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ZTY’s Myrmecocystus mendax Journal


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#1 Offline ZTYguy - Posted June 30 2022 - 11:55 AM

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I have just purchased a 3 queen TRUE polygynous Myrmecocystus mendax setup from Vern at Antopia USA. I highly suggest grabbing them while you can as they are limited. I’m excited to have them and will let you know when they arrive. Until then here are some photos from Vern.

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Ant Keeping Since June 2018
Currently Keeping:
A. versicolor, C. vicinus, C. us-ca02, C. clarithorax, C. yogi, C. sansabeanus, C. semitestaceus, C. laevigatus, M. mimicus, M. mexicanus, M. navajo, M. placodops 01, M. placodops 02, M. mendax, P. californicus, P. subniditus, P. rugosus, V. andrei, V. pergandei, V. stoddardi,  N. cockerelli, P. hyatti, P. desertorum, P. cerebrosior, P. californica, D. bicolor, C. sp cf6, C. sp na, S. “molesta”

 

GO CHECK OUT ANTSEMPORIUM HERE: https://antsemporium.com/


#2 Offline United-Ants - Posted July 28 2022 - 3:27 PM

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Update?

#3 Online FinWins - Posted July 28 2022 - 3:47 PM

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Did you buy the large or small variant?
I keep:
Camponotus modoc (colony)
Camponotus sansabeanus (queen)
Pogonomyrmex rugosus (colony)
Pogonomyrmex californicus 2x(2 queen poly)
Pogonomyrmex magnacanthus 2x(queen)
My Pogonomyrmex rugosus journal: https://www.formicul...us/#entry215040
I’m looking for: (Stigmatomma sp.), (Pseudomyrmex sp.), (Odontomachus sp.), (Myrmecocystus mexicanus or mendex), (Formica sp.), (Polyergus sp.)

#4 Offline ZTYguy - Posted July 28 2022 - 3:48 PM

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Update 7/28/2022

 

I received the queens the following Thursday and they came without any issue and with a huge cluster of eggs. I let them be until today I checked up on them and they have a bunch of smaller larvae. I am hoping for workers by mid August.


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Ant Keeping Since June 2018
Currently Keeping:
A. versicolor, C. vicinus, C. us-ca02, C. clarithorax, C. yogi, C. sansabeanus, C. semitestaceus, C. laevigatus, M. mimicus, M. mexicanus, M. navajo, M. placodops 01, M. placodops 02, M. mendax, P. californicus, P. subniditus, P. rugosus, V. andrei, V. pergandei, V. stoddardi,  N. cockerelli, P. hyatti, P. desertorum, P. cerebrosior, P. californica, D. bicolor, C. sp cf6, C. sp na, S. “molesta”

 

GO CHECK OUT ANTSEMPORIUM HERE: https://antsemporium.com/


#5 Offline ZTYguy - Posted August 4 2022 - 11:23 PM

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Update 8/5/2022

 

The queens are all still chugging along and now are near the stage where they should be getting pupae. My prediction seems to be becoming true. I can’t wait to show you guys the queens with their incredible colorations. Honestly, they are the prettiest ants I’ve ever kept and if I’d have to rank my favorite honey pots it would have to go mexicanus, then placodops, and then mendax. These just take the cake and the cherry on top. These are also large ants. The queens might outmatch mexicanus. If so they would be the second largest pot in the United States, just behind the lovely and gigantic placodops 01 variant.


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Ant Keeping Since June 2018
Currently Keeping:
A. versicolor, C. vicinus, C. us-ca02, C. clarithorax, C. yogi, C. sansabeanus, C. semitestaceus, C. laevigatus, M. mimicus, M. mexicanus, M. navajo, M. placodops 01, M. placodops 02, M. mendax, P. californicus, P. subniditus, P. rugosus, V. andrei, V. pergandei, V. stoddardi,  N. cockerelli, P. hyatti, P. desertorum, P. cerebrosior, P. californica, D. bicolor, C. sp cf6, C. sp na, S. “molesta”

 

GO CHECK OUT ANTSEMPORIUM HERE: https://antsemporium.com/





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