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Antkeeper01's Forficula auricularia(European earwig) journal (updated 3/17/21)

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#1 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted February 17 2021 - 2:07 PM

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A few weeks ago i flipped a rock and found both a male and a female earwig i got a small container, filled it with dirt, and moved them in. O left them alone for a few days and by then they had laid eggs, i asked TennesseeAnts via discord what to do, they told me to seperate them. and about a week later i took these pics:

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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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#2 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted February 18 2021 - 2:29 PM

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Nice! I plan to breed some later this year. They need to be separated because the males will cannibalize the eggs right? Or is it a completely different reason and I am out of my mind?


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#3 Offline antsandmore - Posted February 18 2021 - 3:50 PM

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A few weeks ago i flipped a rock and found both a male and a female earwig i got a small container, filled it with dirt, and moved them in. O left them alone for a few days and by then they had laid eggs, i asked TennesseeAnts via discord what to do, they told me to seperate them. and about a week later i took these pics:

how do you know that one's a male and ones a female?


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#4 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted February 18 2021 - 4:24 PM

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A few weeks ago i flipped a rock and found both a male and a female earwig i got a small container, filled it with dirt, and moved them in. O left them alone for a few days and by then they had laid eggs, i asked TennesseeAnts via discord what to do, they told me to seperate them. and about a week later i took these pics:

how do you know that one's a male and ones a female?

 

dif shaped pincers


Nice! I plan to breed some later this year. They need to be separated because the males will cannibalize the eggs right? Or is it a completely different reason and I am out of my mind?

they need to be kept apart so male doesnt kill eggs


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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#5 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted February 19 2021 - 2:13 PM

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Alright thanks. Does the female need to be removed once the eggs hatch?

#6 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted February 19 2021 - 2:19 PM

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Alright thanks. Does the female need to be removed once the eggs hatch?

um idk ask TennesseeAnts


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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#7 Online ANTdrew - Posted February 19 2021 - 2:26 PM

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Earwigs show a high degree of maternal care for their offspring. Definitely do not remove the females.
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#8 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted February 20 2021 - 8:15 PM

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I just caught two pairs of these. Do they need to be fed anything while laying eggs? 


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#9 Offline gs5248 - Posted February 24 2021 - 5:09 PM

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Once I catch a pair, I will definitely breed them. They would be a great feeder insect for my ants, since they all since to like eating them. Plus, I think earwigs are cool. Cooler than mealworms and fruit flies anyways.


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#10 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted February 25 2021 - 8:03 AM

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I just caught two pairs of these. Do they need to be fed anything while laying eggs? 

remove the male once you see eggs and add in some leaves


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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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#11 Offline gs5248 - Posted February 25 2021 - 8:38 AM

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Thanks for the advice! :)



#12 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted February 25 2021 - 10:51 AM

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no problem


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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#13 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted March 2 2021 - 3:41 PM

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BTW i fed the male to my Pogonomyrmex because i had no use for him


1X Pogonomyrmex occidentalis 40-50 Workers

1X Solenopsis molesta 10 Workers (mono)

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

 

My Youtube channel: https://www.youtube....kUjx-dPFMyVqOLw

 

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#14 Offline Swirlysnowflake - Posted March 2 2021 - 4:59 PM

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I just caught two pairs of these. Do they need to be fed anything while laying eggs? 

remove the male once you see eggs and add in some leaves

They ignored the leaves and ate some cut up mealworm lol


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#15 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted March 17 2021 - 12:38 PM

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Like i said in my other journal sorry that its been a long time since I've updated but here is my only good pic of a baby:

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1X Pogonomyrmex occidentalis 40-50 Workers

1X Solenopsis molesta 10 Workers (mono)

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

 

My Youtube channel: https://www.youtube....kUjx-dPFMyVqOLw

 

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