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#1 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted October 2 2022 - 6:28 PM

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I got my Tetramorium immigranis queen a few months back, along with around 10 others most of which are sold. This colony is housed in a wakooshi venus nest, with 20-30 workers and an insane amount of brood. They will get to 100+ workers by the end of the year, I can almost guarantee it with their amazing growth. They've got to have at least 80ish pupae, larvae, and eggs and the queen lays just about every time they get protein. I am not heating them so they will not get too out of hand. I am planning on moving them into a mini hearth when I get one.

 

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#2 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted October 3 2022 - 3:08 AM

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Awesome, looks like a very healthy colony. Good luck trying to keep them under control.
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#3 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted October 3 2022 - 7:41 AM

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Thanks! Hopefully I can
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#4 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted October 8 2022 - 3:03 PM

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Mini update: I gave the colony some crushed seeds today because I've heard they'll take them. They loved them. Also cleaned their outworld. There is still a ton of brood.

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#5 Offline lazyant - Posted October 9 2022 - 7:57 AM

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Ah geez, I feel bad for you, Immigrans is so annoying to keep because of their growth rate.


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#6 Offline Ant-nig321 - Posted October 9 2022 - 9:45 AM

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Agreed!
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#7 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted October 17 2022 - 11:36 AM

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This colony is still doing well, I am considering buying a heating cable to heat them because it is getting cooler. They have been eating well always, and enjoy crushed seeds. They are messy ants I have noticed.

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#8 Offline ANTdrew - Posted October 17 2022 - 5:04 PM

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Don’t heat them. They grow fast enough.
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#9 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted October 17 2022 - 5:40 PM

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Don’t heat them. They grow fast enough.


Okay that's what I was worried about. It could be almost like heating stoolenopsis huh.
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#10 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted November 30 2022 - 8:39 AM

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Colony is doing well, starting to have a boom in numbers. There is always 10+ workers in the outworld, making it hard to clean. They also still have a huge brood pile, and the will be getting a mini hearth this week!

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#11 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted December 10 2022 - 4:19 PM

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This colony is absolutely booming. I just recently moved them to a mini hearth, with about 70 workers and lots of smaller larvae. The love their crushed seeds and insects. I love watching them forage in their new, larger outworld.Screenshot_20221210-124219.png Screenshot_20221210-124147.png Screenshot_20221210-124156.png
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#12 Offline antsriondel - Posted December 10 2022 - 6:15 PM

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Nice colony! Um, just a question, do tetramorium grow faster than liometopum? Just curious. 


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#13 Offline Ant-nig321 - Posted December 10 2022 - 9:55 PM

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Yasss!!
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#14 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted December 11 2022 - 10:12 AM

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Um, just a question, do tetramorium grow faster than liometopum? Just curious.


I believe tetramorium immigrans can grow a bit faster when heated, but their growth rate is relatively the same.
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#15 Offline antsriondel - Posted December 11 2022 - 1:12 PM

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Um, just a question, do tetramorium grow faster than liometopum? Just curious.


I believe tetramorium immigrans can grow a bit faster when heated, but their growth rate is relatively the same.

 

Wow. That is all I have to say. Wow.


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#16 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted December 13 2022 - 10:07 AM

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I was able to catch a glimpse of all of  their small larvae in a pile yesterday, they have a lot and probably more hidden. I'd estimate about 50 of them, more workers coming!


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#17 Offline antsriondel - Posted December 14 2022 - 1:10 PM

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I was able to catch a glimpse of all of  their small larvae in a pile yesterday, they have a lot and probably more hidden. I'd estimate about 50 of them, more workers coming!

Nice!


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#18 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted February 1 2023 - 5:27 PM

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This colony really slowed down during the winter, which is why I have an updated in a while. There has been little to no brood production these past couple months, but I think they will start to grow as it is getting closer to spring. They still have the same amount of larvae minus maybe a few.

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#19 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted April 5 2023 - 2:54 PM

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They now have tons of pupae. I have a feeling they are getting ready to explode.
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#20 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted April 9 2023 - 7:12 PM

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A little difficult to see, but on the right side is just a portion of the brood.Screenshot_20230409-201118.png
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