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#21 Offline OiledOlives - Posted May 9 2022 - 6:17 PM

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Did you get a queen?

No, the colony was too large for me to feel comfortable collecting the queen. I would get a lot less claviger if I did that, though I barely catch any during flights anyways.



#22 Offline United-Ants - Posted May 10 2022 - 7:20 AM

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Wow I did not think that lasius clavger where that rare

#23 Offline OiledOlives - Posted May 17 2022 - 4:58 AM

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Current boring ant list:
Crematogaster lineolata 2 queens 45 workers
Crematogaster lineolata 2 queens 30 workers

Temnothorax curvispinosus x5

Tapinoma sessile 1 queen 10 workers

Tapinoma sessile 1 queen 60 workers

Aphaenogaster fulva 1 queen 90 workers

Aphaenogaster fulva 1 queen 60 workers

Aphaenogaster N22b 1 queen 35 workers

Aphaenogaster rudis 1 queen 5 workers

Aphaenogaster rudis 1 queen 10 workers

Monomorium minimum 12 queens 400 workers

Monomorium minimum 3 queens 200 workers

Lasius aphidicola 1 queen 11 hosts

Crematogaster cerasi 1 queen 100 workers

Crematogaster lineolata 1 queen 300 workers

Monomorium minimum 8 queens 600 workers

More Vollenhovia emeryi

Camponotus chromaiodes 1 queen 1 worker x2
Camponotus chromaiodes 1 queen 150 workers

Camponotus castaneus 1 queen 22 workers

Pogonomyrmex occidentalis 1 queen 3 workers

And finally, last but definitely not least, Camponotus pennsylvanicus 1 queen 12 workers with some really really pretty workers. 


I'm having lots of fun feeding all these ants on top of my other colonies, especially the Monomorium in tubes. I'm going to be super excited this summer when I have these colonies to feed on top of the 50 Camponotus colonies I'll get and the 70 Nylanderia flavipes colonies I might have if all the queens I caught make it. Not to mention all the queens I'll have when I catch C. castaneus flights this Friday and Temnothorax and Colobopsis flights this June. Can't wait for the 50 Pheidole bicarinata colonies I'll have as well!!! So exciting!!!!

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#24 Offline OiledOlives - Posted May 17 2022 - 5:06 AM

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Wow I did not think that lasius clavger where that rare

They aren't, I just don't catch as many because they fly in November and my anting excitement runs out in mid-June after Formica flights.



#25 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 17 2022 - 6:56 AM

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Pace yourself. Nobody said you had to collect all those.
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#26 Offline aznphenom - Posted May 17 2022 - 7:27 AM

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Pace yourself. Nobody said you had to collect all those.


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Keeps: Atta Texana, Odontomachus haematodus, Crematogaster Sp., Prenolepis imparis, Camponotus pennsylvanicus, Camponotus chromaiodes

 

Wants (Please reach out if you have them for sale if you’re in the US): Acromyrmex Sp., Atta Mexicana, Cephalotes Sp., Myrmecocystus Sp (Prefer Mexicanus), Odontomachus Sp. (Prefer Desertorum), Pachycondyla Sp., Pheidole Sp (Prefer Rhea. The bigger the better. Not the tiny bicarinata), Pogonomyrmex Sp., Pseudomyrmex Sp. (Prefer the cute yellow ones)

 


#27 Offline OiledOlives - Posted May 17 2022 - 9:24 AM

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Pace yourself. Nobody said you had to collect all those.

Anting is like Pokemon.



#28 Offline AntsCali123 - Posted May 18 2022 - 2:47 PM

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Do you have any Pheidole left?


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#29 Offline OiledOlives - Posted May 18 2022 - 5:37 PM

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Do you have any Pheidole left?


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Yeah, I've got a Pheidole bicarinata colony with 3-400 workers. 


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#30 Offline OiledOlives - Posted May 19 2022 - 1:46 PM

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Chromaiodes outworld cleaning:

Boosted castaneus a bit:
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Cerasi colony I got from a friend:

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#31 Offline OiledOlives - Posted May 23 2022 - 4:49 AM

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Minor Update:

 

I figured out why my C. chromaiodes were in the outworld and dying off even with constant feeding of protein. I put water into their micro feeder instead of sugar water so they had no access to sugars for a week %)

 

I ordered some seeds for my bicarinata 8 days ago and they still haven't arrived yet... when my chromaiodes outgrow the Fallen Fortress I'm going to move the bicarinata in there.

 

I have five different Crematogaster colony and 3 of them enjoy escaping so I have no idea which colony I should put them back in. I might reinforce barriers and stuff when I have free time this weekend.

 

All Vollenhovia colonies have new eggs! Most are eating very well and their appetite is huge. 

 

I boosted the small C. pennsylvanicus colony I have with around 6 larvae I collected from a huge colony while it was moving them around at night. They've eaten one of them but the others seem to be doing fine. Three of the 12 workers are very pretty, with reddish gasters and golden hairs. The queen looks nice as well.



#32 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 23 2022 - 6:55 AM

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Try buying some shelled hemp hearts from the health food aisle at Harris Teeter. My bicarinata and treatae love them.
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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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