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

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#21 Offline ColAnt735 - Posted January 31 2022 - 3:03 PM

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

This, 100% this. :lol:
Agreed
I will only keep one colony I am just raising the other two up so they don’t get killed immediately when I release them.
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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). 

 

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#22 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted January 31 2022 - 3:46 PM

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Pheidole Tysoni, Selonopis Molesta, Brachymyrmex Depilis, Tetramorium Immagrians, Prenolepis Imparis, Pheidole Bicirinata 


#23 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted January 31 2022 - 4:54 PM

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

This, 100% this. :lol:
Agreed
I will only keep one colony I am just raising the other two up so they don’t get killed immediately when I release them.

 

uhhhhh I would suggest selling them not releasing them......


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#24 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted January 31 2022 - 5:26 PM

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

This, 100% this. :lol:
Agreed
I will only keep one colony I am just raising the other two up so they don’t get killed immediately when I release them.
uhhhhh I would suggest selling them not releasing them......
Agreed, releasing them can compromise the local ecosystem if they don’t die immediately.
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#25 Offline ColAnt735 - Posted January 31 2022 - 7:05 PM

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Good point I won’t release them.

Edited by ColAnt735, January 31 2022 - 7:06 PM.

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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). 

 

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#26 Offline ColAnt735 - Posted February 2 2022 - 8:25 AM

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Mini update 2/2/22 

 

Tetramorium immigrans: I feed them 2 husked sunflower seeds and two mealworms and they completely swarmed the food. The queen laid more eggs. (y) 

I won't update the other two T.immigrans colonies as I plan to sell them.

Pogonomyrmex occidentalis: Nothing new other than the queen laid more eggs.

Lasius brevicornis: nothing new other than more eggs have been laid.


Edited by ColAnt735, March 20 2022 - 4:54 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


#27 Offline ColAnt735 - Posted February 6 2022 - 12:26 PM

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Update 2/6/22

Includes a never before seen picture of my Pogonomyrmex occidentalis! :good2:

 Ok on to the update:

Tetramorium immigrans- I hope the queen of this colony slows down egg production because there are  SO many eggs and small larvae I am going to need way more feeders than I have now to keep this colony fed. :o 

Crematogaster cerasi- I woke this queen up from diapause and she drank the sugar water I gave her. :) 

Lasius neoniger- I also woke this queen up from diapause and she drank the sugar water I gave her as well. (y)

Lasius brevicornis- More eggs have been laid but there are no pupa. :ugone2far: 

Pogonomyrmex occidentalis- EGGS and more eggs, the egg pile is the size of the queens gaster this is only the second generations eggpile! I thought that this was supposed to be medium growing species! %) 

 

 

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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


#28 Offline antsriondel - Posted February 6 2022 - 1:12 PM

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Update 2/6/22

Includes a never before seen picture of my Pogonomyrmex occidentalis! :good2:

 Ok on to the update:

Tetramorium immigrans- I hope the queen of this colony slows down egg production because there are  SO many eggs and small larvae I am going to need way more feeders than I have now to keep this colony fed. :o 

Crematogaster cerasi- I woke this queen up from diapause and she drank the sugar water I gave her. :) 

Lasius neoniger- I also woke this queen up from diapause and she drank the sugar water I gave her as well. (y)

Lasius brevicornis- More eggs have been laid but there are no pupa. :ugone2far: 

Pogonomyrmex occidentalis- EGGS and more eggs, the egg pile is the size of the queens gaster this is only the second generations eggpile! I thought that this was supposed to be medium growing species! %) 

awesome!!!! your lasius colony's are just like mine they just can't seem to get pupae :(



#29 Offline ColAnt735 - Posted February 8 2022 - 12:00 PM

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Mini update: the Pogonomyrmex occidentalis queen has a second worker! It’s quite a bit bigger than the first worker and is horrible at walking.
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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


#30 Offline Canadian anter - Posted February 8 2022 - 1:49 PM

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Have you thought of tossing your 3 Tetra colonies together? Make one big colony, and in my experience the queens can cooperate until they near a thousand workers


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#31 Offline ColAnt735 - Posted February 9 2022 - 1:54 PM

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Mini update:
I woke up all my ants from diapause.

Edited by ColAnt735, February 9 2022 - 2:01 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


#32 Offline ColAnt735 - Posted February 12 2022 - 9:50 AM

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Update 2/12/22

 

Tetramorium immigrans- Brood, brood,and more brood. Antdrew wasn't kidding I can't imagine having three of these tetramorium colonies. %) 

Solenopsis molesta- This colony had a large die off and now only has around 200 workers. :*( 

Crematogaster cerasi- Eggs! :yahoo: She laid an egg an egg pile. I  have high hopes for this queen.

