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#161 Offline antsriondel - Posted February 20 2023 - 7:31 PM


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It is the end of an era. An era of Night Runners. I took Queen Moonwatcher out of hibernation a few days ago but today she ended her reign as Queen of the Night Runners. I am very sad to say that the Night Runners have died. May they Rest In Peace.  :*(

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#162 Offline antsriondel - Posted March 2 2023 - 4:13 PM


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It has been a while, here is a big update, with pictures! Yay!  :D


Liometopum colony one: This colony has grown and grown, and are around three hundred workers. They have surprisingly slowed down, but I have started to feed one to two mealworms per day and Queen Abigail is pumping out those eggs.  :)






Liometopum colony three: Queen Sierra is such a beautiful Queen and her colony should get their first majors this year. 





The Darkwings: Wow, Queen Glory went to work. They have over twelve pupae, over ten larvae of different sizes, and an egg pile of over twenty. The larvae and egg pile are hard to see as they are in one of the plugged up exits. This colony is on pace to get over two hundred workers this year.







The Formica (red): This colony finally laid an egg but it is hidden underneath the Queen.




Camponotus hurculeanus: This colony hopefully will get over fifty workers but it is more likely that they only get twenty-five workers. The Queen has also layed the first batch of eggs for this year.





I have also moved the Aphaenogaster to the terrarium, so go check it out!  ;)

Anyway, I hope that you can have a great day, God bless.  :)

Edited by antsriondel, March 2 2023 - 4:14 PM.

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#163 Offline antsriondel - Posted March 16 2023 - 8:06 AM


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Okay sad update, My largest Liometopum colony has escaped. I neglected reapplying their barrier and now one quarter of the colony has escaped including Queen Abigail. Has anyone ever recaptured one of their escaped colonies, because if so I would greatly appreciate any help.


Now there is some good news as the Darkwings have finally got their first worker of 2023, with many more to come.


Anyways I hope that everyone has a good day, God bless.

Edited by antsriondel, March 17 2023 - 6:29 AM.

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#164 Offline ANTdrew - Posted March 16 2023 - 2:25 PM


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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.

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