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Jordan's Novomessor colonies

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#1 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted February 7 2021 - 9:23 PM

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I'm not sure if I'll make a full journal on my Novomessor yet. I got them from Drew a while back and I currently have 7 colonies. Here are some videos :D

If you guys want me to start a journal on the colony I can start posting pictures regularly. I was hoping to get the colonies large enough so I could ID workers from each colony as a pet project.

 

 

 

 

 



#2 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted February 8 2021 - 4:54 PM

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Here's a video of my largest colony taking down a roach! They managed to pin her down in just 1 or 2 minutes.


Edited by sirjordanncurtis, February 8 2021 - 4:55 PM.


#3 Offline JenC - Posted February 8 2021 - 5:52 PM

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poor roach


Current Colonies:
1x Camponotus Vicinus (3 Workers)

Single Queens:
3x Camponotus Clarithorax
4x Camponotus Maritimus
5x Camponotus Ca02
7x Camponotus Sansabeanus
1x Myrmecocustus Testaceus
3x Prenolepis Imparis

#4 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted February 8 2021 - 5:59 PM

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Nice video! You should include the sounds, I bet you could get some interesting stuff considering how big these gals are.



#5 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted February 8 2021 - 6:01 PM

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poor roach

 

It gets worse ;(

The roach is still alive right now


Edited by sirjordanncurtis, February 8 2021 - 6:02 PM.


#6 Offline cocdeshijie - Posted February 8 2021 - 6:19 PM

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feed more



#7 Offline antsandmore - Posted February 8 2021 - 7:02 PM

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feed more

lol yes increase growth good luck!!!


Ants I am keeping:

  • Crematogaster colony, queen and 15+ workers coming strong!

#8 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted February 9 2021 - 12:56 AM

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feed more

 

 

feed more

lol yes increase growth good luck!!!

 

 

Yeah definitely I fs will. They are probably the best hunters I have so far. My fraggles with over a thousand workers still have trouble taking down a lot of stuff live. They spray formic acid which means they just hold onto stuff and wait... The process can take hours for stuff like roaches with very tough exoskeletons. I was really surprised at how quickly my novos dissembled this one.



#9 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted February 15 2021 - 12:54 PM

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This is less of a Novomessor colony update, but I thought I'd share a video of my honey pot workers taking in a sickly Novo worker as food :D

 







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