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#1 Offline WSantkeeper - Posted July 19 2021 - 3:05 PM

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At the same place where I caught some parasitic Formica queens( link: https://www.formicul.../#entry194393),I caught this queen:

 

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Queens I keep:

 

Camponotus sp.

Formica sp.

Unknown queen ant sp.

1 parasitic Formica queen!

 

 


#2 Offline WSantkeeper - Posted July 19 2021 - 3:08 PM

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About the best picture I can get, because the test tube makes it 3x blurrier.


Queens I keep:

 

Camponotus sp.

Formica sp.

Unknown queen ant sp.

1 parasitic Formica queen!

 

 


#3 Offline WSantkeeper - Posted July 20 2021 - 8:52 AM

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Update: 

well that was quick. She already has pupa and some fat larvae.

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Queens I keep:

 

Camponotus sp.

Formica sp.

Unknown queen ant sp.

1 parasitic Formica queen!

 

 


#4 Offline Antkeeper_21 - Posted July 21 2021 - 10:12 AM

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The best of luck to your queen(s)
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#5 Offline Antkeeper_21 - Posted July 21 2021 - 10:58 AM

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Btw, how often will you do updates?

#6 Offline WSantkeeper - Posted July 23 2021 - 10:38 AM

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When something important happens, lol. Okay not a lot has happened BUT there is a Formica nuptial flight. Saw queens take flight and all that. Might get a video if feeling good

Queens I keep:

 

Camponotus sp.

Formica sp.

Unknown queen ant sp.

1 parasitic Formica queen!

 

 


#7 Offline GreekAnts - Posted July 23 2021 - 11:27 AM

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So lucky! I hope the best to your queen!


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#8 Offline WSantkeeper - Posted August 7 2021 - 11:56 AM

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I'm always weeks late, anyway, queen got nanitics, about 8-9 of them! I never heard of this, even my lasius and tetra at most only get about 6 nanitics! Fed them a superworm leftover from my camponotus. 

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Seems to be gathering sand in the nest, wonder why..

Test tube is freaking moldy, gotta move them out, not hard, Formica are super tweaky.

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Queens I keep:

 

Camponotus sp.

Formica sp.

Unknown queen ant sp.

1 parasitic Formica queen!

 

 






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