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GOCAMPONOTUS Pogonomyrmex Californicus

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#21 Offline GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 6 2024 - 3:51 PM

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Worker just died no brood. I am planning on freezing this queen.



Currently keeping
1.Camponotus vicinus. 5 workers
2.Camponotus modoc. 5 workers
3. Camponotus hyatti. 1 worker
4.Veromessor pergandei. founding
5 Linepithema humile. 70-100 workers 5 queens
6. Pheidole Californica. 65 workers

I want: Atta,Myrmecia,Myrmica,Myrmecocystus

#22 Offline Artisan_Ants - Posted March 7 2024 - 9:49 AM

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Yeah, after 3 months with only one worker and some brood, this queen isn’t going to make it. Did you put her on a heating mat or somewhere where there is an abundant amount of heat? That could be the case for why they are not growning. I’ve put queens of C. cerasi and S. molesta near heat, sand they produced eggs the next day. Plus Pogonomyrmex favor heat much more than those two genus’s, so you might have a higher chance of getting eggs.

Keeping:

3x - S. molesta 

1x - C. chromaiodes

2x - F. pallidefulva

2x - C. cerasi

1x - B. depilis

2x P. imparis (colonies) 3x P. imparis queens (1x queen in test tube, 3x queens in test tube, and 6x queens in another test tube. Can't wait to see the results!)

 

Check out my C. chromaiodes journal here: https://www.formicul...aiodes-journal/


#23 Offline GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 7 2024 - 10:00 AM

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Yes and no brood.



Currently keeping
1.Camponotus vicinus. 5 workers
2.Camponotus modoc. 5 workers
3. Camponotus hyatti. 1 worker
4.Veromessor pergandei. founding
5 Linepithema humile. 70-100 workers 5 queens
6. Pheidole Californica. 65 workers

I want: Atta,Myrmecia,Myrmica,Myrmecocystus

#24 Offline The_Gaming-gate - Posted March 7 2024 - 12:20 PM

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Well you could try to boost her, but her survival chances seem slim.
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#25 Offline Artisan_Ants - Posted March 7 2024 - 1:22 PM

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Well you could try to boost her, but her survival chances seem slim.

True but there have to be other Pogonomyrmex colonies around. Here is something unusual, but very possible. If you can introduce a callow (a newly hatched worker) from one of your other colonies to this queen, then the worker will print upon her, and the worker help her until she dies (like introducing a parasitic Lasius queen to a host colony).

Keeping:

3x - S. molesta 

1x - C. chromaiodes

2x - F. pallidefulva

2x - C. cerasi

1x - B. depilis

2x P. imparis (colonies) 3x P. imparis queens (1x queen in test tube, 3x queens in test tube, and 6x queens in another test tube. Can't wait to see the results!)

 

Check out my C. chromaiodes journal here: https://www.formicul...aiodes-journal/


#26 Offline The_Gaming-gate - Posted March 7 2024 - 3:14 PM

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Well you could try to boost her, but her survival chances seem slim.

True but there have to be other Pogonomyrmex colonies around. Here is something unusual, but very possible. If you can introduce a callow (a newly hatched worker) from one of your other colonies to this queen, then the worker will print upon her, and the worker help her until she dies (like introducing a parasitic Lasius queen to a host colony).

 

That's what I was thinking.


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#27 Offline GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 8 2024 - 4:35 PM

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Well the transfer failed and now the queen is dead.

Currently keeping
1.Camponotus vicinus. 5 workers
2.Camponotus modoc. 5 workers
3. Camponotus hyatti. 1 worker
4.Veromessor pergandei. founding
5 Linepithema humile. 70-100 workers 5 queens
6. Pheidole Californica. 65 workers

I want: Atta,Myrmecia,Myrmica,Myrmecocystus

#28 Offline Artisan_Ants - Posted March 9 2024 - 6:30 AM

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Well the transfer failed and now the queen is dead.

Oh. Sorry to hear that. Well at least you have your healthy V. pergandei queen.
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Keeping:

3x - S. molesta 

1x - C. chromaiodes

2x - F. pallidefulva

2x - C. cerasi

1x - B. depilis

2x P. imparis (colonies) 3x P. imparis queens (1x queen in test tube, 3x queens in test tube, and 6x queens in another test tube. Can't wait to see the results!)

 

Check out my C. chromaiodes journal here: https://www.formicul...aiodes-journal/


#29 Offline GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 9 2024 - 7:03 AM

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Yeah. I'm hoping to catch some more pogonomyrmex when the season arrives
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Currently keeping
1.Camponotus vicinus. 5 workers
2.Camponotus modoc. 5 workers
3. Camponotus hyatti. 1 worker
4.Veromessor pergandei. founding
5 Linepithema humile. 70-100 workers 5 queens
6. Pheidole Californica. 65 workers

I want: Atta,Myrmecia,Myrmica,Myrmecocystus

#30 Offline The_Gaming-gate - Posted March 20 2024 - 10:15 AM

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Well the transfer failed and now the queen is dead.


Sorry about that! I’d probably avoid boosting with workers, and using pupae instead.
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#31 Offline GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 20 2024 - 11:59 AM

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Thanks and that is what I plan to do next time.


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Currently keeping
1.Camponotus vicinus. 5 workers
2.Camponotus modoc. 5 workers
3. Camponotus hyatti. 1 worker
4.Veromessor pergandei. founding
5 Linepithema humile. 70-100 workers 5 queens
6. Pheidole Californica. 65 workers

I want: Atta,Myrmecia,Myrmica,Myrmecocystus





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