrmercocystus mexicanus -1 Queen
(x2) Mymercocystus mimcus -1 Queen
(x1) Mymercocystus testaceus ~45 workers, 1 Queen

#3 Online M_Ants - Posted July 19 2020 - 12:57 PM

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I found them at around 7:30ish. I think it was last week.


Edited by M_Ants, July 19 2020 - 12:57 PM.

Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 50ish workers and brood

Veromessor andrei

Myrmecocystus testaceus

Crematogaster sp. 

C. baldies a.k.a bald fraggles a.k.a C. absquatulator

Hypoponera opaciceps

Brachymyrmex patagonicus

https://www.youtube....FG7utFVBA/about


#4 Offline NickAnter - Posted July 19 2020 - 3:08 PM

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Just a question, what time did you find these queens? I’m near Mission Trails, and I thought they close at 5 PM. Also do you know where you found them?

Arent you in LA?? Mission Trails is over 100 miles away from LA county. Maybe you are talking about a different mission trails.


Lasius americanus--about 200 Workers

Nylanderia vividula--500+ workers

Temnothorax rudis--9-20 workers and brood                           

Pheidole navigans--500+? workers

Strumigenys membranifera!!!!--25 queens

Camponotus maritimus--2-6 workers and brood.

Dorymyrmex insanus--6 workers

Solenopsis "plebius"--5-15 workers

Solenopsis cf. truncorum--Eggs


#5 Offline TechAnt - Posted July 19 2020 - 4:11 PM

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Yes, I am in LA. But I took an anting weekend road trip to San Diego, just to check out what lived there so I can plan where to ant, and what to try and catch.

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My Ants:
(x1) Campontous semitstaceus ~20 workers, 1 Queen
(x1) Camponotus vicinus ~10 workers, 1 Queen (all black variety)
(x1) Tetramorium immigrans ~100 workers, 1 Queen
(x1) Myrmercocystus mexicanus -1 Queen
(x2) Mymercocystus mimcus -1 Queen
(x1) Mymercocystus testaceus ~45 workers, 1 Queen

#6 Offline ponerinecat - Posted July 19 2020 - 4:20 PM

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Lovely, we don't get Solen amblys enough.


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#7 Online M_Ants - Posted July 19 2020 - 9:57 PM

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Just found it dead. :(


Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 50ish workers and brood

Veromessor andrei

Myrmecocystus testaceus

Crematogaster sp. 

C. baldies a.k.a bald fraggles a.k.a C. absquatulator

Hypoponera opaciceps

Brachymyrmex patagonicus

https://www.youtube....FG7utFVBA/about


#8 Offline TechAnt - Posted July 19 2020 - 10:08 PM

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Wow, that was a quick death, only a week. RIP..
My Ants:
(x1) Campontous semitstaceus ~20 workers, 1 Queen
(x1) Camponotus vicinus ~10 workers, 1 Queen (all black variety)
(x1) Tetramorium immigrans ~100 workers, 1 Queen
(x1) Myrmercocystus mexicanus -1 Queen
(x2) Mymercocystus mimcus -1 Queen
(x1) Mymercocystus testaceus ~45 workers, 1 Queen

#9 Offline Antkid12 - Posted July 20 2020 - 8:59 AM

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Just found it dead. :(

What do you think killed it?


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 Online M_Ants - Posted July 20 2020 - 9:46 AM

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No idea. It was doing good and seemed chill with the worker. When I came home it was squished up against the cotton and the glass like it was trying to escape.


Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 50ish workers and brood

Veromessor andrei

Myrmecocystus testaceus

Crematogaster sp. 

C. baldies a.k.a bald fraggles a.k.a C. absquatulator

Hypoponera opaciceps

Brachymyrmex patagonicus

https://www.youtube....FG7utFVBA/about


#11 Offline AntsDakota - Posted July 20 2020 - 10:01 AM

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Could just not have mated. I find unmated queens die rather quickly sometimes.

"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


#12 Online M_Ants - Posted August 10 2020 - 5:15 PM

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Bringing this back. I caught more of these queens. Was only able to keep one. It has 2 hosts and an egg pile. So far better than attempt #1.


