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THG's Tetramorium immigrans log


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#1 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted June 25 2021 - 8:45 AM

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On 6/20 and 6/21 I managed to capture and test tube 17 Tetramorium immigrans elates that had landed on my cars. 

 

One of the Queens has died, and plenty still haven't laid eggs. However three have. 

 

6/20 capture 

 

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This queen pulled one of her wings, and was the first to lay eggs. 

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L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis, A. occidentalis, P. imparis

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus

 

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Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

Pheidole californica, Pheidole creightoni, Pheidole inquilina, Solenopsis molesta, Crematogaster coarctata, Crematogaster mutans

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#2 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted June 26 2021 - 6:14 AM

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I caught 3 of these and one has a TON of large larvae after 3 weeks!
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Pheidole Tysoni, Selonopis Molesta, Brachymyrmex Depilis, Tetramorium Immagrians, Prenolepis Imparis, Pheidole Bicirinata 


#3 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted July 16 2021 - 9:22 AM

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I now have 4 Queens with eggs/larvae/pupae. I only took a photo of the queen that removed her wings. 

 

 

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L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis, A. occidentalis, P. imparis

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

Pheidole californica, Pheidole creightoni, Pheidole inquilina, Solenopsis molesta, Crematogaster coarctata, Crematogaster mutans

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#4 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted July 20 2021 - 6:42 AM

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One of the winged queens with brood beat the wingless queen to getting workers first. Two enclosed yesterday, so I rewarded them with a nice fat fruit fly. 

 

 

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L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis, A. occidentalis, P. imparis

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

Pheidole californica, Pheidole creightoni, Pheidole inquilina, Solenopsis molesta, Crematogaster coarctata, Crematogaster mutans

My youtube channel. 


#5 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted July 20 2021 - 7:38 AM

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you are in for a wild ride 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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#6 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 20 2021 - 7:57 AM

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Look out!
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#7 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted July 20 2021 - 8:13 AM

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Don't worry, I only intend on keeping one colony of these. No sense driving myself insane trying to care for multiple colonies of T. immigrans.  :lol:


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L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis, A. occidentalis, P. imparis

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

Pheidole californica, Pheidole creightoni, Pheidole inquilina, Solenopsis molesta, Crematogaster coarctata, Crematogaster mutans

My youtube channel. 


#8 Offline Antkeeper_21 - Posted July 21 2021 - 4:30 AM

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How often are you going to update
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#9 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted July 21 2021 - 6:48 AM

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How often are you going to update

Generally I update my stuff at least once a week. The queen above with 2 workers now has 3 workers. All of which have darkened. 

 

I expect some of my other queens will have workers soon too. I only plan on keeping one colony past the founding stage, the others will go to other local ant keepers in my area.  (y)


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L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis, A. occidentalis, P. imparis

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

Pheidole californica, Pheidole creightoni, Pheidole inquilina, Solenopsis molesta, Crematogaster coarctata, Crematogaster mutans

My youtube channel. 


#10 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted July 23 2021 - 8:18 AM

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Queen with wings now has 4 workers. 

 

 

The queen without wings got her first worker yesterday. 

 

 

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L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis, A. occidentalis, P. imparis

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

Pheidole californica, Pheidole creightoni, Pheidole inquilina, Solenopsis molesta, Crematogaster coarctata, Crematogaster mutans

My youtube channel. 


#11 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted July 28 2021 - 7:09 AM

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Winged queen now has 9 workers, and plenty of brood. Pretty crazy how they tear up a fruit fly. 

 

The wingless queen has only 3 workers currently, but should catch up soon. 

 

Slightly fuzzy picture of the winged queen and her workers. 

 

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L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis, A. occidentalis, P. imparis

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

Pheidole californica, Pheidole creightoni, Pheidole inquilina, Solenopsis molesta, Crematogaster coarctata, Crematogaster mutans

My youtube channel. 


#12 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted July 28 2021 - 12:16 PM

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Winged queen now has 9 workers, and plenty of brood. Pretty crazy how they tear up a fruit fly. 

 

The wingless queen has only 3 workers currently, but should catch up soon. 

 

Slightly fuzzy picture of the winged queen and her workers. 

 

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you should keep the queen with wings i think its cool to have a queen with no wings


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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.

 

My Youtube channel: https://www.youtube....kUjx-dPFMyVqOLw

 

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#13 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted August 13 2021 - 6:54 AM

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The winged queen with the most workers moved into the mini hearth with minimal effort on my part. They seem to be doing well.

 

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L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis, A. occidentalis, P. imparis

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

Pheidole californica, Pheidole creightoni, Pheidole inquilina, Solenopsis molesta, Crematogaster coarctata, Crematogaster mutans

My youtube channel. 


#14 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted August 16 2021 - 6:51 AM

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Hopefully this is a better picture of the brood pile. 

 

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L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis, A. occidentalis, P. imparis

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

Pheidole californica, Pheidole creightoni, Pheidole inquilina, Solenopsis molesta, Crematogaster coarctata, Crematogaster mutans

My youtube channel. 


#15 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted August 18 2021 - 7:39 AM

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Got a photo of the winged queen holding a larvae. Wondering what we should name her? 

 

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L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis, A. occidentalis, P. imparis

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

Pheidole californica, Pheidole creightoni, Pheidole inquilina, Solenopsis molesta, Crematogaster coarctata, Crematogaster mutans

My youtube channel. 


#16 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted August 24 2021 - 9:44 AM

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Okay, I got inspired by AntsUtah and made a outworld for the wingless queen. Just a simple tub with some fake succulents and perfect cast. Should work fine for now.

 

The winged queen in the mini hearth is still laying like crazy.

 

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L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis, A. occidentalis, P. imparis

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

Pheidole californica, Pheidole creightoni, Pheidole inquilina, Solenopsis molesta, Crematogaster coarctata, Crematogaster mutans

My youtube channel. 


#17 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted August 31 2021 - 6:53 AM

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So uh, the two colonies are growing rapidly all of a sudden. Especially the mini hearth colony. Look at that brood pile... Uh oh.  :o

 

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L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis, A. occidentalis, P. imparis

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

Pheidole californica, Pheidole creightoni, Pheidole inquilina, Solenopsis molesta, Crematogaster coarctata, Crematogaster mutans

My youtube channel. 


#18 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted August 31 2021 - 7:08 AM

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My thoughts exactly last night when I checked on my tetras.
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My favorite queens/colony’s:
Pheidole Tysoni, Selonopis Molesta, Brachymyrmex Depilis, Tetramorium Immagrians, Prenolepis Imparis, Pheidole Bicirinata 


#19 Offline ANTdrew - Posted August 31 2021 - 11:12 AM

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#20 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted August 31 2021 - 11:23 AM

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Look out!

 

Starting to really think I can only handle one colony of these. Guess I'll send you the other colony then.  ;)


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L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis, A. occidentalis, P. imparis

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

Pheidole californica, Pheidole creightoni, Pheidole inquilina, Solenopsis molesta, Crematogaster coarctata, Crematogaster mutans

My youtube channel. 





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