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Polyrhachis lamellidens-Being parasitic on Camponotus sp.

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#1 Offline GAEME - Posted December 10 2014 - 1:48 AM

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Korean name : 가시개미 (Ga-si-gae-me)

Scientific name : Polyrhachis lamellidens

 

Polyrhachis lamellidens is parasitic on Camponotus sp..

So Korean ant keeper have been using 'One to one parasitization'

 

<Process of 'One to one parasitization'>

 

 

1.Collect Polyrhachis lamellidens queen, Camponotus colony.

   *It doesn't matter if the Camponotus colony don't have the queen.

 

2.Get one woker from Camponotus colony.

   *The smaller worker is the better. 

 

3.Put a Camponotus worker and Polyrhachis queen in a small case.

 

4.Put 3~5 additory Camponotus workers after one day or two days.

 

5.Repeat 'Process No.4' two or three times.

 

6.Put Polyrhachis queen and Camponotus workers to Camponotus colony.

 

7.Wait for the queen produce eggs

 

 

But this process have been making many failures, and I devise diffirent process.

Somebody call my parasitization process 'Inverse concept parasitization'.

 

<Process of 'Inverse concept parasitization'>

 

 

1.Collect Polyrhachis queen, Camponotus colony

   *The colony must have a queen.

 

2.Get a queen from Camponotus colony.

 

3.Put Polyrhachis queen and Camponotus queen in a small case.

 

4.Put 20~50 additory Camponotus workers after half day.

 

5.Put Polyrhachis queen and Camponotus workers to Camponotus colony after one or two day.

 

 

'Inverse concept parasitization' is faster, more powerful than 'One to one parasitization', and we can sucess to put more Polyrhachis queen.

I succeeded to put 40 Polyrhachis lamellidens queens to  Camponotus atrox(Someone s in this year and my queens are producing many eggs now.

I think the difference of two process is the difference of cast pheromone of the host that they encounter at the beginning.

 

 

You can see pictures of Polyrhachis lamellidnes's parasitization on my blog.

http://blog.naver.co...us/220163701646

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I hope to know about parasitic ants of the other countries!! :D


Edited by GAEME, December 10 2014 - 1:48 AM.


#2 Offline Crystals - Posted December 10 2014 - 6:57 AM

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The 2 queens do not harm one another?  Very interesting.

 

I live in Canada, and in all of our parasitic species the parasitic queen will kill the host queen.  Over here, there are no species that parasitize Camponotus.


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#3 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted December 10 2014 - 7:55 AM

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The 2 queens do not harm one another? Very interesting.

I live in Canada, and in all of our parasitic species the parasitic queen will kill the host queen. Over here, there are no species that parasitize Camponotus.

We have a workerless species of Pogonomyrmex here in California that just infiltrates a Pogonomyrmex rugosus nest and, without harming the queen of that colony, starts produing more alates. I think this species, Pogonomyrmex colei, tries to pass off as a worker, because they are about the size of a Pogonomyrmex rugosus worker.


Edited by dspdrew, December 15 2014 - 7:15 AM.
Fixed double post


#4 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted December 10 2014 - 2:29 PM

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I have loads of Lasius parasites, I have journals of them to.


We have a workerless species of Pogonomyrmex here in California that just infiltrates a Pogonomyrmex rugosus nest and, without harming the queen of that colony, starts produing more alates. I think this species, Pogonomyrmex colei, tries to pass off as a worker, because they are about the size of a Pogonomyrmex rugosus worker.
We have a workerless species of Pogonomyrmex here in California that just infiltrates a Pogonomyrmex rugosus nest and, without harming the queen of that colony, starts produing more alates. I think this species, Pogonomyrmex colei, tries to pass off as a worker, because they are about the size of a Pogonomyrmex rugosus worker.

You just repeated the same things twice to two different people?



#5 Offline Gregory2455 - Posted December 10 2014 - 2:57 PM

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Woops that's a weird error...





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