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SYUTEO's Odontomachus simillimus journal


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#1 Online SYUTEO - Posted April 28 2021 - 12:08 AM

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April 28th, 2021

 

So I have a small colony of Trap-jaw ants (Odontomachus simillimus) with 1 queen, 1 worker, 2 pupae and 10-20ish eggs. They are currently housed in a tubs and tubes setup with some sand inside. Also, the queen decided to use some sand to construct a chamber and some small tunnels inside the test tube, looking at other peoples trap-jaw ant colonies they don't seem to construct anything in the test tube which is weird (to me anyways) (did yours construct anything in the test tube?). The colony really likes small cut up dubia roaches and will almost never reject them. Currently unable to post pics though, will post some pics very soon.


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#2 Online SYUTEO - Posted April 28 2021 - 4:43 PM

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April 29th 2021

 

The second worker eclosed! Also, the queens first worker has now fully hardened. (pics coming soon)


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#3 Online SYUTEO - Posted May 2 2021 - 4:57 PM

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May 3rd, 2021

 

I just found out that they don't like to eat the same thing two days in a row.  :lol:


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#4 Offline ZTYguy - Posted May 2 2021 - 5:02 PM

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Huh funny


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#5 Online SYUTEO - Posted May 3 2021 - 2:45 AM

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May 3rd, 2021

 

Here are some pics, I know they are bad pics but this is the best one I can get.

https://imgur.com/a/d3LuAKi


Edited by SYUTEO, May 3 2021 - 3:09 AM.


#6 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted May 3 2021 - 3:17 AM

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Looking good!


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#7 Online ANTS_KL - Posted May 3 2021 - 4:03 AM

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Great! I have a founding queen and she has a larva and a batch of 7 ish eggs. She enjoys eating mealworms so maybe you can try those! Also don't feed them every day if you're only gonna feed them one thing. Every alternative day is a good pattern. Nice colony! Hope to see more from them!
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I was here  :)
Ants I have kept:
Pheidole parvaOdontomachus simillimusNylanderia cf. krapeliniOdontoponera denticulataMesoponera rubraGnamptogenys sp. , Polyrachis sp. , Tetramorium lanuginosumTetraponera sp. , Tetraponera rufonigraCarebara sp.
 

Ants I am currently keeping:

Pheidole parvaOdontomachus simillimus, Nylanderia cfkrapelini


#8 Online SYUTEO - Posted May 3 2021 - 11:48 PM

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May 4th, 2021

 

I'm happy to announce that our third worker has just arrived!


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#9 Online SYUTEO - Posted Yesterday, 1:55 AM

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May 6th, 2021

 

Here's a picture of the new worker (the one with the lighter colored mandibles) its very hard to get pic of them you know... I also found that the oldest worker is sensitive to light (she is also out foraging so you won't see her in the pic).

https://imgur.com/a/w3tCt7V


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#10 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted Yesterday, 3:14 AM

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Don't worry about the picture quality. At least we can see the ants.



#11 Online ANTS_KL - Posted Yesterday, 3:34 AM

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Hooray!

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I was here  :)
Ants I have kept:
Pheidole parvaOdontomachus simillimusNylanderia cf. krapeliniOdontoponera denticulataMesoponera rubraGnamptogenys sp. , Polyrachis sp. , Tetramorium lanuginosumTetraponera sp. , Tetraponera rufonigraCarebara sp.
 

Ants I am currently keeping:

Pheidole parvaOdontomachus simillimus, Nylanderia cfkrapelini





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