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Bugging3out's Solenopsis Invicta journal

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#1 Offline Bugging3out - Posted November 20 2021 - 3:16 PM

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Hello all Forum people! (why do i feel like an alien saying hi to humans?) I have not posted anything on my page since like July. Some of you may remember me, some may don't. Doesn't matter. I got a Solenopsis Invicta queen in August. I raised her from 1 queen and so far so good. She has now 20 workers. The sight of the first nanitics was just beautiful. They are now a colony that is growing rapidly. I give them honey and sugar water. I also give them pre-killed crickets from the pet store near me. I will give pictures and a short vid on them tomorrow. I think to give ants live prey is cruel and uncalled for. But, in fire ant cases. It pains me to say it but there instinct is to hunt and kill prey. I will give the decision to you guys. Please vote. The pole is above. If you guys say yes, I will take video of the cricket getting killed. I will remove 4 of its legs to give the fire ants a fighting chance. If you say no, I will take video of them feasting upon the dead carcass. Thank you. Feel free to ask questions or concerns or advise or comments. I will not judge anybody's constructive criticism. 

 

Peace!

 

Don't forgot to vote!

 

 


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#2 Offline Bugging3out - Posted November 21 2021 - 5:18 AM

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Hi everyone, i just wanted to say that the vote will stop this thanksgiving. Thank you all for voting i will be posting pictures of them now. 


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#3 Offline Bugging3out - Posted November 21 2021 - 11:50 AM

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pictures:

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#4 Offline Bugging3out - Posted November 21 2021 - 11:58 AM

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Here's a link to the vid i created.

 


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#5 Offline Bugging3out - Posted November 21 2021 - 12:03 PM

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I will be making updates the day after ThanksGiving and will be posting a video of them eating honey.

Happy holidays!

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#6 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted November 21 2021 - 4:37 PM

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pictures:

What a beautiful colony! Hope they grow healthy and strong!!


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Ants epic :D
YouTube: https://m.youtube.co...uKsahGliSH7EqOQ

My current ants: Camponotus irritans, 2x Camponotus parius, 2x Odontomachus simillimus, Oecophylla smaragdina

 

Death count: idk there's too many that I've lost :(

Also I got an antlion o-0


#7 Offline Bugging3out - Posted November 22 2021 - 1:09 PM

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thank you!


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#8 Offline Bugging3out - Posted November 25 2021 - 1:12 PM

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Ending vote now.

Happy ThanksGiving!


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#9 Offline Bugging3out - Posted November 25 2021 - 1:21 PM

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Okay so the all the votes are in.

 

15 of you have picked: No don't do it. The colony is to young to be taking on prey. Do it when they are older and have more workers.

The first day of January i will put a live cricket inside the colony's outworld and take video.

Sadly, I can't post a video of them drinking honey right now because i am about to sit down and have ThanksGiving dinner with my family. I will take video of them drinking honey tomorrow.  

Thanks again for voting it really means a lot to me, and the colony too. LOL 

Happy holidays!

 

Best, Bugging3out


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#10 Offline Bugging3out - Posted November 25 2021 - 1:29 PM

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I would like to give a thanks for voting to: eea, ReignofRage, Mdrogun, Ecan, Manitobant, azzaaazzzz00, NicholasP, That_one_ant_guy, DDD101DDD, OiledOlives, ANTS_KL, JCRHJM, Skwiggledork, and Aidanthielman. Thanks again!


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#11 Offline Bugging3out - Posted November 26 2021 - 7:06 PM

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11/26/21 

 

The colony has grown a lot since last update. Maybe 10-20+ workers and more brood production. Colony is at 30 workers strong now. I will do a update every week from now. Every week, I will post a video of them as well. I thought I would have a hyperlapse of them eating a slice of left over turkey.  Here's a link to 2 vids. No pictures because i am horrible at taking pics, lol. 

 

Video of them: 

 

Hyperlapse of them eating turkey: 

 

Peace!

 

* COMING SOON!*

Update next Friday


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#12 Offline ANTdrew - Posted November 27 2021 - 3:31 AM

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How are you embedding videos like that??
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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.

#13 Offline Bugging3out - Posted November 27 2021 - 2:55 PM

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Here's the steps to getting videos on the forum like i do. 

Step 1: Take video of the ants 

Step 2: Get WhattsApp on GooglePlay or Apple store

Step 3: Ask friend on WhattsApp if you can send them weird videos of ants 

Step 4: Send it

Step 5: Then get another device (preferably a Laptop) and get WhatsApp on that device.

Step 6: Open up on the 2nd device where you sended it to

Step 7: Download the file onto the Laptop

Step 8: Get Googledrive on the laptop 

Step 9: Open new and click download File 

Step 10: Download the vid 

Step 11: Wait for the file to process on to GoogleDrive

Step 12: Rename the video on drive (just because)

Step 13: Open manage links and press anyone with the link can open and save the edit

Step 14: Copy link 

Step 15: Open Formiculture.com

Step 16: Write whatever you want to write 

Step 17: Paste the link to the drive of witch is the video

Step 18: Sit and watch people ask how you do it LOL 

 

Make sure you follow these EXACT steps.

Peace!  :afro:  


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#14 Offline NancyZamora4991 - Posted November 27 2021 - 2:59 PM

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I lost track after the 3rd step


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#15 Offline Bugging3out - Posted November 28 2021 - 9:28 AM

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#16 Online UtahAnts - Posted November 28 2021 - 12:05 PM

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You can skip all the WhattsApp and multiple devices by getting Google Drive on the device that took the videos. Then just upload the video from the device to your Google Drive and continue the process above (steps 11-17).


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Leave the Road, take the Trails - Pythagoras

 


#17 Offline ANTdrew - Posted November 28 2021 - 1:08 PM

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I’ve posted Google Drive videos before, but they didn’t automatically embed like that. Maybe Dspdrew upgraded something on the site?
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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.

#18 Offline Bugging3out - Posted December 13 2021 - 4:17 PM

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I am in Florida right now and away from this colony for 8 more days and will post update on them the day after. I am excited to see their progress when I get home with my family on airplane. Have a great rest of your week! In the meantime, please check out my Pheidole Megacephala Journal!Thanks!
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#19 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted December 13 2021 - 4:23 PM

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I am in Florida right now and away from this colony for 8 more days and will post update on them the day after. I am excited to see their progress when I get home with my family on airplane. Have a great rest of your week! In the meantime, please check out my Pheidole Megacephala Journal!Thanks!

Wait? You have P. megacephala


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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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#20 Offline eea - Posted December 13 2021 - 4:33 PM

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updates are slow for an invicta journal


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-camponotus sansabeanus: 20 wokrers






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