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ColAnt735's Ant Journal (updated 28/9/22)

tetramorium prenolepis lasius brevicornis pogonomyrmex solenopsis

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#141 Offline antsriondel - Posted January 22 2023 - 8:43 AM


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Sadly this diapause season was a disaster. The fridge the ants were in started to fluctuate in temperature and it killed six maybe seven of my ant colonies and two of my founding queens . Including:

My Crematogaster colony

Both Prenolepis colonies 

Myrmica queens

Crematogaster queen

Formica neogagates colony

Solenopsis molesta colony

Camponotus pennsylvanicus  large colony (maybe).


It reduced the Tetramorium to around fifty workers, lowered the Formica incerta colony to around sixty workers, killed all but one of the Camponotus novaeboracensis workers. The second smaller pennsylvanicus colony had all but two workers and the queen died.

No way man! That sucks! I hope that you can catch more, and continue to grow this amazing journal.  :)

Edited by antsriondel, January 22 2023 - 1:29 PM.

#142 Offline ANTdrew - Posted January 22 2023 - 9:08 AM


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This is terrible. So sorry for your losses! 🙏🏻
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
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