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Chickalo's Löng Lasses (Ponera pennsylvanica)

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#21 Offline Chickalo - Posted June 8 2021 - 8:38 AM

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uh huh...  so this went from my ponera journal to an ake thread...  not sure how i feel about this


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#22 Offline NicholasP - Posted June 8 2021 - 8:51 AM

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uh huh...  so this went from my ponera journal to an ake thread...  not sure how i feel about this

I mean like. I didn't want this to get this in depth. All I wanted to do is give him a short answer. But I'll stay quiet now. He can PM cheeto if it doesn't work.


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#23 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted June 11 2021 - 5:38 AM

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They generally are a lot more interested in protein than sugar. My queen accepted anything from a cricket leg to a springtail (though she had the best reaction when I fed her the springtail). I fed my queen pretty much only protein.

Also Long Lasses might be a better name (seeing as lad is generally used to describe a young man and workers and queens are females).

Fixed! Also, do you think they'd eat a baby mealworm?
They might. You’ll want to cut it open.
I'll try this. Should I give them an outworld? Or do they forage under rocks? Like I said, some workers do seem to want to leave the test tube and forage. Sorry if I'm bombarding you with questions btw :D
I generally only find them under rocks but they are not always the easiest ants to find, so I’m sure they forage elsewhere.

 

if you know where they are its easy to find them


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1X Solenopsis molesta 10 Workers (mono)

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

 

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#24 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted June 11 2021 - 5:40 AM

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also chickalo what are you keeping these in my colony that I've been keeping for 2 weeks now died from dehydration? i collected a ne colony yesterday


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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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#25 Offline Chickalo - Posted June 11 2021 - 6:00 AM

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also chickalo what are you keeping these in my colony that I've been keeping for 2 weeks now died from dehydration? i collected a ne colony yesterday

I have them in a test tube set up with a little dirt.  I plan on moving them into a petri dish asap


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#26 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted June 11 2021 - 6:01 AM

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also chickalo what are you keeping these in my colony that I've been keeping for 2 weeks now died from dehydration? i collected a ne colony yesterday

I have them in a test tube set up with a little dirt.  I plan on moving them into a petri dish asap

 

only in a test tube with dirt?


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

 

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#27 Offline Chickalo - Posted June 11 2021 - 6:05 AM

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also chickalo what are you keeping these in my colony that I've been keeping for 2 weeks now died from dehydration? i collected a ne colony yesterday

I have them in a test tube set up with a little dirt.  I plan on moving them into a petri dish asap

 

only in a test tube with dirt?

 

yeah, i noticed they didn't have good traction on the tube so i gave them a little bit of sandy soil.  ik when they're hungry because workers go up to the cotton and try to wiggle their way out.  when full they chill near the water side under the cotton with the queen.


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#28 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted June 11 2021 - 6:15 AM

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ok thx


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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#29 Offline Chickalo - Posted June 11 2021 - 7:26 AM

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No problem!  I might give them some more dirt just for hydration.  

Also, question, for the outworld can I just have a then layer of hydrostone, or do I have to do something else to prevent them from nesting in it...?


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#30 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted June 11 2021 - 8:28 AM

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No problem!  I might give them some more dirt just for hydration.  

Also, question, for the outworld can I just have a then layer of hydrostone, or do I have to do something else to prevent them from nesting in it...?

A thin layer of hydrostone in a container would be a fine outworld I'm sure.



#31 Offline Chickalo - Posted June 16 2021 - 10:59 AM

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I've kinda obsessed over Ponerinae...  My next target species is either Stigmatomma pallipes or Brachyponera chinensis.  If I do find other Ponerinae species I'll make this journal for all of them


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#32 Offline Chickalo - Posted July 5 2021 - 10:54 AM

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So originally I planned on giving them a Petri dish set up... I guess not anymore!  Apparently they took it to themselves to carve their own chamber inside of the cotton.  These pictures are a bit old and they now expanded it large enough to fit all three workers comfortably (and new eggs!  hopefully the current workers stay around long enough to help feed the soon to be larvae).  If I get more pics I'll send them later.

 

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