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#181 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted July 18 2022 - 11:21 AM

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We got our first queen alate!  :yahoo:

 

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L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, C. vicinus, T. immigrans, A. occidentalis, S. molesta.

 

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T. rugatulus, B. depilis, P. imparis.

 

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Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

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

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#182 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted July 18 2022 - 1:47 PM

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Wow! Congrats. It’s only been a year and already queens.
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My favorite queens/colony’s:
Pheidole Tysoni, Selonopis Molesta, Brachymyrmex Depilis, Tetramorium Immagrians, Prenolepis Imparis, Pheidole Bicirinata 


#183 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted July 18 2022 - 1:50 PM

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Wow! Congrats. It’s only been a year and already queens.

the feeling that you get when your colony is finally able to produce alates is amazing, i am sure


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#184 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 18 2022 - 2:18 PM

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Wow! Amazing work.
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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.

#185 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted August 20 2022 - 5:58 PM

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Colony is still doing well. No more alates other than our first one.

 

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Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, C. vicinus, T. immigrans, A. occidentalis, S. molesta.

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus, B. depilis, P. imparis.

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

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

My youtube channel. 


#186 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted January 15 2023 - 9:02 PM

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This colony seems to be taking it a bit chill this winter. They culled their alate, and had brood until more recently. I expect this happened due to a recent multi-day power outage we had.

 

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Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, C. vicinus, T. immigrans, A. occidentalis, S. molesta.

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus, B. depilis, P. imparis.

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

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

My youtube channel. 


#187 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted January 28 2023 - 7:56 AM

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That’s too bad about the alate. It’s strange they only made one.
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My favorite queens/colony’s:
Pheidole Tysoni, Selonopis Molesta, Brachymyrmex Depilis, Tetramorium Immagrians, Prenolepis Imparis, Pheidole Bicirinata 


#188 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted January 28 2023 - 1:06 PM

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That’s too bad about the alate. It’s strange they only made one.

I expect they'll make a lot more this year. Time will tell.


Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, C. vicinus, T. immigrans, A. occidentalis, S. molesta.

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus, B. depilis, P. imparis.

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

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

My youtube channel. 


#189 Offline sL0wNsteady - Posted January 28 2023 - 1:13 PM

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That’s too bad about the alate. It’s strange they only made one.


That happened to one of my rugosus colonies. They only produced 2 alates. I thought it was strange too.


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#190 Offline ANTdrew - Posted January 28 2023 - 3:22 PM

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That’s too bad about the alate. It’s strange they only made one.

That happened to one of my rugosus colonies. They only produced 2 alates. I thought it was strange too.


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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.

#191 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted May 31 2023 - 5:20 AM

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This colony is still producing tons of brood. Had a really big boost in workers after some recent protein.

 

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Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, C. vicinus, T. immigrans, A. occidentalis, S. molesta.

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus, B. depilis, P. imparis.

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

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

My youtube channel. 


#192 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted February 5 2024 - 6:13 AM

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I heard you guys like brood.

 

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Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, C. vicinus, T. immigrans, A. occidentalis, S. molesta.

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus, B. depilis, P. imparis.

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

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

My youtube channel. 


#193 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted February 9 2024 - 10:28 PM

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Was messing around with my digital microscope and took these photos. Kinda neat watching them super close up. I'll have to upload a video of the larvae feeding.

 

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Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, C. vicinus, T. immigrans, A. occidentalis, S. molesta.

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus, B. depilis, P. imparis.

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

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

My youtube channel. 


#194 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted February 10 2024 - 4:12 PM

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I decided to make a video showing off this colony and talking about their growth.

 

 


Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, C. vicinus, T. immigrans, A. occidentalis, S. molesta.

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus, B. depilis, P. imparis.

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

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

My youtube channel. 


#195 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted February 17 2024 - 10:30 PM

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Our first callow worker of 2024! Also it's cricket time.

 

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Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, C. vicinus, T. immigrans, A. occidentalis, S. molesta.

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus, B. depilis, P. imparis.

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

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

My youtube channel. 





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