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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 AKA The Furries!
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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ANTS I KEEP:

Formica subsericea queen with 2 workersLasius aphidicola queens-Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen| Camponotus novaeboracensis queen with ~35 workers10 Solenopsis molesta queens (together) with 5-10 workers| Lasius cf. neoniger queens| Apheonogaster fulva queenBrachymyrmex depilis queen| Myrmica cf. punctiventris queenStenamma brevicorne queen


#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.


ANTS I KEEP:

Formica subsericea queen with 2 workersLasius aphidicola queens-Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen| Camponotus novaeboracensis queen with ~35 workers10 Solenopsis molesta queens (together) with 5-10 workers| Lasius cf. neoniger queens| Apheonogaster fulva queenBrachymyrmex depilis queen| Myrmica cf. punctiventris queenStenamma brevicorne queen


#4 Offline MinigunL5 - Posted September 19 2020 - 9:11 PM

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I have great news!
My Solenopsis molesta...

Has pupae!
And none of the queen are dead(yet) XD
Now They should hopefully have nanitics in a week or 2. They're gonna be so small.

Check out my latest Instagram post: https://www.instagra...d=1a51uv8gvec8g

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ANTS I KEEP:

Formica subsericea queen with 2 workersLasius aphidicola queens-Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen| Camponotus novaeboracensis queen with ~35 workers10 Solenopsis molesta queens (together) with 5-10 workers| Lasius cf. neoniger queens| Apheonogaster fulva queenBrachymyrmex depilis queen| Myrmica cf. punctiventris queenStenamma brevicorne queen


#5 Offline MinigunL5 - Posted October 17 2020 - 8:48 PM

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Something GREAT had happened with my 10 Solenopsis molesta queens...

 

 

 

THEY HAVE NANITICS!!!

 

As far as I can tell there are still a lot of pupae. So I will make an update when more eclose. I can see 2 or 3 nanitics. Unfortunately, they don't look very good with my macro-lens as they are super small(less than a millimeter). I plan on moving them into a Mini Hearth once they start to fill up the test tube or it runs out of water. Additionally, I will not be hibernating this colony and will hopefully get a heating cable around late December(Christmas). I also expect 2-3 queens to be culled for under-producing or being unfertilized.

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ANTS I KEEP:

Formica subsericea queen with 2 workersLasius aphidicola queens-Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen| Camponotus novaeboracensis queen with ~35 workers10 Solenopsis molesta queens (together) with 5-10 workers| Lasius cf. neoniger queens| Apheonogaster fulva queenBrachymyrmex depilis queen| Myrmica cf. punctiventris queenStenamma brevicorne queen


#6 Offline MinigunL5 - Posted November 7 2020 - 7:31 PM

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So far things are going well. I've fed them a few mealworms and their worker count is slowly growing. I have trouble counting to workers because of how easy it is for them to hide under the queens. I estimate that they are between 5 to workers. These are older pictures, but after these were taken I fed them a piece of peanut. Whenever I check on them I see a queen on the peanut so I'm pretty sure they are eating it. I will post more pictures of them as soon as possible. I might even post some videos if I have the time.
 

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ANTS I KEEP:

Formica subsericea queen with 2 workersLasius aphidicola queens-Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen| Camponotus novaeboracensis queen with ~35 workers10 Solenopsis molesta queens (together) with 5-10 workers| Lasius cf. neoniger queens| Apheonogaster fulva queenBrachymyrmex depilis queen| Myrmica cf. punctiventris queenStenamma brevicorne queen


#7 Offline ANTdrew - Posted November 8 2020 - 6:21 AM

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Really nice photos! I should try keeping these next season.
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#8 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted November 8 2020 - 7:00 AM

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I had a colony like this but they didn’t do well I probably had about 50 carolonesis queens in a dirt set up and they probably had around 1000 eggs I’m not even trying to trick you or anything, their eggs were so small but they had a pile of eggs bigger h the an like 10 of them combined.
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#9 Offline MinigunL5 - Posted November 8 2020 - 3:28 PM

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Should I name these guys?


ANTS I KEEP:

Formica subsericea queen with 2 workersLasius aphidicola queens-Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen| Camponotus novaeboracensis queen with ~35 workers10 Solenopsis molesta queens (together) with 5-10 workers| Lasius cf. neoniger queens| Apheonogaster fulva queenBrachymyrmex depilis queen| Myrmica cf. punctiventris queenStenamma brevicorne queen


#10 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted November 8 2020 - 3:59 PM

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If you plan to keep them.

#11 Offline MinigunL5 - Posted November 8 2020 - 8:19 PM

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If you plan to keep them.

Wdym?


ANTS I KEEP:

Formica subsericea queen with 2 workersLasius aphidicola queens-Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen| Camponotus novaeboracensis queen with ~35 workers10 Solenopsis molesta queens (together) with 5-10 workers| Lasius cf. neoniger queens| Apheonogaster fulva queenBrachymyrmex depilis queen| Myrmica cf. punctiventris queenStenamma brevicorne queen


#12 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted November 9 2020 - 7:01 AM

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If you plan to keep them.

Wdym?

 

I think they meant you should name them if you want to keep them.


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i was going to get a colony of these guys this year, but they flew at a weird time, and i was not able to find them. hopefully next year!


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#14 Offline MinigunL5 - Posted November 10 2020 - 7:14 PM

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If you plan to keep them.

Wdym?

 

I think they meant you should name them if you want to keep them.

 

Okay, any name ideas then?


ANTS I KEEP:

Formica subsericea queen with 2 workersLasius aphidicola queens-Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen| Camponotus novaeboracensis queen with ~35 workers10 Solenopsis molesta queens (together) with 5-10 workers| Lasius cf. neoniger queens| Apheonogaster fulva queenBrachymyrmex depilis queen| Myrmica cf. punctiventris queenStenamma brevicorne queen


#15 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted November 11 2020 - 6:13 AM

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If you plan to keep them.

Wdym?
I think they meant you should name them if you want to keep them.
Okay, any name ideas then?
A good name would be something that you notice the queen is doing or her personality, finicky, calm, or a little to over relaxed. Like that one I had... But a good name would also be what they are called aka thief’s. A Latin, Greek, or some other name translated into that.

#16 Offline NickAnter - Posted November 11 2020 - 8:54 AM

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I think "Thieves" would be appropriate, if highly unoriginal.


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#17 Offline MinigunL5 - Posted November 11 2020 - 12:52 PM

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Thieves in latin is fures. It kinda sounds like furry, sooo I'm gonna name then the Furries XD


ANTS I KEEP:

Formica subsericea queen with 2 workersLasius aphidicola queens-Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen| Camponotus novaeboracensis queen with ~35 workers10 Solenopsis molesta queens (together) with 5-10 workers| Lasius cf. neoniger queens| Apheonogaster fulva queenBrachymyrmex depilis queen| Myrmica cf. punctiventris queenStenamma brevicorne queen


#18 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted November 11 2020 - 12:56 PM

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Thieves in latin is fures. It kinda sounds like furry, sooo I'm gonna name then the Furries XD


All hail the furries
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imagine... anthro ants


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#20 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted November 11 2020 - 1:13 PM

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The proper way to say it would be something like few reys or something to that affect. But I like the name!
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