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aznphenom - Atta Texana Journal - quick update 5/13/22

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#1 Online aznphenom - Posted May 7 2022 - 9:24 AM

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Decided to start a journal on my Atta Texana

April 28 2022

A lot of these kind of nests. There was definitely bigger ones but I didn't want to be in the woods and swarmed by the workers so I stayed in the open, which made it easier to spot de-alates too.

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This photo shows the size differences between the castes
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A queen digging a chamber
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3 queens fighting to get into this chamber
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Final count - 23
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I was very limited on time because I was leaving the area that very day. I considered myself to be very lucky that they flew on the very day I was there in the area. I was told of this spot so it wasn't by pure luck that I found so many. I could have easily collected thousands of alates if I had more time but I was told to only collect de-alates so I spent about a hour walking around picking up de-alates.

May 07 2022

17 of 23 are still alive. All are singles accept two are a pair. I think all of them have fungus. Maybe 1 doesn't. This one is the biggest fungus. Yes. This is my current set up. I wasn't expecting to find so many queens. I was actually expecting to be given a colony when I was in Texas but they flew instead. So I’m well under prepared with any set ups so I had to do with what I had which was cups and sand. Now I am too worried about moving them to plaster. I will wait until their fungus are bigger.
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May 13 2022

Actually. It’s 18 of 23 are still alive. I decided to merge my queens into pairs. Why? Because I didn’t want to buy that many containers. Doubling the odds of the a colony surviving. And because exactly half of the queens didn’t have a fungus garden. So this merge took place exactly two weeks after their initial flight and it’s now been almost 24 hours and no one killed each other

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Edited by aznphenom, May 13 2022 - 2:14 PM.

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Keeps: Atta TexanaOdontomachus haematodus, Crematogaster Sp., Prenolepis imparis, Camponotus pennsylvanicus, Camponotus chromaiodes, Tetra sp

 

Wants (Please reach out if you have them for sale if you’re in the US): Acromyrmex Sp., Atta Mexicana, Cephalotes Sp., Myrmecocystus Sp (Prefer Mexicanus), Odontomachus Sp. (Prefer Desertorum), Pachycondyla Sp., Pheidole Sp (Prefer Rhea. The bigger the better. Not the tiny bicarinata), Pogonomyrmex Sp., Pseudomyrmex Sp. (Prefer the cute yellow ones)

 


#2 Online aznphenom - Posted May 10 2022 - 12:56 AM

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I'm confused. Did you illegaly take the ants across state lines? How did it get past baggage check? I doubt you would have a permit to take these girls across state lines because they can be destructive of native plants.


Did you just learned that from the conversation from another post?

Ship me a m. Mexicanus queen and you can see my permit
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Keeps: Atta TexanaOdontomachus haematodus, Crematogaster Sp., Prenolepis imparis, Camponotus pennsylvanicus, Camponotus chromaiodes, Tetra sp

 

Wants (Please reach out if you have them for sale if you’re in the US): Acromyrmex Sp., Atta Mexicana, Cephalotes Sp., Myrmecocystus Sp (Prefer Mexicanus), Odontomachus Sp. (Prefer Desertorum), Pachycondyla Sp., Pheidole Sp (Prefer Rhea. The bigger the better. Not the tiny bicarinata), Pogonomyrmex Sp., Pseudomyrmex Sp. (Prefer the cute yellow ones)

 


#3 Offline Dumpling - Posted May 10 2022 - 8:45 AM

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I won't go that far just to see if you have a permit. You probably did if you managed to get it on a plane. Just wanted to clarify.


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My PFP is an ant. Yes. An Ant. I promise.

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#4 Online aznphenom - Posted May 11 2022 - 5:11 AM

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I'm confused. Did you illegaly take the ants across state lines? How did it get past baggage check? I doubt you would have a permit to take these girls across state lines because they can be destructive of native plants.

 

I just wish they were here. Too bad because they are not here in the Philippines because they are illegal because if they are not here they are illegal to sell, ship, and buy. So I'm not going to ship them. If you do not believe in me why am I answering those questions? Because I'm being honest. 

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Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me

 

 

@Antlover09, Dumpling was talking to me. You are just getting the email/notification because you have previously posted/commented on this posting. You are automatically "followed" any posting when you comment. You can "unfollow this topic" near the top-right of the screen (if you're on a computer. I don't know about mobile)


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Keeps: Atta TexanaOdontomachus haematodus, Crematogaster Sp., Prenolepis imparis, Camponotus pennsylvanicus, Camponotus chromaiodes, Tetra sp

 

Wants (Please reach out if you have them for sale if you’re in the US): Acromyrmex Sp., Atta Mexicana, Cephalotes Sp., Myrmecocystus Sp (Prefer Mexicanus), Odontomachus Sp. (Prefer Desertorum), Pachycondyla Sp., Pheidole Sp (Prefer Rhea. The bigger the better. Not the tiny bicarinata), Pogonomyrmex Sp., Pseudomyrmex Sp. (Prefer the cute yellow ones)

 


#5 Offline Antlover09 - Posted May 11 2022 - 5:58 AM

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I am so sorry. Maybe I have to stop replying and comment on this topic.



#6 Online aznphenom - Posted May 13 2022 - 2:20 PM

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5/13/2022
Quick note worthy update. Check above

Edited by aznphenom, May 13 2022 - 3:29 PM.

Keeps: Atta TexanaOdontomachus haematodus, Crematogaster Sp., Prenolepis imparis, Camponotus pennsylvanicus, Camponotus chromaiodes, Tetra sp

 

Wants (Please reach out if you have them for sale if you’re in the US): Acromyrmex Sp., Atta Mexicana, Cephalotes Sp., Myrmecocystus Sp (Prefer Mexicanus), Odontomachus Sp. (Prefer Desertorum), Pachycondyla Sp., Pheidole Sp (Prefer Rhea. The bigger the better. Not the tiny bicarinata), Pogonomyrmex Sp., Pseudomyrmex Sp. (Prefer the cute yellow ones)

 






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