Jump to content

  • Chat
  •  
  •  



Welcome to Formiculture.com!

This is a website for anyone interested in Myrmecology and all aspects of finding, keeping, and studying ants. The site and forum are free to use. Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation points to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!

Photo
- - - - -

Ecthelion's Myrmecia pilosula and Odontomachus ruficeps journal

myrmecia pilosula bull ant journal

38 replies to this topic

#21 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted October 21 2021 - 7:29 PM

Antkeeper01

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,148 posts
  • LocationColorado

I don't know if it's just me but the second pic I think got corrupted

ye i don't know what that crap is


Edited by Antkeeper01, October 21 2021 - 7:29 PM.

1X Pogonomyrmex occidentalis 40-50 Workers

1X Solenopsis molesta 10 Workers (mono)

Ants I Want: Crematogaster sp, Camponotus Sp., Ponera Pennsylvanica, Mymercocystus sp.

 

My Youtube channel: https://www.youtube....kUjx-dPFMyVqOLw

 

 Join Our Fledgling Discord Server https://discord.com/...089056687423489


#22 Offline Ecthelion - Posted October 21 2021 - 8:05 PM

Ecthelion

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 49 posts

I don't know if it's just me but the second pic I think got corrupted

 

 

 

I don't know if it's just me but the second pic I think got corrupted

ye i don't know what that crap is

 

Yeah, it definetely did. I'll repost it.


Edited by Ecthelion, October 21 2021 - 8:07 PM.


#23 Offline Ecthelion - Posted October 21 2021 - 8:10 PM

Ecthelion

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 49 posts

Yeah, the picture is gone  :(



#24 Offline Ecthelion - Posted October 28 2021 - 11:49 AM

Ecthelion

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 49 posts

The pilosula is down to six larvae :(

but, on a happier note, I got a colony of Odontomachus ruficeps!!! I'll be including them here.


  • Antkeeper01, ANTS_KL and JCRHJM like this

#25 Offline Ecthelion - Posted October 30 2021 - 12:29 PM

Ecthelion

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 49 posts

THE PILOSULA QUEEN HAS A PUPAE!  :yahoo:

I've been told not to bother her at all or she'll destroy it. does anyone know how long it'll take to eclose? also what's the chance it pupates incorrectly and dies?

also some odontomachus pictures B)

trappies 3
trappies.4
trappies   1
trappies 2

  • Antkeeper01 likes this

#26 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted October 30 2021 - 12:52 PM

Leptomyrmx

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 90 posts
  • LocationSydney, Australia

aaAAAAAaaa so jealous of that Odontomachus... ruficeps is more of a desert species, isn't it? I'll have to keep an eye out when I go on my quest for M. bagoti this year. :B


  • Antkeeper01 and Ecthelion like this

Leptomyrmx is my name, not the title btw : P

I comment on 10 year old posts, kindly deal with it :]
Keeper of:

Camponotus humilior

Opisthopsis rufithorax

Pheidole sp.

And around 15 other queens.


#27 Offline Ecthelion - Posted October 30 2021 - 1:10 PM

Ecthelion

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 49 posts

aaAAAAAaaa so jealous of that Odontomachus... ruficeps is more of a desert species, isn't it? I'll have to keep an eye out when I go on my quest for M. bagoti this year. :B

Yes, I think they are! These are from the Northern territory.



#28 Offline JCRHJM - Posted October 30 2021 - 4:24 PM

JCRHJM

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 90 posts

Nice, how large are the odontomachus? 



#29 Offline Ecthelion - Posted October 30 2021 - 6:45 PM

Ecthelion

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 49 posts

Nice, how large are the odontomachus? 

this colony has 5 workers or so, they are about 10mms long.



#30 Offline Ecthelion - Posted November 2 2021 - 1:06 AM

Ecthelion

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 49 posts

Well, we are down to three larvae and one pupae  :(


Edited by Ecthelion, November 2 2021 - 1:07 AM.


