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#1 Offline antsandmore - Posted July 21 2021 - 8:52 AM

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Journal start 7/21/2021

I caught two queens on Sunday, 7/18/2021 . I am not sure what the exact species is yet, but I hope I can figure that out soon. 

 

I have labeled the queens queen 1 and queen 2. 

Both queens have eggs, but queen 1 has clumped them up together while queen 2 has scattered them a bit. 

 

I hope I can get at least one colony out of these two, and my hopes are high. I will try to update once they get larvae(if they do get larvae.) wish me luck!

 

pictures: 

 

queen 1

 

 

queen 2 


Edited by antsandmore, July 21 2021 - 9:15 AM.

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#2 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted July 21 2021 - 9:08 AM

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there are no pictures but either way good luck!\


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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#3 Offline Antkeeper_21 - Posted July 21 2021 - 9:11 AM

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I agree with Antkeeper01, I don't see any pics but big hopes for your queens ;)

#4 Offline antsandmore - Posted July 21 2021 - 9:13 AM

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oh... lol sorry about that. let me try again. edit: I can see it now, I hope everybody else can also see it.


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#5 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted July 21 2021 - 12:54 PM

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oh... lol sorry about that. let me try again. edit: I can see it now, I hope everybody else can also see it.

I can đź‘Ť

#6 Offline M_Ants - Posted July 21 2021 - 2:25 PM

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Nice. You should update your Crematogaster. 


Veromessor pergandei- 1 queens 50ish workers

Myrmecocystus testaceus

Crematogaster sp. 

Acromyrmex

Camponotus yogi

Pogonomyrmex

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#7 Offline ReignofRage - Posted July 21 2021 - 2:35 PM

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The queens don't seem to have spines so, they are most likely P. californicus. Good luck with them!



#8 Offline antsandmore - Posted July 21 2021 - 8:40 PM

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The queens don't seem to have spines so, they are most likely P. californicus. Good luck with them!

yes, I also heard that from tenesse ants. thank you!


Nice. You should update your Crematogaster. 

I would, but not much changed. 


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#9 Offline NPLT - Posted July 22 2021 - 5:21 AM

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Nice queens. 

Dunno why but they look like Manica hunteri or Manica invida, though that's probably my godawful id'ing skills and I am most likely not right.


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#10 Offline antsandmore - Posted July 22 2021 - 7:18 AM

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Nice queens. 

Dunno why but they look like Manica hunteri or Manica invida, though that's probably my godawful id'ing skills and I am most likely not right.

I do see a few similarities, but they are most likely pogonomyrmex. my pictures are oviously not the best for id's.


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#11 Offline futurebird - Posted July 22 2021 - 8:14 AM

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They look almost identical to my pogonomyrmex occidentalis colony. It could be some other species, though. But the color, body texture, head and jaw shape, gaster shape, size are all the same. 

 

Looking forward to seeing more of this colony.


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#12 Offline antsandmore - Posted September 6 2021 - 2:01 PM

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discontinued...

both queens died, I suspect that they were infertile because they got eggs but never larvae.


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