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THG's Tetramorium immigrans log


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#61 Offline DRpepper - Posted March 2 2022 - 6:31 AM

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I had my tetra for 3 years they were my first ever colony then they escaped....


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#62 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted March 2 2022 - 6:48 AM

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The colony seems reluctant to use the added mini hearth. (They forage in the foraging area, and dump sand in the nest, that's about it.) Likely going to just order them a Nucleus for tiny species at this point.

 

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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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#63 Offline azzaaazzzz00 - Posted March 3 2022 - 12:14 PM

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You heat up the new mini hearth, that might incourage them.


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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.


#64 Online ANTdrew - Posted March 3 2022 - 1:12 PM

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They’ll find it. From the looks of that photo, they still have plenty of space in that mini-hearth. Those huge caves are like a cathedral compared to their actual nest structure. What you’ll really need is more outworld space soon.
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#65 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted March 3 2022 - 1:28 PM

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They’ll find it. From the looks of that photo, they still have plenty of space in that mini-hearth. Those huge caves are like a cathedral compared to their actual nest structure. What you’ll really need is more outworld space soon.

 

I have some extra containers. Maybe I'll get something made this weekend. 


Currently kept species

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. 


#66 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted March 15 2022 - 7:11 AM

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The colony is finally using both spaces now. 

 

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Currently kept species

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. 


#67 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted March 30 2022 - 5:24 AM

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Colony is still doing well. Because of how crazy fast they grow, I no longer have them on a heat cable. They are just at room temps, doesn't seem to bug them.

 

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Edited by TacticalHandleGaming, March 30 2022 - 5:25 AM.

Currently kept species

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. 


#68 Offline United-Ants - Posted March 30 2022 - 8:00 AM

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My colony dose not grow at room temp they grow if they are on a heat cable
My colony dose not grow at room temp they grow if they are on a heat cable
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#69 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted March 30 2022 - 8:07 AM

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My colony dose not grow at room temp they grow if they are on a heat cable
 

 

Mine seem to be doing fine off heat. (Haven't been on heat for weeks now, brood still doing well at various stages.) If they seem like they aren't doing well, I'll put them back on heat. 


Currently kept species

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. 


#70 Online ANTdrew - Posted March 30 2022 - 8:11 AM

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Wait, you don't want Tetramorium overrunning your house?


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#71 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted March 30 2022 - 8:43 AM

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Wait, you don't want Tetramorium overrunning your house?

 

Not really, no.  :lol:


Currently kept species

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. 


#72 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted April 15 2022 - 7:42 AM

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Using less heat seems to have these gals slowed down a bit. Working out well so far. 

 

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Currently kept species

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. 


#73 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted May 3 2022 - 7:03 PM

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Put this colony back on heat. They are living well inside both the XL mini hearth, and the mini hearth. Although the queen is always in the xl mini hearth.

 

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Currently kept species

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. 


#74 Offline NicholasP - Posted May 3 2022 - 8:07 PM

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This species despite being highly invasive seems like a very fun looking species to keep. Can't wait to hop on the T. immigrans train this summer. I'm being sarcastic. I gotta say I'm loving this journal though because despite them being immigrans you make them very interesting.


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#75 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted May 4 2022 - 5:35 AM

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This species despite being highly invasive seems like a very fun looking species to keep. Can't wait to hop on the T. immigrans train this summer. I'm being sarcastic. I gotta say I'm loving this journal though because despite them being immigrans you make them very interesting.

I'm kinda happy with them. Just know that they eat EVERYTHING. Which is a problem if you overfeed them. I need to order them a new home. Just haven't decided what yet. I appreciate the compliment, I try to make my journals easy to follow.

Edited by TacticalHandleGaming, May 4 2022 - 5:36 AM.

Currently kept species

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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