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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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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

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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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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. 


#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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#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, 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. 


#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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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. 


#89 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted July 11 2022 - 7:09 AM

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Quick photo I snapped the other day. I'd estimate there are currently 2k+ workers. With tons more on the way. I've ordered a new custom home from THA for them. 

 

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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. 


#90 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 11 2022 - 7:43 AM

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So cool! I’m a big fan of this colony.
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Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#91 Offline T.C. - Posted July 11 2022 - 10:47 PM

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Hopefully I can get my colonies this large. Closest I got was with Lasius alienus. Love the journal.


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#92 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted July 12 2022 - 6:46 AM

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Hopefully I can get my colonies this large. Closest I got was with Lasius alienus. Love the journal.

 

They honestly have been fairly easy to keep compared to some of my other speices. Fairly good about thier trash, and very amusing to watch. 


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. 


#93 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted August 30 2022 - 6:59 AM

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Yesterday this colony's new home arrived. A custom made "XL" stronghold. This nest was made specifically for this Lasius colony. I started the move last night, and the queen has already moved over to the new nest. 

 

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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. 


#94 Offline DRpepper - Posted September 2 2022 - 9:14 AM

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Amazing colony. :)


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#95 Offline T.C. - Posted September 2 2022 - 7:42 PM

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I've got to hand it to tarheelants, his nests are just beautiful, especially that strong hold. On a side note I was curious if this colony forages alot and if so how many ants at a time. I observe this species in the fields around my place and I never see any more than a few workers out of the nest.


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#96 Offline antsriondel - Posted September 2 2022 - 7:46 PM

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Yesterday this colony's new home arrived. A custom made "XL" stronghold. This nest was made specifically for this Lasius colony. I started the move last night, and the queen has already moved over to the new nest. 

 

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Nice colony! 


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#97 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted September 2 2022 - 9:44 PM

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I've got to hand it to tarheelants, his nests are just beautiful, especially that strong hold. On a side note I was curious if this colony forages alot and if so how many ants at a time. I observe this species in the fields around my place and I never see any more than a few workers out of the nest.


I agree. THA nests are incredible I'm hoping to get more soon. Only have 1 mini hearth atm

#98 Offline T.C. - Posted September 3 2022 - 2:28 AM

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I've got to hand it to tarheelants, his nests are just beautiful, especially that strong hold. On a side note I was curious if this colony forages alot and if so how many ants at a time. I observe this species in the fields around my place and I never see any more than a few workers out of the nest.


I agree. THA nests are incredible I'm hoping to get more soon. Only have 1 mini hearth atm

 

 

I like his designs a lot. They look like the real thing and I can't say I have had any bad experiences with his formicarium's other than a labyrinth formicarium I had cracked down the center.   (ANTS EVERYWHERE)


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#99 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted September 12 2022 - 7:52 AM

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This colony is all moved in. TONS of brood.

 

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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. 


#100 Offline antsriondel - Posted September 15 2022 - 7:15 AM

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This colony is all moved in. TONS of brood.

 

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Wow!


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