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MinigunL5's MULTI-QUEEN Solenopsis molesta Journal


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#1 Offline MinigunL5 - Posted September 15 2020 - 2:45 PM

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Welcome to my very first journal on my multi-queen Solenopsis molesta!
2-3 weeks ago I caught 12 Solenopsis molesta queens. 2 of them had black gastors which apparently means they had a fungal infection. So I let them go(I killed them). I put all the remaining queens together. I expect them to kill 1-3 queens when nanitics come(some are probably bad or unfertilized). Now they have a ton of eggs and larvae pupae. Hopefully they will get nanitics before I have to hibernate them :D.
 
SO, about what you can expect from here. I check on my ants every Saturday so there will probably be updates every 1-2 weeks until nanitics. After workers I will update the journal when anything interesting happens or when I get good photos of them. Recently, I got a pretty good macro lens so I will be taking as many pictures as I can. Feel free to leave any comments or tell me if I'm doing something wrong.

 

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#2 Offline Antkid12 - Posted September 15 2020 - 4:18 PM

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Great pics!


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

 

                    

                   

 

 


#3 Offline MinigunL5 - Posted September 15 2020 - 4:24 PM

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Great pics!

Thanks! I got a macro-lens and it was definitely worth the money.






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