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Tetramorium Immigrans, journal of asd

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#1 Offline AsdinAnts - Posted June 14 2024 - 10:46 AM

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6/14/24

 

I received these queens on monday, I bought these queens from bmb1ee. Each of these 5 queens arrived in perfect condition, they all had a huge amount of eggs with some small larvae. (thanks bmb)

 

I’m kind of scared to keep these though, since I heard that they get to devastating numbers..

 

upon arrival, I fed each of these queens a drop of hummingbird nectar. They drank it, but they were very hesitant at first  :facepalm:

The larvae have grown much more during these 4 days that I have kept them, can’t wait for their nanitics! 

 

Each queen has more developed larvae then the queen pictured (I took a picture of the queen that had the least amount of larvae and eggs, as to not stress the more successful ones.)

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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

#2 Offline Stubyvast - Posted June 16 2024 - 2:08 PM

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Yah I've raised these colonies before. They grow super fast! Workers take about two weeks to fully develop, but their nanitics are Sooo small. But yes, they do grow pretty fast. However, they're small enough that a pretty decent sized formicarium will hold them easily for a year or maybe even two. And another awesome thing about this species is that they can eat pretty much anything. They're generalists, so you can even feed them your leftovers from dinner if you really want to. 

Enjoy keeping them! They're a fun species to try out.


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Currently raising: 

Myrmica Rubra (polygynous 2 queen + brood)

Camponotus Modoc (single queen + brood)

Camponotus Vicinus (two single queens + brood)

Lasius Niger (single queen + ~60+ workers)

Tetramorium immigrans (single queen)

Temporarily keeping IdioticMouse26's ants/tarantula until August 12th as he is away. Thanks IM26!

 

 


#3 Offline AsdinAnts - Posted June 18 2024 - 3:08 PM

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thanks!
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 June 25 2024 - 3:31 PM

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They all got pupae a week back, and now the pupae are starting to gain color.
One is really starting to get dark, so hopefully it encloses soon !
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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 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted June 25 2024 - 3:40 PM

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Yours are growing faster than mine, they still have larvae. keep it up! :yes:


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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

  

 

 


#6 Offline AsdinAnts - Posted June 27 2024 - 9:08 AM

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The temperature in my room gets pretty cozy, so that’s probably why lol, also one of my queens got their first nanitics!
I checked in on them this morning, and I saw a very cute, very tiny little worker. I’ll take pictures once I get back home.

thank you!
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 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted June 27 2024 - 9:35 AM

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Good job!


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

  

 

 


#8 Offline AsdinAnts - Posted July 8 2024 - 10:36 AM

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All of the queens have gotten their second stage of workers, they are all doing very nicely. I feed them regularly, and I also gave one of the colonies an outworld covered in sand to see what they would think of it.
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 AsdinAnts - Posted July 9 2024 - 3:39 PM

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Here are some pictures!

The first two pictures are of my best colony, and the last one is the slowest growing of them all.

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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

#10 Offline Zzz - Posted July 15 2024 - 12:53 AM

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Very cool!



#11 Offline AsdinAnts - Posted July 15 2024 - 12:32 PM

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yea, i fed each of them pogonomyrmex queens around a week ago, and their larvae looked very nice fat.
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

#12 Offline AsdinAnts - Posted Today, 8:52 AM

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so, there are still 4 colonies left. All of them are doing pretty good.

In the picture it shows some of the brood, queen, and workers. When I was trying to take a picture of them, the workers scattered taking a lot of brood to a darker corner of their nest.

I decided to move them out of the test tube for better visibility, and because it was starting to lose most of its water.

I have been feeding these girls a lot, I fed each of the colonies a cricket, and they left holes in its body. That just goes to show how ravenous these ants are, even at a youngish stage like this colony. I’m thinking about moving the other colonies to tubs and tubes setups, it would be much more easier to feed them and so I won’t have escapees every time I open their test tube.

The queens has been pumping out a bunch of eggs, and they also have a tonne of larvae. You can see the protein inside of the larvae, its kind of gross but cute at the same time..

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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

#13 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted Today, 8:54 AM

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Love it! my biggest colony hollowed out the cricket I gave them and put their brood in it. :facepalm:


Edited by GOCAMPONOTUS, Today, 8:55 AM.

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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

  

 

 


#14 Offline AsdinAnts - Posted Today, 9:58 AM

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that’s what they did to the cricket I gave them, lol
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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