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Formica Aserva journal 3 queens, down to 1

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#1 Offline Antguy - Posted September 5 2023 - 7:31 PM

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In mid august I caught 3 Formica Aserva queens, this is their journey, 2 have died (Presumed to be infertile) the 3rd and last queen has just gotten pupae!


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#2 Offline Antguy - Posted September 5 2023 - 7:35 PM

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I will post photos as soon as I can figure out how to


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#3 Offline Antguy - Posted September 5 2023 - 7:39 PM

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This will be updated as more stuff happens

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#4 Offline Yourbasicantkeeper - Posted September 6 2023 - 12:25 PM

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they look healthy!


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#5 Offline Antguy - Posted September 6 2023 - 4:05 PM

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Infact they just got 2 more pupae!


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#6 Offline Circ-us - Posted September 10 2023 - 7:15 AM

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congrats!



#7 Offline Antguy - Posted September 11 2023 - 3:28 PM

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At 4 pupae 2 larvae right now, still waiting for nanitics, should be any day



#8 Offline Antguy - Posted September 14 2023 - 4:16 PM

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Second naked pupae 6/6 are pupae now



#9 Offline Antguy - Posted September 22 2023 - 4:39 PM

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The ants have gotten their first nanitic! she's very small


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#10 Offline Antguy - Posted February 10 2024 - 8:30 AM

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The queen has laid roughly 25 eggs!



#11 Online AsdinAnts - Posted February 10 2024 - 10:34 AM

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wowzers! 25 eggs seem like a lot for the 2nd gen
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#12 Offline Antguy - Posted February 11 2024 - 8:35 AM

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I recounted just now and I counted 40



#13 Offline Antguy - Posted February 11 2024 - 10:45 PM

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#14 Offline Antguy - Posted February 16 2024 - 7:19 AM

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fed more protein and they seemed to have liked itIMG_2334.jpg?ex=65e1f19a&is=65cf7c9a&hm=IMG_2331.jpg?ex=65e1f0b9&is=65cf7bb9&hm=



#15 Offline Antguy - Posted February 17 2024 - 7:18 PM

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the eggs are so close to becoming larvaeIMG_2377.jpg?ex=65e3ebea&is=65d176ea&hm=



#16 Offline Antguy - Posted February 18 2024 - 3:12 PM

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Larvae!IMG_2386.jpg?ex=65e5028c&is=65d28d8c&hm=



#17 Offline The_Gaming-gate - Posted February 18 2024 - 3:22 PM

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Colony is doing well, tons of brood! Keep up the good work, they'll be a booming colony in no time!


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#18 Offline Antguy - Posted February 18 2024 - 3:32 PM

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I'm super excited for the summer!



#19 Offline Antguy - Posted February 23 2024 - 7:55 PM

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https://www.youtube....IQeUw<br><br> Video on them


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#20 Offline Antguy - Posted February 24 2024 - 11:25 PM

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