Welcome ladies and gentlemen, to ColAnt735's Solenopsis molesta Journal!
(Applause) why do I do this to myself... I'll stop now doing the weird TV host stuff now..
Hello readers, this journal will be about my new fledgling colony of Solenopsis molesta ( Thief ants). I currently own a small colony of Solenopsis molesta with 30 workers a bunch of pupa and an absolute monster of an egg pile. I guess now is the time for some backstory of this colony. They currently have twenty eight queens of the thirty two I caught on August 5th 2022. On that day two different colour morphs were flying, an orange colour morph with a brown head, and a brown head, orange mesosoma, and black gaster variant. I put them all in a test tube and put them in the dark for a week. Then you may ask how they get workers in around two weeks? The answer is I'm paranoid and wanted them to get workers prior to the inevitable diapause that was approaching. I then stole pupae from a wild colony and put the pupae in the queens' test tube. The workers enclosed and viola! Colony created. I now have given them an outworld and some dirt in the test tube. I look forward to this colony's growth and I hope you enjoyed reading this. Have a great rest of your day or night and happy anting!
August 5th 2022
August 10th 2022 Look at all those eggs.
Sorry for the image size change Imgur wasn't loading.
August 16th 2022.
I accidentally stole two male pupae with the normal pupae.
One of the colour variants.
Edited by ColAnt735, January 22 2023 - 6:13 AM.