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#1 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted June 17 2021 - 4:01 AM

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I've decided to make a journal where I update on all my ants. So here is a list of my current queens and colonies. Pics will come in future updates.

Camponotus parius (~20w, 1q)
2x Odontomachus simillimus (4w, 1q)
Carebara diversa (1q)
Ooceraea bi
roi (~30w, 0q) 


Edited by ANTS_KL, January 16 2023 - 3:20 PM.

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Currently kept ant species: Camponotus parius, Ooceraea biroi, Carebara cf. diversa, Tapinoma sp. (formerly Zatapinoma), Tetraponera nigra, Polyrhachis cf. abdominalis, Lophomyrmex sp., Echinopla cf. striata, Anochetus sp., Crematogaster cf. ferrarii, Pheidole parva

 

Death count: Probably over a hundred individual queens and colonies by now. I cannot recall whatsoever. 
 


#2 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted June 20 2021 - 10:47 PM

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UPDATE!!!

Crematogaster has 3 pupae and 4 larvae! One of the pupa should eclose in a few days as it is darkening in colour. Also one of the larva is growing very big and is already larger than the queens head! What's going on?
The rest of my ants I have no news. I'll try and get pics of everyone so expect another post but with pics.
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YouTube: https://m.youtube.co...uKsahGliSH7EqOQ (It's pretty dead. Might upload again soon, don't expect my voice to sound the same though.)

Currently kept ant species: Camponotus parius, Ooceraea biroi, Carebara cf. diversa, Tapinoma sp. (formerly Zatapinoma), Tetraponera nigra, Polyrhachis cf. abdominalis, Lophomyrmex sp., Echinopla cf. striata, Anochetus sp., Crematogaster cf. ferrarii, Pheidole parva

 

Death count: Probably over a hundred individual queens and colonies by now. I cannot recall whatsoever. 
 


#3 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted June 21 2021 - 10:27 PM

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OH MY GUH! PICTURES!!! HOORAY!!! Decided to take pics of everyone like I said so here we go.

 

O. rixosus first worker!!!

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Bet ur wondering how the heck I even did that? Well rixosus can merge colonies so I just got a wild worker and now they are a happy family! 

 

Next, my simillimus queen. Only got eggs and pic isn't too good so hope it's still enough.

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Next is my Crematogaster sp queen! The pupa is turning black so the worker should eclose in a few days! Pls help ID if you can.

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Next are the Nylanderia, Tetramorium and Pheidole!! btw the Pheidole have all the brood stashed in the cotton so you won't see any

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Finally, WEAVERS! Colony has lost the nanitics so only have 12 workers. But 2 are Majors! And another 2 are on the way!

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That's all for today so the next update won't have pics, bye!!

Edited by ANTS_KL, June 21 2021 - 10:29 PM.

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Young ant keeper with a decent amount of knowledge on local ant species.

YouTube: https://m.youtube.co...uKsahGliSH7EqOQ (It's pretty dead. Might upload again soon, don't expect my voice to sound the same though.)

Currently kept ant species: Camponotus parius, Ooceraea biroi, Carebara cf. diversa, Tapinoma sp. (formerly Zatapinoma), Tetraponera nigra, Polyrhachis cf. abdominalis, Lophomyrmex sp., Echinopla cf. striata, Anochetus sp., Crematogaster cf. ferrarii, Pheidole parva

 

Death count: Probably over a hundred individual queens and colonies by now. I cannot recall whatsoever. 
 


#4 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted June 22 2021 - 4:58 AM

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Guess what? The Crematogaster sp queen's first nanitic eclosed!! Pics coming tmrw. She is SO DANG CUTE!!! This was unexpected and I'm going to sleep that's why no pics . Cya tmrw

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Young ant keeper with a decent amount of knowledge on local ant species.

YouTube: https://m.youtube.co...uKsahGliSH7EqOQ (It's pretty dead. Might upload again soon, don't expect my voice to sound the same though.)

Currently kept ant species: Camponotus parius, Ooceraea biroi, Carebara cf. diversa, Tapinoma sp. (formerly Zatapinoma), Tetraponera nigra, Polyrhachis cf. abdominalis, Lophomyrmex sp., Echinopla cf. striata, Anochetus sp., Crematogaster cf. ferrarii, Pheidole parva

 

Death count: Probably over a hundred individual queens and colonies by now. I cannot recall whatsoever. 
 


