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My Notoncus (Semiclaustral Founding)


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#1 Offline Fabey - Posted September 18 2020 - 4:16 AM

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Heeey community!

I bought a Novomessor cockerelli and because yesterday was my birthday I got two Notoncus sp. on top.
Because I was too impatient, I shaked the queen's into new test tubes, because the water tanks in the old tubes were totally dry... while moving them into the new nests one of the queens lost her one larva - how can I support her?
I read, that Notoncus is founding semiclaustral, so feeding them is necessary. Is there a chance, that the queen lays new eggs?
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#2 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted September 25 2020 - 8:37 AM

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Edited by Kaelwizard, September 25 2020 - 8:38 AM.

Aphaenogaster queen w/ brood.

 

4 Crematogaster queens - Single queen and trio.


#3 Online Devi - Posted September 25 2020 - 9:23 AM

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You could try brood-boosting, (taking brood from a wild colony of the same species) or just keep her well fed because she is semi-claustral.  Make sure to give her access to a foraging area.  She probably won't get nanitics until next year. 


My Colonies:

Formica Fusca Queen, one nanitic

Tetramorium Immagrans; has around 25-30 nanitics, in a mini-hearth

Tetramorium Immagrans; large brood pile, about 15 nanitics in a test tube.

1 Pogonomyrmex Occidentalis queen; laying eggs currently, in a mini hearth

Solenopsis Molesta, I caught 11 queens and put them all in a test tube.  Hoping that they are fertile.

 


#4 Offline TestSubjectOne - Posted September 25 2020 - 10:16 AM

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Brood boosting would not work for him because this is an Austrialian species. Just feed her small insects or insect pieces and some honey soaked into cotton. This should keep her alive and help her support more larvae.


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Currently Keeping:

- Camponotus sansabeanus (1 queen, 1-10 workers)   Camponotus semitestaceous (1 queen)   Camponotus lavigatus (1 queen, 1 worker)

- Veromessor pergandei (1 queen, 10-20 workers)

- Novomessor cockerelli (1 queen, 1-10 workers), (2 queens)

- Myrmcocystus mexicanus - boosted - (1 queen, 5 workers), (1 queen)

- Brachymyrmex patagonicus (3 queens 20-30 workers), (1 queen), (1 queen)   Solenopsis cf. molesta (1 queen), Temnothorax sp. (1 queen)

- Crematogaster sp. (1 queen, 1-10 workers), (1 queen)

- Liometopum occidentale (1 queen, 30 workers)

- Incisitermes minor / Drywood Termite (tons)


#5 Online Devi - Posted September 25 2020 - 10:23 AM

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Brood boosting would not work for him because this is an Austrialian species. Just feed her small insects or insect pieces and some honey soaked into cotton. This should keep her alive and help her support more larvae.

Thank you for clarifying.  I am not familiar with this species, so I was just saying some general things you could look into.  :D


My Colonies:

Formica Fusca Queen, one nanitic

Tetramorium Immagrans; has around 25-30 nanitics, in a mini-hearth

Tetramorium Immagrans; large brood pile, about 15 nanitics in a test tube.

1 Pogonomyrmex Occidentalis queen; laying eggs currently, in a mini hearth

Solenopsis Molesta, I caught 11 queens and put them all in a test tube.  Hoping that they are fertile.

 


#6 Offline ponerinecat - Posted September 25 2020 - 12:30 PM

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Brood boosting would not work for him because this is an Austrialian species. Just feed her small insects or insect pieces and some honey soaked into cotton. This should keep her alive and help her support more larvae.

Thank you for clarifying.  I am not familiar with this species, so I was just saying some general things you could look into.  :D

 

Brood boosting would work if a European has wild Notoncus colonies :yes: You can feed her some honey but not much else is required for now.


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#7 Offline AntsDakota - Posted September 25 2020 - 3:08 PM

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Brood boosting would work if a European has wild Notoncus colonies :yes:

Haha, good point. I mean, if you were willing to go all the way to Australia.......


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