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Ant4fun's Formica cf. fusca

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#1 Offline Ants4fun - Posted March 2 2016 - 10:11 AM

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This is my Formica cf. fusca colony.
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Eventually this colony raised ten workers. After that, they kicked one queen out which later died.
 
After hibernation they had 7 workers. I took them out late January. They already had one worker eclose which pushes them up to eight. They ate a pupae and a larvae in an acrylic nest I bought from AntKit, presumable due to lack of hydration. I have since moved them into a test tube.
 

 


#2 Offline Ants4fun - Posted March 2 2016 - 3:37 PM

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I just made an updated video to show them in a test tube. As you can see, they have 3 recently pupated pupae, as well as a callow worker! This colony is starting to show signs of growth.

 



#3 Offline T.C. - Posted July 25 2017 - 4:42 PM

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Update?
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