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THG's first Lasius neoniger colony


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#81 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted May 12 2022 - 4:10 PM

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Moved the colony into their new home. A custom built tarheelants Fortress! Great example of what a Fortress for tiny/small species looks like vs the normal 3 level for medium/large species.

 

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#82 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 12 2022 - 5:40 PM

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Cool. How did you move them?
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
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#83 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted May 12 2022 - 6:00 PM

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Cool. How did you move them?

Using a UV blacklight. I've found it works better than regular light for getting colonies to move.

 

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

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

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

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#84 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted June 4 2022 - 8:01 PM

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Starting to think maybe a Fortress was too small of an upgrade. :o

 

The whole bottom level is all eggs and larvae. Managed to get a photo of the queen herself!

 

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Currently kept species

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

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus

 

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. 


#85 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted June 6 2022 - 11:30 AM

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Wow! Massive growth. Hope you can raise them to get to the 10,000s. I've never seen that bug of a neoniger colony before.


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#86 Offline ANTdrew - Posted June 6 2022 - 1:03 PM

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You’re doing a great job with these. Keep it up!
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#87 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted June 6 2022 - 5:09 PM

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Thanks all. This was my first real colony, so It's fun to see them doing so well.


Currently kept species

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

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus

 

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. 


#88 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted June 23 2022 - 8:55 PM

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So this colony seems to love their new home so much, they are intent on filling it up with new workers! Time to order another custom home for them. :lol:

 

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Currently kept species

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

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus

 

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. 





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