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cocdeshijie's Pogonomyrmex californicus Journal


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#1 Offline cocdeshijie - Posted May 26 2021 - 8:17 AM

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I got some Pogonomyrmex californicus queens and grouped 3-4 per tube. I will update daily until they get workers. Goal is worker in 31 days.

 

Day 1 — May 26, 2021

 

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#2 Online TacticalHandleGaming - Posted May 26 2021 - 8:36 AM

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Look at all those lovely ladies! 


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Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans

 

Previously kept species

P. imparis, Temnothorax rugatulus


#3 Offline ZTYguy - Posted May 26 2021 - 8:55 AM

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such awesome ants. Can't wait to see this evolve.


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Currently Keeping:

C. fragillis, C. modoc, C. sansabeanus, C. us-ca02, C. maritimus?, C. vicinus, A. versicolor, P. rugosus, 

 

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P. imparus, Myrmecocystus, V. pergandei/andrei

 

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#4 Offline yibsi - Posted May 26 2021 - 10:16 AM

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Absolutely beautiful species, can't wait for the next update!


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             Currently Keeping:

    Nylanderia parvula - 4 queen polygynous colony with TONS of eggs+larvae

    Nylanderia sp. - 1 queen with eggs + a few larvae/eggs

    Camponotus pennsylvanicus  - 1 queen with 7-9 eggs

    Tetramorium immigrans - 4 separate queens with eggs

    :D Tetramorium atratalum - 1 queen with 14 host workers :D

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#5 Offline PogoQueen - Posted May 26 2021 - 11:15 AM

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What temperature will you be heating these at? Beautiful girls <3


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#6 Offline cocdeshijie - Posted May 26 2021 - 11:17 AM

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What temperature will you be heating these at? Beautiful girls <3

90


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#7 Offline PetsNotPests - Posted May 26 2021 - 12:23 PM

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Awesome and unique species. Can't wait for the next update!  :D


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#8 Offline cocdeshijie - Posted May 26 2021 - 1:05 PM

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Day 1 — May 26, 2021 update 2

They have laid eggs.

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#9 Offline PetsNotPests - Posted May 26 2021 - 1:08 PM

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That was quick! Thanks for the update! You said that your keeping them at 80 degrees, are you heating them or is that the temperature of the room? 


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#10 Offline cocdeshijie - Posted May 26 2021 - 1:11 PM

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That was quick! Thanks for the update! You said that your keeping them at 80 degrees, are you heating them or is that the temperature of the room? 

I have them in an incubator at 90-95


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#11 Offline PetsNotPests - Posted May 26 2021 - 1:19 PM

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That was quick! Thanks for the update! You said that your keeping them at 80 degrees, are you heating them or is that the temperature of the room? 

I have them in an incubator at 90-95

 

Nice. I'll have to try that. Cool!  (y)


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#12 Offline cocdeshijie - Posted May 27 2021 - 12:41 PM

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Day 2 — May 27, 2021

 

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#13 Offline PetsNotPests - Posted May 27 2021 - 12:44 PM

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Queens looking nice and healthy. 


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#14 Offline cocdeshijie - Posted May 28 2021 - 4:22 PM

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Day 3 — May 28, 2021

More eggs.

 

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#15 Offline PetsNotPests - Posted May 28 2021 - 5:04 PM

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Great! Glad to hear that they are doing well. That's a large cluster of eggs for only 3 days, but I guess there are 3 queens. Just a recommendation, dandelion seeds seem to be the favorite food of my Pogonomyrmex queens. Nice journal. 


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#16 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted May 28 2021 - 5:19 PM

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they know how to care for Pogonomyrmex I'm sure


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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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#17 Offline cocdeshijie - Posted May 29 2021 - 8:44 PM

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Day 4 — May 29, 2021

More eggs.

 

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#18 Offline PetsNotPests - Posted May 30 2021 - 9:47 AM

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Nice! Queens looking good  (y)



#19 Offline cocdeshijie - Posted May 31 2021 - 7:59 PM

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Day 6 — May 31, 2021

 

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#20 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted June 1 2021 - 5:44 AM

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Day 6 — May 31, 2021

 

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when you notice there's an egg sitting in the middle of the egg pile


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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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