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#21 Offline XZero38 - Posted February 6 2017 - 9:27 AM

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This colony is still in hibernation, i will be looking ot bring all of my colonies out either next week or the week after.



#22 Offline XZero38 - Posted March 28 2017 - 9:09 AM

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So these ladies have been out of hibernation for roughly a month now and they are doing well no deaths yet which is good.

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In the above picture you can see the queen walking around.

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I gave them some sunburst and it was a party in the outworld. Normally this many never come into the outworld at once, usually only 2-3 at a time.



#23 Offline sgheaton - Posted March 28 2017 - 9:10 AM

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'BOUT TIME. Glad to see they survived the winter, but more importantly, the move. 


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#24 Offline XZero38 - Posted March 28 2017 - 9:52 AM

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Oh when i moved i took special care to move all my colonies and queens.

So far the only death from hibernation has been some tetra workers and the Pogonomyrmex queen.



#25 Offline Leo - Posted March 28 2017 - 4:19 PM

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yay



#26 Offline XZero38 - Posted April 4 2017 - 6:46 AM

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It makes me happy knowing that this colony is doing so well. Checking on them this morning they have a good pile of larva and i spotted 2-3 sand covered pupae. Half of the nest area glass has condensation covering it so i don't have a good view of the entire nest, but when they start moving everything around when i shine a light in there i can see them carrying the brood around.



#27 Offline XZero38 - Posted April 24 2017 - 8:05 AM

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Update time!!!

 

So this colony is doing well. I've been seeing a new worker or two every couple days and they have large piles of brood in all three stages.

As i was trying to get enough light into the nest to take pictures they started grabbing the brood and running around with it

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Going to have to make a larger formicarium for them to move into here soon.

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#28 Offline XZero38 - Posted July 31 2017 - 11:22 AM

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So its been a while since I've updated this journal! This colony is large enough that i decided that it was time to move out of the THA atom C that they have been living in and into "dspdrew dirt box" that I've had for a while now. So before i even attempted to move them i did a bit of experimenting with the vinyl tubing that i was going to use, needless to say that all my experiments failed and they were able to climb on the outside of the tubing which is an issue. Those failed experiments led to the crazy setup i have them on while they move. So in the first couple pictures you can see the setup itself and roughly the size of the colony. They were all running around so its hard to tell exactly how many workers there are as they are trying to hide from the light.

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In the next photos it was all the excavation operations that were going on in the new nest. There were three separate excavation sites when i took the pictures and a fourth one popped up after i took the pictures.

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The last two photos are of the same digging site but after it had gone from one worker to 3.

 

So the final digging site became the primary site and was dug out about another inch down and widened out quite a bit by the time i woke up the next morning. (all the pictures were taken the evening of 7/30/2017.

 

Ill take more pictures when i get home and update hopefully tomorrow!


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#29 Offline sgheaton - Posted July 31 2017 - 11:28 AM

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Woah woah woah....

what's with all the tabletops? I just bought a 5e set of things... yesterday! Well I had 3e Handbook... Wanted to upgrade to 5e. ..and then I'm gonna be the DM for our monthly games.

It's The Adventure Zone!!


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#30 Offline XZero38 - Posted July 31 2017 - 11:31 AM

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that's actually my Tyranid army for Warhammer 40k



#31 Offline sgheaton - Posted July 31 2017 - 12:48 PM

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Put a pin in it, Batman. We'll need to meet up soon. Have our OWN PARTY ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE MOUNTAINS. 

 

The color of the Atom-C changed from red to white?


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#32 Offline XZero38 - Posted July 31 2017 - 1:01 PM

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I had a piece of red cellophane under the glass. I removed it to make it brighter.



#33 Offline XZero38 - Posted August 1 2017 - 9:22 AM

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I was unable to get more pictures just based on how the entire setup is. They have been making lots of progress on digging out the new formicarium but still haven't moved into it yet. They were working on digging out chambers and on a tunnel that was starting to go from one side to the other. As soon as i can get some decent pictures ill get them up.



#34 Offline sgheaton - Posted August 1 2017 - 12:43 PM

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Your excuse last time was that you were moving. Fair enough. We get that.

...But you're moved in now! Time to update journals and take some pictures!!! 


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#35 Offline XZero38 - Posted August 21 2017 - 7:45 AM

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They are finally all moved into the nest and i really do need to get some pictures taken.



#36 Offline sgheaton - Posted August 21 2017 - 9:22 AM

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First step is talking about it.


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#37 Offline XZero38 - Posted May 30 2018 - 5:58 AM

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This was probably my favorite colony but sadly they did not make it through their second winter.



#38 Offline sgheaton - Posted May 30 2018 - 6:03 AM

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These were your "best off ones," as well, ya?


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#39 Offline Rstheant - Posted December 2 2018 - 2:46 PM

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The tarheel ants formicaria are 100% mold resistant and very water absorbing, just stick a syringe with water onto the nest and you're done



Nurbs is selling M. Mexicanus, FYI, @ Saftron.

#40 Offline TechAnt - Posted September 10 2020 - 8:45 PM

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(never mind, did not read the last thing)

Edited by TechAnt, September 10 2020 - 8:46 PM.

My Ants:
(x1) Campontous semitstaceus ~20 workers, 1 Queen
(x1) Camponotus vicinus ~10 workers, 1 Queen (all black variety)
(x1) Tetramorium immigrans ~100 workers, 1 Queen
(x1) Myrmercocystus mexicanus -1 Queen
(x2) Mymercocystus mimcus -1 Queen
(x1) Mymercocystus testaceus ~45 workers, 1 Queen





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