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NicholasP's Pheidole Hyatti 4-6-21


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#1 Offline NicholasP - Posted April 6 2021 - 10:05 PM

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I'd like to introduce my Pheidole Hyatti that I found nearly 2 years ago. They're one of my favorite ants since they're Pheidole and Pheidole get majors and sometimes even supermajors! But, my Pheidole Hyatti can't have supermajors. But that's ok because I love their coloration! These were found in my area of Tucson, Arizona. I'm not going to give away the place where I found them in Tucson because I'd like to keep my secret place where I find most of my ants a secret... :secret:

I gathered my Pheidole Hyatti colony in July of last year. You want to know why they're so special to me? Well, they were my first ant colony that brought me into ant keeping. I was pretty clueless of what they even were and then I bought a Camponotus colony from a very good person in Tucson who introduced me to someone later on that helped me ID them and that person is a very nice person and he's CheetoLord02 who helped me ID my Pheidole Hyatti which I will be posting on soon! Ok, I better stop talking about how I began an keeping and actually show you guys the ants!

They used to have 2 queens and then 2 majors but sadly the second Pheidole Hyatti queen died and then my fruit fly culture started dying like crazy so they were only eating sunburst and I don't know why but the majors died... May they live in peace in the graveyard. But I've recently have now been able to get crickets and oh boy is the queen chunky and happy! I will make sure to keep you guys posted on my Pheidole Hyatti!

 

Before I finish this up with the picture I'd like to put a link of CheetoLord02's Pheidole! He has many Pheidole species and I'm sure you guys would love his journals!

 

Cheeto's Phantastic Pheidole (Updated 3/21) - Ant Keeping Journals - Ants & Myrmecology Forum (formiculture.com)

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#2 Offline ZTYguy - Posted April 6 2021 - 10:14 PM

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Nice colony! Excited to see this colony grow. So sorry also about your majors and queen.


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#3 Offline NicholasP - Posted April 6 2021 - 10:23 PM

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Nice colony! Excited to see this colony grow. So sorry also about your majors and queen.

Thank you! I'm pretty excited to see these ants grow again. It's ok in my opinion that the majors died because they made all the workers of the same generation be very tiny. The queen I'm still bumbed out about but I'm sure they'll still grow very fast. By the way, thank you for reading my journal!


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#4 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted April 7 2021 - 7:32 AM

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I'd like to introduce my Pheidole Hyatti that I found nearly 2 years ago. They're one of my favorite ants since they're Pheidole and Pheidole get majors and sometimes even supermajors! But, my Pheidole Hyatti can't have supermajors. But that's ok because I love their coloration! These were found in my area of Tucson, Arizona. I'm not going to give away the place where I found them in Tucson because I'd like to keep my secret place where I find most of my ants a secret... :secret:

I gathered my Pheidole Hyatti colony in July of last year. You want to know why they're so special to me? Well, they were my first ant colony that brought me into ant keeping. I was pretty clueless of what they even were and then I bought a Camponotus colony from a very good person in Tucson who introduced me to someone later on that helped me ID them and that person is a very nice person and he's CheetoLord02 who helped me ID my Pheidole Hyatti which I will be posting on soon! Ok, I better stop talking about how I began an keeping and actually show you guys the ants!

They used to have 2 queens and then 2 majors but sadly the second Pheidole Hyatti queen died and then my fruit fly culture started dying like crazy so they were only eating sunburst and I don't know why but the majors died... May they live in peace in the graveyard. But I've recently have now been able to get crickets and oh boy is the queen chunky and happy! I will make sure to keep you guys posted on my Pheidole Hyatti!

 

Before I finish this up with the picture I'd like to put a link of CheetoLord02's Pheidole! He has many Pheidole species and I'm sure you guys would love his journals!

 

Cheeto's Phantastic Pheidole (Updated 3/21) - Ant Keeping Journals - Ants & Myrmecology Forum (formiculture.com)

Cheeto is quite the celebrity in this hobby


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#5 Offline NicholasP - Posted April 7 2021 - 7:36 AM

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I'd like to introduce my Pheidole Hyatti that I found nearly 2 years ago. They're one of my favorite ants since they're Pheidole and Pheidole get majors and sometimes even supermajors! But, my Pheidole Hyatti can't have supermajors. But that's ok because I love their coloration! These were found in my area of Tucson, Arizona. I'm not going to give away the place where I found them in Tucson because I'd like to keep my secret place where I find most of my ants a secret... :secret:

I gathered my Pheidole Hyatti colony in July of last year. You want to know why they're so special to me? Well, they were my first ant colony that brought me into ant keeping. I was pretty clueless of what they even were and then I bought a Camponotus colony from a very good person in Tucson who introduced me to someone later on that helped me ID them and that person is a very nice person and he's CheetoLord02 who helped me ID my Pheidole Hyatti which I will be posting on soon! Ok, I better stop talking about how I began an keeping and actually show you guys the ants!

They used to have 2 queens and then 2 majors but sadly the second Pheidole Hyatti queen died and then my fruit fly culture started dying like crazy so they were only eating sunburst and I don't know why but the majors died... May they live in peace in the graveyard. But I've recently have now been able to get crickets and oh boy is the queen chunky and happy! I will make sure to keep you guys posted on my Pheidole Hyatti!

