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Antkeeper01s Leptothorax canadensis journal (9/2/21)


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#1 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted July 12 2021 - 7:52 PM

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so last time i went to breckenridge i collected several colonies of these one died but the other survived and yesterday in Vail i found a dealate while eating lunch

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1X Pogonomyrmex occidentalis 40-50 Workers

1X Solenopsis molesta 10 Workers (mono)

Ants I Want: Crematogaster sp, Camponotus Sp., Ponera Pennsylvanica, Mymercocystus sp.

 

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#2 Offline cap_backfire - Posted July 13 2021 - 9:43 AM

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I love these little piles of curled up ants!  I have yet to see this in my own colonies, as they all form the pupae.   
This is so cool!  


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#3 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted July 14 2021 - 5:45 AM

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while i was looking at one of my colonies this morningi saw something scurry past the ants, my worst nightmare: a mite what should i do?

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1X Pogonomyrmex occidentalis 40-50 Workers

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#4 Offline cap_backfire - Posted July 14 2021 - 6:46 AM

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I just bought predatory mites on Amazon to take care of springtails I should NOT have entered into my Trachy setup.   So far everyone seems fine in that setup but... I gotta eliminate those springtails.   

They were fairly reasonable and you could honestly put them in each of your formicariums with no threat to your ants.   At worst the mites all die off after they have nothing to eat.  I think ANTdrew or someone recommended this to me.  



#5 Offline DDD101DDD - Posted July 14 2021 - 6:52 AM

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It might just be harmless, in my opinion you should wait and see if it does something bad before making a big deal out of it.


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He travels, he seeks the p a r m e s a n.


#6 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted July 14 2021 - 6:58 AM

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It might just be harmless, in my opinion you should wait and see if it does something bad before making a big deal out of it.

ok thanks


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1X Pogonomyrmex occidentalis 40-50 Workers

1X Solenopsis molesta 10 Workers (mono)

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#7 Offline cap_backfire - Posted July 14 2021 - 7:06 AM

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Try to buy from "Nature's Good Guys" as they have a very high rating.  You could also go to their website but their shipping rates are kind of high.   I mean, they're reasonable but they're around 20 bucks for shipping.  



#8 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted July 15 2021 - 12:54 AM

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I have at least 100 garbage eating (detritivorous) mites in my Odontomachus simillimus queens outworld.

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Ants epic :D
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My current ants: Camponotus irritans, 2x Camponotus parius, Odontomachus rixosus, Oecophylla smaragdina, Solenopsis geminata

 

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

Also I got an antlion o-0


#9 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted September 2 2021 - 12:37 PM

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well I still have colony of these which I have gotten identified as Leptothorax canadensis and In Buena vista I caught a single queen the single queen has around 5 eggs

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1X Pogonomyrmex occidentalis 40-50 Workers

1X Solenopsis molesta 10 Workers (mono)

Ants I Want: Crematogaster sp, Camponotus Sp., Ponera Pennsylvanica, Mymercocystus sp.

 

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#10 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted September 10 2021 - 6:40 PM

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Bad news, so this morning I woke up to the workers tending to the dead queens body :*(  but I finally got around to taking pictures:

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1X Pogonomyrmex occidentalis 40-50 Workers

1X Solenopsis molesta 10 Workers (mono)

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#11 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted September 10 2021 - 6:50 PM

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Oh no :(

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


#12 Offline eea - Posted September 10 2021 - 7:02 PM

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:(


-camponotus sansabeanus: 14 wokrers


#13 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted May 13 2022 - 3:18 PM

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Might be going to Breckenridge again this month so might get some? Maybe?


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1X Pogonomyrmex occidentalis 40-50 Workers

1X Solenopsis molesta 10 Workers (mono)

Ants I Want: Crematogaster sp, Camponotus Sp., Ponera Pennsylvanica, Mymercocystus sp.

 

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#14 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted May 25 2022 - 6:23 PM

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Might be going to Breckenridge again this month so might get some? Maybe?


I love to ski there!
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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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