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#1 Offline eea - Posted June 18 2021 - 4:44 PM

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I bought this queen 2 months ago and so far they are doing decent, I haven't started this sooner cuz I wasn't sure if I would make a journal, colony only ahs 1 worker with many more to come, today I've just fed them honey water and their first protein!  :lol:

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#2 Offline eea - Posted June 20 2021 - 2:38 PM

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Update: 2nd worker has arrived


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#3 Offline eea - Posted June 21 2021 - 8:56 AM

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Queen and one of her workers drinking honey (she's looks dead but she's not)

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#4 Offline eea - Posted June 24 2021 - 1:24 PM

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The fourth worker is here! in a few days the workers from the first batch of eggs will arrive. Can't wait for the next generation of workers! :D

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#5 Offline Shazza - Posted June 25 2021 - 1:23 AM

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Coming along nicely

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#6 Offline eea - Posted June 30 2021 - 9:28 AM

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 she has laid her second batch of eggs 

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#7 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted June 30 2021 - 10:31 AM

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She’s huge!
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My favorite queens/colony’s:
Pheidole Tysoni, Selonopis Molesta, Brachymyrmex Depilis, Tetramorium Immagrians, Prenolepis Imparis, Pheidole Bicirinata 


#8 Offline Shazza - Posted June 30 2021 - 12:38 PM

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Great news!!! Are you feeding her or do you keep her covered at all?
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#9 Offline eea - Posted June 30 2021 - 12:53 PM

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Great news!!! Are you feeding her or do you keep her covered at all?

Yes, i give her honey and meal worms a few times a week and i keep her wrapped in newspaper in a shoebox


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#10 Offline Shazza - Posted July 1 2021 - 1:04 AM

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Ok cool, how does she react to it when you open the test tube? Is it also hard to keep.it clean?
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#11 Offline eea - Posted July 3 2021 - 8:40 AM

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Ok cool, how does she react to it when you open the test tube? Is it also hard to keep.it clean?

she stays at the back and freezes, some of the workers do the same but there's always one that decides to go to the front these ants have excellent eyesight


mini update: larvae are starting to pupate faster, the colony is growing fast


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#12 Offline Shazza - Posted July 4 2021 - 12:46 AM

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What have you got planned for her next? How many workers you want before expanding the nest?
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#13 Offline eea - Posted July 4 2021 - 8:15 AM

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ill probably connect a THA fortress at 20 workers


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#14 Offline eea - Posted July 6 2021 - 9:58 AM

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Managed to catch trophallaxis

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#15 Offline eea - Posted July 15 2021 - 3:59 PM

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mini update: one of the workers fell into honey water, luckily her fellow workers pulled her out and fed her, also is this happening for anyone else, the colony had 1 larvae who pupated a lot faster than the other ones, they hatched around the same time and have of the larvae are still pretty small


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#16 Offline eea - Posted July 19 2021 - 8:15 AM

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strange green and black mold is starting to spread on the cotton, probably caused by ant poop 

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#17 Offline eea - Posted July 19 2021 - 3:15 PM

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the 6th worker has arrived!  :yahoo: The queen accidently stepped on her and slightly injured her, hope she makes it :(

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#18 Offline WSantkeeper - Posted July 19 2021 - 3:39 PM

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 she has laid her second batch of eggs 

She looks physogastric! 


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Queens I keep:

 

Camponotus sp.

Formica sp.

Unknown queen ant sp.

1 parasitic Formica queen!

 

 


#19 Offline WSantkeeper - Posted July 19 2021 - 3:44 PM

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mini update: one of the workers fell into honey water, luckily her fellow workers pulled her out and fed her, also is this happening for anyone else, the colony had 1 larvae who pupated a lot faster than the other ones, they hatched around the same time and have of the larvae are still pretty small

Yeah. This happens with my Lasius colony a lot. I suppose its because the workers spam feed one, making it grow faster. I guess this way the colony gets more workers. More workers = more foraging time = more food( this is probably what happens in the wild.)


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Queens I keep:

 

Camponotus sp.

Formica sp.

Unknown queen ant sp.

1 parasitic Formica queen!

 

 


#20 Offline eea - Posted July 19 2021 - 4:08 PM

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 she has laid her second batch of eggs 

She looks physogastric! 

 

he gaster is about twice the size as it is normally


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