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Ponerine's springtails


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#41 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted December 4 2020 - 3:17 PM

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Found 26 giant neanurids under a stone. mostly juveniles.

 

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They're so spiky! How large are they?


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#42 Offline ponerinecat - Posted December 4 2020 - 4:33 PM

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Found 26 giant neanurids under a stone. mostly juveniles.

 

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They're so spiky! How large are they?

 

5mm?


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#43 Offline ponerinecat - Posted December 5 2020 - 12:34 PM

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Collected some .5-6 mm neelipleona, these are about as small as springtails get.

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#44 Offline M_Ants - Posted December 5 2020 - 12:40 PM

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I wish I could buy giant neanurids. They look so cool.


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#45 Offline ponerinecat - Posted December 5 2020 - 12:43 PM

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I wish I could buy giant neanurids. They look so cool.

Should be able to sell you some if they breed.


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#46 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted December 5 2020 - 1:44 PM

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I wish I could buy giant neanurids. They look so cool.

Should be able to sell you some if they breed.

 

If you do end up breeding/selling them, contact me as well :)


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#47 Offline M_Ants - Posted December 7 2020 - 7:09 PM

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I could use some springtail advice. I bought one of those charcoal springtail cultures you can get at pet stores for frogs, vivariums, etc. I gave them some pieces of long grain brown rice. They don't seem to be doing good and I noticed a few dead ones. What am I doing wrong?


Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 50ish workers and brood

Veromessor andrei

Myrmecocystus testaceus

Crematogaster sp. 

C. baldies a.k.a bald fraggles a.k.a C. absquatulator

Hypoponera opaciceps

Brachymyrmex patagonicus

https://www.youtube....FG7utFVBA/about


#48 Online ANTdrew - Posted December 8 2020 - 3:36 AM

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Try feeding them some nutritional yeast. Make sure they have good moisture and some ventilation. Switching them to a soil set up with some leaf litter might be more natural. I’ve never done the charcoal thing.
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#49 Offline M_Ants - Posted December 8 2020 - 7:36 AM

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Does active dry yeast work as well or does it need to be nutritional yeast? Also what's the difference? 


Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 50ish workers and brood

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Myrmecocystus testaceus

Crematogaster sp. 

C. baldies a.k.a bald fraggles a.k.a C. absquatulator

Hypoponera opaciceps

Brachymyrmex patagonicus

https://www.youtube....FG7utFVBA/about


#50 Online ANTdrew - Posted December 8 2020 - 9:35 AM

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That probably would work fine. Keep in mind that the springtails are mostly eating the mold that grows on the stuff you put in. You can find nutritional yeast at health food stores. I buy mine at Whole Foods.


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#51 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted December 8 2020 - 10:07 AM

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Mine really like fish flakes. They swarm it when I drop it in. really cool. 


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#52 Online ANTdrew - Posted December 8 2020 - 10:59 AM

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I bet those would work great as well.


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#53 Online ANTdrew - Posted December 9 2020 - 7:35 AM

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Yo, p-cat! Can you help me ID these springtails? I collected them this summer from my compost bin and under some rocks. They are a light peachy color and get to maybe 2mm.


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#54 Online ANTdrew - Posted December 9 2020 - 9:09 AM

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Here's another species I collected in my parents' heavily forested backyard last week. They are 4mm, bluish, and have very long antennae. They are super abundant under the leaf litter.


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#55 Offline ponerinecat - Posted December 9 2020 - 4:14 PM

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Here's another species I collected in my parents' heavily forested backyard last week. They are 4mm, bluish, and have very long antennae. They are super abundant under the leaf litter.

Tomocerus sp, they seem to be very temperature sensitive. Keep em cool.


Yo, p-cat! Can you help me ID these springtails? I collected them this summer from my compost bin and under some rocks. They are a light peachy color and get to maybe 2mm.

This is an odd one, Resembles Sinella?


I could use some springtail advice. I bought one of those charcoal springtail cultures you can get at pet stores for frogs, vivariums, etc. I gave them some pieces of long grain brown rice. They don't seem to be doing good and I noticed a few dead ones. What am I doing wrong?

Try a dirt setup or a plaster dish, feed em yeast and fish food for quick growth.


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#56 Online ANTdrew - Posted December 9 2020 - 5:17 PM

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Thanks! I have them in my basement, which is in the mid 60s now. I could always keep them outside as well. I hope they can do well. I still need to find more Isotomidae.

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#57 Offline ponerinecat - Posted December 18 2020 - 6:50 PM

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Collected a very large amount of Siera sp. 13.

 

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#58 Offline M_Ants - Posted December 18 2020 - 7:04 PM

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How are the neanurids?


Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 50ish workers and brood

Veromessor andrei

Myrmecocystus testaceus

Crematogaster sp. 

C. baldies a.k.a bald fraggles a.k.a C. absquatulator

Hypoponera opaciceps

Brachymyrmex patagonicus

https://www.youtube....FG7utFVBA/about


#59 Offline ponerinecat - Posted December 18 2020 - 8:07 PM

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How are the neanurids?

If you're referring to the Morulina, they're not doing so good. I was able to feed them some slime mold, and I can see 2 of the adults feeding, but 3-4 juvies have died and they mostly stick the walls of their enclosure.



#60 Offline M_Ants - Posted December 18 2020 - 9:18 PM

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Nooooooooooo! I was really hoping they'd do good. They are my favorite. 


Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 50ish workers and brood

Veromessor andrei

Myrmecocystus testaceus

Crematogaster sp. 

C. baldies a.k.a bald fraggles a.k.a C. absquatulator

Hypoponera opaciceps

Brachymyrmex patagonicus

https://www.youtube....FG7utFVBA/about





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