 

Before I finish this up with the picture I'd like to put a link of CheetoLord02's Pheidole! He has many Pheidole species and I'm sure you guys would love his journals!

 

Cheeto's Phantastic Pheidole (Updated 3/21) - Ant Keeping Journals - Ants & Myrmecology Forum (formiculture.com)

Cheeto is quite the celebrity in this hobby

 

Yeah he is. But I think it's because he's kept so many species that many people learn from him and others that have a lot of ants that they've kept in the past or in the present. Thanks for reading my journal!



#6 Offline NicholasP - Posted April 7 2021 - 8:38 AM

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Hey guys I'd like to thank you all so much for reading my journals! I'd like to ask you guys what's the next ant colony you guys would like to see! So I'll list all the other colony's that I can do a journal on below! Make sure to please write a comment on what ant colony you'd like to see below and the winner will be decided tonight at 8:00PM Tucson time! (I will keep updating the amount of votes for each species throughout the day!)

  • Acromyrmex Versicolor(not doing so well)               (0 votes)
  • Camponotus Vafer                                                   (2 votes)
  • Crematogaster sp.                                                   (0 votes)
  • Crematogaster Dentinodis(not doing so well)          (0 votes)
  • Novomessor Albisetosus                                         (0 votes)

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#7 Offline ZTYguy - Posted April 7 2021 - 8:53 AM

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Hey if you dm me i could see if i can help with your Acromyrmex but of course i want to see another Acromyrmex journal so put 1 vote for Acromyrmex versicolor.


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C. fragillis, C. modoc, C. sansabeanus, C. us-ca02, A. versicolor

 

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#8 Online Kaelwizard - Posted April 7 2021 - 8:54 AM

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Camponotus vafer!

#9 Offline NicholasP - Posted April 7 2021 - 9:02 AM

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Hey if you dm me i could see if i can help with your Acromyrmex but of course i want to see another Acromyrmex journal so put 1 vote for Acromyrmex versicolor.

I'm sorry. I can't currently DM you. I put your vote up there for Acromyrmex. My Acromyrmex lost all their fungus so they'll be dying. It was a pretty wacky death of their fungus. Let me post a pic of their fungus from before. They were slow growers so I'm not too sad about them with no more fungus. This year I'll try them again and I'll try atta too!


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#10 Offline NicholasP - Posted April 7 2021 - 9:04 AM

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Let me know if you want your vote changed to a different ant species.


Edited by NicholasP, April 7 2021 - 9:05 AM.


#11 Offline ZTYguy - Posted April 7 2021 - 9:15 AM

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oh well i geuss then C. vafer but you should do Acromyrmex again if you catch them this year.


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#12 Offline NicholasP - Posted April 7 2021 - 9:17 AM

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oh well i geuss then C. vafer but you should do Acromyrmex again if you catch them this year.

I'm very sorry. But I definitley will try acromyrmex again because they're dirt common in my area of tucson.


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#13 Offline ZTYguy - Posted April 7 2021 - 9:20 AM

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wow i have to drive 3 hours and book a motel room to get mine.


Edited by ZTYguy, April 7 2021 - 9:20 AM.

Currently Keeping:

C. fragillis, C. modoc, C. sansabeanus, C. us-ca02, A. versicolor

 

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P. imparus, P. rugosus, Myrmecocystus, V. pergandei/andrei

 

Yt: https://www.youtube....DEl5oKCB20Fj1Q/           Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/ztyguy

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#14 Offline NicholasP - Posted April 7 2021 - 9:22 AM

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wow i have to drive 3 hours and book a motel room to get mine.

oof. This why I live in AZ.


I'll be selling acromyrmex this year. So later on in the year I'll open a formiculture market so I can sell ants to AZ people only because I despise buying ants illegally.


Edited by NicholasP, April 7 2021 - 9:23 AM.

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#15 Offline NicholasP - Posted April 7 2021 - 3:18 PM

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The poll is closing in less then 4 hours! If you haven’t done so yet then make sure to vote before it’s too late!



#16 Offline NicholasP - Posted April 7 2021 - 5:46 PM

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Hey guys I just found a forrelius colony! I gathered up 1 queen and somewhere around 500 workers. They were close to have their nuptial flight so one of the queens popped out of the nest. So I'll be making a journal on these pretty forrelius and on the winner of the poll tonight!


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#17 Offline NicholasP - Posted April 7 2021 - 6:49 PM

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The poll is closing in 10 minutes!



#18 Offline NicholasP - Posted April 7 2021 - 7:17 PM

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THE POLLS ARE NOW CLOSED!


And the winner is...


Camponotus Vafer!



#19 Offline NicholasP - Posted April 14 2021 - 7:33 PM

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I have a great update! Today I checked on my Pheidole Hyatti to see how they're doing and you'll be shocked to see what happened! They have a massive major Pupa with some major prepupae! I'm very excited to see some majors again. The queen has been laying like crazy after they've eaten three whole small crickets in the past 7 days! I will keep updating as frequent as possible! Enjoy!

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#20 Online Kaelwizard - Posted April 15 2021 - 4:32 AM

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By prepupae I assume you mean larvae?






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