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Picture timeline journal of a Myrmecocystus mexicanus colony

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#41 Online Locness - Posted March 30 2024 - 7:30 PM

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Epic colony, great ending. What state are you headed to if you don't mind me asking.
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#42 Offline Flu1d - Posted March 30 2024 - 8:30 PM

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I hate to hear that you're leaving Utah! I drove through it when I was moving back to Florida from Oregon and I was amazed at its beauty. I wish I could have stopped and seen more of it, but unfortunately I had a strict timeline I needed to follow.

Great journal, and I can't wait to see what ants you record in the future.
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#43 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted March 30 2024 - 10:53 PM

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Bummed to hear this is the end :*( Always felt extra motivated for growing my own colonies whenever I would read. 


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#44 Offline UtahAnts - Posted March 31 2024 - 1:32 PM

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Epic colony, great ending. What state are you headed to if you don't mind me asking.

 

I'm not entirely sure yet, but I'll be leaving sometime this fall for a few years. I'll likely be coming back here afterwards. No promises, but In the meantime I'm thinking of making a few more dome nests.


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#45 Offline Izzy - Posted March 31 2024 - 8:44 PM

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Epic colony, great ending. What state are you headed to if you don't mind me asking.

 

I'm not entirely sure yet, but I'll be leaving sometime this fall for a few years. I'll likely be coming back here afterwards. No promises, but In the meantime I'm thinking of making a few more dome nests.

 

 

Dang! You've done a lot for the community here in Utah. I bought my first ants from you, you built me some nice formicarium, and you always did a great job of posting species locations and nuptial flights that were a ton of help to me in my first year. Your research and thorough documentation has provided a great springboard for anyone getting into ant keeping in Utah. Your absence will definitely be felt. Best of luck to you in your new adventures though, and hope to see you back one day.

 

I would totally be interested in buying one of those dome formicarium if you get around to making them before you leave.


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#46 Offline UtahAnts - Posted July 9 2024 - 1:42 PM

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Although my large colony is gone, I never was able to picture the founding stage of the queen. I thought it would be good to add a few pictures of queens from this season as they raise their brood stages to give the full story of colony development.

 

June 28

Early Myrmecocystus mexicanus flights. Most alates will fly in July, I was lucky enough to find some early flyers. Queens found at night and the next morning out in the desert. I tubed the majority of the queens, however I kept four in dirt founding containers - see this thread for details. These four will be featured here.

 

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July 8

Eggs. All the queens are still alive each with a nice batch of yellow eggs. Enjoy the shaky gifs below - I was trying to be quick so as not to disturb the queens.

 

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