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NickAnter's Lasius brevicornis Jounal(Worker!)


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#21 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted August 26 2020 - 4:18 PM

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She has eggs!!! I didn't notice, as they are underneath her, on the cotton. Hopefully she will get workers before hibernation.

My L. neoniger  duos have eggs as well.



#22 Offline ANTdrew - Posted August 26 2020 - 4:20 PM

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She has eggs!!! I didn't notice, as they are underneath her, on the cotton. Hopefully she will get workers before hibernation.

My L. neoniger duos have eggs as well.
Dang! You found neoniger? I keep going out daily and nada.
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#23 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted August 26 2020 - 5:32 PM

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She has eggs!!! I didn't notice, as they are underneath her, on the cotton. Hopefully she will get workers before hibernation.

My L. neoniger duos have eggs as well.
Dang! You found neoniger? I keep going out daily and nada.

 

Yeah. The flight happened a few nights ago at 6 pm while I was fishing on the Cumberland river. There were thousands of queens. I ended up getting 14 that dropped their wings. 



#24 Offline NickAnter - Posted September 29 2020 - 11:51 AM

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Dead. :*( :*(


Species being kept:

 

 Solenopsis "plebeius", Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Nylanderia vividula, Temnothorax rudis and a Hypoponera sp.

 

Hoping to find this year:

Myrmecocystus, Liometopum occidentale, Camponotus essigi, Camponotus fragilis, Manica bradleyi, Formica perpilosa, Pheidole hyatti, and a Parasitic Formica sp.

 

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#25 Offline Devi - Posted September 29 2020 - 11:53 AM

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Dead. :*( :*(

No!!!  I feel for you.  So sorry to hear that.  :*(


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#26 Offline NickAnter - Posted September 29 2020 - 11:54 AM

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Yeah, I was pretty bummed. It actually happened over a week ago, but forgot to update. Hopefully I can find another one next year.


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 Solenopsis "plebeius", Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Nylanderia vividula, Temnothorax rudis and a Hypoponera sp.

 

Hoping to find this year:

Myrmecocystus, Liometopum occidentale, Camponotus essigi, Camponotus fragilis, Manica bradleyi, Formica perpilosa, Pheidole hyatti, and a Parasitic Formica sp.

 

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#27 Offline NickAnter - Posted August 11 2021 - 6:17 AM

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Woohoo!
Caught two more queens at thr blacklight last night! I am hoping beyond hope they are fertile, as they have not yet dropped their wings. Now they better not just die this time!
Some pictures:


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Species being kept:

 

 Solenopsis "plebeius", Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Nylanderia vividula, Temnothorax rudis and a Hypoponera sp.

 

Hoping to find this year:

Myrmecocystus, Liometopum occidentale, Camponotus essigi, Camponotus fragilis, Manica bradleyi, Formica perpilosa, Pheidole hyatti, and a Parasitic Formica sp.

 

People are stupid. It explains a lot...


#28 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted August 11 2021 - 6:21 AM

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Congrats! I’m gonna try my hardest to find these because yellow is my favorite color :3

My favorite queens/colony’s:
Pheidole Tysoni, Selonopis Molesta, Brachymyrmex Depilis, Tetramorium Immagrians, Prenolepis Imparis, Pheidole Bicirinata 


#29 Offline mantisgal - Posted August 11 2021 - 6:22 AM

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Ugh, so jelly. They are very beautiful, good work! I am hoping my mystery lasius makes Golden babies too.

#30 Offline NickAnter - Posted August 14 2021 - 8:02 AM

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I found a dealate last night by the blacklight!

She is very calm and easy to take pictures of:



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Species being kept:

 

 Solenopsis "plebeius", Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Nylanderia vividula, Temnothorax rudis and a Hypoponera sp.

 

Hoping to find this year:

Myrmecocystus, Liometopum occidentale, Camponotus essigi, Camponotus fragilis, Manica bradleyi, Formica perpilosa, Pheidole hyatti, and a Parasitic Formica sp.

 

People are stupid. It explains a lot...


#31 Offline NickAnter - Posted August 21 2021 - 1:41 PM

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The dealate laid an egg! It is a slightly yellowish color, and curved, looking like a larva, but she did not have an egg yesterday, so there is no way it is a larva. I think their eggs just look like this, as the ones from last year were identical.

 

The alates have yet to do anything.


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Species being kept:

 

 Solenopsis "plebeius", Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Nylanderia vividula, Temnothorax rudis and a Hypoponera sp.

 

Hoping to find this year:

Myrmecocystus, Liometopum occidentale, Camponotus essigi, Camponotus fragilis, Manica bradleyi, Formica perpilosa, Pheidole hyatti, and a Parasitic Formica sp.

