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Leptomyrmx's Ant Journal

#iridomyrmex meat ant brachyponera opisthopsis podomyrma crematogaster aphaenogaster pheidole camponotus

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#21 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted March 12 2022 - 11:23 PM

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What ant is that

You'll see...


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

Youtube Channel: Ants of Sydney - YouTube

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#22 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted March 18 2022 - 5:02 PM

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Alright, so that ant is a 3.5cm long Myrmecia brevinoda queen.

I'M SO EXCITED!!!  :yahoo:

She's in an Aus Ants nest and outworld but she refuses to go into the nest, I'm gonna just put her into a tubs and tubes soon.

Also, Pheidole have a male! This is my first colony to start producing alates and I'm quite proud of them :)

Purpureus at 12 workers, Brachyponera chugging along at around 9, Opisthopsis are at 6 and willingly exploring their outworld!

Colobopsis and Technomyrmex are dead :(


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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

Youtube Channel: Ants of Sydney - YouTube

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#23 Offline NancyZamora4991 - Posted March 18 2022 - 5:29 PM

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3.5 Inches!? Pics plssss. Also, How big is the Pheidole colony?


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#24 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted March 18 2022 - 6:44 PM

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3.5 Inches!? Pics plssss. Also, How big is the Pheidole colony?

3.5cm actually.

 

The Pheidole are at around 125 workers.


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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

Youtube Channel: Ants of Sydney - YouTube

Patreon (for YouTube channel): https://www.patreon.com/antsofsydney


#25 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted March 19 2022 - 2:52 PM

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Low quality brevinoda pics!!!

 

sorta low quality reflections!1!1!
low quality reflections!!1!1

 

the second one is so bad  %)

Anyway, after a very scary moving procedure (thanks dad for risking your fingers) she's in a tubs and tubes setup now, since she refused to go into the Aus Ants Ytong nest.

I think the hole was too small. (she's so massive!)


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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

Youtube Channel: Ants of Sydney - YouTube

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#26 Offline ColAnt735 - Posted March 19 2022 - 2:56 PM

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Low quality brevinoda pics!!!

 

 
 

 

the second one is so bad  %)

Anyway, after a very scary moving procedure (thanks dad for risking your fingers) she's in a tubs and tubes setup now, since she refused to go into the Aus Ants Ytong nest.

I think the hole was too small. (she's so massive!)

Beautiful queen Leptomyrmx! (y)


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Keeping ants since 2020 

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). 

 

As you can tell I like ants


#27 Offline JCRHJM - Posted March 19 2022 - 6:50 PM

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Low quality brevinoda pics!!!

 

 
 

 

the second one is so bad  %)

Anyway, after a very scary moving procedure (thanks dad for risking your fingers) she's in a tubs and tubes setup now, since she refused to go into the Aus Ants Ytong nest.

I think the hole was too small. (she's so massive!)

may she raise many workers


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#28 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted March 20 2022 - 7:20 PM

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I think I may have identified my Pheidole.

I'm thinking probably Pheidole bos baucis. The workers, major and minor, both match the antweb specimens and are found in NSW, according to antmaps.


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

Youtube Channel: Ants of Sydney - YouTube

Patreon (for YouTube channel): https://www.patreon.com/antsofsydney


#29 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted March 21 2022 - 9:57 PM

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Took some photos of all my colonies! (except the Camponotus and founding queens)

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Here's an interesting scenario. I tried to create a massive 11 queen colony of these Solenopsidini ants, and all the queens died except for 1, and she has workers now.
 
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And finally, some BREVINODA PICZ
 
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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

Youtube Channel: Ants of Sydney - YouTube

Patreon (for YouTube channel): https://www.patreon.com/antsofsydney


#30 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted March 25 2022 - 4:28 PM

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Polyrhachis Australis Queen Unboxing - YouTube

I can advertise my channel as much as I like since this is my thread.

:D


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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

Youtube Channel: Ants of Sydney - YouTube

Patreon (for YouTube channel): https://www.patreon.com/antsofsydney


#31 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted March 27 2022 - 9:18 PM

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Got some really sad news guys... my Myrmecia brevinoda queen passed away. :(

She was doing so well just yesterday, but I guess that's just what happens sometimes in antkeeping.


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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

Youtube Channel: Ants of Sydney - YouTube

Patreon (for YouTube channel): https://www.patreon.com/antsofsydney


#32 Offline PaigeX - Posted March 29 2022 - 5:29 AM

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aww I'm sorry to hear about her passing. I hope your able to find another one.


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Favourite Genus: Polyrhachis 

Most Favourite I'm keeping: Polyrhachis sp (so many sp), Colobopsis macrocephala, Dolichoderus scrobiculatus
Smaller ones: Carebara sp, Cardiocondyla sp, Stigmacros sp, Pheidole sp
 
Current Journals: Main   Myrmecia nigrocincta
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#33 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted March 29 2022 - 3:14 PM

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Rip so sorry that this happened :boohoo: hopefully you can find another.


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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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#34 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted March 29 2022 - 9:21 PM

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Thanks guys.


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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

Youtube Channel: Ants of Sydney - YouTube

Patreon (for YouTube channel): https://www.patreon.com/antsofsydney


#35 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted April 8 2022 - 10:02 PM

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Polyrhachis australis ate her brood :/


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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

Youtube Channel: Ants of Sydney - YouTube

Patreon (for YouTube channel): https://www.patreon.com/antsofsydney


#36 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted April 11 2022 - 3:52 PM

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Some better news:

My grandparents found a colony of Colobopsis gasseri, it had 2 queens which they caught 1 of and about half the colony. I don't feel too bad for them since the colony will most likely live on with the extra queen.

They're doing well and I moved them into what I call a 'luxury test tube,' or an AKD Test Tube Nest 15mm x 150mm – Ant Keeping Depot .

I also found 8 Acropyga sp. queens, 5 of which I am selling (Acropyga sp. Queens for sale - Ants Online) and I'm keeping the other 3. The 3 I have all removed their wings and have dug into the little test tube terrariums I made. Photos coming soon.

Also, later today I'm going to collect an Ochetellus glaber colony that's currently living in my grandmother's swimsuit... they have to have at least 1000 workers, wish me luck!


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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

Youtube Channel: Ants of Sydney - YouTube

Patreon (for YouTube channel): https://www.patreon.com/antsofsydney


#37 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted April 11 2022 - 10:08 PM

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Some photos.

 

The Acropyga setups are just embarrassing.  :facepalm:

stupid xd
 
Here's the Colobopsis.
 
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And uh...
yep, that's one big Ochetellus colony.
 
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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

Youtube Channel: Ants of Sydney - YouTube

Patreon (for YouTube channel): https://www.patreon.com/antsofsydney


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Some photos.

 

The Acropyga setups are just embarrassing.  :facepalm:

 
 
Here's the Colobopsis.
 
 
 
And uh...
yep, that's one big Ochetellus colony.

 

nice ant setups  (y)


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#39 Offline Leptomyrmx - Posted April 14 2022 - 6:05 PM

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Uh... so the Ochetellus... escaped... yeah.


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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

Youtube Channel: Ants of Sydney - YouTube

Patreon (for YouTube channel): https://www.patreon.com/antsofsydney


#40 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted April 14 2022 - 6:29 PM

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Uh... so the Ochetellus... escaped... yeah.

You were too tall to recapture them haha


Ants epic :D
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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






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