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#1 Offline antsriondel - Posted December 3 2021 - 7:36 AM

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hi guys!!

 

this is where I will update most of my ant colonys and post photos of them

right now I don't have any photos to show but there will be some soon!!!!!!!


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#2 Offline antsriondel - Posted December 3 2021 - 9:46 AM

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I have some photos

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#3 Offline antsriondel - Posted December 3 2021 - 9:56 AM

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the first two photos are of my formica cf fusca

the next photo is of my Liometopum luctuosum

the next two photos are of my lasius brevicornis

then my Camponotus Modoc colony

then my brothers colony of formica cf fusca

and the final two photos are of my sisters Camponotus Modoc

 

if I am wrong on their identification please feel free to correct me



#4 Offline antsriondel - Posted December 3 2021 - 1:07 PM

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try to find the lasius queens eggs



#5 Offline antsriondel - Posted December 4 2021 - 11:52 AM

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ok. there is good news and bad news both regarding the same colony.

I will start with the bad news, today when I went to check on the colony's I saw that the cotton plugging the Liometopum queens test tube was not inside the test tube checked for the queen.she was gone  :*(

then I looked for the queen with my brother.... no luck then comes the good news my brother says he spots something I run over to check it out and there is the queen unharmed and doing fine so I grab a test tube and put her in. lets hope she lives


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#6 Offline antsriondel - Posted December 7 2021 - 5:07 PM

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lasius queen layed more eggs!!!!!!!! :yahoo:


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#7 Offline antsriondel - Posted December 10 2021 - 6:52 AM

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update 10/12/2021

 

okay all of my colony are alive  :D

lasius brevicornis: I think that she has a larva but I am not 100 percent sure but that's because she is so small and I don't have a macro lense to take close ups

 

liometopum luctuosum: nothing has happened with this queen

 

Camponotus Modoc: they are still alive but other than that nothing has happened

 

formica cf fusa: they are way more active now that they have learned where they get food

 

monomorium cf minimum: they have not been updated at all so I might as well update them. The queen is healthy and has a nice amount of brood although she has no workers her first worker escaped their setup so they now have zero workers but more are on the way.

 

edit: ok it is confirmed the lasius queen has a larvae!!!!!!! :yahoo:


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#8 Offline antsriondel - Posted December 14 2021 - 11:49 AM

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lasius brevicornis queens larvae is bigger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :yahoo:


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#9 Offline antsriondel - Posted December 17 2021 - 2:49 PM

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I checked on all of the queens today so I might as well update

 

lasius brevicornis: this colony is doing great!! they now have three mid-sized larva!!!! :yahoo:

liometopum luctuosum: I have lost all hope for this colony the queen sits on the cotton blocking the exit so I am expecting to any day now find the queen dead :*(

formica cf subserica: this colony is also doing good they still have seven workers and the queen is so fat that every time she moves I think she's going to burst :lol:

monomorium cf minimum: I cannot see any brood when I see her but I think she has hided them.

Camponotus Modoc: they have zero eggs larvae or pupae and they only have one worker :(


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#10 Offline antsriondel - Posted December 20 2021 - 6:48 AM

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lasius queen ate all of her larvae :*( yet she still has some eggs.



#11 Offline antsriondel - Posted December 25 2021 - 9:40 AM

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liometopum: dead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :*(  :*(  :*(  :mad:   :(  I am so mad right now!!!

 

lasius: has a few eggs

 

formica cf subserica: doing really well!! (y)

 

hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!!! :)


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#12 Offline antsriondel - Posted January 5 2022 - 3:05 PM

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update: 

 

lasius: she ate her eggs :(

 

monomorium: I forgot to water her setup so when I checked on her today I was shocked that she was still alive

 

Camponotus: nothing has changed except I moved her into an esthetic ants mini outworld

 

formica: they are doing good although they have had no progress.


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#13 Offline NancyZamora4991 - Posted January 5 2022 - 5:54 PM

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nice colonies! :)


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#14 Offline antsriondel - Posted January 6 2022 - 6:52 AM

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nice colonies! :)

thanks!!!!!! :D


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#15 Offline antsriondel - Posted January 12 2022 - 2:00 PM

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okay today I checked on my formica in the mini hearth. They had at least five larvae!!!!!!! :yahoo:


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#16 Offline antsriondel - Posted January 13 2022 - 7:43 AM

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the lasius queen layed two eggs!!!


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#17 Offline antsriondel - Posted January 15 2022 - 11:24 AM

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here are some photos of the formica cf subsericea

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#18 Offline antsriondel - Posted January 15 2022 - 12:55 PM

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here are some photos of the formica cf subsericea

sorry for the sideway pics 



#19 Offline NancyZamora4991 - Posted January 16 2022 - 4:27 PM

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I feel our Lasius queens are racing. Some of mine were just took out of hibernation with few to no eggs.


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#20 Offline antsriondel - Posted January 20 2022 - 11:47 AM

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well here are some photos of all the colony's 

formica subsericea

 

Camponotus Modoc

 

monomorium minimum

 

lasius brevicornis

sorry for the sideways pics







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