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Dspdrew's Temnothorax sp.1 Journal [180] (Discontinued)

dspdrew temnothorax trabuco canyon california black light queen ant journal

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#21 Offline Diesel - Posted November 20 2017 - 6:52 AM

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I'm Surprised these didn't do well for you. i got a small colony from a GAN farmer that had about 25 or so workers. this colony is well into the 100-125 range now. very super easy to care for. 1 cricket leg every 3-4 days and some honey water and the occasional bug that i kill from the house. obviously not the same species but all in all very hardy. I'm keeping Temnothorax Longispinosus. they seemed to do better once i made an acorn setup. i glued 3/4 of an acorn down to a clear piece of plastici also made a hydration tube with clear tubing and made a hole directly into the acorn. almost identical to a test tube that i hydrate every couple days. it does not leak in to acorn itself aside from that i have a test tube setup in the outworld that helpsany hydration issues that may not be getting for inside the acorn.


Ant Species kept

 

Temnothorax Longispinosus.-Journal(discontinued)-(formerly)

Camponotus Noveboracensis (formerly)

Camponotus Nearticus-formerly

Tetramorium sp.-formerly

Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Queen & brood.-formerly

Tapinoma Sessile-Journal (3 queen colony)-formerly

​Tapinoma  Sessile #2 (2 queen colony)-formerly

Aphaenogaster Picea-Journal-active

Crematogaster sp.(Cerasi or Lineolata) Queen with 3 workers and brood-formerly

​Crematogaster sp. #2 (Cerasi or Lineolata) Queen with brood-formerly

Formica sp. polygenus-active 300+ workers-active

Formica Subsericea-active 25+ workers-active

Myrmica Rubra 400+ workers 3 queens-active


#22 Offline dspdrew - Posted January 13 2018 - 10:26 AM

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Update 1-13-2018

The last queen finally died a little while back.



#23 Offline dspdrew - Posted July 16 2018 - 10:58 PM

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Update 7-16-2018

I found another one of these in Trabuco Canyon, California again around 9:00 PM on 7-6-2018.



#24 Offline dspdrew - Posted August 15 2018 - 12:10 PM

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Update 8-15-2018

This queen just recently got her first worker.



#25 Offline dspdrew - Posted December 7 2018 - 2:15 AM

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Update 12-7-2018

This queen had two workers, but they died off shortly after I moved them to a small starter formicarium. After putting it back in a test tube, it eventually produced more brood. Now it has one worker and a few larvae, and I just put them back into a formicarium.



#26 Offline EthanNgo678 - Posted April 6 2019 - 12:34 PM

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update



#27 Offline dspdrew - Posted April 6 2019 - 8:05 PM

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Update 4-6-2019

This colony made quite a comeback. They now have 15 workers, and even more large larvae and pupae. This colony should be twice its size in about a month.
 
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#28 Offline Rstheant - Posted April 7 2019 - 8:09 AM

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Please don’t let it have a classic Drew ending...

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#29 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted April 7 2019 - 8:47 AM

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Update 4-6-2019
This colony made quite a comeback. They now have 15 workers, and even more large larvae and pupae. This colony should be twice its size in about a month.
 
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Glad they made a good comeback!

#30 Offline dspdrew - Posted November 8 2019 - 8:32 PM

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Update 11-8-2019

The colony is still growing. They are now up to about 100 workers. I'm a little surprised how large the workers are now. I had no idea Temnothorax workers could get up to 4 mm in length. Maybe I should revisit my old ID thread, having such large specimens now. The colony has also produced their first male alate.

 

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I'm trying to move them into a large starter formicarium, but these things love such dry conditions, they are still sitting in the their old formicarium, and it's been completely dry for days.

 

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#31 Offline ponerinecat - Posted November 9 2019 - 7:34 PM

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these do not look like the original queens



#32 Offline dspdrew - Posted June 13 2020 - 1:52 PM

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these do not look like the original queens

 

Different lighting.



#33 Offline dspdrew - Posted March 20 2021 - 2:11 PM

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Update 3-20-2021

I just found the queen dead today. They have been producing a bunch of males, and it looks like all of the brood they have now are probably going to be males as well.



#34 Offline Lillyrose - Posted March 20 2021 - 4:06 PM

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Ugh .. I'm sorry. It's so frustrating when they die for no known reason.
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