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#1 Offline SYUTEO - Posted July 1 2021 - 4:51 AM

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Since I had a lot of ants, and I don't want to make a journal each for ALL of them, I decided to make one journal that updates on all of them.
Here are the ants I currently have:

 

Dolichoderinae:

 

Iridomyrmex anceps x1 29September2021 (small colony)

Technomyrmex sp x1

 

Formicinae:

 

Camponotus albosparsus x1 14November2021 (founding queen)

Camponotus parius x1 22September2019 (large colony)
Camponotus irritans x1 2May2021 (medium sized colony)

Colobopsis cf leonardi x1

Colobopsis sp x2 27November2021 (founding queens)

Lepisiota rothneyi x1 20December2020 (medium sized colony, will be having their first birthday this December)

Paratrechina longicornis x1

Polyrhachis cf bicolor x1 27November2021 (founding queen)

Polyrhachis cf rastellata x1

 

Myrmicinae:

 

Carebara (Oligomyrmex)

Crematogaster sp

Crematogaster sp2 x1 30September2021 (small colony)

Meranoplus bicolor x1 11December2020 (medium sized colony, will be having their first birthday this December)

Monomorium cf monomorium x1 13June2021(medium sized colony)

Paratopula sp x1 4October2021 (founding queen)

Pheidole parva x1

Solenopsis geminata x2 4October2021 and 17October2021 (small colonies)

Strumigenys sp x1

Tetramorium cf lanuginosum x1 26August2021 (small colony)

Tetramorium cf bicarinatum x1 14November2021 (founding queen)

Trichomyrmex destructor x1 4October2021 (founding queen)

 

Ponerinae:

 

Anochetus sp x1 30June2021 (medium sized colony)

Anochetus sp2 x1 4November2021 (founding queen)

Euponera sp x1

Mesoponera sp x2 4 and 5November 2021(winged alate)

Odontomachus simillimus x1 30September2021 and 16November2021 (small colony and founding queen)
Odontoponera denticulata x1

Platythyrea sp x1 5December2021 (winged alate)
Unknown sp x1 13November2021 (founding queen)

 

One update on the Colobopsis, the colony has mites! Not a lot of them just a few on the workers and at least one on the queen. Guess I'll have to give them some lemons to get the mites off. Also, I actually named some of the queens, here are the names: Camponotus parius (Anthie), Pheidole parva (Antionette), Meranoplus cf bicolor (Anthiet) (Yeah, those are bad names cause they are all generic names (except for Pheidole parva), I was thinking of renaming them :thinking:.).


Edited by SYUTEO, December 4 2021 - 11:54 PM.

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My current list:

Camponotus parius x1, Camponotus irritans x1, Meranoplus bicolor x1, Lepisiota rothneyi x1,  Anochetus sp x1, Monomorium monomorium x1, Tetramorium cf lanuginosum x1, Odontomachus simillimus x2, Iridomyrmex anceps x1, Crematogaster sp x1, Solenopsis geminata x2, Paratopula sp x1, Trichomyrmex destructor x1, Anochetus sp2 1, Camponotus albosparsus x1, Tetramorium cf bicarinatum x1, Unknown Ponerinae x1, Mesoponera rubra x2, Polyrhachis cf bicolor x1, Colobopsis sp x2

 

All ant journal: https://www.formicul...os-ant-journal/


#2 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted July 1 2021 - 8:49 AM

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Lemons don’t actually work, at least according to ANTdrew.
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#3 Offline SYUTEO - Posted July 1 2021 - 5:30 PM

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Lemons don’t actually work, at least according to ANTdrew.

So, what can I do to get the mites off?


Antkeeping since 2018   :)

 

My current list:

Camponotus parius x1, Camponotus irritans x1, Meranoplus bicolor x1, Lepisiota rothneyi x1,  Anochetus sp x1, Monomorium monomorium x1, Tetramorium cf lanuginosum x1, Odontomachus simillimus x2, Iridomyrmex anceps x1, Crematogaster sp x1, Solenopsis geminata x2, Paratopula sp x1, Trichomyrmex destructor x1, Anochetus sp2 1, Camponotus albosparsus x1, Tetramorium cf bicarinatum x1, Unknown Ponerinae x1, Mesoponera rubra x2, Polyrhachis cf bicolor x1, Colobopsis sp x2

 

All ant journal: https://www.formicul...os-ant-journal/


#4 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted July 1 2021 - 6:06 PM

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Lemons don’t actually work, at least according to ANTdrew.

So, what can I do to get the mites off?
Hypoaspis (I think that’s how it is spelled) mites will eat them I’m not sure if they are sold internationally though. If it is a small infestation you could remove them manually.

