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ColAnt735's Ant Journal (updated 31/7/22)

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#1 Offline ColAnt735 - Posted January 27 2022 - 7:42 PM

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Hi I'm ColAnt735.

The ants I am currently keeping include:

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 16 workers)

Myrmicinae:
Pogonomyrmex occidentalis :yahoo: ( 1 colony with a workers)
Solenopsis molesta( 1 colony with over 500 workers!)
Tetramorium immigrans ( 3 colonies with the biggest nearing 300 workers!)
Crematogaster cerasi :yahoo: ( 1 founding queen)
Temnothorax cf curvispinosus or ambiguus :yahoo:( 1 queen with colony of 2 workers).
previously kept:
Pogonomyrmex occidentalis

My largest T.immigrans colony's brood pile and a bad photo of my Crematogaster cerasi queen

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Edited by ColAnt735, July 31 2022 - 3:54 PM.

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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


#2 Offline ColAnt735 - Posted January 28 2022 - 5:43 AM

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Solenopsis cf molesta photo. The queen is in the lower middle of the picture.

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Edited by ColAnt735, January 28 2022 - 5:44 AM.

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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


#3 Offline antsriondel - Posted January 28 2022 - 7:04 AM

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Hi I'm ColAnt735.

 

The ants I am currently keeping include:

 

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 16 workers)

 

Myrmicinae: 

Pogonomyrmex occidentalis :yahoo: ( 1 founding queen)

Solenopsis molesta( 1 colony with over 500 workers!)

Tetramorium immigrans ( 3 colonies with the biggest nearing 300 workers!)

Crematogaster cerasi :yahoo:  ( 1 founding queen)

Temnothorax cf curvispinosus or ambiguus  :yahoo:( 1 queen with colony of 2 workers).

I have no previously kept

 

My largest T.immigrans colony's brood pile and a bad photo of my Crematogaster Cerasi queen

awesome colonies!!!!! (y)


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#4 Offline ColAnt735 - Posted January 28 2022 - 12:47 PM

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Thank you!


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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


#5 Offline ColAnt735 - Posted January 28 2022 - 1:18 PM

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Update: 1/28/22

An update on my colonies who are not in diapause 

1st tetramorium immigrans colony: Eating well and is in the middle of a MASSIVE boom in population well over 300 workers.   %) (rare picture of the queen). 

2nd tetramorium immigrans colony: This is actually my brothers colony and he is pretty new to ant keeping so this colony is only 40 workers strong.

3rd tetramorium immigrans colony: This colony had a really rough start and the queen took 3 months to get workers they are making up for that disadvantage and they now have 30+ workers. :D 

Pogonomyrmex occidentalis queen: VERY DARK PUPA! :yahoo:I am expecting workers any day now.

Lasius Brevicornis: Very developed larvae! :yahoo: (for some reason only 1 of the queens is a dealate but they have very developed larvae so at least one is mated). :thinking: 

Pics of everything but the P.occidentalis and the 3rd tetramorium colony (they both have very messy test tubes)

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Edited by ColAnt735, January 28 2022 - 1:20 PM.

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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


#6 Offline ColAnt735 - Posted January 28 2022 - 1:24 PM

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I have two different test tubes of Lasius brevicornis the one I posted is the one that contains the dealate.


Edited by ColAnt735, January 28 2022 - 1:37 PM.

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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


#7 Offline antsriondel - Posted January 28 2022 - 5:19 PM

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I have two different test tubes of Lasius brevicornis the one I posted is the one that contains the dealate.

my lasius brevicornis queen has not progressed in two YEARS


Edited by antsriondel, January 28 2022 - 5:20 PM.


#8 Offline ColAnt735 - Posted January 28 2022 - 6:08 PM

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Hope you have more progress with the queen! The only reason why I think that I have progress is that there are 14 queens in that test tube and 5 in the other tube.

Edited by ColAnt735, January 28 2022 - 6:11 PM.

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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


#9 Online Manitobant - Posted January 28 2022 - 6:09 PM

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I have two different test tubes of Lasius brevicornis the one I posted is the one that contains the dealate.

my lasius brevicornis queen has not progressed in two YEARS
have you considered the fact that she may be infertile?