 

People are stupid. It explains a lot...


#32 Offline NickAnter - Posted August 24 2021 - 9:47 AM

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She laid 2 more eggs!

 

One alate laid a single egg, and the other, 2.

 

Hopefully they lay more, and don't die. I might get some pictures later today.


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Species being kept:

 

 Solenopsis "plebeius", Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Nylanderia vividula, Temnothorax rudis and a Hypoponera sp.

 

Hoping to find this year:

Myrmecocystus, Liometopum occidentale, Camponotus essigi, Camponotus fragilis, Manica bradleyi, Formica perpilosa, Pheidole hyatti, and a Parasitic Formica sp.

 

People are stupid. It explains a lot...


#33 Offline NickAnter - Posted January 22 2022 - 4:53 PM

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So one alate died in hibernation. I took out the dealate, and today she started looking rather plump, and, a couple hours later, what do you know, she pooped out an egg.

 

It actually looks like a normal Lasius egg, so IDK what those earlier eggs were. I really hope she is successful, I've wanted this species for such a long time. I will take the remaining alate out today.


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Species being kept:

 

 Solenopsis "plebeius", Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Nylanderia vividula, Temnothorax rudis and a Hypoponera sp.

 

Hoping to find this year:

Myrmecocystus, Liometopum occidentale, Camponotus essigi, Camponotus fragilis, Manica bradleyi, Formica perpilosa, Pheidole hyatti, and a Parasitic Formica sp.

 

People are stupid. It explains a lot...


#34 Offline ANTdrew - Posted January 23 2022 - 4:14 AM

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Good luck!
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#35 Offline NickAnter - Posted January 27 2022 - 8:48 PM

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As you can she, she is doing fairly well. She is still physogastric, so I imagine that she will hopefully lay more eggs. The alate is acting weird, and will probably die.

 

EDIT: Accidentally added two of the same image. Fixed now.


Edited by NickAnter, January 27 2022 - 9:07 PM.

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Species being kept:

 

 Solenopsis "plebeius", Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Nylanderia vividula, Temnothorax rudis and a Hypoponera sp.

 

Hoping to find this year:

Myrmecocystus, Liometopum occidentale, Camponotus essigi, Camponotus fragilis, Manica bradleyi, Formica perpilosa, Pheidole hyatti, and a Parasitic Formica sp.

 

People are stupid. It explains a lot...


#36 Offline PaigeX - Posted January 28 2022 - 3:37 AM

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omg those are the sweetest Queen pictures I've seen yet. so cute.


Favourite Genus: Polyrhachis 

Most Favourite I'm keeping: Polyrhachis ammon, Polyrhachis daemeli, Polyrhachis hookeri, Polyrhachis rufifemur, Polyrhachis vermiculosa, Colobopsis macrocephala, Dolichoderus scrobiculatus
Smaller ones: Solenopsis sp, Cardiocondyla sp, Stigmacros sp, Pheidole sp
 
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#37 Offline NickAnter - Posted February 5 2022 - 9:58 PM

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She is starting to get larvae!!

She is also still very plump, as you can see in the video below.

Enjoy!


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Species being kept:

 

 Solenopsis "plebeius", Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Nylanderia vividula, Temnothorax rudis and a Hypoponera sp.

 

Hoping to find this year:

Myrmecocystus, Liometopum occidentale, Camponotus essigi, Camponotus fragilis, Manica bradleyi, Formica perpilosa, Pheidole hyatti, and a Parasitic Formica sp.

 

People are stupid. It explains a lot...


#38 Offline ANTdrew - Posted February 6 2022 - 3:48 AM

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Baby got back!
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#39 Offline NickAnter - Posted April 3 2022 - 8:50 PM

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She got a worker a little while ago!

I'm very happy that is is indeed brevicornis and not a sitiens in disguise. Sadly, the test tube they are in has these annoying, minor deformations in the glass that make taking good pictures almost impossible, much to my dismay. They have another pupa, and a small pile of eggs. Everything in these species seems to develop at a snails pace, but I suppose it will be nice to have a colony where exponential growth and the taking up of space is not a worry. I will continue to try to take some photos, maybe I will get lucky eventually. When/if I do, I will post the photo(s) here.


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Species being kept:

 

 Solenopsis "plebeius", Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Nylanderia vividula, Temnothorax rudis and a Hypoponera sp.

 

Hoping to find this year:

Myrmecocystus, Liometopum occidentale, Camponotus essigi, Camponotus fragilis, Manica bradleyi, Formica perpilosa, Pheidole hyatti, and a Parasitic Formica sp.

 

People are stupid. It explains a lot...





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