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#41 Offline SYUTEO - Posted July 8 2021 - 9:42 PM

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Well, good news and bad news. Both about mites.

 

Good news: There are fewer mites on the C. irritans queen and workers.

 

Bad news: The mites on the Colobopsis cf leonardi colony is most likely parasitic.


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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 sp x1, Anochetus sp2 x1, Camponotus albosparsus x1, Tetramorium cf bicarinatum x1, Brachyponera sp x1, Mesoponera rubra x1, Colobopsis sp x2, Anoplolepis gracilipes x1, Colobopsis leonardi x1, cf Paratopula sp x1, Gnamptogenys sp x1

 

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#42 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 9 2021 - 2:37 AM

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My Camponotus subbarbatus got a major in their second generation.
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#43 Offline SYUTEO - Posted July 9 2021 - 6:18 PM

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Last night I caught a Technomyrmex queen!  :yahoo: I was actually wondering if she was semi or fully claustral because the workers and queens look almost identical  :thinking:.


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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 sp x1, Anochetus sp2 x1, Camponotus albosparsus x1, Tetramorium cf bicarinatum x1, Brachyponera sp x1, Mesoponera rubra x1, Colobopsis sp x2, Anoplolepis gracilipes x1, Colobopsis leonardi x1, cf Paratopula sp x1, Gnamptogenys sp x1

 

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#44 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted July 10 2021 - 12:40 AM

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Last night I caught a Technomyrmex queen! :yahoo: I was actually wondering if she was semi or fully claustral because the workers and queens look almost identical :thinking:.

Feed her just in case. I want technomyrmex cuz I find them cute.

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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, Proatta butteli

 

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


#45 Offline SYUTEO - Posted July 10 2021 - 3:10 AM

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Last night I caught a Technomyrmex queen! :yahoo: I was actually wondering if she was semi or fully claustral because the workers and queens look almost identical :thinking:.

Feed her just in case. I want technomyrmex cuz I find them cute.

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Well, okay, I'll try feeding her. I've actually had a few attempts in the past, back then I raised them like a normal fully claustral queen but they didn't succeed.


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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 sp x1, Anochetus sp2 x1, Camponotus albosparsus x1, Tetramorium cf bicarinatum x1, Brachyponera sp x1, Mesoponera rubra x1, Colobopsis sp x2, Anoplolepis gracilipes x1, Colobopsis leonardi x1, cf Paratopula sp x1, Gnamptogenys sp x1

 

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#46 Offline SYUTEO - Posted July 10 2021 - 8:33 PM

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My Camponotus subbarbatus got a major in their second generation.

My colony's major is probably in the third or fourth generation but I could be wrong.


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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 sp x1, Anochetus sp2 x1, Camponotus albosparsus x1, Tetramorium cf bicarinatum x1, Brachyponera sp x1, Mesoponera rubra x1, Colobopsis sp x2, Anoplolepis gracilipes x1, Colobopsis leonardi x1, cf Paratopula sp x1, Gnamptogenys sp x1

 

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


#47 Offline SYUTEO - Posted July 10 2021 - 8:36 PM

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Update: Most of the mites have come off the C. irritans colony. And I think I saw the Anochetus queen is holding a larva.

 

Edit: It's been confirmed! There IS a larva!


Edited by SYUTEO, July 10 2021 - 9:20 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 sp x1, Anochetus sp2 x1, Camponotus albosparsus x1, Tetramorium cf bicarinatum x1, Brachyponera sp x1, Mesoponera rubra x1, Colobopsis sp x2, Anoplolepis gracilipes x1, Colobopsis leonardi x1, cf Paratopula sp x1, Gnamptogenys sp x1

 

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#48 Offline SYUTEO - Posted July 12 2021 - 9:10 PM

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Update: Last night I saw that the Anochetus queen has three larvae but now she moved the eggs and possibly the small larvae to the ceiling of her nest making it hard for me to properly count the amount of larvae she has, it may even be possible that she ate them (I hope she didn't eat them).

