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Manica Invidia, The Pyre Queen! (s)

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#1 Offline AsdinAnts - Posted April 26 2024 - 7:19 AM

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Hey all, this is a journal on my Manica Invidia queens! I’m more than likely only gonna have one queen left as I’m selling/trading too three people who have already Dm’d me about them.

 

The only queen that I’m keeping is my Pyre Empress, she has a nice batch of eggs and I’m super excited for her. I’m not gonna post any pictures of her yet. I will post pictures of the soon to be shipped queens though for POL. Both the queens that have pictures are different!!

 

(sorry for blurry and dark photos, my flashlight died)

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Edited by AsdinAnts, April 26 2024 - 7:20 AM.

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Currently keeping
-A. occidentalis
-B. patagonicus
-C. vicinus
-F. neogagates
-M. invidia
-Stennama spec..
I will want to also keep some other lasius types in the future.
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#2 Offline AsdinAnts - Posted April 28 2024 - 7:26 AM

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Ik I shouldn’t check on my M. Invidia queens, but I just can’t help it! These girls are majestic. I can’t wait for them to have their first nanitics.
I spotted one of these girls foraging (I think), so I gave her some sugar water and she happily slurped it all up!
Currently keeping
-A. occidentalis
-B. patagonicus
-C. vicinus
-F. neogagates
-M. invidia
-Stennama spec..
I will want to also keep some other lasius types in the future.
You should also subscribe to my youtube channel! https://www.youtube.com/@AsdAnts

#3 Offline AsdinAnts - Posted May 8 2024 - 5:58 AM

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The queen that i’m keeping has a MASSIVE amount of eggs! She has also dug under her test tube, she's been working really hard! (the photo of her eggs was from like 2-3 days ago)

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Edited by AsdinAnts, May 8 2024 - 6:10 AM.

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Currently keeping
-A. occidentalis
-B. patagonicus
-C. vicinus
-F. neogagates
-M. invidia
-Stennama spec..
I will want to also keep some other lasius types in the future.
You should also subscribe to my youtube channel! https://www.youtube.com/@AsdAnts

#4 Offline AsdinAnts - Posted May 22 2024 - 2:58 PM

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My last queen is doing fairly well. She just ate some honey water, and she also has a pretty nice pile of eggs.


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Currently keeping
-A. occidentalis
-B. patagonicus
-C. vicinus
-F. neogagates
-M. invidia
-Stennama spec..
I will want to also keep some other lasius types in the future.
You should also subscribe to my youtube channel! https://www.youtube.com/@AsdAnts

#5 Offline AsdinAnts - Posted May 29 2024 - 8:25 PM

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Small update!

My queen has a pile of eggs with around two small larvae. I just fed her honey water again, and she happy slurped it up. I’m very happy that I caught this queen. She is a super nice and red color.

(this post was a scam 😭, i can't see correctly)

Edited by AsdinAnts, June 14 2024 - 9:21 AM.

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Currently keeping
-A. occidentalis
-B. patagonicus
-C. vicinus
-F. neogagates
-M. invidia
-Stennama spec..
I will want to also keep some other lasius types in the future.
You should also subscribe to my youtube channel! https://www.youtube.com/@AsdAnts

#6 Offline AsdinAnts - Posted June 13 2024 - 10:43 PM

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My queen has finally gotten larvae!

 

I've fed her quite a bit, and today at around 9, I let her drink all the bird nectar she would want. 

I was SHOCKED at how big she got, I didn't know that queens that are normally that skinny could get that fat  %)

 

There are two small larvae, and one decently sized larvae. It's crazy to see how the larvae for Manica queens have those tiny little hairs that are actually visible.

I also gave her a crushed up earwig that she happily started feeding to her young larvae, really excited for this queen!

 

(will hopefully add pictures tomorrow)


Currently keeping
-A. occidentalis
-B. patagonicus
-C. vicinus
-F. neogagates
-M. invidia
-Stennama spec..
I will want to also keep some other lasius types in the future.
You should also subscribe to my youtube channel! https://www.youtube.com/@AsdAnts

#7 Offline AsdinAnts - Posted June 14 2024 - 9:21 AM

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Here is a picture of the queen and her larvae, sorry for the really bad quality pictures.
I’ll most likely buy a camera within this year.

When she was full on her hummingbird nectar, her gaster had like a silverish gleam to it, that was pretty cool!

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Currently keeping
-A. occidentalis
-B. patagonicus
-C. vicinus
-F. neogagates
-M. invidia
-Stennama spec..
I will want to also keep some other lasius types in the future.
You should also subscribe to my youtube channel! https://www.youtube.com/@AsdAnts

#8 Offline AsdinAnts - Posted June 25 2024 - 3:29 PM

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3 pupae with a whole bunch of eggs !
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Currently keeping
-A. occidentalis
-B. patagonicus
-C. vicinus
-F. neogagates
-M. invidia
-Stennama spec..
I will want to also keep some other lasius types in the future.
You should also subscribe to my youtube channel! https://www.youtube.com/@AsdAnts

#9 Offline GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted June 25 2024 - 3:40 PM

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Nice!


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Currently keeping: 2 C.vicinus colonies.2 C.sansabeanus. 1 C.leavissimus. 2 C.Ca02. 1 V.pergandei. 4 T.immigrans.1 F.pacifica. 1 C.hyatti

1 M.ergatognya

 

 

 

 

Trying to get my hands on :C.modoc,A.vercicolor, and Any Honeypots

  

 

 


#10 Offline AsdinAnts - Posted July 8 2024 - 10:35 AM

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Sorry for not updating this in a while, the queen had eaten her pupae around January 31st, and that’s when it all started going downhill.
She wouldn’t eat anything, nor would she lay any eggs.

This morning, I found her body with monomorium all over her. This is really sad, I hope to find some more manica soon.
Currently keeping
-A. occidentalis
-B. patagonicus
-C. vicinus
-F. neogagates
-M. invidia
-Stennama spec..
I will want to also keep some other lasius types in the future.
You should also subscribe to my youtube channel! https://www.youtube.com/@AsdAnts





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