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C. J. Howard's Ant Journal

crematogaster pristomyrmex odontomachus monomorium camponotus tetramorium

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#21 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted July 27 2022 - 11:19 PM

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Just wanted to ask for an update on this great journal and wait for a reply from the OP.


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Ants epic :D
YouTube: https://m.youtube.co...uKsahGliSH7EqOQ

My current ants: Camponotus irritans, 2x Camponotus parius, 2x Odontomachus simillimus, Oecophylla smaragdina

 

Death count: idk there's too many that I've lost :(

Also I got an antlion o-0


#22 Offline cjhoward - Posted August 2 2022 - 9:30 PM

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Just wanted to ask for an update on this great journal and wait for a reply from the OP.

Thanks for your interest! I don't have much time for a full update as I'm very busy working on my ant colony simulation game these days. I will share a couple things though.

 

Unfortunately my Aenictus sp. colony died two months after collecting them. I believe it was either a hydration issue or mold/disease, as they had plenty of Pheidole brood to eat and the whole colony died rather abruptly.

 

About two months ago I found a Proceratium sp. queen inside a Camponotus japonicus nest. I have been regularly feeding her centipede eggs. She has laid multiple batches of eggs, but none of them hatched into larvae. There is an ever-growing population of mites in her container that it seems are eating the eggs. I'm going to move her to a new container soon and try not to bring any of the mites along.

 

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About a month and a half ago I found a Hypoponera sp. queen. She has been doing great and its a lot of fun to watch her. She's really active, and is always on the hunt for springtails. She now has at least 3 larvae, and one of them just formed a little peanut-shaped cocoon.

 

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I also have at least five new queens/small colonies of various species that I have not yet posted about. If anybody wants a specific update on another colony that I have previously shared, just let me know and I'll post about it.


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making an ant colony simulation game - https://antkeeper.com






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