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Manitobant’s parasitic lasius minutus journal (with eggs and pics)


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#1 Offline Manitobant - Posted January 9 2021 - 4:32 PM

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I caught 3 lasius minutus queens in September last year hibernating under a large stone. I gave them lasius pallitarsis hosts and all 3 survived hibernation and have their first clutch of eggs. These queens are absolutely tiny, half the size of an aphidicola queen and very slim. This journal will be documenting their progress as they raise up their first workers, and hopefully the growth of the colonies.



Lasius minutus with eggs

Edited by Manitobant, January 10 2021 - 9:13 AM.

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#2 Offline NickAnter - Posted March 16 2021 - 12:19 PM

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How are these doing?


Ants in Possession:             

Lasius americanus

Nylanderia vividula

Temnothorax rudis                       My Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube....94qmMPiVKmlVldA             

Pheidole navigans

Cardiocondyla mauritanica

  

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#3 Offline Manitobant - Posted March 16 2021 - 7:29 PM

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How are these doing?

i put them back into hibernation because they stopped laying and ate their eggs, presumably from lack of hosts. Hosts were also slowly dying. I’ll take them out again in spring.

Edited by Manitobant, March 17 2021 - 6:09 AM.





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