Jump to content

  • Chat
  •  
  •  



Welcome to Formiculture.com!

This is a website for anyone interested in Myrmecology and all aspects of finding, keeping, and studying ants. The site and forum are free to use. Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation points to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!

Photo
* * * * * 4 votes

THG's first Lasius neoniger colony


  • Please log in to reply
102 replies to this topic

#41 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted September 14 2021 - 8:37 AM

TacticalHandleGaming

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 603 posts
  • LocationCorvallis, Oregon

It's hard to see, but we still have eggs, larvae and pupae. Still getting new workers as well.  :D

 

med_gallery_5988_2003_1491494.jpg

 

med_gallery_5988_2003_1914889.jpg


  • Antkeeper01, AntBoi3030 and JCRHJM like this

Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, C. vicinus, T. immigrans, A. occidentalis, P. imparis.

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus, B. depilis.

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

Pheidole californica, Pheidole creightoni, Pheidole inquilina, Solenopsis molesta, Crematogaster coarctata, Crematogaster mutans

My youtube channel. 


#42 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted September 20 2021 - 9:46 AM

TacticalHandleGaming

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 603 posts
  • LocationCorvallis, Oregon

Got a half decent photo of some of the brood pile yesterday. Really need to invest in a proper camera. 

 

med_gallery_5988_2003_218774.jpg


  • Antkeeper01, Moonant01 and AntBoi3030 like this

Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, C. vicinus, T. immigrans, A. occidentalis, P. imparis.

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus, B. depilis.

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

Pheidole californica, Pheidole creightoni, Pheidole inquilina, Solenopsis molesta, Crematogaster coarctata, Crematogaster mutans

My youtube channel. 


#43 Offline ANTdrew - Posted September 20 2021 - 11:59 AM

ANTdrew

    Advanced Member

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPip
  • 7,998 posts
  • LocationAlexandria, VA
Nice brood pile.
  • TacticalHandleGaming likes this
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#44 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted September 30 2021 - 7:12 AM

TacticalHandleGaming

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 603 posts
  • LocationCorvallis, Oregon

Apparently the queen decided she's not done for the year. They have a bunch of eggs, larvae, and pupae again! 

 

 

med_gallery_5988_2003_589084.jpg

 

med_gallery_5988_2003_569858.jpg


Edited by TacticalHandleGaming, September 30 2021 - 7:15 AM.

  • Antkeeper01, AntBoi3030, m99 and 1 other like this

Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, C. vicinus, T. immigrans, A. occidentalis, P. imparis.

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus, B. depilis.

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

Pheidole californica, Pheidole creightoni, Pheidole inquilina, Solenopsis molesta, Crematogaster coarctata, Crematogaster mutans

My youtube channel. 


#45 Offline ANTdrew - Posted September 30 2021 - 8:15 AM

ANTdrew

    Advanced Member

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPip
  • 7,998 posts
  • LocationAlexandria, VA

Awesome!


  • TacticalHandleGaming likes this
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#46 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted October 8 2021 - 7:16 AM

TacticalHandleGaming

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 603 posts
  • LocationCorvallis, Oregon

Not the greatest photo. But we still have a decent amount of brood. 

 

med_gallery_5988_2003_1559095.jpg


  • Shazza and m99 like this

Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, C. vicinus, T. immigrans, A. occidentalis, P. imparis.

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus, B. depilis.

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

Pheidole californica, Pheidole creightoni, Pheidole inquilina, Solenopsis molesta, Crematogaster coarctata, Crematogaster mutans

My youtube channel. 


#47 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted October 21 2021 - 7:29 AM

TacticalHandleGaming

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 603 posts
  • LocationCorvallis, Oregon

Thinking I'm going to put this colony into the fridge for diapause. Plenty of eggs and larvae, but zero pupae. 

 

med_gallery_5988_2003_1142120.jpg


  • Wegmier, Antkeeper01 and Shazza like this

Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, C. vicinus, T. immigrans, A. occidentalis, P. imparis.

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus, B. depilis.

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

Pheidole californica, Pheidole creightoni, Pheidole inquilina, Solenopsis molesta, Crematogaster coarctata, Crematogaster mutans

My youtube channel. 


#48 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted January 19 2022 - 6:34 AM

TacticalHandleGaming

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 603 posts
  • LocationCorvallis, Oregon

These girls are coming out of the fridge this weekend! (y)


  • Kaelwizard, ANTdrew, Antkeeper01 and 3 others like this

Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, C. vicinus, T. immigrans, A. occidentalis, P. imparis.

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus, B. depilis.

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

Pheidole californica, Pheidole creightoni, Pheidole inquilina, Solenopsis molesta, Crematogaster coarctata, Crematogaster mutans

My youtube channel. 


#49 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted January 22 2022 - 9:01 PM

TacticalHandleGaming

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 603 posts
  • LocationCorvallis, Oregon

Fresh out of the fridge!

 

gallery_5988_2003_536375.jpg


  • Antkeeper01, AntBoi3030 and m99 like this

Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, C. vicinus, T. immigrans, A. occidentalis, P. imparis.

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus, B. depilis.

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

Pheidole californica, Pheidole creightoni, Pheidole inquilina, Solenopsis molesta, Crematogaster coarctata, Crematogaster mutans

My youtube channel. 


#50 Offline antsriondel - Posted January 23 2022 - 10:18 AM

antsriondel

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 413 posts

Fresh out of the fridge!

