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Tetramorium immigrans

tettromorium immigrans ant keeping persistance

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#1 Offline AntTitan - Posted April 18 2022 - 3:47 PM

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I've been wanting an ant colony for years and then I finally started looking for queens during nuptial flight's a couple years ago and then many failed attempts/colony's in the founding stage later of varying species I finally stubbled into a nuptial flight of what I identified using this forum to be Tettromorium immigrans or at least some tettromorium sp., then I found out that you can merge them in the founding stages which I did and they grew bigger and bigger and now I'm finally moving them into a formicarium. This is the biggest and furthest I've gone and I couldn't be more proud, It's been a MASSIVE learning curve and MANY years but I've finally got a colony with well over 50+ members. Just a reminder if your losing determination to not give up because it will pay off just remember to do as much research as you can and learn from your mistakes. It's amazing to see how far I've gone and I couldn't be happier!

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#2 Offline ZTYguy - Posted April 18 2022 - 4:19 PM

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Nice! This colony will be well in the hundreds in no time. Just make sure that nest is sealed tight and heat those buggers like no tomorrow! Anyways congratulations on your achievement.


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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

Hoping to Catch This season:

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


#3 Offline ColAnt735 - Posted April 18 2022 - 4:32 PM

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Nice colony! If they are anything like my 9 month old Tetramorium immigrans colony they have a GIANT appetite.


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"If an ant carries an object a hundred times it's weight,you can carry burdens many times your size.


#4 Offline lazyant - Posted April 18 2022 - 5:20 PM

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I always wanted some but was scared because how fast they grow into the thousands


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