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CatsnAnts' Monomorium minimum Journal (Updated 8-30-2020) - Nanitics!


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#1 Offline CatsnAnts - Posted August 1 2020 - 9:39 AM

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Update 8-1-2020

 

This will be the journal detailing all of my Monomorium minimum colonies, although I currently only have one queen. I've been promising a macro photography tutorial, so here it is if your curious https://www.formicul...ds/#entry157595

 

 

Monomorium minimum (1 queen):

 

This is currently my only queen, but what I lack in numbers she is making up for in production. There are already a few large larvae within her test tube that might be pupating in the next few days. Hopefully this colony will reach a point where new queens are produced and then mated in the nest, wouldn't that be neat?

 

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#2 Offline Jonny8040 - Posted August 3 2020 - 4:59 PM

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Man she looks great! I’ve heard that species is hard to keep going without at least a few workers due to being polygamous so I’m looking forward to seeing how it goes
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#3 Offline 1Shadow1 - Posted August 8 2020 - 5:57 AM

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I used to keep one similar to that when I was a kid. I had about 10 queens. I dug up the nest which was extremely shallow. At the time I had no idea what type they were. I can't say I even really cared at the time. I was pretty young and I figured I was probably the first one to discover them at the time because they were so small and hard to see. They definitely enjoyed sweet foods. 


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#4 Offline AntsDakota - Posted August 8 2020 - 9:08 AM

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 I dug up the nest which was extremely shallow.

This is typical of most small species.


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#5 Offline CatsnAnts - Posted August 30 2020 - 3:44 PM

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Update 8-30-2020

 

 

Monomorium minimum (1 queen):

 

Nanitics have arrived! This queen seems to be doing great!

 

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#6 Offline Antkid12 - Posted August 30 2020 - 4:12 PM

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Cool!


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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

 

                    

                   

 

 


#7 Online ANTdrew - Posted August 30 2020 - 4:32 PM

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Excellent! My two queens are cranking out workers like nuts. It’s like an instant colony. I couldn’t feed them in their tube anymore, so I gave them an outworld yesterday.
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#8 Offline jasond1979 - Posted April 13 2021 - 1:56 PM

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What happened next????


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#9 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted April 13 2021 - 2:07 PM

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Update 8-30-2020

 

 

Monomorium minimum (1 queen):

 

Nanitics have arrived! This queen seems to be doing great!

 

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1X Pogonomyrmex occidentalis 40-50 Workers

1X Solenopsis molesta 10 Workers (mono)

Ants I Want: Crematogaster sp, Camponotus Sp., Ponera Pennsylvanica, Mymercocystus sp.

 

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#10 Online ANTdrew - Posted April 13 2021 - 2:35 PM

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I think he’a still in diapause from FC. He usually comes back in the summer.
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