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#1 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted June 1 2021 - 8:05 PM

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I had told a few co-workers about my ant keeping hobby. One of them found a C. novaeboracensis queen while on his break and gave her to me. I got her home and promptly set her up with a THA gensis test tube insert.

 

So I find it only fitting to name her after him. Meet queen Lorenzi!

 

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L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis, A. occidentalis, P. imparis

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus

 

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Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

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

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#2 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted June 1 2021 - 11:28 PM

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I had told a few co-workers about my ant keeping hobby. One of them found a C. novaeboracensis queen while on his break and gave her to me. I got her home and promptly set her up with a THA gensis test tube insert.

So I find it only fitting to name her after him. Meet queen Lorenzi!

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Cool! Is ur co-workers name Lorenzo?

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Ants epic :D
YouTube: https://m.youtube.co...uKsahGliSH7EqOQ

My current ants: Camponotus cf. arrogans (likely unmated), Camponotus cf. irritans (dealate), 2x Camponotus parius (dealate), Meranoplus bicolor (dealate), Odontomachus rixosus, Paratopula sp. (likely unmated), Pheidole cf. noda, Solenopsis geminata

 

Death count: idk there's too many that I've lost :(


#3 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted June 4 2021 - 7:12 PM

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Queen Lorenzi has been busy already. She laid at least 5 eggs and put them in a neat pile. :D

 

 

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L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis, A. occidentalis, P. imparis

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

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

My youtube channel. 


#4 Offline PetsNotPests - Posted June 4 2021 - 7:17 PM

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I wish I was that neat... Beautiful species. Those THA covered inserts any good? I almost bought some. 


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Ants are Pets, not Pests. 

 

-Camponotus sansabeanus

-Camponotus US-CA02

-Camponotus vicinus

-Formica podzolica

-Monomorium spp.

-Pogonomyrmex californicus

-Solenopsis spp. 

 


#5 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted June 4 2021 - 7:29 PM

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I wish I was that neat... Beautiful species. Those THA covered inserts any good? I almost bought some. 

I got this insert with my Pogonomyrmex colony from THA. I really like it, and there is mesh that presses up against the water cotton ball keeps them from flooding the test tube. Would be great for species that like to do that. (S. molesta for instance.) I plan on ordering some more of these, to use with Queens I want to keep for myself. 


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L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis, A. occidentalis, P. imparis

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

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

My youtube channel. 


#6 Offline PetsNotPests - Posted June 5 2021 - 9:13 AM

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I wish I was that neat... Beautiful species. Those THA covered inserts any good? I almost bought some. 

I got this insert with my Pogonomyrmex colony from THA. I really like it, and there is mesh that presses up against the water cotton ball keeps them from flooding the test tube. Would be great for species that like to do that. (S. molesta for instance.) I plan on ordering some more of these, to use with Queens I want to keep for myself. 

 

Ok. I'm ordering them right now. 


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Ants are Pets, not Pests. 

 

-Camponotus sansabeanus

-Camponotus US-CA02

-Camponotus vicinus

-Formica podzolica

-Monomorium spp.

-Pogonomyrmex californicus

-Solenopsis spp. 

 


#7 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted June 21 2021 - 2:40 PM

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No major change really. Maybe a few more eggs. 

 

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Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis, A. occidentalis, P. imparis

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

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

My youtube channel. 


#8 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted June 28 2021 - 12:39 PM

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Got some pupae going. Hoping we'll get some workers soon. 

 

 

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Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis, A. occidentalis, P. imparis

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

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

My youtube channel. 


#9 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted July 14 2021 - 6:56 AM

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This queen had some rough luck to begin with, for whatever reason her first two workers failed to enclose properly. However we now have our first official worker! I expect her other two pupae will enclose in the next few days. She also has a second batch of eggs, some of which are larvae already. I rewarded her with a small fruit fly. (Which was consumed rapidly.) I wasn't able to get a photo last night, but I will try and get one tonight when I give them a little ant nectar.  (y)   


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Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis, A. occidentalis, P. imparis

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

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

My youtube channel. 


#10 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted July 19 2021 - 6:41 AM

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As of the 16th, we have 3 workers! I expect at least one more to enclose soon. She also has laid another two batches of eggs! 

 

 

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Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis, A. occidentalis, P. imparis

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

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

My youtube channel. 


#11 Offline PetsNotPests - Posted July 19 2021 - 6:43 AM

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Ants are Pets, not Pests. 

 

-Camponotus sansabeanus

-Camponotus US-CA02

-Camponotus vicinus

-Formica podzolica

-Monomorium spp.

-Pogonomyrmex californicus

-Solenopsis spp. 

 


#12 Offline cap_backfire - Posted July 21 2021 - 7:34 AM

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My Nova colony... all the workers took off or died.  I'm guessing they escaped somehow, which still puzzles me.   Anyway, I gave her some brood from my Chromiodes (sp is horrible) and she's caring for them really well.  I expect some workers soon.   Hopefully this will help her recover as she is gorgeous.   
Thanks for posting this journal!  I'll watch it closely to assist in my own rearing.   


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#13 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted July 28 2021 - 7:05 AM

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Currently still at 3 workers, we have 5 pupae that I can see, some larvae, and plenty of eggs. 

 

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Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis, A. occidentalis, P. imparis

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

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

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#14 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted August 3 2021 - 7:21 AM

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This queen is doing alright, but had another worker fail to enclose recently. I don't know what the issue is, the brood pile looks healthy, and she has 3 workers... Bad genetics maybe? Pretty sure I'm doing alright with her needs. Just strange.  :(

 

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Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis, A. occidentalis, P. imparis

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

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

My youtube channel. 


#15 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted August 10 2021 - 6:48 AM

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So since I had moved the well off Modoc queen into a proper nest, I hooked these gals up to a AC test tube portal to feed them easier. Apparently this is what they needed. I guess they got too stressed out when I opened their test tube or something. Low and behold, we now have 6 workers, with more on the way!

 

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Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis, A. occidentalis, P. imparis

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

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

My youtube channel. 


#16 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted August 13 2021 - 8:36 AM

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Brood pile is still looking good. 

 

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Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis, A. occidentalis, P. imparis

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

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

My youtube channel. 


#17 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted August 16 2021 - 6:57 AM

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I expect we are about to get about 9 or 10 new workers soon. 

 

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Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis, A. occidentalis, P. imparis

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

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

My youtube channel. 


#18 Offline Shazza - Posted August 18 2021 - 1:51 AM

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Comming along nicely, plans for a bigger outworld soon?

#19 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted August 18 2021 - 7:02 AM

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Comming along nicely, plans for a bigger outworld soon?

 

Yes, I plan on moving them to a fallen fortress once I get my Pogonomyrmex their Labyrinth. Currently this colony is at 9 workers. So we aren't quite ready to move out yet. 


Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis, A. occidentalis, P. imparis

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

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

My youtube channel. 


#20 Offline Shazza - Posted August 18 2021 - 2:40 PM

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Yes a bit to go for large outworld, just thought a small area to feesd in may be on the horizon. Scares me feeding a colony in a test tube haha

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