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Aphaenogaster Discussion

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Poll: Aphaenogaster Keepers? (14 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you keep Aphaenogaster?

  1. Yes (9 votes [64.29%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 64.29%

  2. No (5 votes [35.71%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 35.71%

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#21 Offline antperson24 - Posted March 10 2023 - 12:52 PM

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Try giving them hemp hearts. Mine love those. You should order feeder insects, though.

Thanks, I will try this.


 Why keep ants that aren't found in your yard?

There are so many fascinating ants right were you live!

I disagree with the keeping/buying of ants that are not found in your area.

 


#22 Offline antperson24 - Posted March 11 2023 - 11:19 AM

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I did not have any Hemp hearts, but I tried Sunflower hearts, and they really like them! I also bought 500 crickets, I am going to try to get them to breed.


 Why keep ants that aren't found in your yard?

There are so many fascinating ants right were you live!

I disagree with the keeping/buying of ants that are not found in your area.

 


#23 Offline antperson24 - Posted July 20 2023 - 3:29 PM

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Just an update on my A. rudis colony: all the workers died, but the queen laid more eggs and now she has three workers again! They are currently in a test tube.

 

I also caught a Aphaeneogatser treatae queen yesterday.


Edited by antperson24, July 20 2023 - 3:47 PM.

 Why keep ants that aren't found in your yard?

There are so many fascinating ants right were you live!

I disagree with the keeping/buying of ants that are not found in your area.

 


#24 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 20 2023 - 4:38 PM

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Nice find!! Do you have photos?
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#25 Offline Virginian_ants - Posted July 21 2023 - 3:32 PM

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I have 5 Aphaenogaster colonies I am only going to keep two though one in a naturalistic peach jar and one in traditional ant farms. They are easily one of my favoriten types to keep. I don't know the exact speices but I may have multiple because some are black with red tipped gasters others red with red gasters.

#26 Offline AntPerson76 - Posted July 21 2023 - 4:00 PM

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I recently caught an aphaenogaster rudis queen and I have big plans for their nesting space. I never really thought much of aphaenogaster, but now I see they are actually pretty cool to keep despite all previous colonies dying in the past.

#27 Offline antperson24 - Posted July 22 2023 - 7:04 AM

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Nice find!! Do you have photos?

I do, but they're pretty bad, I'm sure you know how it is getting photos through a test tube. Maybe once they're in a larger setup with glass or nicer plastic on it, I can get some photos and post them here.

 

Also do you have any idea what the egg to worker time is?


Edited by antperson24, July 22 2023 - 7:06 AM.

 Why keep ants that aren't found in your yard?

There are so many fascinating ants right were you live!

I disagree with the keeping/buying of ants that are not found in your area.

 


#28 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 22 2023 - 9:06 AM

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It’s very quick for such big ants. Maybe a little over a month if they’re kept warm.
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#29 Offline antperson24 - Posted July 22 2023 - 9:22 AM

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It’s very quick for such big ants. Maybe a little over a month if they’re kept warm.

How big are your workers? My queen is 8.5mm, which seems to be slightly larger than the queen on AntWiki.


 Why keep ants that aren't found in your yard?

There are so many fascinating ants right were you live!

I disagree with the keeping/buying of ants that are not found in your area.

 


#30 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 22 2023 - 4:47 PM

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The biggest workers are about 7mm.
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
Keep ordinary ants in extraordinary ways.

#31 Offline antperson24 - Posted July 23 2023 - 6:29 AM

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The biggest workers are about 7mm.

Oh, nice!


 Why keep ants that aren't found in your yard?

There are so many fascinating ants right were you live!

I disagree with the keeping/buying of ants that are not found in your area.

 






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