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JesseTheAntKid's Tetramorium bicarinatum (Reboot)


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#1 Offline JesseTheAntKid - Posted February 9 2024 - 6:42 PM

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Just kidnapped the local Tetramorium bicarinatum queen population. I'm sure there will be more for me to theft. But alas, I am stuck to writing about three queens who have been thefted from their nests. The trio huddles next to their cotton.


Currently keeping: Pheidole obscurithorax (FINALLY I CAN STUDY THEM AND HAVE THEIR COOL MAJORS  B)), Tetramorium bicarinatum, Solenopsis spp. (probably xyloni, the queens are tiny hehe)

Wanting: Atta texana, Camponotus planatus (PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE CAN SOMEONE HOOK ME UP WITH ATTA)

Previously kept: Monomorium minimum, Pheidole dentata

 

"ATTAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!" -Me

"AAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" -Even more me

"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"- Me personified


#2 Offline AsdinAnts - Posted February 9 2024 - 8:01 PM

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did you take any workers? The queens will most likely die 🫠
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#3 Offline Idontexist - Posted February 10 2024 - 12:22 PM

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Didn't you like quit?

#4 Offline JesseTheAntKid - Posted February 18 2024 - 2:15 PM

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Guess who just died...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lol not my Tetramorium. One of my tiny fire ant queens. So i fed the two a piece of a chip, a dead Tipulidae specimen, and my dead solenopsis queen. They still have not decided to exit the little sand hole.


Currently keeping: Pheidole obscurithorax (FINALLY I CAN STUDY THEM AND HAVE THEIR COOL MAJORS  B)), Tetramorium bicarinatum, Solenopsis spp. (probably xyloni, the queens are tiny hehe)

Wanting: Atta texana, Camponotus planatus (PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE CAN SOMEONE HOOK ME UP WITH ATTA)

Previously kept: Monomorium minimum, Pheidole dentata

 

"ATTAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!" -Me

"AAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" -Even more me

"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"- Me personified


#5 Offline The_Gaming-gate - Posted February 18 2024 - 3:14 PM

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Did you catch any workers with them? If so, you might want to do that as once the queen finds out what it's like to become spoiled royalty, she can't go back. Brood may also be beneficial if you ants are like Floridian ones who wait two weeks to start laying after the shock of being moved. The queens probably don't have mites/parasites/fungi, but just to be sure i'd leave them in a sealed container and wait a day or two to see if they sprout anything, unless you know for sure how they died.


Edited by The_Gaming-gate, February 18 2024 - 3:18 PM.

Ants are small creatures... but together... they can rule the world.

 

 

I am a new Floridian ant-keeper, currently in possession of a fledgling S. Invicta colony, which can be viewed here: (A Beginning Antkeeper's) Journey of a Solenopsis Queen - Ant Keeping Journals - Ants & Myrmecology Forum (formiculture.com).


#6 Offline JesseTheAntKid - Posted February 19 2024 - 8:23 PM

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Did you catch any workers with them? If so, you might want to do that as once the queen finds out what it's like to become spoiled royalty, she can't go back. Brood may also be beneficial if you ants are like Floridian ones who wait two weeks to start laying after the shock of being moved. The queens probably don't have mites/parasites/fungi, but just to be sure i'd leave them in a sealed container and wait a day or two to see if they sprout anything, unless you know for sure how they died.

The queen laid very little eggs and was always active in her chamber, so I'm assuming that she died due to being infertile.


Currently keeping: Pheidole obscurithorax (FINALLY I CAN STUDY THEM AND HAVE THEIR COOL MAJORS  B)), Tetramorium bicarinatum, Solenopsis spp. (probably xyloni, the queens are tiny hehe)

Wanting: Atta texana, Camponotus planatus (PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE CAN SOMEONE HOOK ME UP WITH ATTA)

Previously kept: Monomorium minimum, Pheidole dentata

 

"ATTAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!" -Me

"AAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" -Even more me

"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"- Me personified


#7 Offline JesseTheAntKid - Posted February 19 2024 - 8:29 PM

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Update: I should probably mention, one Tetramorium bicarinatum queen escaped as I moved them, freshly caught, from their test tube into a sand container, for a more suitable foraging kind of space. So I'm down to two. However.

Both are huddling in the little hidey hole I dug for them and it looks like they are huddling over eggs. I tried to catch a couple workers, but they have pretty nasty stings, so. The one worker I caught died. Anyway, the queens are doing well and are very settled in. Also, with the experience I have with T. bicarinatum, the queens are almost unaffected by being kidnapped from a bunch of workers. I don't know if I'm completely wrong, but they generally don't act different when taken and even go out to forage, unlike other queens I have experienced, who simply stand still and wait for death when separated from the colony. Anyway, if they show signs of being depressed and sad and "WAAAAh" I'll go out and heist a couple queens and workers. Knowing T. bicarinatum's level of polygyny, they should blend well. If not, I'll remove the two queens from the grasp of the other colony.


Currently keeping: Pheidole obscurithorax (FINALLY I CAN STUDY THEM AND HAVE THEIR COOL MAJORS  B)), Tetramorium bicarinatum, Solenopsis spp. (probably xyloni, the queens are tiny hehe)

Wanting: Atta texana, Camponotus planatus (PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE CAN SOMEONE HOOK ME UP WITH ATTA)

Previously kept: Monomorium minimum, Pheidole dentata

 

"ATTAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!" -Me

"AAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" -Even more me

"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"- Me personified


#8 Offline AsdinAnts - Posted March 1 2024 - 5:19 PM

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upd?
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#9 Offline GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 1 2024 - 5:39 PM

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Update?

I LIKE ANTS

 

 

          Wishlist:ATTA,Camponotus CA02,and Carabara DIVERSA





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