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M_Ants Incisitermes minor: Third Wheel Murderers

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#21 Offline antsandmore - Posted January 11 2021 - 5:19 PM

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Oops. Worded that weird. I wasn't asking you. Lol. Sorry about your termites. That sucks. So anyone out there know how moist I should keep the wood. Also how often can I check one them?

its ok. also, for the termites, i'm pretty sure i'm the one who actually made the mistake of kind of stressing 1 of them out. the other 1, probably the queen, was just digging into the wood and doing her work. The king is so lazy... or was trying to guard their hole or something lol


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#22 Online ANTdrew - Posted January 11 2021 - 5:23 PM

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OhNoNotAgain has a Termitat. I’d suggest reading the general care guide on the Termitat site to answer your questions.

"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25  

Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.


#23 Online M_Ants - Posted January 11 2021 - 5:32 PM

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Good idea.


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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


#24 Online M_Ants - Posted January 11 2021 - 8:15 PM

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I'm gonna make a termitat. Do you think it matters what type of wood I use? Termitats are made from Douglas Fir wood. Also is there anything special about termitats or are they litterally just a slab of wood in acrylic?


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


#25 Online ANTdrew - Posted January 12 2021 - 3:32 AM

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Edited by ANTdrew, January 12 2021 - 3:32 AM.

"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25  

Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.


#26 Online M_Ants - Posted January 12 2021 - 7:50 AM

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Isn't that essentially a Termitat on its side?


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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


#27 Online M_Ants - Posted January 13 2021 - 2:24 PM

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If I get some douglas fir wood from home depot it shouldn't have chemicals right? (As long as it's not pressure treated)


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


#28 Offline antsandmore - Posted January 13 2021 - 2:48 PM

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i'm not sure. Maybe you should ask home depot. unless you already did.


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#29 Online M_Ants - Posted January 13 2021 - 3:01 PM

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Looks like this stuff is chemcial free. Is it too new though? My dad thinks I should just get a random piece of lumber from the yard and use that. Not sure what to do.

https://www.homedepo...41317/202094172

 

Edit: I found an old piece of lumber in the yard. It's not pressure treated. Since it should be chemical free I'm just going to give them some slices and see if they eat it.


Edited by M_Ants, January 13 2021 - 4:15 PM.

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


#30 Offline antsandmore - Posted January 14 2021 - 8:11 AM

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sure! good luck! hope they do well!


Ants I am keeping:

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#31 Online M_Ants - Posted January 19 2021 - 12:17 PM

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Zoots are still looking good. I swear I saw some weird thing on one of them where a wing would be. It was only on one side. Hope it's a wing bud or whatever. 


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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


#32 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted January 19 2021 - 12:30 PM

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any pics?


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#33 Online M_Ants - Posted January 19 2021 - 12:35 PM

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Yeah. Not of the termite in question though. I'll try to get one.


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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


#34 Online M_Ants - Posted January 19 2021 - 7:36 PM

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So apparently these aren't zoots!!??


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


#35 Offline NickAnter - Posted January 19 2021 - 8:28 PM

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Looks like Incisitermes minor to me. I'm no termite expert, but the red head on the reproductive is not something I have seen on any Cali Zootermopsis. I believe they are generally a concolorous brown.


Edited by NickAnter, January 19 2021 - 8:28 PM.

Lasius americanus--about 200 Workers

Nylanderia vividula--500+ workers

Temnothorax rudis--9-20 workers and brood                           

Pheidole navigans--500+? workers

Strumigenys membranifera!!!!--25 queens

Camponotus maritimus--2-6 workers and brood.

Dorymyrmex insanus--6 workers

Solenopsis "plebius"--5-15 workers

Solenopsis cf. truncorum--Eggs


#36 Online M_Ants - Posted January 19 2021 - 8:39 PM

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That's what other people were saying. So does there setup need to change?


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


#37 Online M_Ants - Posted January 19 2021 - 9:21 PM

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Now I need a good nickname for them. Nothing can beat zoots though.  :*(


Edited by M_Ants, January 19 2021 - 9:21 PM.

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


#38 Offline antsandmore - Posted January 20 2021 - 8:10 AM

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well, you still wanted incistermes minor right? 


Ants I am keeping:

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  • (my signature was seriously outdated)

#39 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted January 20 2021 - 8:14 AM

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I think he wanted any termite species.

 

And wow they are not Zoots? Never heard of dry wood termites living in rotten logs resting on the soil lol. 


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#40 Offline antsandmore - Posted January 20 2021 - 8:19 AM

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I think he wanted any termite species.

 

And wow they are not Zoots? Never heard of dry wood termites living in rotten logs resting on the soil lol. 

He did want a species, but i remember him making a post specifically for incistermes minor. 


Ants I am keeping:

  • Crematogaster colony, queen and 100+(?) workers
  • (my signature was seriously outdated)





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