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Kael's Prenolepis imparis Journal

prenolepis imparis ant keeping journal

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#1 Online Kaelwizard - Posted April 9 2021 - 12:25 PM

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Like a lot of antkeepers right now, I have also caught some Prenolepis imparis queens. I currently have 7 or 8, but some of them could be infertile. Some have dropped their wings, but still have not laid eggs, while others act like they are waiting to fly. They are all being housed in a THA Mini-Hearth as of right now. I don't have any spare test tubes (my THA tubes broke, and my one crappy plastic one is being used for a Myrmica queen I found foraging), so I worked with what I had. 

 

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#2 Offline mantisgal - Posted April 12 2021 - 7:21 AM

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They are very pretty, i hope they do well for you



#3 Online Kaelwizard - Posted April 12 2021 - 7:34 AM

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They are very pretty, i hope they do well for you

Thanks and good luck with yours.
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#4 Offline Antcatcherpro3 - Posted April 12 2021 - 7:37 AM

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Good luck! Everyone right now is catching Prenolepis queens. If they don't lay for a week or so, it's no big deal. Mine didn't lay for a week and a half, then all of my queens laid....


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#5 Online Kaelwizard - Posted April 12 2021 - 8:56 AM

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Good luck! Everyone right now is catching Prenolepis queens. If they don't lay for a week or so, it's no big deal. Mine didn't lay for a week and a half, then all of my queens laid....

Yeah I'm guessing mine will take that long too. My individual queen 2 years ago laid eggs in a day or 2, though.


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#6 Offline Antcatcherpro3 - Posted April 12 2021 - 9:02 AM

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If they don't lay in like a day or two, then they probably will in another week or so.



#7 Offline Bobby_Hill - Posted April 12 2021 - 9:16 AM

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I wish I could of found some!



#8 Offline Antcatcherpro3 - Posted April 12 2021 - 10:23 AM

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What state do you live in?

 

I wish I could of found some!



#9 Online Kaelwizard - Posted April 15 2021 - 9:26 AM

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Update 1:

 

The queens have now laid some eggs, albeit not as much as I expected, though I am sure there are more to come. It's always fun to see the queen's interactions with each other. These are probably the most friendly queens I have seen (to each other, not to me). Not much else to say other than that the next update will be when they have larvae.


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