#5 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted June 24 2021 - 4:14 AM

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Sorry for the late post. School and homework hehe. Here are the pics.

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Young ant keeper with a decent amount of knowledge on local ant species.

YouTube: https://m.youtube.co...uKsahGliSH7EqOQ (It's pretty dead. Might upload again soon, don't expect my voice to sound the same though.)

Currently kept ant species: Camponotus parius, Ooceraea biroi, Carebara cf. diversa, Tapinoma sp. (formerly Zatapinoma), Tetraponera nigra, Polyrhachis cf. abdominalis, Lophomyrmex sp., Echinopla cf. striata, Anochetus sp., Crematogaster cf. ferrarii, Pheidole parva

 

Death count: Probably over a hundred individual queens and colonies by now. I cannot recall whatsoever. 
 


#6 Offline SYUTEO - Posted June 26 2021 - 11:43 PM

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Sorry for the late post. School and homework hehe. Here are the pics.

She reminds me of my old Crematogaster colony.


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Not sure what to post anymore, couldn't find any new queen ants to continue my journal. Will probably post some random posts every now and then but probably won't be posting much.


#7 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted June 27 2021 - 12:59 AM

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Sorry for the late post. School and homework hehe. Here are the pics.

She reminds me of my old Crematogaster colony.
Oh interesting. She's actually bigger than a geminata queen by 3 mm. I've ID'd her as a borneensis queen but can't be sure so I will just say it's a borneensis sp group.

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Young ant keeper with a decent amount of knowledge on local ant species.

YouTube: https://m.youtube.co...uKsahGliSH7EqOQ (It's pretty dead. Might upload again soon, don't expect my voice to sound the same though.)

Currently kept ant species: Camponotus parius, Ooceraea biroi, Carebara cf. diversa, Tapinoma sp. (formerly Zatapinoma), Tetraponera nigra, Polyrhachis cf. abdominalis, Lophomyrmex sp., Echinopla cf. striata, Anochetus sp., Crematogaster cf. ferrarii, Pheidole parva

 

Death count: Probably over a hundred individual queens and colonies by now. I cannot recall whatsoever. 
 


#8 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted June 27 2021 - 1:04 AM

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A cool update. Crematogaster has 2 workers with a 3rd eclosing very soon. Weavers are down to 9. Apparently those were the last 3 nanitics. And then everyone else is okay and there is nothing new. Update on the Carebara queen tho, she has eggs! Finally she laid some. No pics cuz I don't wanna stress her out and I prolly won't have pics till the workers eclosed which is a pity.

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YouTube: https://m.youtube.co...uKsahGliSH7EqOQ (It's pretty dead. Might upload again soon, don't expect my voice to sound the same though.)

Currently kept ant species: Camponotus parius, Ooceraea biroi, Carebara cf. diversa, Tapinoma sp. (formerly Zatapinoma), Tetraponera nigra, Polyrhachis cf. abdominalis, Lophomyrmex sp., Echinopla cf. striata, Anochetus sp., Crematogaster cf. ferrarii, Pheidole parva

 

Death count: Probably over a hundred individual queens and colonies by now. I cannot recall whatsoever. 
 


#9 Offline SYUTEO - Posted June 27 2021 - 2:11 AM

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Sorry for the late post. School and homework hehe. Here are the pics.

She reminds me of my old Crematogaster colony.
Oh interesting. She's actually bigger than a geminata queen by 3 mm. I've ID'd her as a borneensis queen but can't be sure so I will just say it's a borneensis sp group.

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Well, the queen I had has a darker shade of orange on her head and thorax, her gaster is completely black.


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Not sure what to post anymore, couldn't find any new queen ants to continue my journal. Will probably post some random posts every now and then but probably won't be posting much.


#10 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted June 30 2021 - 9:46 PM

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Update!
Sorry. Was kinda busy so I couldn't update you guys. No pics for now as I'm still kinda busy but will get some on the weekend. Everything is fine and boy I have some good news. The O. rixosus queen has laid a LOT of eggs! I think it's cuz she has a worker now. O. simillimus has lots of eggs too and they should hatch any day now. Carebara has eggs still which is good. And nothing much has happened since then. However Pheidole have a possible major coming soon cuz I see a HUGE larva. And it pooped. Sad thing tho, crematogaster only has 1 worker as she ate the other two :(

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YouTube: https://m.youtube.co...uKsahGliSH7EqOQ (It's pretty dead. Might upload again soon, don't expect my voice to sound the same though.)