 

gallery_5988_2003_536375.jpg

awesome!!! (y)


  • Antkeeper01 and TacticalHandleGaming like this

#51 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted January 26 2022 - 8:43 AM

TacticalHandleGaming

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 603 posts
  • LocationCorvallis, Oregon

This colony has been happily collecting and devouring fruit flies. Hoping for a nice boom in population soon.

 

gallery_5988_2003_277395.jpg


Edited by TacticalHandleGaming, January 26 2022 - 8:44 AM.

  • Antkeeper01, AntBoi3030, m99 and 1 other like this

Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, C. vicinus, T. immigrans, A. occidentalis, P. imparis.

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus, B. depilis.

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

Pheidole californica, Pheidole creightoni, Pheidole inquilina, Solenopsis molesta, Crematogaster coarctata, Crematogaster mutans

My youtube channel. 


#52 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted January 30 2022 - 10:36 AM

TacticalHandleGaming

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 603 posts
  • LocationCorvallis, Oregon

Colony is still doing good. Plenty of eggs and larvae, no pupae just yet.

 

gallery_5988_2003_1835920.jpg

 

gallery_5988_2003_1654560.jpg


  • ANTdrew, Antkeeper01, AntBoi3030 and 1 other like this

Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, C. vicinus, T. immigrans, A. occidentalis, P. imparis.

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus, B. depilis.

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

Pheidole californica, Pheidole creightoni, Pheidole inquilina, Solenopsis molesta, Crematogaster coarctata, Crematogaster mutans

My youtube channel. 


#53 Offline ANTdrew - Posted January 30 2022 - 12:41 PM

ANTdrew

    Advanced Member

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPip
  • 7,998 posts
  • LocationAlexandria, VA
Someone needs to raise a really massive colony of these. Counting on you, bro.
  • Antkeeper01 and TacticalHandleGaming like this
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#54 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted January 30 2022 - 12:55 PM

TacticalHandleGaming

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 603 posts
  • LocationCorvallis, Oregon

Someone needs to raise a really massive colony of these. Counting on you, bro.

Already have plans to move them to a bigger nest when they are ready. I love these little gals. So funny to watch them zoom around!


  • Antkeeper01 and PaigeX like this

Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, C. vicinus, T. immigrans, A. occidentalis, P. imparis.

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus, B. depilis.

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

Pheidole californica, Pheidole creightoni, Pheidole inquilina, Solenopsis molesta, Crematogaster coarctata, Crematogaster mutans

My youtube channel. 


#55 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted February 6 2022 - 9:40 AM

TacticalHandleGaming

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 603 posts
  • LocationCorvallis, Oregon

This colony is doing good. I expect we will have some pupae soon.

 

 

gallery_5988_2003_1822377.jpg

 

gallery_5988_2003_206027.jpg


  • ANTdrew, Antkeeper01, AntBoi3030 and 1 other like this

Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, C. vicinus, T. immigrans, A. occidentalis, P. imparis.

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus, B. depilis.

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

Pheidole californica, Pheidole creightoni, Pheidole inquilina, Solenopsis molesta, Crematogaster coarctata, Crematogaster mutans

My youtube channel. 


#56 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted February 11 2022 - 5:52 AM

TacticalHandleGaming

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 603 posts
  • LocationCorvallis, Oregon

We have our first pupae of the season! (Just right of the larvae pile.)

 

gallery_5988_2003_830160.jpg


  • AntBoi3030 likes this

Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, C. vicinus, T. immigrans, A. occidentalis, P. imparis.

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus, B. depilis.

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

Pheidole californica, Pheidole creightoni, Pheidole inquilina, Solenopsis molesta, Crematogaster coarctata, Crematogaster mutans

My youtube channel. 


#57 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted February 19 2022 - 9:33 PM

TacticalHandleGaming

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 603 posts
  • LocationCorvallis, Oregon

Starting to see more pupae. As well as tons of fat larvae, and the queen is laying eggs like crazy.

 

gallery_5988_2003_410178.jpg


  • ANTdrew and AntBoi3030 like this

Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, C. vicinus, T. immigrans, A. occidentalis, P. imparis.

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus, B. depilis.

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

Pheidole californica, Pheidole creightoni, Pheidole inquilina, Solenopsis molesta, Crematogaster coarctata, Crematogaster mutans

My youtube channel. 


#58 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted February 26 2022 - 12:14 AM

TacticalHandleGaming

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 603 posts
  • LocationCorvallis, Oregon

Colony has a bunch more brood now. Queen has been putting in some real work.

 

gallery_5988_2003_610722.jpg

 

gallery_5988_2003_1050477.jpg


  • ANTdrew, Antkeeper01 and DRpepper like this

Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, C. vicinus, T. immigrans, A. occidentalis, P. imparis.

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus, B. depilis.

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

Pheidole californica, Pheidole creightoni, Pheidole inquilina, Solenopsis molesta, Crematogaster coarctata, Crematogaster mutans

My youtube channel. 


#59 Offline ANTdrew - Posted February 26 2022 - 3:24 AM

ANTdrew

    Advanced Member

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPip
  • 7,998 posts
  • LocationAlexandria, VA
So cool!
  • Antkeeper01 and TacticalHandleGaming like this
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#60 Offline DRpepper - Posted March 2 2022 - 12:29 PM

DRpepper

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 41 posts

Colony has a bunch more brood now. Queen has been putting in some real work.

 

gallery_5988_2003_610722.jpg

 

gallery_5988_2003_1050477.jpg

 

looking really good how many would you estimate (workers)


  • Antkeeper01 likes this




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users