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AntsAreUs's Ponera pennsylvanica Journal

ponera ponera sp. ponera pennsylvanica

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#41 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted March 29 2019 - 5:36 PM

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I did not know they were introduced recently.

#42 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted May 23 2019 - 3:16 PM

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5/23/19

 

They now have about 3 small larva and 2 much larger larva. Unfortunately I made a mistake of over watering their setup which caused the plastic to become dirt. In the future once they are done raising brood I'm going to make a new identical setup to fix this.

 

Here is the finished setup, my "ideal" setup for this species:

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This is when she got her first egg.

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The current stage they are at (after I over watered the setup):

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You can sort of notice the how spiky looking the larva are. These allow the larva to stick to the ceiling of their chamber where they are often placed. This is a counter measure to flooding in the wild.

 


If you haven’t already give them some fruit flies, both hudei and melanogaster are fine. They go completely nuts for them.

I already have my own things to feed them such as diplura, collembola, and soft bodied mites. This is mostly what they eat in the wild.


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#43 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted June 17 2019 - 1:01 PM

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I just found a queen! Tips? How long does development take?
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