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All of AntBoi3030’s pheidole


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#1 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted July 18 2021 - 5:27 AM

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First Update:
Last week I managed to catch ten pheidole queens. They all were caught on my pool cover in the morning except for one who was caught at a blacklight. Eight of them were ID as pheidole tysoni, the one at a blacklight has been dubbed pheidole bicirinata. And the last queen is un-identified but is definitely a pheidole queen. And the last one is pheidole pilifera she is really small.
July 17th:
All of the pheidole tysoni queens have eggs! Some even have larvae. Six of the tysoni queens are solo and their are two pairs of two. This queen seems to have some small Larvae (1st photo)
The pheidole bicitinata is likely infertile :( she has two eggs on separate sides of the tube.
And the un-identified queen and the pheidole pilifera has and egg pile as well. This is a picture of the un-identified queen from an ID post (second photo)

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Edited by AntBoi3030, August 29 2021 - 6:09 PM.

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


#2 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted July 18 2021 - 9:39 AM

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Super jealous. I don't think there are any Pheidole near me. I hope yours do well!
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Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, C. vicinus, T. immigrans, A. occidentalis, P. imparis.

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus, B. depilis.

 

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Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

Pheidole californica, Pheidole creightoni, Pheidole inquilina, Solenopsis molesta, Crematogaster coarctata, Crematogaster mutans

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#3 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted July 19 2021 - 8:41 AM

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I got totally hyped today when i saw a pheidole tysoni colony eating a worm! :D

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


#4 Offline WSantkeeper - Posted July 19 2021 - 3:48 PM

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Lucky you! Pheidole is one of my most wanted genera

 

Haha spelling error lol


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Queens I keep:

 

Camponotus sp.

Formica sp.

Unknown queen ant sp.

1 parasitic Formica queen!

 

 


#5 Offline eea - Posted July 19 2021 - 4:13 PM

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Lucky you! Pheidole is one of my most wanted species. 

pheidole is one of my favorite ants but i can't find anyone selling them 


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-camponotus sansabeanus: 20 wokrers


#6 Offline Antkeeper_21 - Posted July 20 2021 - 5:45 AM

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I hope they will successfully grow to a large colony. GOOD LUCK
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#7 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted July 20 2021 - 5:54 AM

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Lucky you! Pheidole is one of my most wanted species. 

sorry but its genuses


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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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#8 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 20 2021 - 7:44 AM

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Lucky you! Pheidole is one of my most wanted species.

sorry but its genuses
Neither. The plural of genus is genera.
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Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#9 Offline DaAnt - Posted July 20 2021 - 7:56 AM

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I really want to get my hands on some Pheidole. Good luck!


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#10 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted July 20 2021 - 8:07 AM

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Thanks, it took a lot of persistence and waking up at 5 am to find them. I also bugged ANTdrew for a while about how to find them.
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My favorite queens/colony’s:
Pheidole Tysoni, Selonopis Molesta, Brachymyrmex Depilis, Tetramorium Immagrians, Prenolepis Imparis, Pheidole Bicirinata 


#11 Offline DaAnt - Posted July 20 2021 - 1:56 PM

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 Thanks for the tips!


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#12 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted July 24 2021 - 5:28 AM

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Update:
All of the tysoni queens have meduim sized larvae now. Here’s a picture of one of the daul queen colony (1st picture) Both the queens are winged one of hem is out of frame though. I’m not sure if one of them in fertile or if they both are. The second picture is of the queen last week. The last picture is of what I think is bicarinata (she has eggs by her foot)

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


#13 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted August 5 2021 - 4:09 PM

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Update:
Holy heck! Workers! She has three so far the oldest is probably less than a day old so we should be getting more. It took a few days less than four weeks which is super impressive. They aren’t interested in any food but I’ll try again tomorrow. All the other tysoni queens have larvae and the pilifera and in-identified queen have larvae. I love how the workers act, they got angry when I opened the tube and when they found the food they dragged it into their trash pile ( it was a soaked cotton ball, and I also tried another food) they also waddle around too which is super cute.here’s a photo of the ants with sas

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


#14 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted August 11 2021 - 2:31 PM

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Trying To spot a major larvae 👀

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


#15 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted August 22 2021 - 8:51 AM

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Update:
The OG tysoni colony is doing pretty good. They probably have 15+ workers now. The queen has been laying more eggs recently. I finally spotted a major larvae when a worker was trying to pick it up. I will need to move them soon.

I caught two more pheidole queens! The first one (2nd photo) is suspected to be bicirinata :D the second could also be bicirinata (3rd photo)but she also may be pilifera or some other species.

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


#16 Offline AntsMaryland - Posted August 22 2021 - 9:03 AM

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Nice, I can't wait to see how your colonies progress! :D


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Aphaenogaster cf. rudis 

Tetramorium immigrans 

Tapinoma sessile

Formica subsericea

Pheidole sp.

Camponotus nearcticus


#17 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted August 26 2021 - 3:31 PM

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The major is in pre-molt :yahoo:
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My favorite queens/colony’s:
Pheidole Tysoni, Selonopis Molesta, Brachymyrmex Depilis, Tetramorium Immagrians, Prenolepis Imparis, Pheidole Bicirinata 


#18 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted August 29 2021 - 5:49 PM

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Update:
The major is now a pupae! I’m super excited. Both the recently caught queens have eggs :yahoo:. The pheidole tysoni colony continues to grow. I fed them an almond and they actually ate it! hopefully next update we’ll have a major. Sorry I forgot my macro lense :( so I don’t have any photos.
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My favorite queens/colony’s:
Pheidole Tysoni, Selonopis Molesta, Brachymyrmex Depilis, Tetramorium Immagrians, Prenolepis Imparis, Pheidole Bicirinata 


#19 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted August 31 2021 - 9:43 AM

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Managed to take a pretty bad picture of the pheidole (possible)bicirinata queen

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


#20 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted September 2 2021 - 3:50 PM

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Pheidole Tysoni, Selonopis Molesta, Brachymyrmex Depilis, Tetramorium Immagrians, Prenolepis Imparis, Pheidole Bicirinata 





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