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yibsi’s tetramorium atratulum journal (Updated 7-11-21) introduction to workers

tetramorium parasitic workerless parasite

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#21 Offline NickAnter - Posted July 6 2021 - 11:34 AM

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:boohoo:  :boohoo:  :boohoo:

 

May they rest in pieces...

Hopefully you can find more, it sure would be incredible to have a successful "colony" of these with a bloated queen.


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Species being kept:

 

 Solenopsis "plebeius", Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Nylanderia vividula, Temnothorax rudis and a Hypoponera sp.

 

Hoping to find this year:

Myrmecocystus, Liometopum occidentale, Camponotus essigi, Camponotus fragilis, Manica bradleyi, Formica perpilosa, Pheidole hyatti, and a Parasitic Formica sp.

 

People are stupid. It explains a lot...


#22 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted July 6 2021 - 12:57 PM

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:boohoo:  :boohoo:  :boohoo:  :boohoo:  :boohoo:  :boohoo:

TETRAMORIUM ATRATULUM

RIP

2021-2021


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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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#23 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted July 6 2021 - 10:00 PM

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Good luck if you find any new ones...

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Ants epic :D
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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 :(


#24 Offline yibsi - Posted July 8 2021 - 5:55 PM

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Well I might just be the luckiest ant keeper. :)

Because two days after I posted the death of my previous run at raising T. atratulum, I found another atratulum queen. This queen’s gastor is already starting to grow. I took some photos, Ill get her some workers and maybe even callows tomorrow, I’ve found that these gals tend to only fly on overcast and kind of drizzling days, kind of like how pheidole generally tend to fly immediately after a rainstorm.

 

It looks like she's already started biting at her wings.

I will update tomorrow once she has her workers. I’ll use the same freezing method as last time as that seemed to work.

I have learned from my mistake of keeping multiple T. atratulum queens in the same tube, so if I find more I’ll keep them separate.


See y’a on another thread!

 

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Edited by yibsi, July 8 2021 - 6:05 PM.

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    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

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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


#25 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted July 8 2021 - 7:40 PM

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yayyyyyyyy hope they don't die and that is one fat queen lol


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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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#26 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted July 8 2021 - 10:09 PM

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YES YES YESSSSSS

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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 :(


#27 Offline yibsi - Posted July 11 2021 - 9:25 AM

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Update 7-11-21

A few days late making this post because I was a little busy, anyway on to the ants!

So I found some workers and chilled them and then introduced them to the queen, then immediately something cool happened, the T. atratulum queen immediately broke off her wings after waving her antennae in the direction of the workers. Then, just like the other queens did, she curled into a ball. The workers eventually noticed her and piled onto her just like before. So far so good!

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    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

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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


#28 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted September 27 2021 - 3:26 PM

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Ummmm update?


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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