AntsDakota's Ant Journal
Hello and welcome to my official journal! I'm AntsDakota (more info in my profile), and this journal will feature the journeys of all my ant colonies. Updates will be consistent (once every 2 weeks on Saturday, excluding the first update) and orderly. Colonies will be featured in order of acquisition, in order to keep structure. Every update will include all colonies in the prementioned order.
Important Info & FAQ
Journal Type - Whole Collection
Update Frequency - Once per 2 Weeks
Standard Update Day - Saturday
Journal Location - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States (Unless otherwise stated in an update)
Language - English (Puedo traducir esto al español. Envíame un mensaje privado.)
How frequently will each colony be updated on? - All updates include all living colonies.
What happens during hibernation? - Colonies in hibernation will have a stub stating their diapause state instead of an update, while the colonies not needing hibernation will continue as normal.
Order - Each update has living colonies in the same order. The oldest colonies will be first, and the newer ones last, based solely on the time I've had them, not importance/preference.
Are any of these colonies for sale? - Unless specifically stated in an update, No.
What if an update is late? - I will get the next update out as soon as possible, and post an official apology. All updates following the late one will still be on Saturday.
What time of day do you usually update on Saturday? I usually update in the early morning to late afternoon (Central Daylight Time).
How do I get notifications for this journal? Like any topic on this forum, you can get email notifications via clicking the "Follow" button at the top right hand corner of the topic.
Colonies currently featured on this journal:
Formica fusca group sp. - Alive & Active - (Update #1 - Present)
Crematogaster cerasi - Alive & Active - (Update #1 - Present)
Aphaenogaster picea - Deceased - (Update #4 - Update #6)
Aphaenogaster cf. lamellidens - Alive & Active - (Update #4 - Present)
Tetramorium immigrans - Alive & Active - (Update #4 - Present)
Camponotus pennsylvanicus - Alive & Active - (Update #6 - Present)
Monomorium minimum - Alive & Active - (Update #6 - Present)
This list will be updated as I acquire or lose colonies, and will be up-to-date with the latest update.
Update #1 - Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - Intro to Formica & Crematogaster colonies and their origins
Update #2 - Saturday, March 26, 2022 - Formica brood pile grew; Crematogaster population and brood pile grew significantly.
Update #3 - Saturday, April 9, 2022 - Crematogaster worker count grows significantly. Formica colony gets new pupae and eggs.
Update #4 - Monday, July 18, 2022 - Crematogaster moved, population explosion; unfortunate Formica incident; new colonies introduced
Update #5 - Wednesday, August 4, 2022 - Crematogaster population explodes again; race is cancelled; Tetras almost have workers. Aphaenogaster about the same.
Update #6 - Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - Crematogaster doing well, Aphaenogaster picea died, Tetramorium trauma, introducing Camponotus pennsylvanicus & Monomorium minimum, with a wandering queen.
The Directory is a 'table of contents' so to speak, with convenient links to every update in sequence, along with a short description of each update and its date. The Directory will update with each new update.
Edited by AntsDakota, August 17 2022 - 4:27 PM.