Pogonomyrmex occidentalis- Third worker enclosed today and more larvae have pupated. :D 

Temnothorax curvispinosus- Nothing new other than the queen laid some eggs and the worker who I thought died survived! (y) 

Formica incerta- These ants decided that they would use their queen as a replete and she has a GIANT gaster.

Lasius neoniger- She laid eggs! (y) 

Lasius brevicornis- PUPA! Finally after what feels like forever these queens got pupa! :yahoo: 

Prenolepis imparis-  The  queens are getting physogastric. (y) 

Pics coming soon!


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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


#33 Offline ColAnt735 - Posted February 15 2022 - 8:46 AM

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Update 2/15/22

I am not going to update the C.cerasi and L.neoniger because I want to give them time to found a colony without disturbances.

Tetramorium immigrans- These ants are devouring their food every mealworm,cricket,and fruit fly is being eaten. Also the queen laid yet another batch of eggs. (y) 

Temnothorax curvispinosus- Nothing new.

Pogonomyrmex occidentalis- A momentous day for the colony,the first seed storage has been created! More eggs have been laid as well. :yahoo: Solenopsis molesta- Eating well both of the queen's gasters are getting physogastric so I'm hoping for new eggs.

Prenolepis imparis- Both colony's queens are becoming even more physogastric by the day. Hoping for some eggs soon.

Formica incerta- Nothing new. :whistle:

Lasius brevicornis - Nothing new. :whistle: 

 

(I know I said pictures coming soon but I have exams coming up and I have to study :(  ).


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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


#34 Offline antsriondel - Posted February 15 2022 - 11:20 AM

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Update 2/15/22

I am not going to update the C.cerasi and L.neoniger because I want to give them time to found a colony without disturbances.

Tetramorium immigrans- These ants are devouring their food every mealworm,cricket,and fruit fly is being eaten. Also the queen laid yet another batch of eggs. (y) 

Temnothorax curvispinosus- Nothing new.

Pogonomyrmex occidentalis- A momentous day for the colony,the first seed storage has been created! More eggs have been laid as well. :yahoo: Solenopsis molesta- Eating well both of the queen's gasters are getting physogastric so I'm hoping for new eggs.

Prenolepis imparis- Both colony's queens are becoming even more physogastric by the day. Hoping for some eggs soon.

Formica incerta- Nothing new. :whistle:

Lasius brevicornis - Nothing new. :whistle: 

 

(I know I said pictures coming soon but I have exams coming up and I have to study :(  ).

nice!!!your colonies are doing really well!!!hope you pass your exams!!! :D  (y)


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#35 Offline ColAnt735 - Posted February 15 2022 - 11:24 AM

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Update 2/15/22

I am not going to update the C.cerasi and L.neoniger because I want to give them time to found a colony without disturbances.

Tetramorium immigrans- These ants are devouring their food every mealworm,cricket,and fruit fly is being eaten. Also the queen laid yet another batch of eggs. (y) 

Temnothorax curvispinosus- Nothing new.

Pogonomyrmex occidentalis- A momentous day for the colony,the first seed storage has been created! More eggs have been laid as well. :yahoo: Solenopsis molesta- Eating well both of the queen's gasters are getting physogastric so I'm hoping for new eggs.

Prenolepis imparis- Both colony's queens are becoming even more physogastric by the day. Hoping for some eggs soon.

Formica incerta- Nothing new. :whistle:

Lasius brevicornis - Nothing new. :whistle: 

 

(I know I said pictures coming soon but I have exams coming up and I have to study :(  ).

nice!!!your colonies are doing really well!!!hope you pass your exams!!! :D  (y)

 

Thanks!


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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


#36 Offline ColAnt735 - Posted February 16 2022 - 9:01 AM

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Mini update 2/16/22:

 

Pogonomyrmex occidentalis colony has new larvae and another worker! (y) (I'll try to get photos tonight).


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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


#37 Offline ColAnt735 - Posted February 16 2022 - 2:44 PM

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Photo dump of all my colonies! (The L.brevicornis decided to put the pupa on the cotton so I couldn’t get a picture of it also sorry for the bad Pogonomyrmex photo).

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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


#38 Offline ColAnt735 - Posted February 17 2022 - 8:44 AM

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I'm thinking of moving the Tetramorium immigrans into a cheap Chinese nest as it is the only nest I have available currently and they are in need of new space.


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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


#39 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted February 17 2022 - 8:47 AM

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If it's one of those cheap red plaster nests, I wouldn't recommend it. They can squeeze between the glass and escape. 


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

 

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T. rugatulus, B. depilis.

 

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Myrmecocystus kennedyi, Myrmecocystus pyramicus, Myrmecocystus semirufus, Myrmecocystus testaceus

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

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#40 Offline ColAnt735 - Posted February 17 2022 - 9:08 AM

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I tested it with the S.molesta prior to the die off the S.molesta couldn't escape so my reasoning is the T.immigrans can't either.


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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






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