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Jordan's (non)Orbiculate Honeypot Ants, Myrmecocystus placodops_02

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#41 Offline Shazza - Posted July 15 2021 - 1:55 PM

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I think we all would

#42 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted July 15 2021 - 6:07 PM

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What if you check tomorrow and all the larva will be gone? Will you cry?

 

What if you check in 2 week and all of the placodops are dead? Will you cry?


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#43 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted July 16 2021 - 9:45 PM

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Some pretty large larvae here. Maybe they'll pupate by Sunday. I didn't want to disturb the queen too much today so I didn't take pictures. (someone came in and moved stuff around in my room, which might've shaken up her tube)

I actually started writing this an hour ago, and I just checked again and there's a pupa. I took a video but I don't have time to upload it so I'll do that tomorrow.


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#44 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted July 16 2021 - 11:10 PM

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PUPAE


Edited by sirjordanncurtis, July 17 2021 - 7:22 AM.

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#45 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted July 17 2021 - 3:53 PM

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Did a brood count today. Looks like she has 28 eggs, 19 larvae, and 1 pupa (unmarked picture on imgur link). Some of the eggs look like they might be hatching as well. I was reading coc's journal of his M. mexicanus, and his queens seemed to lay mostly in batches, whereas this queen lays basically every day. 

Today is day 22 since capture, and I'm estimating that she'll have workers by day 41 or 42, which is when I'll actually be out of town.  :( I'm a little worried about how much energy she'll have if she does actually end up raising 20 workers for the first batch, so I'm planning on feeding her some sugar next week after most of these larvae have grown and pupated.

You can see how the queen is doing a pretty good job of separating the large larvae from the smaller larvae/eggs, so hopefully this will reduce cannibalization a bit.

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Imgur link: https://imgur.com/a/I3m3ns0


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#46 Online eea - Posted July 17 2021 - 4:05 PM

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never seen larvae move on their own before, pretty cool



#47 Offline nurbs - Posted July 17 2021 - 5:14 PM

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What if you check tomorrow and all the larva will be gone? Will you cry?

 

What if you check in 2 week and all of the placodops are dead? Will you cry?

 

 

I'd sob like the grown man that I am. Hand me a tissue.


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#48 Offline Tyr_Ants - Posted July 17 2021 - 5:26 PM

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Nice, good luck
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#49 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted July 18 2021 - 10:23 PM

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So the queen has 4 pupae now, which is awesome.
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Queen pics. There are only so many ways you can take pictures of a single ant and I'm on negative 5 ways left. But I'll probably keep going anyways haha.
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#50 Offline PetsNotPests - Posted July 19 2021 - 6:39 AM

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Nice pics! 


Ants are Pets, not Pests. 

 

Keeping:

-Camponotus sansabeanus

-Camponotus US-CA02

-Camponotus vicinus

-Monomorium spp.

-Pogonomyrmex californicus

-Solenopsis spp. 

 


#51 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted July 21 2021 - 7:56 PM

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Hey guys sorry for not updating for the past two days. I know ur all DEFINITELY missing out on the identical updates on my queen :D. I'll send three posts for each day I missed in a bit.


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#52 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted July 21 2021 - 8:03 PM

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For a second I thought she DIED.
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#53 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted July 21 2021 - 8:18 PM

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I can see why you might think that, considering how powerful my queen is, she might be too dangerous.

 

For a second I thought she DIED.


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#54 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted July 21 2021 - 8:24 PM

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Not much update today. The queen has 4 pupae, but I don't want to disturb her, so here's a different red and black ant.
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She has 6 pupae now. The pupae are starting to block out my view of the larvae and eggs, and she's keeping them super close to herself  :*(
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9 pupae now. I can still count around 11-ish larvae. I wonder how many of these will get to actually pupate.
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The queen is moving some of the larvae around here

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#55 Offline NickAnter - Posted Today, 10:14 AM

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How many workers now?


Lasius americanus--about 200 Workers

Nylanderia vividula--500+ workers

Temnothorax rudis--9-20 workers and brood                           

Pheidole navigans--500+? workers

Strumigenys membranifera!!!!--25 queens

Camponotus maritimus--2-6 workers and brood.

Dorymyrmex insanus--6 workers

Solenopsis "plebius"--5-15 workers

Solenopsis cf. truncorum--Eggs


#56 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted Today, 11:10 AM

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No workers yet, but she'll probably have some in a few days. I haven't been updating too much because there's not very much of a difference. 16 pupae as of this morning.


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