#5 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted July 2 2021 - 1:13 AM

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Lemons don’t actually work, at least according to ANTdrew.

So, what can I do to get the mites off?
If the mites don't attach at the joints of the ant then they aren't parasitic and are probably phoretic. They will detach when they find a suitable environment. Usually that's a sign of either lack of feeding or the nest is too dry.

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My current ants: Nylanderia cf. kraepelini, Pheidole parva, Odontomachus simillimus, Tetramorium sp., Oecophylla smaragdina, Monomorium floricola, Pseudolasius streesemani, Camponotus parius, Iridomyrmex anceps, Solenopsis geminata, Pheidole cf. comata

 

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


#6 Offline SYUTEO - Posted July 2 2021 - 1:57 AM

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Lemons don’t actually work, at least according to ANTdrew.

So, what can I do to get the mites off?
If the mites don't attach at the joints of the ant then they aren't parasitic and are probably phoretic. They will detach when they find a suitable environment. Usually that's a sign of either lack of feeding or the nest is too dry.

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I see.


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My current list:

Camponotus parius x1, Camponotus irritans x1, Meranoplus bicolor x1, Lepisiota rothneyi x1,  Anochetus sp x1, Monomorium monomorium x1, Tetramorium cf lanuginosum x1, Odontomachus simillimus x2, Iridomyrmex anceps x1, Crematogaster sp x1, Solenopsis geminata x2, Paratopula sp x1, Trichomyrmex destructor x1, Anochetus sp2 1, Camponotus albosparsus x1, Tetramorium cf bicarinatum x1, Unknown Ponerinae x1, Mesoponera rubra x2, Polyrhachis cf bicolor x1, Colobopsis sp x2

 

All ant journal: https://www.formicul...os-ant-journal/


#7 Offline SYUTEO - Posted July 2 2021 - 2:00 AM

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Lemons don’t actually work, at least according to ANTdrew.

So, what can I do to get the mites off?
Hypoaspis (I think that’s how it is spelled) mites will eat them I’m not sure if they are sold internationally though. If it is a small infestation you could remove them manually.

 

I don't think I can find anyone selling hypoaspis mites in where I live.


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My current list:

Camponotus parius x1, Camponotus irritans x1, Meranoplus bicolor x1, Lepisiota rothneyi x1,  Anochetus sp x1, Monomorium monomorium x1, Tetramorium cf lanuginosum x1, Odontomachus simillimus x2, Iridomyrmex anceps x1, Crematogaster sp x1, Solenopsis geminata x2, Paratopula sp x1, Trichomyrmex destructor x1, Anochetus sp2 1, Camponotus albosparsus x1, Tetramorium cf bicarinatum x1, Unknown Ponerinae x1, Mesoponera rubra x2, Polyrhachis cf bicolor x1, Colobopsis sp x2

 

All ant journal: https://www.formicul...os-ant-journal/


#8 Offline SYUTEO - Posted July 2 2021 - 4:50 AM

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Quick update on the Anochetus queen, she built a small chamber for herself, though she is usually seen foraging in the test tube. Unfortunately no eggs yet, hopefully she will start laying in the next few days. Also, I find that she doesn't eat anything else other than springtails, any suggestions on what to feed her?


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My current list:

Camponotus parius x1, Camponotus irritans x1, Meranoplus bicolor x1, Lepisiota rothneyi x1,  Anochetus sp x1, Monomorium monomorium x1, Tetramorium cf lanuginosum x1, Odontomachus simillimus x2, Iridomyrmex anceps x1, Crematogaster sp x1, Solenopsis geminata x2, Paratopula sp x1, Trichomyrmex destructor x1, Anochetus sp2 1, Camponotus albosparsus x1, Tetramorium cf bicarinatum x1, Unknown Ponerinae x1, Mesoponera rubra x2, Polyrhachis cf bicolor x1, Colobopsis sp x2

 

All ant journal: https://www.formicul...os-ant-journal/


#9 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted July 2 2021 - 4:52 AM

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Quick update on the Anochetus queen, she built a small chamber for herself, though she is usually seen foraging in the test tube. Unfortunately no eggs yet, hopefully she will start laying in the next few days. Also, I find that she doesn't eat anything else other than springtails, any suggestions on what to feed her?

Anochetus are known to eat very small prey so I think only springtails will work. Good luck tho! Damn I want em BAD. I found a dead queen once. Eaten by a spider... Killed the spider >:-D I'm still sad...

