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kadin's Veromessor chicoensis journal


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#1 Offline KadinB - Posted February 20 2022 - 2:03 AM

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On there you can find the story on how I found Veromessor chicoensis. 

 

Kadin's search for veromessor chicoensis - Off-Topic Journals - Ants & Myrmecology Forum (formiculture.com)

 

 

This journal will be updated on them tomorrow because I need sleep. 


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#2 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted February 21 2022 - 4:48 PM

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Nice find hope they do well
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#3 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted February 24 2022 - 11:02 AM

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So... That update?


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#4 Offline KadinB - Posted February 25 2022 - 7:02 PM

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Sorry I haven’t been online in a week. I will be updating them sometime this weekend. It will be a proper update on how they are doing now.
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#5 Offline KadinB - Posted February 27 2022 - 4:09 PM

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The colony is doing good currently. I've tried to offer them some cricket and they seemed to not be interested in it at all. I offered them some crushed up fish pellets and they didn't show any interest with it either. They were also in a tubs and tubes setup with sand. I then checked on them the next day and they had a few workers that died because of trying to climb up the baby powder barrier over and over. 3 workers died. They have around 15 workers and 1 queen. 

 

I decided to take them out of tubs and tubes and just put them in a test tube. They seemed to do a lot better in a test tube. They also still weren't eating. I offered them some sugar water and they drank lots of sugar water. These guys seem to love sugar water a lot. I'm going to try to offer them a cricket leg today and see if they will show interest. They have 3 larvae right now and a batch of about 20 eggs. I've offered them a few types of seeds and they haven't touched them at all or showed interest. I'm going to try to give them some again to see if they will eat them. 

 

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#6 Offline KadinB - Posted February 27 2022 - 4:19 PM

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This is how they are being heated.

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#7 Offline KadinB - Posted February 27 2022 - 5:36 PM

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They are accepting the cricket legs. Will be trying seeds next.
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#8 Offline ZTYguy - Posted February 27 2022 - 9:57 PM

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Awesome my guy! Veros are so cool!


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Currently Keeping:
A. versicolor, C. us-ca02, C. yogi, C. Vicinus, C. laevigatus, C. clarithorax, C. maritimus, C. ocreatus, M. mexicanus, M. placodops 01, V. andrei, V. pergandei, N. cockerelli, P. barbata, P. montanus

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M. romanei, M. placodops 02, P. imberbiculus, Polyergus sp., F. moki, A. megomatta, Cyphomyrmex sp.,Temnothorax sp.


#9 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted March 9 2022 - 10:51 AM

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Awesome my guy! Veros are so cool!

They seem to be. I will try to catch some this season  (y)


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