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Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 50ish workers and brood

Veromessor andrei

Myrmecocystus testaceus

Crematogaster sp. 

C. baldies a.k.a bald fraggles a.k.a C. absquatulator

Hypoponera opaciceps

Brachymyrmex patagonicus

https://www.youtube....FG7utFVBA/about


#13 Offline TechAnt - Posted August 10 2020 - 5:40 PM

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Awesome!
My Ants:
(x1) Campontous semitstaceus ~20 workers, 1 Queen
(x1) Camponotus vicinus ~10 workers, 1 Queen (all black variety)
(x1) Tetramorium immigrans ~100 workers, 1 Queen
(x1) Myrmercocystus mexicanus -1 Queen
(x2) Mymercocystus mimcus -1 Queen
(x1) Mymercocystus testaceus ~45 workers, 1 Queen

#14 Offline zantezaint - Posted August 10 2020 - 6:27 PM

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It may be possible it got tangled in the wet cotton, and drowned/force fed with liquid.


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4 x Solenopsis xyloni (Fire ant) colonies.

2 x Veromessor andrei (Seed-harvester ant) colonies.

19 x Pogonomyrmex subnitidus (Seed-harvester ant) colonies + 3 x Pogonomyrmex (ID uncertain) colonies

16 x Linepithema humile (Argentine ant) colonies.

1 x Unknown Formicidae colony.

1 x Tapinoma sessile (Odorous house ant) colony.

1 x Camponotus fragilis (Carpenter/wood ant) colony + 1 x Camponotus sansabeanus (Carpenter/wood ant) colony.

1 x Solenopsis molesta (Thief ant) colony.


#15 Offline StrickyAnts - Posted November 12 2020 - 10:58 AM

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update? dead?



#16 Online M_Ants - Posted November 12 2020 - 11:22 AM

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I caught like 15 right before I went on vacation. I had to get rid of them all except one. Of course the one I chose was the only infertile one.  :facepalm:  I will succeed with these next year. I guarantee it. 


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Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 50ish workers and brood

Veromessor andrei

Myrmecocystus testaceus

Crematogaster sp. 

C. baldies a.k.a bald fraggles a.k.a C. absquatulator

Hypoponera opaciceps

Brachymyrmex patagonicus

https://www.youtube....FG7utFVBA/about


#17 Offline StrickyAnts - Posted November 12 2020 - 2:35 PM

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I caught like 15 right before I went on vacation. I had to get rid of them all except one. Of course the one I chose was the only infertile one.  :facepalm:  I will succeed with these next year. I guarantee it. 

haha, I was gonna get one but it died  (n)  



#18 Online M_Ants - Posted June 19 2021 - 7:18 PM

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Sorta reviving this journal. Caught an xyloni queen to get a host colony going ahead of time. 


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Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 50ish workers and brood

Veromessor andrei

Myrmecocystus testaceus

Crematogaster sp. 

C. baldies a.k.a bald fraggles a.k.a C. absquatulator

Hypoponera opaciceps

Brachymyrmex patagonicus

https://www.youtube....FG7utFVBA/about


#19 Online M_Ants - Posted July 19 2021 - 8:10 AM

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We're back in business. Got three new queens last night and xyloni pupae are just eclosing. Perfect timing.   


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Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 50ish workers and brood

Veromessor andrei

Myrmecocystus testaceus

Crematogaster sp. 

C. baldies a.k.a bald fraggles a.k.a C. absquatulator

Hypoponera opaciceps

Brachymyrmex patagonicus

https://www.youtube....FG7utFVBA/about


#20 Offline NicholasP - Posted July 21 2021 - 3:34 PM

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Now I hate to be the bearer of bad news but Solenopsis Amblyhcilla can't have Solenopsis Xyloni pupae they only take Solenopsis Xyloni workers. So for the introduction introduce 1 workers at a time and in the end have at least 50 workers in with her and do not put in Xyloni pupae. I've kept Amblychilla in the past.






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