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Bugging3out’s tetramorium immigrans journal

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#21 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted July 22 2021 - 8:52 AM

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Cocoons? Do you mean pupae? Tetromruim have exorate pupae that lack cocoons. You may have given them lasius pupae. Also never brood boost with larvae as it could be to much to handle for the colony (they have to feed them).

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


#22 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted July 22 2021 - 11:44 PM

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well today she now has tons of pupae and eggs. i went outside the other day and lifted a rock to find a massive tetramorium colony and took around 30 cocoons and some small larvae and mature larvae. i gave them to the nanitics, and they immediately cleaned and picked them up and brought them back to there small brood pile. now they have about 33 cocoons and 20 larvae and the queen laid about 100 eggs. success!. i have a lot of experience in brood boosting. i have been ant keeping since i was 6 years old, and since then i made a lot of mistakes. but all of it payed off i am very good at ant keeping and is now on interspecies colony making. meaning i am taking queen ants and dumping them in vinegar for about 10 seconds and putting them with a different genus queen. So far i have had 1 success with a prenolepis imparis and lasius americanus BUT... turns out they were both infertile. so anyways i will continue to update this forum on them. bye!

Yea cocoons? It's called pupa if I'm not mistaken. Also if you started antkeeping at 6 that's neat! I started 2 years ago but I'm already trying hard species like weaver ants. Btw interspecies colonies aren't very good as they aren't too natural. You should probably try with related species first.

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Ants epic :D
YouTube: https://m.youtube.co...uKsahGliSH7EqOQ

My current ants: Camponotus irritans, 2x Camponotus parius, 2x Odontomachus simillimus, Oecophylla smaragdina

 

Death count: idk there's too many that I've lost :(

Also I got an antlion o-0


#23 Offline ashley1505 - Posted July 27 2021 - 3:55 PM

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They are ok with cocoons and larvae from another colony? Adopted them? Does this work with most ant species? It will help to grow their colony faster correct? Any pics?

#24 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted July 28 2021 - 11:48 PM

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They are ok with cocoons and larvae from another colony? Adopted them? Does this work with most ant species? It will help to grow their colony faster correct? Any pics?

It's known as brood boosting and you are right.

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Ants epic :D
YouTube: https://m.youtube.co...uKsahGliSH7EqOQ

My current ants: Camponotus irritans, 2x Camponotus parius, 2x Odontomachus simillimus, Oecophylla smaragdina

 

Death count: idk there's too many that I've lost :(

Also I got an antlion o-0


#25 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted July 29 2021 - 4:12 AM

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They are ok with cocoons and larvae from another colony? Adopted them? Does this work with most ant species? It will help to grow their colony faster correct? Any pics?


They will take larvae although even if it may prove harmful to the colony of the workers cannot take care of them as they require lots of care and food. I am worried that he attempted to boost the colony with another spices because tetramoruim don’t have cocoons.
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My favorite queens/colony’s:
Pheidole Tysoni, Selonopis Molesta, Brachymyrmex Depilis, Tetramorium Immagrians, Prenolepis Imparis, Pheidole Bicirinata 






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