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Care Sheet - Pseudomyrmex pallidus

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#21 Offline Manitobant - Posted September 10 2019 - 6:58 AM

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hi i justs aquired Pseudomyrmex simplex, you are saying they have to be in a twig or they will die?...

well it really depends on the species and colony from what I've read. I have seen many pseudomyrmex colonies housed in traditional formicariums.

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Myrmica semiparasitica
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#22 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted September 10 2019 - 7:51 AM

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I have a colony of Pseudomyrmex pallidus housed in a very small test tube, and they seem to be doing well. The colony is currently at around 25 workers, more than double that amount in brood, and two very physogastric queens. I'd say, as long as they're in something no more than a few millimeters in diameter, they should be just fine.


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#23 Online Ant_Dude2908 - Posted September 10 2019 - 8:29 AM

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I have a colony of Pseudomyrmex pallidus housed in a very small test tube, and they seem to be doing well. The colony is currently at around 25 workers, more than double that amount in brood, and two very physogastric queens. I'd say, as long as they're in something no more than a few millimeters in diameter, they should be just fine.


Will they hibernate this winter? I need to know if I should hibernate them once they arrive.

#24 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted September 10 2019 - 10:17 AM

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I have a colony of Pseudomyrmex pallidus housed in a very small test tube, and they seem to be doing well. The colony is currently at around 25 workers, more than double that amount in brood, and two very physogastric queens. I'd say, as long as they're in something no more than a few millimeters in diameter, they should be just fine.


Will they hibernate this winter? I need to know if I should hibernate them once they arrive.

 

Pseudomyrmex pallidus do not hibernate. The queens keep laying throughout the winter.


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#25 Offline AntsDakota - Posted September 10 2019 - 4:19 PM

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I have a colony of Pseudomyrmex pallidus housed in a very small test tube, and they seem to be doing well. The colony is currently at around 25 workers, more than double that amount in brood, and two very physogastric queens. I'd say, as long as they're in something no more than a few millimeters in diameter, they should be just fine.

Wow.... physogastric at only twenty-five workers! They must be happy.


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#26 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted December 7 2019 - 12:49 PM

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Do Pseudomyrmex ejectus produce additional queens in captivity, or is that unique to P. pallidus?


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Tetramorium immigrans, Pogonomyrmex occidentalis

Myrmica punctiventris, Formica subsericea

Formica pallidefulva, Aphaeogaster cf. rudis

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Camponotus nearcticus

Crematogaster cerasi

Temnothorax ambiguus

Prenolepis imparis


#27 Offline ponerinecat - Posted December 7 2019 - 12:52 PM

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Well, a variation of the word twig ants, but some pseudomyrmex avoid dry twigs. I've only ever seen P apache nesting in living branches that vary in diameter from a 2 inches to 4-5 inches. They also prefer hydrated nests.


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#28 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted December 9 2019 - 9:41 AM

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Do Pseudomyrmex ejectus produce additional queens in captivity, or is that unique to P. pallidus?

Pseudomyrmex ejectus are also polygynous, and I've collected colonies with 3 queens in the past. Nothing compared to the 20 queens colonies of P. pallidus I've captured in the past, but still pretty good sized. Often times the colonies I capture though are satellite nests.


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