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Antkeeper01s Formica spp journal(9/2/21)


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#1 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted June 11 2021 - 6:48 AM

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so yesterday i was flipping rocks and found a formica founding queen i was so excited because formica arent the most common ants where i live she had brood i aspirated her but it was worth the pain i had her and her brood, today i moved her into a testube setup so cross your fingers that thing queen gets workers! :)


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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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#2 Offline azzaaazzzz00 - Posted June 11 2021 - 10:12 AM

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Good luck with her! (y)


Been keeping ants since January of 2021

 

Always try new things, even if its hard, hard is not impossible. We are smart and it's good to be smart but not too smart for your own good.


#3 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted July 12 2021 - 7:38 PM

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sadly this queen died and was infertile but i have a small 3 queen colony from breckenridge with 2 workers


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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#4 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted September 2 2021 - 12:43 PM

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sadly that colony died to but I have a one queen colony of Formica cf neogates it had a lot of queens so I took a single queen about 20 workers and some brood, I also have a bunch of fusca group Formica queens from Buena vista none have have eggs so far but maybe! Oh and another small 20 worker colony of fusca group Formica from Breckenridge.


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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#5 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted December 19 2021 - 10:40 AM

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I currently have a 10 worker colony of a unidentified formica sp, several queens without brood, a 1 queen 1 worker colony, and that's about it


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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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#6 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted December 20 2021 - 7:22 AM

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Formica sp in their natural formisquarium20211219_135203.jpg?width=750&height=56320211219_135229.jpg?width=750&height=56320211219_135220.jpg?width=750&height=56320211219_135236.jpg?width=750&height=56320211219_135227.jpg?width=750&height=563


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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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#7 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted February 8 2022 - 4:32 PM

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Well I had to move the colony out of the formiscqarium because they wouldn't to in the outworld so I moved them into a mini-hearth they stayed there for a while but then they started slowly dieing so I moved them into a texture in hopes the queen would start laying eggs but it was a mistake and the queen died







Meanwhile one of my queens I suspected to be infertile decided to lay like six eggs and I was skeptical for a while but now she has 2 larvae and 3 eggs(losing only one egg is a record for me and Formica for egg to larva I mean) the reason there is no substrate is that I expected her not to lay any eggs so I didn't give her substrate and I'm too scared to move her because I'm afraid if I do she will eat them or I will accidentally squish them

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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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#8 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted June 22 2022 - 12:30 PM

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the queen ended up getting a worker and it failed to eclose same thing happened again, and then again but instead of it failing she ate it so this queen is a failure. But I caught a Formica pallidefulva queen on fathers day who by now has laid 4 eggs, and a 8-12 queen(I took 6 queens) 50-100 worker(I took like 30) colony of Formica accreta colony in Colorado Springs which is doing pretty good.unknown.png


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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