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#21 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 7 2024 - 4:28 PM

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:lol:


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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


#22 Offline cooIboyJ - Posted March 7 2024 - 4:41 PM

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We removed the rocks now and gave them one mealworm and the jelly we've also introduced a few more workers


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#23 Offline cooIboyJ - Posted March 7 2024 - 4:59 PM

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The queen has moved back into the test tube


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#24 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 7 2024 - 5:11 PM

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Perfect.


Let them be for a few days.


but still feed them.


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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


#25 Offline cooIboyJ - Posted March 7 2024 - 5:55 PM

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ok


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#26 Offline Artisan_Ants - Posted March 8 2024 - 6:10 AM

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Yeah; that’s where I got my mealworms and too. A little advice… DO NOT and I’m telling you, DO NOT keep them in the refrigerator (unless they’re alive, cause mine aren’t, and are stored in a small canister) because they will mold in like two weeks. In stead; keep them in a freezer which will preserve them for months and months. I got mine last year in July, and they’ve been lasting for 7 1/3 months. I also got the jello from them, but I forgot to refrigerate them, so I only fed it once, to my healthiest S. molesta colony but they didn’t seem to really touch it. Of course though, that can vary depending on the species. Good luck!
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Keeping:

2x - S. molesta (colonies)                1x - C. nearcticus (founding)  (y) New!

1x - C. chromaiodes (colony)           1x - C. subbarbatus (founding)  (y) New!

2x - F. pallidefulva (colonies)             1x T. sessile (mega colony)

2x - C. cerasi (founding)  workers are here!  :yahoo:

1x - B. depilis (founding but no eggs)

2x - P. imparis (colony) 2x P. imparis (founding)  Unfortunately no multi queen P. imparis colonies as all of the queens died due to fungus infection (assumed). RIP  :( 

Check out my C. nearcticus journal here: https://www.formicul...cticus-journal/

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


#27 Offline cooIboyJ - Posted March 8 2024 - 2:01 PM

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ok, my mealworms are alive and we have been storing them in a wine fridge and we only have one jelly cup which is with the ants


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#28 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 8 2024 - 2:11 PM

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Also when you take cut the meal worms into pieces make sure to take it out later.


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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


#29 Offline cooIboyJ - Posted March 8 2024 - 5:40 PM

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We now know for sure that the queen has brood.


Edited by cooIboyJ, March 8 2024 - 5:41 PM.

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#30 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 8 2024 - 5:45 PM

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How many eggs do you think there are?

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


#31 Offline cooIboyJ - Posted March 8 2024 - 7:00 PM

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1 batch


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#32 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 8 2024 - 7:09 PM

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Of how many eggs?

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


#33 Offline Artisan_Ants - Posted March 9 2024 - 6:35 AM

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Of how many eggs?

That’s pretty hard to answer with out macro lens (I don’t have one myself) so the best guess at least 20 minimum and 30 or so as maximum (since this is a fairly mature colony). If It were in founding stage, the minimum would be at least 12 and the maximum (usually but not always rare) 20 eggs in one batch.

Keeping:

2x - S. molesta (colonies)                1x - C. nearcticus (founding)  (y) New!

1x - C. chromaiodes (colony)           1x - C. subbarbatus (founding)  (y) New!

2x - F. pallidefulva (colonies)             1x T. sessile (mega colony)

2x - C. cerasi (founding)  workers are here!  :yahoo:

1x - B. depilis (founding but no eggs)

2x - P. imparis (colony) 2x P. imparis (founding)  Unfortunately no multi queen P. imparis colonies as all of the queens died due to fungus infection (assumed). RIP  :( 

Check out my C. nearcticus journal here: https://www.formicul...cticus-journal/

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


#34 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 9 2024 - 7:05 AM

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I would go for the average eggs at once for this queen I would say 25 eggs.

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


#35 Offline cooIboyJ - Posted March 9 2024 - 11:03 AM

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#36 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted March 9 2024 - 11:08 AM

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Make sure you don't stress them out so they don't eat the brood.
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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


#37 Offline cooIboyJ - Posted March 11 2024 - 9:05 AM

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#38 Offline ANTdrew - Posted March 11 2024 - 11:03 AM

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ok

There is no need to keep posting “ok.” Just hit the like button if you agree with a post. Posts like this are in violation of rule 4 of the Forum Rules.
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