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Manitobant’s parasitic formica subintegra journal (updated February 25th, biological workers)


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#1 Offline Manitobant - Posted February 7 2021 - 3:39 PM

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Here is a new journal on my formica subintegra queens. This is a slave making formica and the most specialized species in the sanguinea group (raptiformica), never leaving the nest except to raid and relying entirely on their slaves. I have 2 queens that have survived, queen 1 and queen 2. They were both caught in mid July, 2020 and were hibernated on october 10th. They were taken out on december 28th, and queen 1 laid her first eggs on january 14th, which are now pupae and the colony was transferred into a mini hearth today. Queen 2 laid her first eggs on january 28th and now has a bunch of larvae and are in a bamboo test tube.

Edited by Manitobant, February 25 2021 - 4:41 PM.

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#2 Online Canadant - Posted February 7 2021 - 4:24 PM

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Looking forward to it.
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#3 Offline Manitobant - Posted February 25 2021 - 4:38 PM

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Update February 25th, biological workers!

 

 

the colony in the mini hearth (queen 1) got their first biological worker today! she is really tiny compared to the hosts and much smaller than i expected, even for a nanitic. 

 

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Queen 2 now has pupae, and quite a lot more than queen 1. i expect a larger amount of biological workers when these guys emerge.

 

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#4 Online ANTdrew - Posted February 25 2021 - 4:57 PM

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That’s awesome, man! Good luck!
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#5 Offline NickAnter - Posted February 25 2021 - 5:11 PM

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Apparently these slave raiding species can make small workers that are capable of raising brood and feeding others, at least from my understanding.


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Species being kept:

 

 Solenopsis "plebeius", Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Nylanderia vividula, Temnothorax rudis and a Hypoponera sp.

 

Hoping to find this year:

Myrmecocystus, Liometopum occidentale, Camponotus essigi, Camponotus fragilis, Manica bradleyi, Formica perpilosa, Pheidole hyatti, and a Parasitic Formica sp.

 

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#6 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted February 26 2021 - 11:44 AM

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Apparently these slave raiding species can make small workers that are capable of raising brood and feeding others, at least from my understanding.

Not obligate slave raiders like Formica subintegra. Species such as F. aserva can, however.



#7 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted February 26 2021 - 11:50 AM

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i have always wanted to keep slave raiding ants, so i will be following!


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

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update?


1X Pogonomyrmex occidentalis 40-50 Workers

1X Solenopsis molesta 10 Workers (mono)

Ants I Want: Crematogaster sp, Camponotus Sp., Ponera Pennsylvanica, Mymercocystus sp.

 

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#9 Offline Manitobant - Posted September 7 2021 - 2:35 PM

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Dead. Also why you gotta do this to all my journals lol? I don’t like making them anymore, they’re just not my kind of thing.

Edited by Manitobant, September 7 2021 - 2:38 PM.


#10 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted September 7 2021 - 3:26 PM

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sorry I just wanted to know how they were doing


1X Pogonomyrmex occidentalis 40-50 Workers

1X Solenopsis molesta 10 Workers (mono)

Ants I Want: Crematogaster sp, Camponotus Sp., Ponera Pennsylvanica, Mymercocystus sp.

 

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