 

Edit: As of right now, four larvae have been confirmed.


Edited by SYUTEO, July 12 2021 - 10:37 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 sp x1, Anochetus sp2 x1, Camponotus albosparsus x1, Tetramorium cf bicarinatum x1, Brachyponera sp x1, Mesoponera rubra x1, Colobopsis sp x2, Anoplolepis gracilipes x1, Colobopsis leonardi x1, cf Paratopula sp x1, Gnamptogenys sp x1

 

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#49 Offline SYUTEO - Posted July 13 2021 - 2:23 AM

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I just caught a tiny black Monomorium queen (looks similar to M. minimum).


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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 sp x1, Anochetus sp2 x1, Camponotus albosparsus x1, Tetramorium cf bicarinatum x1, Brachyponera sp x1, Mesoponera rubra x1, Colobopsis sp x2, Anoplolepis gracilipes x1, Colobopsis leonardi x1, cf Paratopula sp x1, Gnamptogenys sp x1

 

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#50 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted July 13 2021 - 3:06 AM

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I just caught a tiny black Monomorium queen (looks similar to M. minimum).

It's probably M. monomorium. They were recently updated into the Malaysian ant database in antweb.

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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, Proatta butteli

 

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


#51 Offline SYUTEO - Posted July 13 2021 - 7:30 PM

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Sadly, the Odontomachus simillimus queen has died. :(


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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 sp x1, Anochetus sp2 x1, Camponotus albosparsus x1, Tetramorium cf bicarinatum x1, Brachyponera sp x1, Mesoponera rubra x1, Colobopsis sp x2, Anoplolepis gracilipes x1, Colobopsis leonardi x1, cf Paratopula sp x1, Gnamptogenys sp x1

 

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#52 Offline DIACAMMAWORLDCOOL - Posted July 13 2021 - 8:05 PM

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Sadly, the Odontomachus simillimus queen has died. :(

Similimus is HARD to raise from a queen. I got 2 colonies, caught as a colony.  :)


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#53 Offline SYUTEO - Posted July 13 2021 - 9:06 PM

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Sadly, the Odontomachus simillimus queen has died. :(

Similimus is HARD to raise from a queen. I got 2 colonies, caught as a colony.  :)

 

I raised that queen successfully but after the first generation, the larvae failed to pupate and then all the workers died, only the queen is left. Now, she's gone.


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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 sp x1, Anochetus sp2 x1, Camponotus albosparsus x1, Tetramorium cf bicarinatum x1, Brachyponera sp x1, Mesoponera rubra x1, Colobopsis sp x2, Anoplolepis gracilipes x1, Colobopsis leonardi x1, cf Paratopula sp x1, Gnamptogenys sp x1

 

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#54 Offline DIACAMMAWORLDCOOL - Posted July 13 2021 - 9:18 PM

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Sadly, the Odontomachus simillimus queen has died. :(

Similimus is HARD to raise from a queen. I got 2 colonies, caught as a colony.  :)

 

I raised that queen successfully but after the first generation, the larvae failed to pupate and then all the workers died, only the queen is left. Now, she's gone.

 

Yeah once, one of my queens raised the first generation which was a single worker and then ate it.


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#55 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted July 13 2021 - 11:20 PM

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Sadly, the Odontomachus simillimus queen has died. :(

Similimus is HARD to raise from a queen. I got 2 colonies, caught as a colony. :)
I raised that queen successfully but after the first generation, the larvae failed to pupate and then all the workers died, only the queen is left. Now, she's gone.
Yeah once, one of my queens raised the first generation which was a single worker and then ate it.
ouch. Fingers crossed that won't happen to mine. Tho all trap jaws in odontomachus are more simple. Adequate feeding and proper maintenance guarantees success.

