Jump to content

  • Chat
  •  
  •  



Welcome to Formiculture.com!

This is a website for anyone interested in Myrmecology and all aspects of finding, keeping, and studying ants. The site and forum are free to use. Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation points to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!

Photo
- - - - -

The black warriors/Tetramorium Immigrans


26 replies to this topic

#1 Offline Crazycow - Posted June 1 2021 - 12:18 PM

Crazycow

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 115 posts
  • LocationWashinton

Today i collected several Tetramorium Immigrans queens in my backyard. i didn't really expect it and i'm normally not awake early enough to catch early morning nuputial flights but today i was. i was sitting outside when one landed on me and then i ran inside grabbed some test tubes and started collecting. i have 4 queens alone in testtube setups and I'm also going to see what happens if i put three together. i know they are not polygynous but its worth a shot. ill try and update this every 1-2 weeks.

 

Attached File  0443E6BE-D698-4047-96B7-F20D6F0BE433.jpeg   164.98KB   1 downloads

Attached File  3097E2B0-8704-4217-8B1E-D12473EEF5F8.jpeg   126.51KB   1 downloads

Attached File  54F22E5B-EA11-4C61-BA95-D37D8117E01B.jpeg   246.95KB   1 downloads

 


  • Antcatcherpro3 and TacticalHandleGaming like this

#2 Offline NoveltyAntsYT - Posted June 2 2021 - 7:31 AM

NoveltyAntsYT

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 105 posts
  • LocationBay Area, CA

nice! I also caught some queens of this species,


My YouTube channel, NA Ants: https://www.youtube....rGdk8dntxhEmi6g

Owner of: 

Pogonomyrmex Subnitidus

Tetramorium Immigrans

Camponotus Hyatti

Camponotus Clarithorax

Formica sp.


#3 Offline PetsNotPests - Posted June 2 2021 - 7:40 AM

PetsNotPests

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 342 posts
  • LocationLos Angeles, CA

I've always wanted this species, and was lucky to find a few nests at a local park. How big would you say the queens are? 


Ants are Pets, not Pests. 

 

-Camponotus sansabeanus

-Camponotus US-CA02

-Camponotus vicinus

-Formica podzolica

-Monomorium spp.

-Pogonomyrmex californicus

-Solenopsis spp. 

 


#4 Offline NoveltyAntsYT - Posted June 2 2021 - 7:47 AM

NoveltyAntsYT

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 105 posts
  • LocationBay Area, CA

I've always wanted this species, and was lucky to find a few nests at a local park. How big would you say the queens are?for 

my queens are less than a cm, maybe 7-8mm? You could look it up on an ant wiki and it will give you the sizes of the workers and queens.


  • PetsNotPests likes this

My YouTube channel, NA Ants: https://www.youtube....rGdk8dntxhEmi6g

Owner of: 

Pogonomyrmex Subnitidus

Tetramorium Immigrans

Camponotus Hyatti

Camponotus Clarithorax

Formica sp.


#5 Offline PetsNotPests - Posted June 2 2021 - 7:59 AM

PetsNotPests

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 342 posts
  • LocationLos Angeles, CA

 

I've always wanted this species, and was lucky to find a few nests at a local park. How big would you say the queens are?for 

my queens are less than a cm, maybe 7-8mm? You could look it up on an ant wiki and it will give you the sizes of the workers and queens.

 

(y)


Edited by PetsNotPests, June 2 2021 - 7:59 AM.

  • Antkeeper01 likes this

Ants are Pets, not Pests. 

 

-Camponotus sansabeanus

-Camponotus US-CA02

-Camponotus vicinus

-Formica podzolica

-Monomorium spp.

-Pogonomyrmex californicus

-Solenopsis spp. 

 


#6 Offline Crazycow - Posted June 4 2021 - 6:54 AM

Crazycow

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 115 posts
  • LocationWashinton
Little update:
I caught one extra queen and put her with the already 3 queen founding chamber. I’ve also started heating them and I put them away. My plan is to not check on them tell the 16th of June. This gives them two weeks to lay eggs and get larva going and also gives me time to see which are fertile and which aren’t. I may also add my temnothorax and Myrmica and camponotus to this journal if you guys want. Let me know if you do! :)

#7 Offline Antcatcherpro3 - Posted June 4 2021 - 8:07 AM

Antcatcherpro3

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 622 posts
  • LocationBoston, MA

I don't think tetramorium are polygenous.



#8 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted June 4 2021 - 8:17 AM

Kaelwizard

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2,702 posts
  • LocationPoway, California

I don't think tetramorium are polygenous.

T. immigrans are not, but some species are.


Edited by Kaelwizard, June 4 2021 - 8:23 AM.

  • Antkeeper01 likes this

#9 Offline yibsi - Posted June 4 2021 - 8:19 AM

yibsi

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 91 posts
  • LocationCentral Illinois

I don't think tetramorium are polygenous.

T. immigrans are not, but T. tsushimae are.

Yeah but CrazyCow lives in Washington, tetramorium tushimae are only in Eastern Asia, and invasive in the Midwestern US

    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

---------------------------------------------------

My Ant Journal - yibsi’s Wonderful Ant Keeping Journal 5-22-21 - Ant Keeping Journals - Ants & Myrmecology Forum (formiculture.com)

My T. Atratulum Journal - https://www.formicul...ontinued/page-2


#10 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted June 4 2021 - 8:22 AM

Kaelwizard

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2,702 posts
  • LocationPoway, California

 

 

I don't think tetramorium are polygenous.

