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Ponerine's isopods


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#1 Offline ponerinecat - Posted October 4 2020 - 11:41 AM

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Isopods: 

 

Porcellio scaber

Porcellio laevis

Porcellio dilatatus

Porcellionides pruinosus

Armadillidium maculatum

Armadillidium nasatum

Armadillidium granulatum

Cubaris murina

Trichorhina tomentosa

Unidentified amphibious trichoniscidae isopod

Ligidium cf. latum

Armadillidium vulgare

 

Past:

 

Unidentified amphibious trichoniscidae sp.

Brackenridgia heroldi

Venezillo parvus

 

 

 

Kicking off this journal with the discovery of a new local species, an unidentified isopod found next to a pond.

 

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#2 Offline AntsDakota - Posted October 5 2020 - 5:47 AM

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So this will be separate from "All My Inverts"?


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#3 Offline ponerinecat - Posted October 5 2020 - 12:15 PM

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So this will be separate from "All My Inverts"?

I'm separating that entire journal into taxa specific journals, to be more organized.


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#4 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted October 10 2020 - 6:38 PM

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what is an amphibious isopod?


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#5 Offline ponerinecat - Posted October 11 2020 - 3:04 PM

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An isopod that lives in amphibious habitats and is dependent on high moisture.



#6 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted October 12 2020 - 5:44 AM

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Don’t all isopod require high moisture because of their gills?

Aphaenogaster queen w/ brood.

 

4 Crematogaster queens - Single queen and trio.


#7 Offline ponerinecat - Posted October 12 2020 - 3:54 PM

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All isopods need access to water, but they do not necessarily need high moisture. In fact many terrestrial isopods cannot stand high humidity and need it dry. Look up some of the Mediterranean Porcellio and everything in the genus Hemilepistus for examples.



#8 Offline ponerinecat - Posted October 12 2020 - 3:58 PM

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Ligidium, recently identified as latum. They have interesting underside reflective patches which may be their lungs.

 

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#9 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted October 12 2020 - 6:44 PM

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where in CA are you collecting these? In my area, everything is completely dried out, even large ponds 


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#10 Offline ponerinecat - Posted October 13 2020 - 2:07 PM

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where in CA are you collecting these? In my area, everything is completely dried out, even large ponds 

Northern california, sierra nevada foothills.


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#11 Offline M_Ants - Posted October 13 2020 - 2:12 PM

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Do know what I should feed my booklice for my hypos? I just give them dead insects right now and seeds because I found them with harvesters but I don't think they eat them. You seem like the person to ask.


Solenopsis molesta- 2 queens all workers escaped :(

Pheidole sp. 1 (1)

Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 50ish workers and brood

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#12 Offline ponerinecat - Posted October 13 2020 - 2:17 PM

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Do know what I should feed my booklice for my hypos? I just give them dead insects right now and seeds because I found them with harvesters but I don't think they eat them. You seem like the person to ask.

Anything organic. They've even been known to eat glue and toothpaste, they arent picky.



#13 Offline M_Ants - Posted October 13 2020 - 2:21 PM

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Ok cool. My culture is kind of small and I'm hoping to get them reproducing more. 


Solenopsis molesta- 2 queens all workers escaped :(

Pheidole sp. 1 (1)

Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 50ish workers and brood

Veromessor andrei-multiple colonies 2 for sale

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#14 Offline OhNoNotAgain - Posted October 14 2020 - 12:44 PM

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What happened to the V. parvus? Just curious.


Formiculture Journals::

Veromessor pergandei, andrei; Novomessor cockerelli

Camponotus fragilis; also separate journal: Camponotus sansabeanus, vicinus, quercicola

Liometopum occidentale;  Prenolepis imparis; Myrmecocystus mexicanus

Pogonomyrmex subnitidus and previously californicus

Tetramorium sp.

Termites: Zootermopsis angusticollis

 

Isopods: A. gestroi, granulatum, kluugi, maculatum, vulgare; C. murina; P. hoffmannseggi, P. haasi, P. ornatus; V. parvus

Spoods: Phidippus sp.


#15 Online Antkeeper01 - Posted October 14 2020 - 1:02 PM

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any tips on finding different sp. of isopods I know its a bit late but for next year?


X1  Aphaenogaster .cf fulva queen with brood

X2 Tetremorium immigrans Queens with brood and nanitics

X1 Crematogaster species 1 worker

Ant Plants: Hydnophytum Puffii (with flowers!)

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


#16 Offline ponerinecat - Posted October 14 2020 - 1:58 PM

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What happened to the V. parvus? Just curious.

The ones you sent me were doing good but the setup I gave them evaporated moisture too quickly. Died of dehydration.



#17 Offline OhNoNotAgain - Posted October 14 2020 - 1:59 PM

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What happened to the V. parvus? Just curious.

The ones you sent me were doing good but the setup I gave them evaporated moisture too quickly. Died of dehydration.

 

 

Doh! Sorry to hear that. I did that to my expensive P. hoffmannseggi and that really sucked.


Formiculture Journals::

Veromessor pergandei, andrei; Novomessor cockerelli

Camponotus fragilis; also separate journal: Camponotus sansabeanus, vicinus, quercicola

Liometopum occidentale;  Prenolepis imparis; Myrmecocystus mexicanus

Pogonomyrmex subnitidus and previously californicus

Tetramorium sp.

Termites: Zootermopsis angusticollis

 

Isopods: A. gestroi, granulatum, kluugi, maculatum, vulgare; C. murina; P. hoffmannseggi, P. haasi, P. ornatus; V. parvus

Spoods: Phidippus sp.


#18 Offline ponerinecat - Posted October 14 2020 - 1:59 PM

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any tips on finding different sp. of isopods I know its a bit late but for next year?

It's never too late for isopods! Look in places with plenty of organic material like logs in forests or stones in gardens. Any sort of cover in general like wooden boards or paving stones is also good. For some of the more specialized species you'll find them in rather unexpected places.


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#19 Offline ponerinecat - Posted October 14 2020 - 2:01 PM

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Ah, interesting. Hoffs should actually appreciate drier conditions, I guess that makes it harder to find a balance.



#20 Offline OhNoNotAgain - Posted October 14 2020 - 2:07 PM

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Ah, interesting. Hoffs should actually appreciate drier conditions, I guess that makes it harder to find a balance.

 

Yeah it was totally my bad. I use Gnatrol water to keep the gnats at bay, but if I soak the substrate too much, the hoffs start to die off (heck even vulgare die off if too damp). So between letting it dry too much and getting busy with other stuff (ants are more demanding too), I let it stay dry too long. Sigh, very expensive mistake.

And my granulatum actually crashed recently. They like it moister than hoffs by far, and I may have let THAT get too dry too. I still have a bunch left of those, at least.


Formiculture Journals::

Veromessor pergandei, andrei; Novomessor cockerelli

Camponotus fragilis; also separate journal: Camponotus sansabeanus, vicinus, quercicola

Liometopum occidentale;  Prenolepis imparis; Myrmecocystus mexicanus

Pogonomyrmex subnitidus and previously californicus

Tetramorium sp.

Termites: Zootermopsis angusticollis

 

Isopods: A. gestroi, granulatum, kluugi, maculatum, vulgare; C. murina; P. hoffmannseggi, P. haasi, P. ornatus; V. parvus

Spoods: Phidippus sp.





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