Currently kept ant species: Camponotus parius, Ooceraea biroi, Carebara cf. diversa, Tapinoma sp. (formerly Zatapinoma), Tetraponera nigra, Polyrhachis cf. abdominalis, Lophomyrmex sp., Echinopla cf. striata, Anochetus sp., Crematogaster cf. ferrarii, Pheidole parva

 

Death count: Probably over a hundred individual queens and colonies by now. I cannot recall whatsoever. 
 


#11 Offline SYUTEO - Posted June 30 2021 - 10:00 PM

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Update!
Sorry. Was kinda busy so I couldn't update you guys. No pics for now as I'm still kinda busy but will get some on the weekend. Everything is fine and boy I have some good news. The O. rixosus queen has laid a LOT of eggs! I think it's cuz she has a worker now. O. simillimus has lots of eggs too and they should hatch any day now. Carebara has eggs still which is good. And nothing much has happened since then. However Pheidole have a possible major coming soon cuz I see a HUGE larva. And it pooped. Sad thing tho, crematogaster only has 1 worker as she ate the other two :(

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I could have saved my O. rixosus queen if I know they can merge colonies.  :*(


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Not sure what to post anymore, couldn't find any new queen ants to continue my journal. Will probably post some random posts every now and then but probably won't be posting much.


#12 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted June 30 2021 - 10:00 PM

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Update!
Sorry. Was kinda busy so I couldn't update you guys. No pics for now as I'm still kinda busy but will get some on the weekend. Everything is fine and boy I have some good news. The O. rixosus queen has laid a LOT of eggs! I think it's cuz she has a worker now. O. simillimus has lots of eggs too and they should hatch any day now. Carebara has eggs still which is good. And nothing much has happened since then. However Pheidole have a possible major coming soon cuz I see a HUGE larva. And it pooped. Sad thing tho, crematogaster only has 1 worker as she ate the other two :(

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I could have saved my O. rixosus queen if I know they can merge colonies. :*(
Too bad

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YouTube: https://m.youtube.co...uKsahGliSH7EqOQ (It's pretty dead. Might upload again soon, don't expect my voice to sound the same though.)

Currently kept ant species: Camponotus parius, Ooceraea biroi, Carebara cf. diversa, Tapinoma sp. (formerly Zatapinoma), Tetraponera nigra, Polyrhachis cf. abdominalis, Lophomyrmex sp., Echinopla cf. striata, Anochetus sp., Crematogaster cf. ferrarii, Pheidole parva

 

Death count: Probably over a hundred individual queens and colonies by now. I cannot recall whatsoever. 
 


#13 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted July 10 2021 - 4:48 AM

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Update!

Everyone is fine. No difference. But weavers are down to 7 workers. Still doing good tho! And good news, simillimus has a larva again! It's been a month so this was expected.

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YouTube: https://m.youtube.co...uKsahGliSH7EqOQ (It's pretty dead. Might upload again soon, don't expect my voice to sound the same though.)

Currently kept ant species: Camponotus parius, Ooceraea biroi, Carebara cf. diversa, Tapinoma sp. (formerly Zatapinoma), Tetraponera nigra, Polyrhachis cf. abdominalis, Lophomyrmex sp., Echinopla cf. striata, Anochetus sp., Crematogaster cf. ferrarii, Pheidole parva

 

Death count: Probably over a hundred individual queens and colonies by now. I cannot recall whatsoever. 
 


#14 Offline SYUTEO - Posted July 10 2021 - 5:18 AM

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Let's hope that your O. simillimus queen will have a worker this time.


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Began antkeeping in 2018  :)

 

Not sure what to post anymore, couldn't find any new queen ants to continue my journal. Will probably post some random posts every now and then but probably won't be posting much.


#15 Offline ashley1505 - Posted July 11 2021 - 5:15 PM

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Hi Ants KL, are the weavers living in a big test tube? Do you enclose it with cotton bud? Or use talcum/alcohol rub?
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#16 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted July 12 2021 - 3:22 AM

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Hi Ants KL, are the weavers living in a big test tube? Do you enclose it with cotton bud? Or use talcum/alcohol rub?

I keep them in an escape proofed Exo-terra. I use a kind of vine, better known as a money plant. They are in a huge test tube and are refusing to move out cuz they are stupid. The test tube was just left there and they decided to seal the entrance and make it smaller.

