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#81 Offline antsriondel - Posted March 30 2022 - 7:36 AM

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ok, I just tried to post the photo but it said that I can not post this photo? is some thing going on?



#82 Offline NicholasP - Posted March 30 2022 - 4:35 PM

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ok, I just tried to post the photo but it said that I can not post this photo? is some thing going on?

Maybe you ran out of Megabytes that Formiculture allows per user?



#83 Offline antsriondel - Posted April 3 2022 - 5:00 PM

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Ok so I forgot about posting on this journal so this will be a big update.

 

The Darkwings: they have a new worker and a new pupae! :yahoo: they now have seventeen workers! (y)

 

The Night Runners: nothing new  :whistle:

 

The lasius: they have two new larvae! :yahoo: hopefully they will have a pupae soon.

 

The Myrmica: nothing new  :whistle:  


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#84 Offline antsriondel - Posted April 5 2022 - 6:26 AM

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the myrmica layed a HUGE egg pile! :yahoo:



#85 Offline antsriondel - Posted April 10 2022 - 6:16 AM

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Ok so this is going to be a massive update

 

The Darkwings: they are doing great! they have a new pupae and a big batch of eggs and larvae.

 

The Night Runners: nothing new  :whistle:

 

Lasius Brevicornis: she has a massive larvae that should spin a cocoon soon! :yahoo:

 

Lasius Americanus: she has some eggs! I am so excited to see if she can found a colony! :yahoo:

 

monomorium minum: she died  :*(

 

Myrmica: they have a giant egg pile that just keeps on growing. (y)

 

Anyways, hope everyone has a great day!  :D


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#86 Offline antsriondel - Posted April 19 2022 - 6:22 AM

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Ok so I went on a trip and I came back and....... Almost all of my colonies survived and are doing great!!

 

The Darkwings: They have two new pupae!  :)

 

The Night Runners: Queen moonwatcher layed a new batch of eggs! :yahoo:

 

The Lasius: I have pretty much given up on this colony. (n)

 

Well that's all for today.


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#87 Offline ColAnt735 - Posted April 19 2022 - 6:29 AM

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Good to see that your colonies are doing well! Keep up the good work antsriondel!


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I keep:

Myrmicinae: Solenopsis molesta( 2 queens). Tetramorium immigrans ( 3 colonies with the biggest nearing 800 workers!),

Crematogaster cerasi  :yahoo:  ( 1 colony with a worker). Temnothorax  curvispinosus ( 1 queen with colony of 2 workers).

Formicinae: Prenolepis imparis ( 2 single queen colonies). Lasius brevicornis  :yahoo:( 19 founding queens) haven't seen many journals of them. Lasius Neoniger (a founding queen).Formica incerta( 1 colony with 22 workers)

 

Previously kept: Pogonomyrmex occidentalis   ( 1 colony with 9 workers). 

 

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#88 Offline antsriondel - Posted April 19 2022 - 6:59 AM

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Good to see that your colonies are doing well! Keep up the good work antsriondel!

thanks!



#89 Offline antsriondel - Posted April 28 2022 - 11:06 AM

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Okay, so I have kind of neglected my colonies so, here is a big update, and pictures! Finally!

 

The Night Runners have layed some new eggs!

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And here are the myrmica! If anyone knows the exact species can you give me some info, please and thank you.

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And here are the darkwings, who are thriving.

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The lasius Americanus died of parasitic worms  :o

The lasius pupae shrivelled up and died 

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#90 Offline Canadian anter - Posted April 29 2022 - 6:32 AM

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That "Myrmica" is Aphaenogaster occidentalis


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#91 Offline antsriondel - Posted May 2 2022 - 7:20 PM

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That "Myrmica" is Aphaenogaster occidentalis

Thanks! Also I caught a Camponotus Modoc queen! :yahoo:



#92 Offline antsriondel - Posted May 17 2022 - 5:57 AM

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Ok so I have not posted in a while so here we go

 

The Darkwings: These guys are awesome to keep, they eat a ton of food and Queen Glory produces eggs like a crazy person.

