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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?


Species being kept:

 

Solenopsis truncorum, Solenopsis "plebeius", Solenopsis validiuscula, Solenopsis sp., Solenopsis xyloni, Solenopsis amblychila, Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Pheidole navigans, Nylanderia vividula, Aphaenogaster occidentalis, Temnothorax rudis, Temnothorax cf. nitens, Pogonomyrmex californicus, and Strumigenys membranifera

 

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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.


#4 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted July 4 2021 - 5:45 PM

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Update?

My favorite queens/colony’s:
Pheidole Tysoni, Selonopis Molesta, Brachymyrmex Depilis, Tetramorium Immagrians, Prenolepis Imparis, Pheidole Bicirinata 


#5 Offline Manitobant - Posted July 4 2021 - 5:48 PM

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Update?

one is left. She was woken up a few days ago, but only has a single host. I'm giving her more callows now, and plan to boost with pupae soon.
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#6 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted July 4 2021 - 6:14 PM

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Nice, good luck

My favorite queens/colony’s:
Pheidole Tysoni, Selonopis Molesta, Brachymyrmex Depilis, Tetramorium Immagrians, Prenolepis Imparis, Pheidole Bicirinata 


#7 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted September 7 2021 - 1:54 PM

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1X Pogonomyrmex occidentalis 40-50 Workers

1X Solenopsis molesta 10 Workers (mono)

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