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Young ant keeper with a decent amount of knowledge on local ant species.

YouTube: https://m.youtube.co...uKsahGliSH7EqOQ (It's pretty dead. Might upload again soon, don't expect my voice to sound the same though.)

Currently kept ant species: Camponotus parius, Ooceraea biroi, Carebara cf. diversa, Tapinoma sp. (formerly Zatapinoma), Tetraponera nigra, Polyrhachis cf. abdominalis, Lophomyrmex sp., Echinopla cf. striata, Anochetus sp., Crematogaster cf. ferrarii, Pheidole parva

 

Death count: Probably over a hundred individual queens and colonies by now. I cannot recall whatsoever. 
 


#17 Offline ashley1505 - Posted July 13 2021 - 10:15 PM

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Hi Ants KL, are the weavers living in a big test tube? Do you enclose it with cotton bud? Or use talcum/alcohol rub?

I keep them in an escape proofed Exo-terra. I use a kind of vine, better known as a money plant. They are in a huge test tube and are refusing to move out cuz they are stupid. The test tube was just left there and they decided to seal the entrance and make it smaller.
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Oic, money plant has poisonous sap, so maybe they are cautious not to stay in there?

#18 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted July 14 2021 - 12:33 AM

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Hi Ants KL, are the weavers living in a big test tube? Do you enclose it with cotton bud? Or use talcum/alcohol rub?

I keep them in an escape proofed Exo-terra. I use a kind of vine, better known as a money plant. They are in a huge test tube and are refusing to move out cuz they are stupid. The test tube was just left there and they decided to seal the entrance and make it smaller.
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Oic, money plant has poisonous sap, so maybe they are cautious not to stay in there?
Oh they don't break it. They just stay in the leaves. Actually I'm not sure what plant you mean cuz in Malaysia it's usually different from other countries.

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YouTube: https://m.youtube.co...uKsahGliSH7EqOQ (It's pretty dead. Might upload again soon, don't expect my voice to sound the same though.)

Currently kept ant species: Camponotus parius, Ooceraea biroi, Carebara cf. diversa, Tapinoma sp. (formerly Zatapinoma), Tetraponera nigra, Polyrhachis cf. abdominalis, Lophomyrmex sp., Echinopla cf. striata, Anochetus sp., Crematogaster cf. ferrarii, Pheidole parva

 

Death count: Probably over a hundred individual queens and colonies by now. I cannot recall whatsoever. 
 


#19 Offline SYUTEO - Posted July 14 2021 - 12:43 AM

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Hi Ants KL, are the weavers living in a big test tube? Do you enclose it with cotton bud? Or use talcum/alcohol rub?

I keep them in an escape proofed Exo-terra. I use a kind of vine, better known as a money plant. They are in a huge test tube and are refusing to move out cuz they are stupid. The test tube was just left there and they decided to seal the entrance and make it smaller.
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Oic, money plant has poisonous sap, so maybe they are cautious not to stay in there?

 

Do you mean Pachira aqutica or Epipremnum aureum?


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#20 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted July 14 2021 - 12:53 AM

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Hi Ants KL, are the weavers living in a big test tube? Do you enclose it with cotton bud? Or use talcum/alcohol rub?

I keep them in an escape proofed Exo-terra. I use a kind of vine, better known as a money plant. They are in a huge test tube and are refusing to move out cuz they are stupid. The test tube was just left there and they decided to seal the entrance and make it smaller.
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Oic, money plant has poisonous sap, so maybe they are cautious not to stay in there?
Do you mean Pachira aqutica or Epipremnum aureum?
Idk.... It's the vine with green and white leaves. And it's sorta lime ish color

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Young ant keeper with a decent amount of knowledge on local ant species.

YouTube: https://m.youtube.co...uKsahGliSH7EqOQ (It's pretty dead. Might upload again soon, don't expect my voice to sound the same though.)

Currently kept ant species: Camponotus parius, Ooceraea biroi, Carebara cf. diversa, Tapinoma sp. (formerly Zatapinoma), Tetraponera nigra, Polyrhachis cf. abdominalis, Lophomyrmex sp., Echinopla cf. striata, Anochetus sp., Crematogaster cf. ferrarii, Pheidole parva

 

Death count: Probably over a hundred individual queens and colonies by now. I cannot recall whatsoever. 
 





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