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Parasitic ant fly larva thingy

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#1 Offline GRIMM_OwO_ - Posted April 8 2022 - 4:38 PM

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parasitic ant fly larva thingy 

 

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i found this parasitic fly larvae in my lasius neoniger test tube setup

(thought it would be cool to make a journal for it)

day 1:20220408_171500.jpg?width=2052&height=99


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#2 Offline azzaaazzzz00 - Posted April 8 2022 - 4:45 PM

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Did the larvae emerge from the queen and what's the queen been doing with that in the test tube?


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#3 Offline GRIMM_OwO_ - Posted April 8 2022 - 4:46 PM

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yes the larve emerged from the queen its been just chilling with the queen


Edited by GRIMM_OwO_, April 8 2022 - 4:47 PM.


#4 Offline Manitobant - Posted April 9 2022 - 6:24 AM

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I've had these guys before. What the larvae do is they will eat the insides of the queens gaster and then emerge as a pupae. What this means is that unfortunately, your queen is infertile and doomed.
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#5 Offline GRIMM_OwO_ - Posted April 9 2022 - 8:14 AM

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The pupa has darkened in color 

day 2 :

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#6 Offline GRIMM_OwO_ - Posted April 9 2022 - 8:15 AM

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I've had these guys before. What the larvae do is they will eat the insides of the queens gaster and then emerge as a pupae. What this means is that unfortunately, your queen is infertile and doomed.

i do not really care because this queen has been on my table for a while without laying eggs 


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#7 Offline AntsDakota - Posted April 9 2022 - 8:20 AM

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Which further confirms that she is infertile. But parasites aside, you should always be able to find more Lasius neoniger, so this isn't too big of a loss.


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#8 Offline Manitobant - Posted April 9 2022 - 8:44 AM

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I've had these guys before. What the larvae do is they will eat the insides of the queens gaster and then emerge as a pupae. What this means is that unfortunately, your queen is infertile and doomed.

i do not really care because this queen has been on my table for a while without laying eggs
and her having a parasite inside her is exactly why she didn’t lay eggs. The parasite renders the queen infertile.

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#9 Offline GRIMM_OwO_ - Posted April 10 2022 - 12:13 PM

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the pupae has become darker in color 

 

day 3 

20220410_130921.jpg?width=2052&height=99



#10 Offline azzaaazzzz00 - Posted April 10 2022 - 2:15 PM

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Did you take the queen out?


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#11 Offline Canadant - Posted April 14 2022 - 9:57 AM

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the pupae has become darker in color

day 3
20220410_130921.jpg?width=2052&height=99


Where's the queen?
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#12 Offline GRIMM_OwO_ - Posted April 14 2022 - 4:58 PM

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Did you take the queen out?

it has passed away


just a FYI, nothing cool happened so I'm not updating 


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#13 Offline GRIMM_OwO_ - Posted April 25 2022 - 4:06 PM

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quick update 

the pupa has become completely black

20220425_170604.jpg?width=2052&height=99


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#14 Offline GRIMM_OwO_ - Posted May 2 2022 - 5:12 PM

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so the pupa has hatched... but the fly escaped? somehow

i don't have any idea how it escaped



#15 Offline Dumpling - Posted May 2 2022 - 6:17 PM

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Oh no! I was excited to see it lol.


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#16 Offline eea - Posted May 2 2022 - 6:29 PM

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Nooo 


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#17 Offline azzaaazzzz00 - Posted May 3 2022 - 5:19 PM

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were there any tiny tunnles in the cotton? Or fluffs on the floor of the test tube? I kinda wanted to know what it was/what it looked like.


Edited by azzaaazzzz00, May 3 2022 - 5:20 PM.

Been keeping ants since January of 2021

 

Always try new things, even if its hard, hard is not impossible. We are smart and it's good to be smart but not too smart for your own good.


#18 Offline GRIMM_OwO_ - Posted May 5 2022 - 3:48 PM

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i think it pushed its way through the entrance cotton. even though it was tightly fitted 






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