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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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#61 Offline ReignofRage - Posted July 25 2021 - 7:26 PM

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Everything has continued to do good. I didn't take pictures so if anyone wants pictures just say of what.



#62 Offline ReignofRage - Posted July 28 2021 - 12:03 AM

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Update July 28th

 

 
C. anthrax - The three larvae have died, I checked under a microscope.
 
 
 
C. clarithorax - All colonies have workers and are doing well.
 
 
 
C. essigi - Up to 12 workers now and a nice bit of brood.
 
 
 
C. maritimus - Finally got workers!
 
 
 
C. sayi - Four workers and a small amount of brood.
 
 
 
C. sp. - Up to eight workers now with a nice amount of brood. Can't wait until these get ehir 20mm majors.
 
 
 
C. vicinus low-elevation var. - One colony is up to 17 workers, the other that was thought to be a dud now has developing larvae.
 
 
 
P. californicus concolor var. - Two colonies have workers, two don't.
 
 

 

V. pergandei - Up to 12 workers and some brood.


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#63 Offline ReignofRage - Posted July 31 2021 - 6:36 AM

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Species Addition 31.iiv.2021

 

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Dormyrmex sp. - Recently caught a few of these.

 

 

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M. romainei - Not much to say besides it's a pretty looking queen.

 

 

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M. cf kennedyi aka "purplebacks" - If this is the "purpleback" that produces workers that are mainly red/orange with a black gaster then this is M. kennedyi.

 

 

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M. mexicanus - I recently was able to watch these fly and start digging their chambers, so I got the few that were mixed in with the M. navajo. Most, if not all, of the ones I collected are tiger morphs.

 

 

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M. navajo - Collected some of these, a lot are tiger morphs.

 

 

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Crematogaster sp. #1 - Only got one of these queens.

 

 

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Pheidole sp. #1 - Got a few of these gals.

 

 

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Ph. cf xerophila - Got some of these queens as well. I like the look of this species, so hopefully these are successful.

 

 

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P. rugosus - I received some of these and have one in a dirt tower and one in an experimental formicarium, the rest are in tubes.


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#64 Offline NickAnter - Posted July 31 2021 - 7:35 AM

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Pheidole sp. 1 is a Crematogaster sp., likely mutans.

 

The second Pheidole species is probably cerebrosior, but can't be fully sure.


Hi there! I went on a 6 month or so hiatus, in part due, and in part cause of the death of my colonies. 

However, I went back to the Sierras, and restarted my collection, which is now as follows:

Aphaenogaster uinta, Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus modoc, Formica cf. aserva, Formica cf. micropthalma, Formica cf. manni, Formica subpolita, Formica cf. subaenescens, Lasius americanus, Manica invidia, Pogonomyrmex salinus, Pogonomyrmex sp. 1, Solenopsis validiuscula, & Solenopsis sp. 3 (new Sierra variant). 


#65 Offline ReignofRage - Posted July 31 2021 - 7:43 AM

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Pheidole sp. 1 is a Crematogaster sp., likely mutans.

 

The second Pheidole species is probably cerebrosior, but can't be fully sure.

Thank you. :)



#66 Offline ReignofRage - Posted August 1 2021 - 7:15 AM

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Little update, all the M. mexicanus and M. navajo have been fed sugars. All the other Myrmecocystus such as M. romainei and M. cf kennedyi have also been fed, I did not feed any of the Pheidole, Dorymyrmex, or the Crematogaster. Lastly, I decided to try a two queen Pheidole cf xerophila colony and a two queen Pheidole cf cerebrosior colony.

Now it's time to forget about them in my incubator. :lol:


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