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Antkeeper01's Tetramorium immigrans journal(Updated 1/31/22) New Queens!

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#1 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted May 22 2021 - 12:27 PM

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Yesterday, i was poking around my grandparents backyard which inhabits a huge tetra colony which i discovered last year, and its been dead end after dead end. But yester day I found a Ponera worker but lost it and then lifted up the corner of a piece of weed blocker, tetras came swarming out, I lifted it up more and saw something that looked like a beetle grub but then realized it was a very physogastric queen, picked her up and put her in a container with around 10 workers and about 200 workers in another container sadly the container with like 200 workers in it had holes in it, lots of them escaped. I had a AC test-tube portal, so I used that. They are now in there with 2 isopods, 1 baby grass-hopper and some honey for food. and they have alate larvae. and yes I know AC products aren't the highest quality but I don't have any other formicaria that aren't home-made and haven't been tested,

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Edited by Antkeeper01, January 31 2022 - 11:32 AM.

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1X Pogonomyrmex occidentalis 40-50 Workers

1X Solenopsis molesta 10 Workers (mono)

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#2 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted May 22 2021 - 12:45 PM

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If you can afford it, a THA bifurcated mini hearth would be perfect for them. Anyways, it's exciting to have a new colony at least!


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Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, C. vicinus, T. immigrans, A. occidentalis, S. molesta, P. imparis, M. kennedyi, M semirufus, F. pacifica.

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus, B. depilis.

 

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Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

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

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#3 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted May 22 2021 - 2:10 PM

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If you can afford it, a THA bifurcated mini hearth would be perfect for them. Anyways, it's exciting to have a new colony at least!

yeah but it would have to be huge lol this was a mature colony and i plan o going back and collecting more lots more


1X Pogonomyrmex occidentalis 40-50 Workers

1X Solenopsis molesta 10 Workers (mono)

Ants I Want: Crematogaster sp, Camponotus Sp., Ponera Pennsylvanica, Mymercocystus sp.

 

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#4 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted May 22 2021 - 2:45 PM

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If you can afford it, a THA bifurcated mini hearth would be perfect for them. Anyways, it's exciting to have a new colony at least!

yeah but it would have to be huge lol this was a mature colony and i plan o going back and collecting more lots more

 

You'd probably be better off then with something like a fortress with the "small" species selection.


Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, C. vicinus, T. immigrans, A. occidentalis, S. molesta, P. imparis, M. kennedyi, M semirufus, F. pacifica.

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus, B. depilis.

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

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

My youtube channel.  My ant Etsy store - Millennium Ants


#5 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 22 2021 - 2:49 PM

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Get a big tub lined with fluon and give them multiple tubes to nest in. Line the tub with a thin layer of dry sand.
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#6 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted May 22 2021 - 2:53 PM

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Get a big tub lined with fluon and give them multiple tubes to nest in. Line the tub with a thin layer of dry sand.

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1X Pogonomyrmex occidentalis 40-50 Workers

1X Solenopsis molesta 10 Workers (mono)

Ants I Want: Crematogaster sp, Camponotus Sp., Ponera Pennsylvanica, Mymercocystus sp.

 

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#7 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted July 1 2021 - 7:34 AM

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well this colony died a long time ago, but today i got more queens and put them in the same tupe for pleo founding there are about 7 of them


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1X Pogonomyrmex occidentalis 40-50 Workers

1X Solenopsis molesta 10 Workers (mono)

Ants I Want: Crematogaster sp, Camponotus Sp., Ponera Pennsylvanica, Mymercocystus sp.

 

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#8 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted September 2 2021 - 12:47 PM

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so I caught more queens and I have about 5 colonies with workers I have a 15 Q coloy with workers and several other colonies and a Queen with pupae which is my sisters who she named Queen Steak(I don't know why) I also have collected some more founding colonies.


1X Pogonomyrmex occidentalis 40-50 Workers

1X Solenopsis molesta 10 Workers (mono)

Ants I Want: Crematogaster sp, Camponotus Sp., Ponera Pennsylvanica, Mymercocystus sp.

 

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#9 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted September 27 2021 - 3:17 PM

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ok good news some of the colonies are thriving bad news some have died out 2 have died and in one all of the workers have been lost leaving a queen but my favorite colony belonging to Queen Steak has 6 biological workers and 3 boosted workers with plenty of bio brood and plenty of boosted brood :)


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1X Pogonomyrmex occidentalis 40-50 Workers

1X Solenopsis molesta 10 Workers (mono)

Ants I Want: Crematogaster sp, Camponotus Sp., Ponera Pennsylvanica, Mymercocystus sp.

 

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#10 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted December 19 2021 - 10:32 AM

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2 colonies left. One with 5 or 6 queens, and Queen Steak who has 7 workers. I really suck at antkeeping


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1X Pogonomyrmex occidentalis 40-50 Workers

1X Solenopsis molesta 10 Workers (mono)

Ants I Want: Crematogaster sp, Camponotus Sp., Ponera Pennsylvanica, Mymercocystus sp.

 

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#11 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted January 31 2022 - 11:31 AM

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2 colonies still left 5-6 queen colony not doing great, Queen Steak has like 5 eggs and still like 7 workers.


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1X Pogonomyrmex occidentalis 40-50 Workers

1X Solenopsis molesta 10 Workers (mono)

Ants I Want: Crematogaster sp, Camponotus Sp., Ponera Pennsylvanica, Mymercocystus sp.

 

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#12 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted July 21 2022 - 6:48 AM

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I brood boosted Queen Steak a few months back because she wasnt doing so well and it was a success and now they are thriving in a minihearth. I also have caught some new queens this year and 2 already have workers.


1X Pogonomyrmex occidentalis 40-50 Workers

1X Solenopsis molesta 10 Workers (mono)

Ants I Want: Crematogaster sp, Camponotus Sp., Ponera Pennsylvanica, Mymercocystus sp.

 

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