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Re: tetramorium journal

Post: # 18271Post SpeciesK
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:55 am

When the ants are born, are they dark, or are they light color and then darken later? I have watched videos of other ants that are born white or yellowish and then turn brown or black or whatever. It didn't occur to me before that ants would be born any color but what you see them as walking around.

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Re: tetramorium journal

Post: # 18283Post idahoantgirl
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:29 pm

SpeciesK wrote:
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:55 am
When the ants are born, are they dark, or are they light color and then darken later? I have watched videos of other ants that are born white or yellowish and then turn brown or black or whatever. It didn't occur to me before that ants would be born any color but what you see them as walking around.
Ants first emerge a very light tan color. Over the first several days they will darken to their final shade.
Proverbs 6:6-11

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

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Re: tetramorium journal

Post: # 18324Post Nathant
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:44 pm

idahoantgirl wrote:
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:29 pm
SpeciesK wrote:
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:55 am
When the ants are born, are they dark, or are they light color and then darken later? I have watched videos of other ants that are born white or yellowish and then turn brown or black or whatever. It didn't occur to me before that ants would be born any color but what you see them as walking around.
Ants first emerge a very light tan color. Over the first several days they will darken to their final shade.
Correct. These young workers are called "callows".

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Re: tetramorium journal

Post: # 19599Post idahoantgirl
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:11 pm

Wow! My ants have sure grown in appetite! They now desire Two crickets a day.
Proverbs 6:6-11

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeper of Tetramorium Sp. E, Lasius Neoniger

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Re: tetramorium journal

Post: # 20436Post idahoantgirl
Mon May 01, 2017 9:22 am

I finally decorated my ants outworld! I am really happy with how it turned out. It's been like a year since I've had this colony and I just now decorated. I was afraid to before because of cleanup, ect. I would post pics but I don't have photo bucket so I cant. :( I also recently bought some fruit flies and live mealworms. I'm hoping they like the mealworms. they have been raised on crickets. I let them have at two fruit flies. It was their first live catch. The fruit flies seemed a bit speedy for my ants though so I slightly crushed them so it would be easier. I also decided to get mealworms and fruit flies because I recently hatched baby praying mantises! AWWWW YEAH!! lol it sounds like I'm more excited about the praying mantises then my ants, but the thing is that the babies are this big! (____)
Proverbs 6:6-11

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeper of Tetramorium Sp. E, Lasius Neoniger

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Re: tetramorium journal

Post: # 20463Post JackPayne
Mon May 01, 2017 3:52 pm

idahoantgirl wrote:
Mon May 01, 2017 9:22 am
I finally decorated my ants outworld! I am really happy with how it turned out. It's been like a year since I've had this colony and I just now decorated. I was afraid to before because of cleanup, ect. I would post pics but I don't have photo bucket so I cant. :( I also recently bought some fruit flies and live mealworms. I'm hoping they like the mealworms. they have been raised on crickets. I let them have at two fruit flies. It was their first live catch. The fruit flies seemed a bit speedy for my ants though so I slightly crushed them so it would be easier. I also decided to get mealworms and fruit flies because I recently hatched baby praying mantises! AWWWW YEAH!! lol it sounds like I'm more excited about the praying mantises then my ants, but the thing is that the babies are this big! (____)
You can use imgur,
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Re: tetramorium journal

Post: # 20589Post xTNxANTMANx
Wed May 03, 2017 4:56 pm

I have raised praying mantids many many times over the years. They are absolutely fascinating insects. Newly hatched, small termites work well as well as...small ants...like Tapinoma (sry guys but true :) I'm fed not dissing our ant love by no means lol). They will go/molt rather quickly at first. I love mantids!
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Crematogaster ashmeadi
Crematogaster missouriensis
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Lasius sp x2 (founding)
Pheidole sp. x4
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Re: tetramorium journal

Post: # 20593Post idahoantgirl
Wed May 03, 2017 6:31 pm

xTNxANTMANx wrote:
Wed May 03, 2017 4:56 pm
I have raised praying mantids many many times over the years. They are absolutely fascinating insects. Newly hatched, small termites work well as well as...small ants...like Tapinoma (sry guys but true :) I'm fed not dissing our ant love by no means lol). They will go/molt rather quickly at first. I love mantids!
so you can feed them ants? I thought that the ants would attack the baby mantids?
Proverbs 6:6-11

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeper of Tetramorium Sp. E, Lasius Neoniger

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Re: tetramorium journal

Post: # 20595Post Martialis
Wed May 03, 2017 7:04 pm

idahoantgirl wrote:
Wed May 03, 2017 6:31 pm
xTNxANTMANx wrote:
Wed May 03, 2017 4:56 pm
I have raised praying mantids many many times over the years. They are absolutely fascinating insects. Newly hatched, small termites work well as well as...small ants...like Tapinoma (sry guys but true :) I'm fed not dissing our ant love by no means lol). They will go/molt rather quickly at first. I love mantids!
so you can feed them ants? I thought that the ants would attack the baby mantids?
Not Tapinoma or other incredibly small ones.
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Re: tetramorium journal

Post: # 20601Post idahoantgirl
Wed May 03, 2017 10:48 pm

Martialis wrote:
Wed May 03, 2017 7:04 pm
idahoantgirl wrote:
Wed May 03, 2017 6:31 pm
xTNxANTMANx wrote:
Wed May 03, 2017 4:56 pm
I have raised praying mantids many many times over the years. They are absolutely fascinating insects. Newly hatched, small termites work well as well as...small ants...like Tapinoma (sry guys but true :) I'm fed not dissing our ant love by no means lol). They will go/molt rather quickly at first. I love mantids!
so you can feed them ants? I thought that the ants would attack the baby mantids?
Not Tapinoma or other incredibly small ones.
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Proverbs 6:6-11

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeper of Tetramorium Sp. E, Lasius Neoniger

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