CURRENT LIST OF ANTS IN THIS JOURNAL:
Ponera pennsylvanica colony: 1 queen, 1 female alate, and 4 workers
Stigmatomma pallipes colony 1: 2 queens, seven workers
Stigmatomma pallipes colony 2: 1 queen
Brachymyrmex depilis colony: 2 queens
I've decided to make a journal for one of my newest queens (my Ponera pennsylvanica queen). She laid an egg a few days ago, but she ate it last night. She seems to be getting ready to lay a new one.
I found her under a rock behind my house with several Formica workers, a woodlouse, and a centipede. Upon uncovering her claustral chamber, she exhibited some strange behavior that I had never seen before in a Ponerine species. First, she played dead, and then she started flopping around like a fish. I managed to snag her before she could make it to the nearby earthworm burrow.
She's currently living in a tiny airline tube with some sand in it (I normally put Ponerine species inside of a plastic tube with soil). She seems to like this setup.
Does anyone have any tips?
I'll try to update this as much as I can, and I'll try to get some photos.
Edited by Connectimyrmex, October 13 2017 - 5:07 PM.