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Amatty's Feeble Formica

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#1 Offline Amatty76 - Posted June 7 2023 - 7:50 AM

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Gonna move the obscuripes journal here, since last update they had one more batch of eggs turn into pupae and there's more larvae and eggs.

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#3 Offline OiledOlives - Posted June 7 2023 - 8:06 AM

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#5 Offline Amatty76 - Posted June 7 2023 - 8:39 AM

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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.

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#8 Offline Virginian_ants - Posted June 8 2023 - 7:35 AM

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#9 Offline Jonathan5608 - Posted June 8 2023 - 8:06 AM

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Recently got this species of formica and I gotta say that they are a beautiful ant

#10 Offline Amatty76 - Posted June 8 2023 - 4:50 PM

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Recently got this species of formica and I gotta say that they are a beautiful ant

It’s kinda funny how you got your colony from Anthony and I dug up my colony on an anting trip with Anthony

 

Callows  :lol:

 

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#11 Offline Jonathan5608 - Posted June 8 2023 - 6:04 PM

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Recently got this species of formica and I gotta say that they are a beautiful ant

It’s kinda funny how you got your colony from Anthony and I dug up my colony on an anting trip with Anthony

Callows :lol:
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#12 Offline Amatty76 - Posted July 1 2023 - 12:52 PM

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New sanguinea group queen from spring green, props to Anthony for seeing and catching her.

 

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She has a bunch of montana pupae but there is a few subsericea pupae hidden under all of them.


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#13 Offline antsriondel - Posted July 1 2023 - 1:22 PM

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#14 Offline Amatty76 - Posted July 5 2023 - 4:42 PM

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There’s workers eclosed now, I’ve also gave her much more brood and now there’s 3 species of formica brood/workers in there. The 3 species are montana, subsericea, and prociliata but so far only montana workers have eclosed. Anthony and I agreed that the queen is likely rubicunda as she doesn’t have a heart shaped petiole but isn’t big enough to be aserva. I also moved them into a formisquarium from Arthropod Antics.

 

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#15 Offline Amatty76 - Posted July 14 2023 - 4:53 PM

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The sanguinea group queen is doing very good and has even started laying, there’s tons of host workers as well.

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#16 Offline Amatty76 - Posted August 11 2023 - 7:12 PM

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Tons of biological eggs, larvae, pupae, and workers now! They had a nice egg to worker of 27 days which is pretty average for formica but still good.

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