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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, Proatta butteli

 

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


#56 Offline SYUTEO - Posted July 14 2021 - 12:28 AM

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Sadly, the Odontomachus simillimus queen has died. :(

Similimus is HARD to raise from a queen. I got 2 colonies, caught as a colony. :)
I raised that queen successfully but after the first generation, the larvae failed to pupate and then all the workers died, only the queen is left. Now, she's gone.
Yeah once, one of my queens raised the first generation which was a single worker and then ate it.
ouch. Fingers crossed that won't happen to mine. Tho all trap jaws in odontomachus are more simple. Adequate feeding and proper maintenance guarantees success.

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That happened to my Odontoponera denticulata queen.


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 sp x1, Anochetus sp2 x1, Camponotus albosparsus x1, Tetramorium cf bicarinatum x1, Brachyponera sp x1, Mesoponera rubra x1, Colobopsis sp x2, Anoplolepis gracilipes x1, Colobopsis leonardi x1, cf Paratopula sp x1, Gnamptogenys sp x1

 

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


#57 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted July 14 2021 - 12:32 AM

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[quote name="SYUTEO" post="193742" timestamp="1626251306"][quote name="ANTS_KL" post="193738" timestamp="1626247231"][quote name="DIACAMMAWORLDCOOL" post="193725" timestamp="1626239895"][quote name="SYUTEO" post="193724" timestamp="1626239202"][quote name="DIACAMMAWORLDCOOL" post="193719" timestamp="1626235538"][quote name="SYUTEO" post="193717" timestamp="1626233448"]Sadly, the Odontomachus simillimus queen has died. :([/quote]Similimus is HARD to raise from a queen. I got 2 colonies, caught as a colony. :)[/quote]I raised that queen successfully but after the first generation, the larvae failed to pupate and then all the workers died, only the queen is left. Now, she's gone.[/quote]Yeah once, one of my queens raised the first generation which was a single worker and then ate it.[/quote]ouch. Fingers crossed that won't happen to mine. Tho all trap jaws in odontomachus are more simple. Adequate feeding and proper maintenance guarantees success.

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That happened to my Odontoponera denticulata queen.[/quote]My odontoponera never laid eggs

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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, Proatta butteli

 

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


#58 Offline SYUTEO - Posted July 14 2021 - 12:38 AM

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Sadly, the Odontomachus simillimus queen has died. :(

Similimus is HARD to raise from a queen. I got 2 colonies, caught as a colony. :)

I raised that queen successfully but after the first generation, the larvae failed to pupate and then all the workers died, only the queen is left. Now, she's gone.

Yeah once, one of my queens raised the first generation which was a single worker and then ate it.

ouch. Fingers crossed that won't happen to mine. Tho all trap jaws in odontomachus are more simple. Adequate feeding and proper maintenance guarantees success.

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That happened to my Odontoponera denticulata queen.
My odontoponera never laid eggs

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I guess it usually depends on when you catch the queens, queens that are caught just after mating usually laid eggs and queens that already raised some brood before being captured usually don't lay eggs. And my Odontoponera queens almost never let their larvae pupate for some reason.


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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 sp x1, Anochetus sp2 x1, Camponotus albosparsus x1, Tetramorium cf bicarinatum x1, Brachyponera sp x1, Mesoponera rubra x1, Colobopsis sp x2, Anoplolepis gracilipes x1, Colobopsis leonardi x1, cf Paratopula sp x1, Gnamptogenys sp x1

 

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


#59 Offline SYUTEO - Posted July 15 2021 - 5:34 PM

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A few updates, Camponotus parius also had mites, though not a lot of them. Anochetus now has five larvae and Monomorium queen has a small pile of eggs.


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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 sp x1, Anochetus sp2 x1, Camponotus albosparsus x1, Tetramorium cf bicarinatum x1, Brachyponera sp x1, Mesoponera rubra x1, Colobopsis sp x2, Anoplolepis gracilipes x1, Colobopsis leonardi x1, cf Paratopula sp x1, Gnamptogenys sp x1

 

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


#60 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 15 2021 - 6:34 PM

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Photos of the Monomorium, please.

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