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AntBoi303’s tetramorium immigrans journal


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#1 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted July 16 2021 - 2:20 PM

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Hello good people of formiculture, this has been a dream of mine since last agust I’ve always wanted a tetromruim colony. I caught this queen on June 4th and I’m guessing it took her a little bit over four weeks. Because when I checked on her and saw she had ten workers the majority of them were mature. I fed them their first meal of berry sugar water. Their brood pile is nice and they are a healthy colony. I plan on feeding them some crickets tomorrow.

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Keeping:
tapinoma sessile, lasius aphidicola, temnothorax curvispinosus ,nylanderia flavipes, prenolepis impairs
Founding:
camponotus chromaiodes x2, camponotus pennsylvanicus x1, tetramorium immigrans x6, temnothorax curvispinosus x13, Colobopsis impressa x2, camponotus castaneus x1, Temnothorax dbbga03 (undescribed)x4 pheidole bicarinata x2 pheidole tysoni x5 (hooray :D) aphenogaster cf. rudis x3 selonopis molesta x2 Formica pallidefulva-group x2 nylanderia sp. x1 pheidole pilfera x1 lasius americanus x4 Monomorium minimum x1

#2 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted July 20 2021 - 8:12 AM

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I’ve been feeding the them once or twice a day (protein meals) so I’m hoping they can get a lot of brood but their test tubes getting mouldy D:
Anyone know how difficult tetromruim is to move?
Keeping:
tapinoma sessile, lasius aphidicola, temnothorax curvispinosus ,nylanderia flavipes, prenolepis impairs
Founding:
camponotus chromaiodes x2, camponotus pennsylvanicus x1, tetramorium immigrans x6, temnothorax curvispinosus x13, Colobopsis impressa x2, camponotus castaneus x1, Temnothorax dbbga03 (undescribed)x4 pheidole bicarinata x2 pheidole tysoni x5 (hooray :D) aphenogaster cf. rudis x3 selonopis molesta x2 Formica pallidefulva-group x2 nylanderia sp. x1 pheidole pilfera x1 lasius americanus x4 Monomorium minimum x1

#3 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 20 2021 - 9:20 AM

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They are super easy to move.
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#4 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted July 20 2021 - 10:56 AM

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Update:
They are doing well besides the mould (I’ll move them soon) they ate a moth the size of a queen in less than 5 hours |: here’s a picture of them dragging half a mini roach and also a large larvae next to the queen. Maybe a bigger worker?
Edit: it looks like the moth’s wings are hers lol

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Keeping:
tapinoma sessile, lasius aphidicola, temnothorax curvispinosus ,nylanderia flavipes, prenolepis impairs
Founding:
camponotus chromaiodes x2, camponotus pennsylvanicus x1, tetramorium immigrans x6, temnothorax curvispinosus x13, Colobopsis impressa x2, camponotus castaneus x1, Temnothorax dbbga03 (undescribed)x4 pheidole bicarinata x2 pheidole tysoni x5 (hooray :D) aphenogaster cf. rudis x3 selonopis molesta x2 Formica pallidefulva-group x2 nylanderia sp. x1 pheidole pilfera x1 lasius americanus x4 Monomorium minimum x1

#5 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted July 21 2021 - 6:24 PM

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It took all day but they finally moved. I got a good look at their brood pile. I think it’s a pretty good size right? The queen was just starting to lay eggs. I hope she’ll continue to lay though

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Keeping:
tapinoma sessile, lasius aphidicola, temnothorax curvispinosus ,nylanderia flavipes, prenolepis impairs
Founding:
camponotus chromaiodes x2, camponotus pennsylvanicus x1, tetramorium immigrans x6, temnothorax curvispinosus x13, Colobopsis impressa x2, camponotus castaneus x1, Temnothorax dbbga03 (undescribed)x4 pheidole bicarinata x2 pheidole tysoni x5 (hooray :D) aphenogaster cf. rudis x3 selonopis molesta x2 Formica pallidefulva-group x2 nylanderia sp. x1 pheidole pilfera x1 lasius americanus x4 Monomorium minimum x1




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