T. immigrans are not, but T. tsushimae are.

Yeah but CrazyCow lives in Washington, tetramorium tushimae are only in Eastern Asia, and invasive in the Midwestern US

 

I know, I was replying to Antcatcherrpo3 as they said they thought Tetramorium are not polygynous, but yes, CrazyCow's are not the polygynous species. I should have just said that some Tetramorium species are polygynous, but T. immigrans are not. I will fix that.


Edited by Kaelwizard, June 4 2021 - 8:22 AM.


#11 Offline Crazycow - Posted June 4 2021 - 8:58 AM

Crazycow

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 115 posts
  • LocationWashinton


I don't think tetramorium are polygenous.

T. immigrans are not, but T. tsushimae are.
Yeah but CrazyCow lives in Washington, tetramorium tushimae are only in Eastern Asia, and invasive in the Midwestern US
I know, I was replying to Antcatcherrpo3 as they said they thought Tetramorium are not polygynous, but yes, CrazyCow's are not the polygynous species. I should have just said that some Tetramorium species are polygynous, but T. immigrans are not. I will fix that.
They aren’t polygynous but they will found together, at least that’s what I’ve heard. Even if they kill eachother I have plenty more and do far they are doing fine together so hopefully all goes well

Edited by Crazycow, June 4 2021 - 8:59 AM.


#12 Offline Crazycow - Posted June 5 2021 - 7:40 PM

Crazycow

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 115 posts
  • LocationWashinton

okay so i checked up on my T. immigrans queens and 1 died and 1 has not layed yet and has not dropped her wings :( so she may be infertile. on the other hand tho one of the other queens has started to lay and she has a small batch of eggs atm. and now for the 4 queen experiment colony... they are doing great!! huge pile of eggs and they seem to be very happy together! I'm very exited to see how this colony dose when workers arrive. 

 

Attached File  8DBF4C0F-C3D0-4827-9E53-5A5F463E5EC0.jpeg   112.98KB   0 downloads

this is a pic of the queens on top of the eggs tending to them.

Attached File  4CD1D4C1-FD73-4318-B3F6-55548750A676.jpeg   113.37KB   0 downloads

this is the egg pile and that's only part of it! a lot more is on the cotton and under the queens.

 

more updates soon!

 


  • TacticalHandleGaming likes this

#13 Offline KadinB - Posted June 5 2021 - 9:46 PM

KadinB

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 562 posts
  • LocationNorthern California

you only caught a few? I caught 100+ lol. they have over run my area sadly and i think that's why there's like no Camponotus or anything. there's not many spe in my area.


Edited by KadinB, June 5 2021 - 9:46 PM.


#14 Offline Crazycow - Posted June 5 2021 - 9:52 PM

Crazycow

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 115 posts
  • LocationWashinton

you only caught a few? I caught 100+ lol. they have over run my area sadly and i think that's why there's like no Camponotus or anything. there's not many spe in my area.

there are a ton in my area too but i don't need that many queens



#15 Offline KadinB - Posted June 5 2021 - 10:41 PM

KadinB

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 562 posts
  • LocationNorthern California

you only caught a few? I caught 100+ lol. they have over run my area sadly and i think that's why there's like no Camponotus or anything. there's not many spe in my area.

there are a ton in my area too but i don't need that many queens
oh I’m selling and trading mine


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

#16 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted June 6 2021 - 6:08 AM

Antkeeper01

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,017 posts
  • LocationColorado

 

 

 

I don't think tetramorium are polygenous.

T. immigrans are not, but T. tsushimae are.

Yeah but CrazyCow lives in Washington, tetramorium tushimae are only in Eastern Asia, and invasive in the Midwestern US

 

I know, I was replying to Antcatcherrpo3 as they said they thought Tetramorium are not polygynous, but yes, CrazyCow's are not the polygynous species. I should have just said that some Tetramorium species are polygynous, but T. immigrans are not. I will fix that.

 

i have raised multiqueen colonies of this sp to nanitics but...


1X Pogonomyrmex occidentalis 40-50 Workers

1X Solenopsis molesta 10 Workers (mono)

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

 

My Youtube channel: https://www.youtube....kUjx-dPFMyVqOLw

 

 Join Our Fledgling Discord Server https://discord.com/...089056687423489


#17 Offline Crazycow - Posted June 6 2021 - 8:42 AM

Crazycow

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 115 posts
  • LocationWashinton



I don't think tetramorium are polygenous.

T. immigrans are not, but T. tsushimae are.
Yeah but CrazyCow lives in Washington, tetramorium tushimae are only in Eastern Asia, and invasive in the Midwestern US
I know, I was replying to Antcatcherrpo3 as they said they thought Tetramorium are not polygynous, but yes, CrazyCow's are not the polygynous species. I should have just said that some Tetramorium species are polygynous, but T. immigrans are not. I will fix that.
i have raised multiqueen colonies of this sp to nanitics but...
But what… :o

#18 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted June 6 2021 - 8:47 AM

Antkeeper01

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,017 posts
  • LocationColorado

i killed them all with bad antkeeping i couldn't get them protien or sugars, also my largest would only take cracked open dandelion seeds


Edited by Antkeeper01, June 6 2021 - 8:48 AM.

1X Pogonomyrmex occidentalis 40-50 Workers

1X Solenopsis molesta 10 Workers (mono)

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

 

My Youtube channel: https://www.youtube....kUjx-dPFMyVqOLw

 

 Join Our Fledgling Discord Server https://discord.com/...089056687423489


#19 Offline Crazycow - Posted June 6 2021 - 8:48 AM

Crazycow

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 115 posts
  • LocationWashinton
Rip. How did you kill them? So I don’t make the same mistake

#20 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted June 7 2021 - 3:11 AM

Kaelwizard

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2,702 posts
  • LocationPoway, California

Eventually the queens would probably have been culled until there is one. I highly doubt the colony would stay polygynous. 






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users