 

The Night Runners: They have some new eggs.

 

Ok so I also caught.....a......parasitic Formica! 



#93 Offline antsriondel - Posted May 31 2022 - 6:53 PM

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I caught twenty two C. Modoc and six L. luctuosum today! :yahoo:


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#94 Offline antsriondel - Posted June 3 2022 - 6:25 AM

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I have twenty one L. Luctuosum and twenty three C. Modoc queens!



#95 Offline antsriondel - Posted June 5 2022 - 8:20 AM

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The L. Luctuosum and the C. Modoc layed eggs! :yahoo:



#96 Offline Canadian anter - Posted June 5 2022 - 9:40 AM

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PMed ;) Let me know if I can buy the Liometopum off you


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#97 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted June 12 2022 - 10:30 PM

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Wow... I just read these updates and I don't know much about Liometopum but I feel like having 20 queens is the equivalent of having 20 meat ant queens here.

If you keep them all... good luck!


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Colonies: Camponotus humilior 1w, Opisthopsis rufithorax 11w, Aphaenogaster longiceps ~5w, Pheidole sp. ~235w ~15m, Iridomyrmex sp. 2q 1w, Brachyponera lutea 6w, Crematogaster sp. ~20w, Podomyrma sp. 1w

Queens: Polyrhachis cf. robinsoni, Polyrhachis (Campomyrma) sp. (likely infertile)

Previously Kept: Colobopsis gasseri, Technomyrmex sp., Rhytidoponera victorae, Nylanderia cf. rosae, Myrmecia brevinoda/forficata, Polyrhachis australis, Solenopsis/Monomorium

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#98 Offline ZTYguy - Posted June 13 2022 - 12:14 AM

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Wow... I just read these updates and I don't know much about Liometopum but I feel like having 20 queens is the equivalent of having 20 meat ant queens here.

If you keep them all... good luck!

Lio’s are basically just iridomyrmex


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#99 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted June 13 2022 - 12:33 AM

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Wow... I just read these updates and I don't know much about Liometopum but I feel like having 20 queens is the equivalent of having 20 meat ant queens here.

If you keep them all... good luck!

Lio’s are basically just iridomyrmex

 

 

I think some Iridomyrmex species were actually classified Liometopum a really long time ago.


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My Ants:

Colonies: Camponotus humilior 1w, Opisthopsis rufithorax 11w, Aphaenogaster longiceps ~5w, Pheidole sp. ~235w ~15m, Iridomyrmex sp. 2q 1w, Brachyponera lutea 6w, Crematogaster sp. ~20w, Podomyrma sp. 1w

Queens: Polyrhachis cf. robinsoni, Polyrhachis (Campomyrma) sp. (likely infertile)

Previously Kept: Colobopsis gasseri, Technomyrmex sp., Rhytidoponera victorae, Nylanderia cf. rosae, Myrmecia brevinoda/forficata, Polyrhachis australis, Solenopsis/Monomorium

Key: Q = Queen, W = Worker, M = Major

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#100 Offline antsriondel - Posted June 28 2022 - 7:01 AM

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Okay, so its been a while, this is all of my colonies that I am personally keeping.

 

The Darkwings: this colony has not progressed at all, I am trying to help the queen lay eggs, but she ain't budging.

 

The Night Runners: this colony has two larvae that are not growing at all, so I decided to move them into my own diy wood nest. My hopes that they will thrive in a natural setup.

 

Aphaenogaster Occidentalis: I forgot about this colony so when I checked on them they where dying because of dehydration, so I watered their setup and now they are doing ok, with tons of brood.

 

Camponotus cf Novaeboracensis: this queen has become extremely physogastric and has a ton of eggs.

 

Liometopum Luctuosum: they have larvae! I am so excited for these queens as this is my personal favourite species.







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