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Founding Chambers

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#1 Offline dspdrew - Posted March 10 2014 - 6:59 AM

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Post your pictures of founding chambers and the associated species of ant here. We can eventually use this information in creating field guides.



#2 Offline dspdrew - Posted March 10 2014 - 7:00 AM

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Here's one I found the other day. Unfortunately I never found the queen, so I have no idea what species created this. :(

 

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#3 Offline M_Ants - Posted April 2 2021 - 1:38 PM

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Myrmecocystus testaceus
 
This could be a great thread if it didn't die. 

Edited by M_Ants, April 2 2021 - 1:41 PM.

Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 50ish workers and brood

Veromessor andrei

Myrmecocystus testaceus

Crematogaster sp. 

C. baldies a.k.a bald fraggles a.k.a C. absquatulator

Hypoponera opaciceps

Brachymyrmex patagonicus

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#4 Offline smares - Posted April 13 2021 - 10:48 PM

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How can you tell it is a founding chamber and not an older nest?

#5 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted April 13 2021 - 10:55 PM

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founding chambers usually have a pile of fresh dirt around the outside


I was here  :)
Ants I have kept:
Pheidole parvaOdontomachus simillimusNylanderia cf. krapeliniOdontoponera denticulataMesoponera rubraGnamptogenys sp. , Polyrachis sp. , Tetramorium lanuginosumTetraponera sp. , Tetraponera rufonigraCarebara sp.
 

Ants I am currently keeping:

Pheidole parvaOdontomachus simillimus, Nylanderia cfkrapelini


#6 Offline dspdrew - Posted April 14 2021 - 4:19 AM

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How can you tell it is a founding chamber and not an older nest?

 

I thought I posted this here already, but maybe it was a different thread. This might help you.

 

https://www.formicul...unding-chamber/


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#7 Offline smares - Posted April 25 2021 - 1:21 AM

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Thank you dspdrew! How deep down is the queen?

#8 Offline dspdrew - Posted April 25 2021 - 9:24 AM

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Depends how long it's been since she first started digging. Typically a day or two after they fly, they're a few inches to a foot deep or so.


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