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#1 Offline Jonathan5608 - Posted July 12 2022 - 3:04 PM

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Might as well start one
Caught 5 Prenolepis imparis queens(3 died) about a month ago
The have produced a lot of brood and I think I saw some pupae.
I combined the two remaining queens today.
I caught a Camponotus nearcticus queenalso about a month ago
She has some brood and some have made a cocoon.
I caught a p pennsylvanicus and another nearcticus about a week-two weeks ago and both have much brood.

Edited by Jonathan5608, July 12 2022 - 3:05 PM.


#2 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted July 13 2022 - 4:38 PM

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I would recommend posting pics of your ants. People would love to see them!
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#3 Offline Jonathan5608 - Posted July 14 2022 - 8:59 AM

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How do you post pics here
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#4 Online That_one_ant_guy - Posted July 14 2022 - 9:34 AM

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What I do to post pics on mobile is, go down to the bottom, press full version then where it says more reply options click that, then where it says choose file, click that and it should bring up three choices, if you already have the photo in your phones gallery press the file option and choose the photo, or you can just take the photo right there, after you do that press attach file, then on the file press add to post

#5 Offline Jonathan5608 - Posted July 15 2022 - 3:29 PM

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I found these on a nature walk. I think one of the queens are Aphaenogaster

#6 Offline Jonathan5608 - Posted July 15 2022 - 3:31 PM

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#7 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 15 2022 - 3:36 PM

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You dug up an Aphaenogaster colony.
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#8 Offline Jonathan5608 - Posted July 15 2022 - 3:46 PM

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Man all these colonies are really adding up. I think I have 6 now. Gonna need a lot of formicariums and out worlds.
They also had some winged males and females. They must of been getting ready for a nuptial flight.

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#9 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 15 2022 - 3:49 PM

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Don’t dig up anymore.
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#10 Offline Jonathan5608 - Posted July 15 2022 - 4:01 PM

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I think I also saw a Stigmatomma pallipes. I didn’t release how small they are.

#11 Offline Jonathan5608 - Posted July 17 2022 - 10:39 AM

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I got my first workers today.

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#12 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted July 17 2022 - 6:21 PM

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Don’t dig up anymore.

i just want to add that while being on formiculture, you have fully changed my mind on digging up wild colonies. I am now a full don't disturb wild colonies man because of you! thank you!


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#13 Offline Jonathan5608 - Posted July 22 2022 - 1:18 PM

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Moved two colonies into a founding formicarium. Also made some outworlds and bought some plastic boxes which I have no idea on how I’ll use em.Attached File  7B687D8B-2801-44AB-8918-D1FBA545777F.jpeg   132.11KB   2 downloads
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#14 Offline Jonathan5608 - Posted July 22 2022 - 1:25 PM

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Colonies moved are Aphaenogaster sp. and I honestly don’t know what the heck the other one is

#15 Offline Jonathan5608 - Posted July 23 2022 - 10:49 PM

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A few updates.
1. Defiantly false on the idea that the small queens were prenolepis. Now I’m very confident that there Nylanderia flavipes. So I apologize for the wrong identification.
2. The second thought c nearcticus queen I believe is know a Monomorium minimum.
3. Both my nearcticus and pennsylvanicus, which I am very confident of the identification, are doing very well. My nearcticus has cacoons, larvae, and some eggs. The pennsylvanicus has about ten eggs which are close to hatching.
4 I coughs a Aphaenogaster colony about a week-two weeks ago and there doing very well.
I get photos in a week or two because I don’t want to disturb them. See you then

#16 Offline Jonathan5608 - Posted August 2 2022 - 1:49 PM

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A little update.
1. One of my n. flavipes queens died for some reason and I moved them into a founding chamber. She probably has 20-30 workers by now. They created a little cove in the sub.

2. The Aphaenogaster colony is going very well and they have a lot of eggs.
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3. All my queens in test tubes are doing well and one got its first workers.
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A little update.
1. One of my n. flavipes queens died for some reason and I moved them into a founding chamber. She probably has 20-30 workers by now. They created a little cove in the sub.
2. The Aphaenogaster colony is going very well and they have a lot of eggs.
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3. All my queens in test tubes are doing well and one got its first workers.
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Edited by Jonathan5608, August 2 2022 - 5:03 PM.


#17 Offline Jonathan5608 - Posted August 2 2022 - 1:53 PM

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I cannot manage this website

#18 Offline ANTdrew - Posted August 2 2022 - 2:57 PM

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I cannot manage this website

What are you having trouble with?
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#19 Offline Jonathan5608 - Posted August 2 2022 - 5:06 PM

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My post repeated when I tried to edit in full version making it hard to spot things


My post repeated when I tried to edit in full version making it hard to spot things and I didn’t know what to edit. I just need to get used to the interface

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#20 Offline Jonathan5608 - Posted August 4 2022 - 2:58 PM

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Camponotus nearcticus queen, two workers, one cocoon, one larvae, and three eggs.
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Tetramorium immigrans I believe. Several larvae and pupae. Maybe eggs didn’t see any.
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Edited by Jonathan5608, August 4 2022 - 2:59 PM.





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