#31 Offline JCRHJM - Posted November 2 2021 - 2:36 AM

JCRHJM

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 90 posts

crossing my fingers 4 u 


  • Ecthelion likes this

#32 Offline Ecthelion - Posted November 2 2021 - 3:08 PM

Ecthelion

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 49 posts

crossing my fingers 4 u 

thanks, hopefully it works out! I think the stress of moving them may have contributed to the brood die off.



#33 Offline Ecthelion - Posted November 7 2021 - 12:01 AM

Ecthelion

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 49 posts

Well, we are down to one larvae  :(  I moved the odontomachus onto an aus ants acrylic founding nest as they made a huge mess the atom c, but they made another mess in the acrylic nest.


  • JCRHJM likes this

#34 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted November 7 2021 - 9:10 PM

Leptomyrmx

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 90 posts
  • LocationSydney, Australia

Oh no! Only advice I can give you is fairly obvious, but protein, protein, protein. Really hope they make it.


  • Antkeeper01 and Ecthelion like this

Leptomyrmx is my name, not the title btw : P

I comment on 10 year old posts, kindly deal with it :]
Keeper of:

Camponotus humilior

Opisthopsis rufithorax

Pheidole sp.

And around 15 other queens.


#35 Offline Ecthelion - Posted November 12 2021 - 4:44 PM

Ecthelion

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 49 posts

the odontomachus have had a pupa eclose, they seem to be settling in well.


  • JCRHJM and Leptomyrmx like this

#36 Offline Ecthelion - Posted November 22 2021 - 11:19 PM

Ecthelion

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 49 posts

So far, no changes. The odontomachus have two more workers, but that's it. how long do myrmecia pupae take to eclose?


  • Antkeeper01 likes this

#37 Offline Ecthelion - Posted December 3 2021 - 4:49 PM

Ecthelion

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 49 posts

Well, it finally happened!  :yahoo:

pilosula nanitic

  • Antkeeper01, eea, Shazza and 3 others like this

#38 Offline antsriondel - Posted December 3 2021 - 5:15 PM

antsriondel

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 39 posts

congrats!!!!


  • Antkeeper01, Ecthelion and PaigeX like this

#39 Offline PaigeX - Posted December 3 2021 - 9:48 PM

PaigeX

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 51 posts
  • LocationSunshine Coast, QLD, Australia

Yay!! Woot woot! Beautiful! Great picture too! 


  • Ecthelion likes this

Favourite Ant Genus: Polyrhachis 

 

Here's the list of ants I have so far:
 
Golden Bull Ant - Myrmecia Chrysogaster - Queen in test tube and small outworld. No eggs yet.
Golden Tailed Spiny Ant - Polyrhachis Ammon - Or might be Polyrhachis Brisbanensis. - Colony.
Also a few Queens in test tubes with small outworlds.
Golden Tailed Spiny Ant - Polyrhachis Vermiculosa - Colony.
Golden Tail Sugar Ant - Camponotus Aeneopilosus - A few queens in test tubes.
Household Sugar Ant - Camponotus Humilior - A few queens in test tubes.
White-Legged Sugar Ant - Camponotus Elegans - Colony.
Brachyponera lutea - Queen in test tube - has eggs, larvae and cocoons.
Black Pavement Ant - Iridomyrmex Bicknelli - Queen in test tube. Has first workers.
Black Ant - Ochetellus glaber - Colony. 
 
One mini small orange Ant queen of 3mm in size. (0.11 inch) Has some eggs already.
One unidentified Golden Spiny Ant queen in test tube with eggs. Larger in size than Polyrhachis Vermiculosa by 1mm.
One unidentified Golden Spiny Ant colony. Smaller than Polyrhachis Vermiculosa by 1-2 mm.
 

May God Bless you. 

 






Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: myrmecia pilosula, bull ant, journal

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users