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Swirly’s Myrmecocystus mexicanus


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#1 Online Swirlysnowflake - Posted November 14 2020 - 7:16 PM

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Hello! I just acquired a colony of honeypots, with around 12 workers. They’re in a test tube currently, but I plan to purchase a THA formicarium for them soon!
Hopefully this colony doesn’t die, these ants look amazing even when they don’t yet have repletes.
Pics coming soon :)
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#2 Offline ZTYguy - Posted November 14 2020 - 8:25 PM

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Yeah another Honey Pot journal. They are a funny species and hope you have fun with them. Where'd you get them if I may ask.


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#3 Online Swirlysnowflake - Posted November 14 2020 - 8:32 PM

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Where'd you get them if I may ask.

JenC :)


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#4 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted November 15 2020 - 12:26 PM

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X1  Aphaenogaster .cf fulva Manica invidia queen with brood!

X1 Crematogaster species 1 worker

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#5 Online Swirlysnowflake - Posted November 16 2020 - 5:59 PM

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Fed them some cut up mealworms, they didn’t come near it. ill offer some dubia roaches tomorrow. 

i also added some honey, and saw a worker drinking it. 

They have a nice pile of larvae, and multiple cocoons, so hopefully those will hatch soon

I've been reading myrmecocystus journals and the high mortality rate has me worried, hopefully these will do well :)


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#6 Online MinigunL5 - Posted November 16 2020 - 6:07 PM

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You should move them into a formicarium where they can get repletes as soon as possible.


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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 Online Swirlysnowflake - Posted November 16 2020 - 6:08 PM

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You should move them into a formicarium where they can get repletes as soon as possible.

I'm planning on ordering a mini hearth xl or a fortress...

ill probably just order a pre-made one so that it comes within a week :)


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#8 Online MinigunL5 - Posted November 16 2020 - 6:09 PM

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You should move them into a formicarium where they can get repletes as soon as possible.

I'm planning on ordering a mini hearth xl or a fortress...

ill probably just order a pre-made one so that it comes within a week :)

 

Prob longer than a week.


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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


#9 Online Swirlysnowflake - Posted November 16 2020 - 6:10 PM

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You should move them into a formicarium where they can get repletes as soon as possible.

I'm planning on ordering a mini hearth xl or a fortress...

ill probably just order a pre-made one so that it comes within a week :)

 

Prob longer than a week.

 

last time i ordered a mini hearth xl (a few months ago) it came in 6 days (2 days before shipping, 4 days in shipping)


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#10 Online KitsAntVa - Posted November 17 2020 - 7:13 AM

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pics pleeeeaaaaaase


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#11 Offline ZTYguy - Posted November 17 2020 - 9:46 AM

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pics pleeeeaaaaaase

I 100% agree (plssssss).


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#12 Online Swirlysnowflake - Posted November 17 2020 - 11:05 AM

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Yay, terrible iPhone pics!

its ridiculously hard to get good pictures of ants in a test tube

the shine is always there ;-;

but anyways you can see they have some brood and the queen is beautiful 

i’m most likely going to order a fortress or mini hearth later this week 

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#13 Online Ants_Dakota - Posted November 17 2020 - 11:07 AM

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can't wait to see the colony growing!


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#14 Offline ZTYguy - Posted November 17 2020 - 11:20 AM

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me tooooo


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#15 Online KitsAntVa - Posted November 17 2020 - 11:22 AM

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queen be looking fine tho but to skinny feed them some honey


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#16 Online Swirlysnowflake - Posted November 17 2020 - 11:28 AM

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queen be looking fine tho but to skinny feed them some honey

yeah i noticed that after taking the pic i just put some honey in their outworld :)


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#17 Offline Devi - Posted November 17 2020 - 11:33 AM

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Looking forward to seeing growth!  I hope they don't randomly keel over and die like many myrmecocystus do!


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#18 Offline ghoguma - Posted November 17 2020 - 8:02 PM

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Good luck!


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#19 Online Swirlysnowflake - Posted November 19 2020 - 12:56 PM

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I ordered a ready made fortress yesterday, and it shipped out today. USPS says it will arrive Monday. Pics coming when the fortress arrives :P


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#20 Online KitsAntVa - Posted November 19 2020 - 1:08 PM

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Usps is actually getting back on there game now and they don’t take way more than a week now to get to somewhere.
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