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My current ants: Nylanderia cf. kraepelini, Pheidole parva, Odontomachus simillimus, Tetramorium sp., Oecophylla smaragdina, Monomorium floricola, Pseudolasius streesemani, Camponotus parius, Iridomyrmex anceps, Solenopsis geminata, Pheidole cf. comata

 

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


#10 Offline SYUTEO - Posted July 2 2021 - 5:06 AM

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Quick update on the Anochetus queen, she built a small chamber for herself, though she is usually seen foraging in the test tube. Unfortunately no eggs yet, hopefully she will start laying in the next few days. Also, I find that she doesn't eat anything else other than springtails, any suggestions on what to feed her?

Anochetus are known to eat very small prey so I think only springtails will work. Good luck tho! Damn I want em BAD. I found a dead queen once. Eaten by a spider... Killed the spider >:-D I'm still sad...

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I've only seen a living Anochetus queen three times in my life before, the first time was when I found one in my grandpa's oil palm plantation (she died eventually :( ), the second time was when I accidently dug up a nest in my backyard (I'm not good at digging up ant nests and I'm scared that I might accidently kill her so I left her colony alone), and the third was this queen.


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My current list:

Camponotus parius x1, Camponotus irritans x1, Meranoplus bicolor x1, Lepisiota rothneyi x1,  Anochetus sp x1, Monomorium monomorium x1, Tetramorium cf lanuginosum x1, Odontomachus simillimus x2, Iridomyrmex anceps x1, Crematogaster sp x1, Solenopsis geminata x2, Paratopula sp x1, Trichomyrmex destructor x1, Anochetus sp2 1, Camponotus albosparsus x1, Tetramorium cf bicarinatum x1, Unknown Ponerinae x1, Mesoponera rubra x2, Polyrhachis cf bicolor x1, Colobopsis sp x2

 

All ant journal: https://www.formicul...os-ant-journal/


#11 Offline SYUTEO - Posted July 2 2021 - 5:07 AM

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Another quick update, my Crematogaster queen ate her pupa, AGAIN  :mad:


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My current list:

Camponotus parius x1, Camponotus irritans x1, Meranoplus bicolor x1, Lepisiota rothneyi x1,  Anochetus sp x1, Monomorium monomorium x1, Tetramorium cf lanuginosum x1, Odontomachus simillimus x2, Iridomyrmex anceps x1, Crematogaster sp x1, Solenopsis geminata x2, Paratopula sp x1, Trichomyrmex destructor x1, Anochetus sp2 1, Camponotus albosparsus x1, Tetramorium cf bicarinatum x1, Unknown Ponerinae x1, Mesoponera rubra x2, Polyrhachis cf bicolor x1, Colobopsis sp x2

 

All ant journal: https://www.formicul...os-ant-journal/


#12 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted July 2 2021 - 5:08 AM

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Another quick update, my Crematogaster queen ate her pupa, AGAIN :mad:

Just leave her for 2 weeks

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My current ants: Nylanderia cf. kraepelini, Pheidole parva, Odontomachus simillimus, Tetramorium sp., Oecophylla smaragdina, Monomorium floricola, Pseudolasius streesemani, Camponotus parius, Iridomyrmex anceps, Solenopsis geminata, Pheidole cf. comata

 

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


#13 Offline SYUTEO - Posted July 2 2021 - 5:19 AM

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Another quick update, my Crematogaster queen ate her pupa, AGAIN :mad:

Just leave her for 2 weeks

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Alright. I really wanted another Crematogaster colony ever since my previous one died.


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Antkeeping since 2018   :)

 

My current list:

Camponotus parius x1, Camponotus irritans x1, Meranoplus bicolor x1, Lepisiota rothneyi x1,  Anochetus sp x1, Monomorium monomorium x1, Tetramorium cf lanuginosum x1, Odontomachus simillimus x2, Iridomyrmex anceps x1, Crematogaster sp x1, Solenopsis geminata x2, Paratopula sp x1, Trichomyrmex destructor x1, Anochetus sp2 1, Camponotus albosparsus x1, Tetramorium cf bicarinatum x1, Unknown Ponerinae x1, Mesoponera rubra x2, Polyrhachis cf bicolor x1, Colobopsis sp x2

 

All ant journal: https://www.formicul...os-ant-journal/


#14 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted July 2 2021 - 8:14 AM

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Fruit flies might be good for Anochetus if they are available in Malaysia. It seems most ants really like them.


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#15 Offline SYUTEO - Posted July 2 2021 - 9:27 PM

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I'd thought I decided to add some pictures of some of the colonies here.

 

Camponotus irritans, a young colony with approximately 12-14 workers.

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Meranoplus bicolor, if you look closely, you can see alates. Also this colony is actually much bigger than it seems in this pic.

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Lepisiota cf rothneyi, compared to the last time you've seen this colony, they now have their own outworld and moved to different test tubes.

