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ReignofRage's Manica bradleyi Journal (Updated Sept. 26th)

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#1 Offline ReignofRage - Posted September 15 2021 - 4:39 PM

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ReignofRage's Manica bradleyi Journal

 

 

 

Update 15.ix.2021

 

Here is a link to a video of a queen eating.

 

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Eggs eggs eggs, all they did for a while was lay eggs. This species seemed to get more than 30+ eggs, it appears most will be trophic though.

 

 

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The forbidden jelly beans, lol. The larvae for this species always looks slimey in person.

 

 

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These puape go from white to fully colored in only a day, if only I could time lapse it.

 

 

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Lastly, a nanitic! She enclosed today about an hour before I got these pictures.


Edited by ReignofRage, Yesterday, 3:58 PM.

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#2 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted September 15 2021 - 4:54 PM

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I don't think I've ever seen someone who has a Manica colony with workers (not saying there aren't more, but I just haven't seen any). Congrats!


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#3 Offline ReignofRage - Posted September 15 2021 - 4:58 PM

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I don't think I've ever seen someone have a Manica colony with workers (not saying there aren't more, but I just haven't seen any). Congrats!

Thank you! So far there hasn't been any hiccups, so it should just be plain sailing for most of this colony and my other colonies' lives.


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#4 Offline Moonant01 - Posted September 15 2021 - 5:11 PM

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so lucky I had a Manica queen once it was ID'd as M. hunteri but she seemed to be infertile, so she died. But cograts :)



#5 Offline ReignofRage - Posted September 15 2021 - 5:18 PM

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so lucky I had a Manica queen once it was ID'd as M. hunteri but she seemed to be infertile, so she died. But cograts :)

That sucks, hopefully you can find another!


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#6 Offline Moonant01 - Posted September 15 2021 - 7:40 PM

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so lucky I had a Manica queen once it was ID'd as M. hunteri but she seemed to be infertile, so she died. But cograts :)

That sucks, hopefully you can find another!

 

the only other places I've seen manica are Buena Vista, and Leadville i was a bit to early for flights mature colonies had alates in the nestbut i was in each of those towns for a day. I found the queen in Alamosa(I'm in CO)


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#7 Offline ReignofRage - Posted September 16 2021 - 3:08 PM

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One of the colonies got a second worker!


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#8 Offline ReignofRage - Posted September 24 2021 - 5:43 PM

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Update 24.ix.2021

 

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The workers have darkened quite nicely. After this generation of brood encloses all besides a couple will be hibernated, I want to experiment with whether or not they really need to hibernate or if there will be maleffects.I also don't really know what I want to move these colonies into, I have one in a tub and tubes setup to see how they will handle that.


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#9 Offline ReignofRage - Posted September 26 2021 - 11:09 AM

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One colony is now up to seven workers, which is all I think I'm going to get out of the colony before hibernation.


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