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#1 Offline Skwiggledork - Posted June 28 2021 - 6:32 AM

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I caught a couple queens in the last couple days. I think a combination of Tetramorium, Monomorium and Temnothorax, but I'm lazy right now, so don't want to ID them and make separate journals. Especially with the mortality rate of Monomorium queens.

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Camponotus chromaiodes/pennsylvanicus- https://www.formicul...tus-sp-journal/

 

Myrmicinae spp. - https://www.formicul...icinae-journal/

Pinned ant collection - https://www.formicul...ks-pinned-ants/


#2 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted June 28 2021 - 6:33 AM

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The pictured queens are Tetramorium and Myrmica. The fat ones are all Tetramorium and the skinny ones are Myrmica.

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#3 Offline ANTdrew - Posted June 28 2021 - 6:40 AM

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Monomorium minimum are jet black and super shiny, basically the shiniest queens around. They are also a lot bigger than you'd expect for such a tiny species.


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#4 Offline Skwiggledork - Posted June 28 2021 - 6:51 AM

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Man, My ID skills are way worse than I thought. lol


Current Journals:
Camponotus chromaiodes/pennsylvanicus- https://www.formicul...tus-sp-journal/

 

Myrmicinae spp. - https://www.formicul...icinae-journal/

Pinned ant collection - https://www.formicul...ks-pinned-ants/


#5 Online Antkeeper01 - Posted June 28 2021 - 9:01 AM

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Monomorium minimum are jet black and super shiny, basically the shiniest queens around. They are also a lot bigger than you'd expect for such a tiny species.

well... formica are shinier i think(edit well some are)


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#6 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted June 28 2021 - 10:07 AM

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I’m sure you know this but just in case you don’t, the Myrmica queens need to be fed. Feeding small amounts of food regularly is probably the best method.
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#7 Offline Skwiggledork - Posted July 26 2021 - 9:06 AM

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Most of the Tetras have died. I have one of the winged ones and one wingless. No eggs on the winged one, but the other has pupa larva and a bunch of eggs. She made a little hidey hole, but I see her shuffling them around a bit.
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The Myrmica has brood, but so far I don't think they are developing.
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Current Journals:
Camponotus chromaiodes/pennsylvanicus- https://www.formicul...tus-sp-journal/

 

Myrmicinae spp. - https://www.formicul...icinae-journal/

Pinned ant collection - https://www.formicul...ks-pinned-ants/


#8 Offline Skwiggledork - Posted August 11 2021 - 4:54 PM

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I think the Myrmica is infertile unfortunately. decent batch of eggs, but it's been a minute with no larva. She has constant access to a tiny amount of honey and a fresh mealworm chunk, that I keep refreshing, so I don't think it's cannibalism.
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Current Journals:
Camponotus chromaiodes/pennsylvanicus- https://www.formicul...tus-sp-journal/

 

Myrmicinae spp. - https://www.formicul...icinae-journal/

Pinned ant collection - https://www.formicul...ks-pinned-ants/





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