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Prenolepis Imparis (Winter Ants, False Honeypot)

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#1 Online westhollywoodant - Posted July 6 2022 - 8:16 AM

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Got two queen Prenolepis Imparis with a little brood and a few workers. 

This should be a nice chill species. Time will tell  B)

July 2nd 2022

 

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Edited by westhollywoodant, July 26 2022 - 7:53 PM.

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#2 Offline FloridaAnts - Posted July 6 2022 - 9:59 AM

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Is one queen infertile? If not where did the male come from…
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#3 Offline Manitobant - Posted July 6 2022 - 11:11 AM

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Yeah quite interesting to see a male in there. It could be a fluke or simply a trophic egg that was uneaten.
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#4 Online westhollywoodant - Posted July 6 2022 - 11:53 AM

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Both fertile as far as I know.
The male was with the queens when I received. The seller may have added the male maybe?
Or if the workers lay eggs one may have developed. Not sure if this species does that or not.
Could be from one infertile female too perhaps 🤔
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Edited by westhollywoodant, July 6 2022 - 11:54 AM.


#5 Offline madbiologist - Posted July 6 2022 - 11:58 AM

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The male looks young, so I'd say it's from the queens. Given there's only one it is likely just an uneaten trophic egg. 


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#6 Offline FloridaAnts - Posted July 6 2022 - 1:53 PM

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Both fertile as far as I know.
The male was with the queens when I received. The seller may have added the male maybe?
Or if the workers lay eggs one may have developed. Not sure if this species does that or not.
Could be from one infertile female too perhaps
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Workers will not lay eggs in the presence of a fertile queen
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#7 Online westhollywoodant - Posted July 6 2022 - 2:33 PM

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Both fertile as far as I know.
The male was with the queens when I received. The seller may have added the male maybe?
Or if the workers lay eggs one may have developed. Not sure if this species does that or not.
Could be from one infertile female too perhaps
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Workers will not lay eggs in the presence of a fertile queen

 

Depends on the species. I know my Aphaenogaster species workers lay eggs, but they lack social stomaches so it is natural for them. 


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#8 Online westhollywoodant - Posted July 10 2022 - 9:25 AM

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Colony doing well, up to 4 workers now. 

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One pupa and many larvae 

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#9 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted July 10 2022 - 10:48 AM

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Nice! My first queen was a winter ant. She actually just got 2nd year pupae!
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My favorite queens/colony’s:
Pheidole Tysoni, Selonopis Molesta, Brachymyrmex Depilis, Tetramorium Immagrians, Prenolepis Imparis, Pheidole Bicirinata 


#10 Online westhollywoodant - Posted July 10 2022 - 11:51 AM

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Nice! My first queen was a winter ant. She actually just got 2nd year pupae!

Nice  B)



#11 Online westhollywoodant - Posted July 20 2022 - 11:31 PM

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Slow growers, especially in the end of summer heat. But they seem content. 

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#12 Offline FloridaAnts - Posted July 21 2022 - 8:55 AM

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Slow growers, especially in the end of summer heat. But they seem content. 
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Is one photo them eating the male? I assume its a fly, but it really looks like they are eating the male :lol:
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#13 Online FinWins - Posted July 21 2022 - 8:59 AM

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The male’s wings look like they’ve been chewed on

Edited by FinWins, July 21 2022 - 9:00 AM.

I keep:
Camponotus modoc (colony)
Camponotus sansabeanus (queen)
Pogonomyrmex rugosus (colony)
Pogonomyrmex californicus 2x(2 queen poly)
Pogonomyrmex magnacanthus 2x(queen)
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#14 Offline FloridaAnts - Posted July 21 2022 - 9:03 AM

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The male’s wings look like they’ve been chewed on


They got hungry, so the most useless member of a small colony is the one to pay I guess.
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#15 Online FinWins - Posted July 21 2022 - 9:10 AM

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LOL
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I keep:
Camponotus modoc (colony)
Camponotus sansabeanus (queen)
Pogonomyrmex rugosus (colony)
Pogonomyrmex californicus 2x(2 queen poly)
Pogonomyrmex magnacanthus 2x(queen)
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I’m looking for: (Stigmatomma sp.), (Pseudomyrmex sp.), (Odontomachus sp.), (Myrmecocystus mexicanus or mendex), (Formica sp.), (Polyergus sp.)

#16 Online westhollywoodant - Posted July 22 2022 - 12:43 PM

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Nice guess work 😂😂
In reality the Male got stuck in some honey which is ideal and I was able to remove him. We will see if any other makes emerge 😎

#17 Online westhollywoodant - Posted July 26 2022 - 8:23 PM

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#18 Online westhollywoodant - Posted August 2 2022 - 12:52 PM

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Dormant queen. 4 workers. Content.

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#19 Offline Hauheset - Posted August 6 2022 - 9:45 AM

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Nice winter ants! I recently caught hat I believe to be winter ants, but could be in the Formica Pallidefulva group. I'm excited to see the first workers so I can get a better ID.



#20 Offline ColAnt735 - Posted August 6 2022 - 10:21 AM

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You can just post an ID for her. We should be able to ID her for you.( sorry for high jacking your thread westhollywoodant)

Edited by ColAnt735, August 6 2022 - 4:29 PM.

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Keeping ants since 2020 

I keep:

Myrmicinae: Solenopsis molesta( 2 queens). Tetramorium immigrans ( 3 colonies with the biggest nearing 800 workers!),

Crematogaster cerasi  :yahoo:  ( 1 colony with a worker). Temnothorax  curvispinosus ( 1 queen with colony of 2 workers).

Formicinae: Prenolepis imparis ( 2 single queen colonies). Lasius brevicornis  :yahoo:( 19 founding queens) haven't seen many journals of them. Lasius Neoniger (a founding queen).Formica incerta( 1 colony with 22 workers)

 

Previously kept: Pogonomyrmex occidentalis   ( 1 colony with 9 workers). 

 

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