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That_one_ant_guys Myrmecocystus Navajo journal-Update 9/30/21


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#1 Offline That_one_ant_guy - Posted August 12 2021 - 7:14 PM

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Helloo everyone, I got a Myrmecocystus Navajo from Dspdrew and for awhile she didn't lay eggs, until I gave her some sand, and then she laid around 8ish eggs!fQACTw.jpgI've never raised honeypots so I'm gonna need some help along the way😅 so if you have any advice or tips I'd be happy to hear!

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#2 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted August 12 2021 - 8:08 PM

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Nice, just heat well (85F-90F) and keep dark 


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#3 Offline That_one_ant_guy - Posted August 13 2021 - 5:39 AM

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Nice, just heat well (85F-90F) and keep dark

Okay will do :)

#4 Offline That_one_ant_guy - Posted August 13 2021 - 2:44 PM

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Also how often should I check on her?

#5 Offline That_one_ant_guy - Posted August 15 2021 - 1:50 PM

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Helloo not much change other than the queen laying more eggs, and some of them look like there going to become larvae.GcoVOz.jpgI also gave her some sunburst nector that she seems to be enjoying.eMgeS4.jpgBut until next time cya! :)
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#6 Offline That_one_ant_guy - Posted August 22 2021 - 9:24 AM

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Soooooo she laid eeeeven more eggs, the test tube is a bit blurry so not the best picbCTs6u.jpgAlsoooo, since the last update she has become a'thicboi'ifj1lI.jpgWelp that's about it😅 I'll probably update again when she gets larvae, but until next time cYa
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#7 Offline That_one_ant_guy - Posted September 1 2021 - 7:07 PM

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#8 Offline KadinB - Posted September 1 2021 - 7:12 PM

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I would check every week or so. When she get's close to workers check on her every like 2-3 days. Then only check on her with those first workers 2-3 times to only feed. Then as the colony get's bigger you can check on them more frequently. Also try not to vibrate her cause it causes stress. Then also like B_rad said heat her. GL with them!! I may be wrong on some of the info also but this is from stuff I have heard from multiple people. 


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#9 Offline That_one_ant_guy - Posted September 1 2021 - 7:15 PM

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I would check every week or so. When she get's close to workers check on her every like 2-3 days. Then only check on her with those first workers 2-3 times to only feed. Then as the colony get's bigger you can check on them more frequently. Also try not to vibrate her cause it causes stress. Then also like B_rad said heat her. GL with them!! I may be wrong on some of the info also but this is from stuff I have heard from multiple people.

Yea I'm heating her at around 88ish degrees, and I'll do my best not to check on them as much😅

#10 Offline KadinB - Posted September 1 2021 - 7:16 PM

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I would check every week or so. When she get's close to workers check on her every like 2-3 days. Then only check on her with those first workers 2-3 times to only feed. Then as the colony get's bigger you can check on them more frequently. Also try not to vibrate her cause it causes stress. Then also like B_rad said heat her. GL with them!! I may be wrong on some of the info also but this is from stuff I have heard from multiple people.

Yea I'm heating her at around 88ish degrees, and I'll do my best not to check on them as much

 

I'd say your doing a good job so far and I wish the best of luck to you with her!



#11 Offline That_one_ant_guy - Posted September 13 2021 - 6:24 AM

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Welp, bad news, somehow her test tube rolled of the heating mat thing, and all of her brood got lost in the sand☹, she was only able to find 3 of her eggs and 1 larvae so far, I'm just hoping that she could find the rest while I'm at school.
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#12 Offline eea - Posted September 13 2021 - 1:10 PM

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oh no :(


-camponotus sansabeanus: 9 workers and larvae

-pheidole moerens: 3 workers and pile of brood

 

 

 

 

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#13 Offline That_one_ant_guy - Posted September 13 2021 - 1:19 PM

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Well I checked on her with my red light and she found 2 more of her larvae, and around 3 more eggs😁😁
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#14 Offline That_one_ant_guy - Posted September 30 2021 - 7:05 PM

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Sooooooo after a couple set backs, she has a few larvae and I think an egg, (she has one you can barely see in her mouth)Attached File  20210930_195227~3.jpg   214.26KB   0 downloads
I'll check up on her again when she gets cocoons.
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