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Your Oldest Queen?


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Poll: How old was your oldest queen? (22 member(s) have cast votes)

How old was the oldest queen ant you have kept, now or in the past?

  1. 0 to 1 years (6 votes [27.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.27%

  2. 1 to 2 years (2 votes [9.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

  3. 2 to 3 years (3 votes [13.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.64%

  4. 3 to 4 years (7 votes [31.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.82%

  5. 4 to 5 years (3 votes [13.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.64%

  6. 5 to 6 years (1 votes [4.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.55%

  7. 6 to 7 years (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. 7 to 8 years (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. 8 to 9 years (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. 9 to 10 years (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. 10 to 15 years (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  12. More than 15 years (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  13. I have not kept a queen. (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

What species group did your queen belong to?

  1. Camponotini (4 votes [18.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.18%

  2. Formicini (2 votes [9.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

  3. Lasiini (3 votes [13.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.64%

  4. Melophorini (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Oecophyllini (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Plagiolepidini (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Other Formicinae not mentioned above (3 votes [13.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.64%

  8. Dolichoderinae (1 votes [4.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.55%

  9. Dorylinae or Ectatomminae (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Heteroponerinae, Ponerinae, Paraponerinae etc (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. Pseudomyrmecinae or Myrmeciinae (Bull Dog and Big Eye ants) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  12. Atta (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  13. Pogonomyrmecini and Stenammini (Harvesters) (4 votes [18.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.18%

  14. Solenopsidini (3 votes [13.64%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.64%

  15. Crematogastrini (2 votes [9.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

  16. Martialinae (Liar) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 Offline futurebird - Posted February 17 2024 - 10:02 AM

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A Poll.


Edited by futurebird, February 17 2024 - 10:12 AM.

Starting this July I'm posting videos of my ants every week on youTube.

I like to make relaxing videos that capture the joy of watching ants.

If that sounds like your kind of thing... follow me >here<


#2 Offline futurebird - Posted February 17 2024 - 10:03 AM

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I spent a long time making a poll and it was deleted. :(


Starting this July I'm posting videos of my ants every week on youTube.

I like to make relaxing videos that capture the joy of watching ants.

If that sounds like your kind of thing... follow me >here<


#3 Offline ANTdrew - Posted February 17 2024 - 10:12 AM

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My Pheidole bicarinata queen, Alfhild. Her egg hatched four years ago.
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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.

#4 Offline Artisan_Ants - Posted February 17 2024 - 11:04 AM

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My P. Imparis queen with workers.

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/


#5 Offline Idontexist - Posted February 26 2024 - 10:00 AM

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a solenopsis queen i kept in a water bottle, i have never found another solenopsis invicta queen ever again

#6 Offline T.C. - Posted February 26 2024 - 11:56 PM

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I had a Lasius sp. queen for several years,  not sure exactly how long. I know of someone who claims to have a Messor barbarus queen going on 12 years. I know it's possible and they're supposedly a hardy species. 


“If I am killed for simply living, let death be kinder than man.” -Althea Davis

#7 Offline Rrar - Posted February 27 2024 - 5:50 PM

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Has anyone had a queen for 10+ years? Supposedly it's possible with Lasius niger or maybe others.


canada = boring!!!!!

I want attaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!

also: Camponotus ca02 ( probably not possible though)


#8 Offline AntsCali098 - Posted February 28 2024 - 5:53 PM

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This is a great idea (:

Interested buying in ants? Feel free to check out my shop

Feel free to read my journals, like this one.

 

Wishlist:

Atta sp (wish they were in CA), Crematogaster cerasi, Most Pheidole species

 

 


#9 Offline M_Ants - Posted February 28 2024 - 10:09 PM

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Nvm


Edited by M_Ants, March 1 2024 - 3:27 PM.

Veromessor pergandei

Veromessor andrei

Crematogaster sp. 

Pogonomyrmex cf cali and rugosus

Various Pheidole

C. yogi 

https://www.youtube....FG7utFVBA/about





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