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TennesseeAnts' Pheidole dentata Journal

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#21 Offline ANTdrew - Posted December 17 2021 - 3:18 PM

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You have a potential customer. I told him to message you.
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#22 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted December 17 2021 - 6:12 PM

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You have a potential customer. I told him to message you.

Are you talking about the Scolwell06 guy? Yes, he messaged me. Thank you!  (y) 



#23 Offline ANTdrew - Posted December 18 2021 - 3:30 AM

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You have a potential customer. I told him to message you.

Are you talking about the Scolwell06 guy? Yes, he messaged me. Thank you! (y)
You got it, bro!
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#24 Offline antsriondel - Posted January 13 2022 - 5:36 PM

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update??


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#25 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted February 5 2022 - 9:19 AM

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Update: 2/5/22

No surprise to hear that these gals are doing good as ever! I took them off heat and protein for a week or two back in January since they were indeed slowing down quite a bit, but since then I've been powerfeeding them again and they're producing more brood. They haven't shrunk any, staying at about 500 workers for now, until the new brood hatches. I grabbed a couple pictures of the ever-elusive queen today as well:

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#26 Offline antsriondel - Posted February 5 2022 - 10:50 AM

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Update: 2/5/22

No surprise to hear that these gals are doing good as ever! I took them off heat and protein for a week or two back in January since they were indeed slowing down quite a bit, but since then I've been powerfeeding them again and they're producing more brood. They haven't shrunk any, staying at about 500 workers for now, until the new brood hatches. I grabbed a couple pictures of the ever-elusive queen today as well:

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nice!!!! (y)


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#27 Offline ANTdrew - Posted February 5 2022 - 11:09 AM

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Phantastic colony! This inspires me to wake mine up soon.
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#28 Offline UtahAnts - Posted February 5 2022 - 11:10 AM

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I apologize if you've already covered this, but what nest is that colony in?


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#29 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted February 5 2022 - 3:52 PM

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I apologize if you've already covered this, but what nest is that colony in?

You're all good!

 

I have them in a Type III Mini Hearth right now. Its not the double-layer one, but it is divided into two chambers.


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#30 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted May 18 2022 - 9:07 PM

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Update: 5/19/22

This colony slowed down quite a bit over the winter and early spring, only producing enough brood to replace the dying workers. Around March 21st the queen started becoming phsyogastric so I put them back on heat and she began laying eggs non-stop. It got to the point to where they were getting difficult to maintain so I slowed down their feedings in early April until I could get something new figured out for them. I ended up just connecting a spare Mini Hearth XL to their existing nest so they've got a ton more room to grow now. At the start of May I started poer feeding them again and it shows. No, seriously. It really shows. It seems like they're starting to reach the 800-900 worker range and their feeding response is a blast. As you can imagine, the queen is constantly physogastric and always laying new eggs. The brood pile covers the entire floor of the nest space and they aren't slowing down. I don't see any alate brood yet, but they're getting to the point to where we should start seeing some males or queens showing up any time now. Here's a picture of a couple smaller majors hanging out in the outworld:

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#31 Offline T.C. - Posted May 19 2022 - 1:10 AM

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I have to see pictures of the nest.
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#32 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted June 4 2022 - 5:01 AM

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Cockroach feeding time!


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#33 Offline ANTdrew - Posted June 4 2022 - 6:49 PM

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Savage!
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.





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