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Tetramorium Immigrans

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#1 Offline NoveltyAntsYT - Posted June 1 2021 - 2:06 PM

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I recently caught around 5 tetramorium immigrans queens. I decided to put one in a test tube and one in a natural setup, I am wondering what to do with the others, a natural setup or test tube. The problem is, I am out of test tubes. Will be posting pictures soon. 


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Pogonomyrmex Subnitidus

Tetramorium Immigrans

Camponotus Hyatti

Camponotus Clarithorax

Formica sp.


#2 Offline NoveltyAntsYT - Posted June 2 2021 - 9:07 AM

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queen in natural setup escaped :((( will be looking for her.


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Pogonomyrmex Subnitidus

Tetramorium Immigrans

Camponotus Hyatti

Camponotus Clarithorax

Formica sp.


#3 Offline ANTdrew - Posted June 2 2021 - 12:03 PM

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I don’t really recommend keeping more than one colony of this species. They can get easily overwhelming.
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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.

#4 Offline AntsMaryland - Posted June 2 2021 - 12:48 PM

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Haha... yeah I have three colonies of this species. They can be a lot.


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Aphaenogaster cf. rudis 

Tetramorium immigrans 

Tapinoma sessile

Formica subsericea

Pheidole sp.

Camponotus nearcticus


#5 Offline NoveltyAntsYT - Posted June 4 2021 - 11:46 AM

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I don’t really recommend keeping more than one colony of this species. They can get easily overwhelming.

thanks for the advice! I was just kinda nervous I would make a mistake and a queen would die so a "backup"


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Camponotus Clarithorax

Formica sp.


#6 Offline NoveltyAntsYT - Posted June 9 2021 - 11:37 AM

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Queens have laid eggs!


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Camponotus Clarithorax

Formica sp.


#7 Offline NoveltyAntsYT - Posted July 6 2021 - 5:42 PM

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Ok so the natural setup queen was transfered into a test tube setup, is it normal that none of my queens have had workers yet?? They have decently some  decently developed brood piles but not too close to workers.


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Pogonomyrmex Subnitidus

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Camponotus Hyatti

Camponotus Clarithorax

Formica sp.


#8 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 6 2021 - 6:15 PM

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Temperature?
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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.

#9 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted July 7 2021 - 4:26 AM

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Yea mine don’t yet it’s been about a month. There almost there though
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My favorite queens/colony’s:
Pheidole Tysoni, Selonopis Molesta, Brachymyrmex Depilis, Tetramorium Immagrians, Prenolepis Imparis, Pheidole Bicirinata 


#10 Offline NoveltyAntsYT - Posted July 7 2021 - 10:40 AM

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Temperature?

Have a heating cable that is around 85 degrees F.


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Pogonomyrmex Subnitidus

Tetramorium Immigrans

Camponotus Hyatti

Camponotus Clarithorax

Formica sp.


#11 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 7 2021 - 12:22 PM

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Ok, you should get workers any day now.
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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.

#12 Offline NoveltyAntsYT - Posted July 9 2021 - 12:40 PM

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Ok, you should get workers any day now.

Update: You were right! Today I saw three tiny workers. They are way smaller than I thought, I know the next couple of generations they will be bigger, but still, the 3 are insanely small. I believe they just eclosed as they are still quite light in coloration. The reason I thought that the eggs were not close to worker stage was that the Pupa/Larva were super small and I was expecting the workers to be a bit bigger (so the eggs would be bigger). 


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Tetramorium Immigrans

Camponotus Hyatti

Camponotus Clarithorax

Formica sp.


#13 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 10 2021 - 1:56 AM

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Tetramorium nanitics are about as small as it gets.
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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.

#14 Offline NoveltyAntsYT - Posted July 12 2021 - 10:15 PM

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More workers have hatched!


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Pogonomyrmex Subnitidus

Tetramorium Immigrans

Camponotus Hyatti

Camponotus Clarithorax

Formica sp.


#15 Offline eea - Posted July 12 2021 - 10:18 PM

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Ok, you should get workers any day now.

Update: You were right! Today I saw three tiny workers. They are way smaller than I thought, I know the next couple of generations they will be bigger, but still, the 3 are insanely small. I believe they just eclosed as they are still quite light in coloration. The reason I thought that the eggs were not close to worker stage was that the Pupa/Larva were super small and I was expecting the workers to be a bit bigger (so the eggs would be bigger). 

 

pics? 


-camponotus sansabeanus: 14 wokrers


#16 Offline NoveltyAntsYT - Posted July 13 2021 - 3:02 PM

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Ok, you should get workers any day now.

Update: You were right! Today I saw three tiny workers. They are way smaller than I thought, I know the next couple of generations they will be bigger, but still, the 3 are insanely small. I believe they just eclosed as they are still quite light in coloration. The reason I thought that the eggs were not close to worker stage was that the Pupa/Larva were super small and I was expecting the workers to be a bit bigger (so the eggs would be bigger). 

 

pics? 

 

posting now


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Pogonomyrmex Subnitidus

Tetramorium Immigrans

Camponotus Hyatti

Camponotus Clarithorax

Formica sp.


#17 Offline NoveltyAntsYT - Posted July 13 2021 - 3:06 PM

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Pogonomyrmex Subnitidus

Tetramorium Immigrans

Camponotus Hyatti

Camponotus Clarithorax

Formica sp.


#18 Offline NoveltyAntsYT - Posted July 16 2021 - 2:22 PM

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Sorry for the bad pictures.


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Pogonomyrmex Subnitidus

Tetramorium Immigrans

Camponotus Hyatti

Camponotus Clarithorax

Formica sp.


#19 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted July 16 2021 - 2:35 PM

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They’re going to need a new clean test tube.

My favorite queens/colony’s:
Pheidole Tysoni, Selonopis Molesta, Brachymyrmex Depilis, Tetramorium Immagrians, Prenolepis Imparis, Pheidole Bicirinata 


#20 Offline NoveltyAntsYT - Posted July 30 2021 - 5:42 PM

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OK so I went on vacation for  a while and now my other queen also has nanitics!


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Pogonomyrmex Subnitidus

Tetramorium Immigrans

Camponotus Hyatti

Camponotus Clarithorax

Formica sp.






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