#10 Offline ColAnt735 - Posted January 28 2022 - 6:19 PM

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I have two different test tubes of Lasius brevicornis the one I posted is the one that contains the dealate.

my lasius brevicornis queen has not progressed in two YEARS
have you considered the fact that she may be infertile?
If this is the case then you can always catch a new queen.
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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


#11 Offline antsriondel - Posted January 28 2022 - 6:27 PM

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I have two different test tubes of Lasius brevicornis the one I posted is the one that contains the dealate.

my lasius brevicornis queen has not progressed in two YEARS
have you considered the fact that she may be infertile?

 

yep I know that fact its just that one time she got a pupae and it was definitely not a male



#12 Offline antsriondel - Posted January 28 2022 - 6:28 PM

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I have two different test tubes of Lasius brevicornis the one I posted is the one that contains the dealate.

my lasius brevicornis queen has not progressed in two YEARS
have you considered the fact that she may be infertile?
If this is the case then you can always catch a new queen.

 

my queen was bought from canada ant colony in 2020 so I did not catch her in my area



#13 Offline ColAnt735 - Posted January 28 2022 - 6:29 PM

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Oh ok
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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


#14 Offline ColAnt735 - Posted January 30 2022 - 7:07 AM

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Update on my colonies in diapause

 

Temnothorax curvispinosus/ambiguus-may have lost a worker.  :*( If this is the case there's only one now.

Crematogaster cerasi- Going strong.  (y) 

Prenolepis imparis colony 1 - hard to tell what's going on in here but the queens completely fine so that's good.

Prenolepis imparis colony 2- had a worker die but everyone else is doing fine.

Formica incerta-  also hard to tell wants going on here.

Solenopsis cf. molesta- had a couple workers die off but not a enough to hurt the colony. :D 

Lasius neoniger-Also going strong.  (y) 

 

Pictures coming soon!


Edited by ColAnt735, January 30 2022 - 8:01 AM.

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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


#15 Offline ColAnt735 - Posted January 30 2022 - 9:26 AM

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Photo dump of colonies in diapause.

 

sorry for the glare

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Edited by ColAnt735, January 30 2022 - 9:27 AM.

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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


#16 Offline ColAnt735 - Posted January 30 2022 - 10:34 AM

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I know that I posted earlier today but this is worth mentioning: The Pogonomyrmex occidentalis queen has a worker! She’s cute with big black eyes and I love her already. (I'm getting way to attached to this worker aren't I).

Edited by ColAnt735, January 30 2022 - 10:58 AM.

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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


#17 Offline ColAnt735 - Posted January 31 2022 - 11:53 AM

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Update for colonies not in diapause 

 

Tetramorium immigrans colony 1- Callows, callows, and more callows. Oh did I mention the queen laid a ton of eggs? %)

Tetramorium immigrans colony 2- Nothing much has changed. :(

Tetramorium immigrans colony 3-  More eggs. (y)

Pogonomyrmex occidentalis: Three new pupa and the worker is starting to darken! :yahoo:

Lasius brevicornis- I watched a queen try and walk upside down on the test tube and fall . :lol:  Other than that some larvae look like they are going to pupate! :D


Edited by ColAnt735, January 31 2022 - 11:53 AM.

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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


#18 Offline ANTdrew - Posted January 31 2022 - 12:51 PM

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I’d recommend only keeping one Tetramorium colony at a time.
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#19 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted January 31 2022 - 1:41 PM

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I’d recommend only keeping one Tetramorium colony at a time.

This, 100% this.  :lol:


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Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, C. vicinus, T. immigrans, A. occidentalis, P. imparis.

 

Previously kept species

T. rugatulus, B. depilis.

 

Looking for

Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

Pheidole californica, Pheidole creightoni, Pheidole inquilina, Solenopsis molesta, Crematogaster coarctata, Crematogaster mutans

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#20 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted January 31 2022 - 2:05 PM

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I’d recommend only keeping one Tetramorium colony at a time.

This, 100% this.  :lol:
Agreed

My favorite queens/colony’s:
Pheidole Tysoni, Selonopis Molesta, Brachymyrmex Depilis, Tetramorium Immagrians, Prenolepis Imparis, Pheidole Bicirinata 






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