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ReignofRage's All-In-One Journal [Discontinued]

#journal #all-in-one #camponotus #myrmecocystus #liometopum #veromessor #pogonomyrmex #solenopsis #dorymyrmex #pheidole

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#1 Offline ReignofRage - Posted May 6 2021 - 5:18 PM

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ReignofRage's All-In-One Journal

 

Discontinued to make genus-specific journals

 

Camponotus spp. journal (Discontinued) | Manica bradleyi Journal | Myrmecocystus spp. journal | Pseudomyrmex spp. Journal (Discontinued for now)

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, I may have accidently deleted the images. Woops...

 


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#2 Offline Onjray - Posted May 6 2021 - 6:04 PM

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Here's a polite but informal comment congratulating the author.


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#3 Offline ReignofRage - Posted May 6 2021 - 6:27 PM

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Here's a polite but informal comment congratulating the author.

Thank you :)



#4 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 6 2021 - 6:40 PM

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I don’t know if you have enough Camponotus.

Jokes aside, good start to your journal. I look forward to following.
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#5 Offline ReignofRage - Posted May 6 2021 - 7:23 PM

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I don’t know if you have enough Camponotus.

Jokes aside, good start to your journal. I look forward to following.

Lol, there's only a couple others that I want, mainly C. johnsoni and C. ocreatus. I guess also C. yogi, since it was moved to Camponotus.


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#6 Offline ReignofRage - Posted May 8 2021 - 3:45 PM

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BTW I check these every two weeks, the next date I check them is 20/v/2021. I may check the Fromica francoeuri on 13/v/2021, just because of how far along the cocoons appear to be.

 

Edit: I'm going to start checking these once a week, besides the Veromessor.


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#7 Offline ReignofRage - Posted May 13 2021 - 7:20 AM

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I only checked the F. francoeuri, she has 11 pupae; 5 of which did not spin cocoons. Something I noticed is that she seperated the pupae and keeps the ones that did not spin cocoons near the water cotton, whereas she has the ones that did spin cocoons further towards the plug cotton. An update about the other species will come in a week.


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#8 Offline yibsi - Posted May 13 2021 - 8:06 AM

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Congrats on all the journal! I really love the pattern on the F. francoeuri Queen's thorax.


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    Nylanderia parvula - 4 queen polygynous colony with larvae + devoloping workers

    Camponotus pennsylvanicus  - 1 queen with 2 cocoons, and a few larvae and eggs

    Tetramorium immigrans - 3 colonies, first nanetics!

    Formica pallidifulva - 1 queen, 8-10 eggs

    Tetramorium atratulum - 1 queen with roughly 17 host workers

    :D Pheidole pilifera - 1 queen! recently caught! :D

    Solenopsis Molesta - 2 queens so far, polygenous set-up

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#9 Offline ReignofRage - Posted May 13 2021 - 8:21 AM

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Congrats on all the journal! I really love the pattern on the F. francoeuri Queen's thorax.

Thank you! The thorax reminds me of Myrmecoystus wheeleri and Camponotus clarithorax, it's a cool pattern.


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#10 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted May 13 2021 - 9:50 AM

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Looks like they have a little backpack haha. Nice journal! Love the maccooki queen.


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#11 Offline ReignofRage - Posted May 13 2021 - 11:38 AM

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Looks like they have a little backpack haha. Nice journal! Love the maccooki queen.

It really does :lol: . The maccooki I think is probably my favorite out of all of them, hopefully next year I can get more.



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Those are some beautiful species you've got there! makes me jealous! Awesome queens!  


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-Camponotus sansabeanus

-Camponotus US-CA02

-Camponotus vicinus

-Formica podzolica

-Monomorium spp.

-Pogonomyrmex californicus

-Solenopsis spp. 

 


#13 Offline ReignofRage - Posted May 13 2021 - 3:23 PM

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Those are some beautiful species you've got there! makes me jealous! Awesome queens!  

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#14 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted May 14 2021 - 8:53 AM

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Looks like they have a little backpack haha. Nice journal! Love the maccooki queen.

It really does :lol: . The maccooki I think is probably my favorite out of all of them, hopefully next year I can get more.

 

 

Yeah maccooki is gorgeous! I got some queens recently and their coloration is so nice, I kind of like them more than ocreatus.  Hope yours do well, it'll be interesting to see what the workers end up looking like.


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#15 Offline ReignofRage - Posted May 14 2021 - 9:19 AM

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Looks like they have a little backpack haha. Nice journal! Love the maccooki queen.

It really does :lol: . The maccooki I think is probably my favorite out of all of them, hopefully next year I can get more.

 

 

Yeah maccooki is gorgeous! I got some queens recently and their coloration is so nice, I kind of like them more than ocreatus.  Hope yours do well, it'll be interesting to see what the workers end up looking like.

 

The workers are the gaster color, but slightly more orange with a C. sansabeanus colored head. Atleast that's what the major I've been shown looks like. Good luck with the queens you got ;)



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May 19th Update

C. anthrax - Still no brood.
 
 

 

C. clarithorax - These are three C. clarithorax queens. The middle tube is the "small" queen, the bottom tube is the "large" queen, and the top tube is the "normal" queen. The "small" and the "large" were found no less than 50 feet from each other, so it can't be a regional difference.

 

 

 

C. essigi - Has some larvae, she also has stopped darkening and also stopped turning translucent.

 

 

 

C. sp. - So recently I was informed that C. maccooki queens are only supposed to be 12-14mm, but this queen is ~20mm; it's up there with C. us-ca02. I can't seem to find any species that has been mentioned in any publication about a species that matches this one, which very exciting stuff! Hopefully I can get majors and be able to place it somewhere on the key I have.

 

 

 

C. maritimus - The one queen still has not produced any brood, but the queen that has now has a couple larvae.

 

 

 

C. semitestaceus - Now the queen has more pupae that she likes to stick to one another with the larvae in the middle.

 

 

 

C. us-ca02 - Both queens now have almost only pupae, there should be workers soon-ish.

 

 

 

C. vicinus - Now with a couple pupae and more larvae than last time.

 

 

 

F. francoeuri - A worker enclosed today and the other pupae are very close to enclosing as well, it's interesting how they came out slightly green-ish.

 

 

 

L. occidentale - Both queens have massive egg piles, if there's no trophic eggs it's going to be quite the numerous first generation.

 

 

 

M. creightoni/tenuinodis - I have yet to key the queen still and I won't be keying it. I've tried a couple times, but I don't have the correct type of microscope. It's one or the other or one other species, but it is most likely not M. yuma since those fly summer and this was caught in spring. One pile of eggs is now larve, the other pile of eggs I suspect are trophic eggs, but they could be just normal.

 

 

 

V. pergandei - There is now two pupae and more larvae.


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#17 Offline ReignofRage - Posted May 20 2021 - 1:18 PM

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The Formica francoeuri now has 5 workers.


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#19 Offline ReignofRage - Posted May 23 2021 - 8:29 PM

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Not really an update, but I peeped at most of my queens and most have more larvae.


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#20 Offline ReignofRage - Posted May 24 2021 - 5:51 PM

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I sent the Formica to a friend because they wanted them. :)


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