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The Experimental Process of Creating Multispecies Ant Colonies

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#101 Offline futurebird - Posted July 17 2021 - 6:43 PM

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can you imagine how on our back foot humanity would be if all the ants of the world united and worked together? RIP us. This is very cool, but I hope people don't look back and shake their head. 


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#102 Offline corona19 - Posted July 18 2021 - 3:42 AM

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So cool!!!


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#103 Online NancyZamora4991 - Posted September 26 2021 - 7:23 AM

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updates?


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#104 Offline Moonant01 - Posted September 26 2021 - 3:32 PM

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#105 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted September 30 2021 - 8:29 PM

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"This process should not be attempted by ANYBODY!!!"
Uh, yeah sure, we won't attempt it.  :D

 

Would this work the same with a claustral and semi-claustral species? I'd assume you'd just put sugars and proteins in the tube and only the semi-claustral would take the proteins.


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Leptomyrmx is my name, not the title btw : P

I comment on 10 year old posts, kindly deal with it :]
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Pheidole sp.

Rhytidoponera metallica

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#106 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted October 2 2021 - 7:18 PM

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"This process should not be attempted by ANYBODY!!!"
Uh, yeah sure, we won't attempt it. :D

Would this work the same with a claustral and semi-claustral species? I'd assume you'd just put sugars and proteins in the tube and only the semi-claustral would take the proteins.

Maybe, but depending on the species, a semi-claustral queen may view the other as prey.
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#107 Offline KadinB - Posted October 2 2021 - 9:40 PM

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Hmmmm. I should give this a try. I will try to do a tetramorium immigrans queen with a solenopsis xyloni queen maybe. I doubt it would work but worth the try. 


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#108 Offline PetsNotPests - Posted October 3 2021 - 7:11 AM

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Hmmmm. I should give this a try. I will try to do a tetramorium immigrans queen with a solenopsis xyloni queen maybe. I doubt it would work but worth the try. 

I'd look in to that... Do some research and see if their preferences are the same/alike. From what I know, they are. Make sure to document it if you do! 


Ants are Pets, not Pests. 

 

-Camponotus sansabeanus

-Camponotus US-CA02

-Camponotus vicinus

-Formica podzolica

-Monomorium spp.

-Pogonomyrmex californicus

-Solenopsis spp. 

 


#109 Offline ANTdrew - Posted October 3 2021 - 8:19 AM

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I don’t see this ever working with a species like Tetramorium immigrans. Not a chance.
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#110 Offline KadinB - Posted October 3 2021 - 8:55 AM

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I don’t see this ever working with a species like Tetramorium immigrans. Not a chance.

Yea I was thinking that because since they are Pleometrosis. But I mean you never know but it's very likely it won't work out.



#111 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted October 3 2021 - 9:52 AM

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I don’t see this ever working with a species like Tetramorium immigrans. Not a chance.

Both T. immigrans and S. xyloni are aggressive species, so I'm in agreement. 



#112 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted October 3 2021 - 2:36 PM

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"This process should not be attempted by ANYBODY!!!"
Uh, yeah sure, we won't attempt it. :D

Would this work the same with a claustral and semi-claustral species? I'd assume you'd just put sugars and proteins in the tube and only the semi-claustral would take the proteins.

Maybe, but depending on the species, a semi-claustral queen may view the other as prey.

 

Oh yeah lol : P


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Camponotus humilior

Opisthopsis rufithorax

Pheidole sp.

Rhytidoponera metallica

super tiny unidentified queen





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