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Kowal's Lasius fuliginosus

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#21 Offline michiganantsinmyyard - Posted February 26 2024 - 1:28 PM

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What amount of workers do you think you have in this setup?

#22 Offline GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted February 26 2024 - 2:59 PM

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This is my estimate 7900-12500 workers.


Edited by GOCAMPONOTUS, February 26 2024 - 3:43 PM.


Currently keeping
1.Camponotus vicinus. 5 workers
2.Camponotus modoc. 5 workers
3. Camponotus hyatti. 1 worker
4.Veromessor pergandei. founding
5 Linepithema humile. 70-100 workers 5 queens
6. Pheidole Californica. 65 workers

I want: Atta,Myrmecia,Myrmica,Myrmecocystus

#23 Offline Kowal - Posted February 26 2024 - 3:38 PM

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What amount of workers do you think you have in this setup?

No idea. I have no way of counting them. My guestimation is above 10k, but it's really hard to get even the order of magnitude right when the ants are densely packed in nests 4-5 times as deep as the ant is long (20 mm inside depth of all three nests), especially when two of them have structures which obstruct the view. 



#24 Offline Idontexist - Posted February 26 2024 - 4:12 PM

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How big is the ant farm? Like how big is the formicarium in size?

Edited by Idontexist, February 26 2024 - 4:13 PM.


#25 Offline GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted February 26 2024 - 7:58 PM

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Look at past post



Currently keeping
1.Camponotus vicinus. 5 workers
2.Camponotus modoc. 5 workers
3. Camponotus hyatti. 1 worker
4.Veromessor pergandei. founding
5 Linepithema humile. 70-100 workers 5 queens
6. Pheidole Californica. 65 workers

I want: Atta,Myrmecia,Myrmica,Myrmecocystus

#26 Offline Kowal - Posted February 27 2024 - 1:08 AM

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The setup has evolved a little, so this question is not fully answered by previous posts. I attached two small shelves to the Kallax unit and keep the nests more exposed to view now, also making space for a Cataglyphis setup (currently empty as they are in diapause, the outworld is waiting for decorating).

The ants above fuliginosus are my 5+ yo colony of Camponotus herculeanus. Below a bit of Polyrhachis illaudata can be seen. 

 

The outworld is 60x35x10 cm.

The nests are: 

Acrylic 20x20x2 cm 

Soil 30x20x2 cm

Rotten oak 30x30x2 cm

All nest dimensions are internal sizes.

 

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Edited by Kowal, February 27 2024 - 1:10 AM.

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#27 Offline Kowal - Posted March 7 2024 - 2:36 PM

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After last years small batch of males I expected this to happen. But this time it might be on a larger scale. Earlier today I could see just three males around this nest, in the evening it is already 20+. I already dread the moment they will attempt flying.

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#28 Offline Kowal - Posted March 31 2024 - 12:39 AM

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Happy Easter! Feel free to grab an egg.

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#29 Offline AsdinAnts - Posted March 31 2024 - 10:57 AM

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you’re like, “PLEASE” 😅
anyways, happy easter to you too
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Currently keeping •
-A. occidentalis 

-B. patagonicus

 


#30 Offline GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 31 2024 - 5:48 PM

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Happy easter

 

(pov) My man is so desperate he is shipping some eggs out to his mom

Mom: The h**l is this



Currently keeping
1.Camponotus vicinus. 5 workers
2.Camponotus modoc. 5 workers
3. Camponotus hyatti. 1 worker
4.Veromessor pergandei. founding
5 Linepithema humile. 70-100 workers 5 queens
6. Pheidole Californica. 65 workers

I want: Atta,Myrmecia,Myrmica,Myrmecocystus

#31 Offline Ernteameise - Posted April 1 2024 - 9:01 AM

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Oh wow, eggs galore!

Amazing colony.



#32 Offline Kowal - Posted April 8 2024 - 2:11 AM

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#33 Offline Ernteameise - Posted April 8 2024 - 11:51 AM

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I am totally amazed at the egg production of these girls. OMG.



#34 Offline GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted April 8 2024 - 3:19 PM

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90% of the pic is eggs, wow what a great colony.

Edited by GOCAMPONOTUS, April 8 2024 - 3:19 PM.


Currently keeping
1.Camponotus vicinus. 5 workers
2.Camponotus modoc. 5 workers
3. Camponotus hyatti. 1 worker
4.Veromessor pergandei. founding
5 Linepithema humile. 70-100 workers 5 queens
6. Pheidole Californica. 65 workers

I want: Atta,Myrmecia,Myrmica,Myrmecocystus





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