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Camponotus parius, it may seem like this colony is rather small, but in reality this colony is HUGE, their setup currently has two test tubes, one dirt nest, one ytong nest and one outworld.

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Antkeeping since 2018   :)

 

My current list:

Camponotus parius x1, Camponotus irritans x1, Meranoplus bicolor x1, Lepisiota rothneyi x1,  Anochetus sp x1, Monomorium monomorium x1, Tetramorium cf lanuginosum x1, Odontomachus simillimus x2, Iridomyrmex anceps x1, Crematogaster sp x1, Solenopsis geminata x2, Paratopula sp x1, Trichomyrmex destructor x1, Anochetus sp2 1, Camponotus albosparsus x1, Tetramorium cf bicarinatum x1, Unknown Ponerinae x1, Mesoponera rubra x2, Polyrhachis cf bicolor x1, Colobopsis sp x2

 

All ant journal: https://www.formicul...os-ant-journal/


#16 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted July 2 2021 - 11:08 PM

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I WANT THEM ALL

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YouTube: https://m.youtube.co...uKsahGliSH7EqOQ

My current ants: Nylanderia cf. kraepelini, Pheidole parva, Odontomachus simillimus, Tetramorium sp., Oecophylla smaragdina, Monomorium floricola, Pseudolasius streesemani, Camponotus parius, Iridomyrmex anceps, Solenopsis geminata, Pheidole cf. comata

 

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


#17 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted July 2 2021 - 11:12 PM

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Fruit flies might be good for Anochetus if they are available in Malaysia. It seems most ants really like them.

From what I know no one sells fruit flies in our country.

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

My current ants: Nylanderia cf. kraepelini, Pheidole parva, Odontomachus simillimus, Tetramorium sp., Oecophylla smaragdina, Monomorium floricola, Pseudolasius streesemani, Camponotus parius, Iridomyrmex anceps, Solenopsis geminata, Pheidole cf. comata

 

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


#18 Offline SYUTEO - Posted July 3 2021 - 12:22 AM

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Fruit flies might be good for Anochetus if they are available in Malaysia. It seems most ants really like them.

From what I know no one sells fruit flies in our country.

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Actually, there are.


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My current list:

Camponotus parius x1, Camponotus irritans x1, Meranoplus bicolor x1, Lepisiota rothneyi x1,  Anochetus sp x1, Monomorium monomorium x1, Tetramorium cf lanuginosum x1, Odontomachus simillimus x2, Iridomyrmex anceps x1, Crematogaster sp x1, Solenopsis geminata x2, Paratopula sp x1, Trichomyrmex destructor x1, Anochetus sp2 1, Camponotus albosparsus x1, Tetramorium cf bicarinatum x1, Unknown Ponerinae x1, Mesoponera rubra x2, Polyrhachis cf bicolor x1, Colobopsis sp x2

 

All ant journal: https://www.formicul...os-ant-journal/


#19 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted July 3 2021 - 12:23 AM

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Fruit flies might be good for Anochetus if they are available in Malaysia. It seems most ants really like them.

From what I know no one sells fruit flies in our country.

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Actually, there are.
Where?!

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

My current ants: Nylanderia cf. kraepelini, Pheidole parva, Odontomachus simillimus, Tetramorium sp., Oecophylla smaragdina, Monomorium floricola, Pseudolasius streesemani, Camponotus parius, Iridomyrmex anceps, Solenopsis geminata, Pheidole cf. comata

 

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


#20 Offline SYUTEO - Posted July 3 2021 - 12:26 AM

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Fruit flies might be good for Anochetus if they are available in Malaysia. It seems most ants really like them.

From what I know no one sells fruit flies in our country.

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Actually, there are.
Where?!

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Hold on, I'll send you a private message.

 

Edit: The personal message in the forum.


Edited by SYUTEO, July 3 2021 - 12:55 AM.

Antkeeping since 2018   :)

 

My current list:

Camponotus parius x1, Camponotus irritans x1, Meranoplus bicolor x1, Lepisiota rothneyi x1,  Anochetus sp x1, Monomorium monomorium x1, Tetramorium cf lanuginosum x1, Odontomachus simillimus x2, Iridomyrmex anceps x1, Crematogaster sp x1, Solenopsis geminata x2, Paratopula sp x1, Trichomyrmex destructor x1, Anochetus sp2 1, Camponotus albosparsus x1, Tetramorium cf bicarinatum x1, Unknown Ponerinae x1, Mesoponera rubra x2, Polyrhachis cf bicolor x1, Colobopsis sp x2

 

All ant journal: https://www.formicul...os-ant-journal/






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