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AnthonyP163
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Re: tetramorium journal

Post: # 8944Post AnthonyP163
Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:35 pm

I have had a Tetramorium queen for 39 Days, and so far she already has pupae. it was REALLY fast.
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Re: tetramorium journal

Post: # 8946Post AntsRule
Fri Jul 22, 2016 4:50 pm

Yeah they grow quick, i have had mine for a little longer than that and they have workers! Congrats :D
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Re: tetramorium journal

Post: # 9506Post MCWren
Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:21 pm

JoeHostile wrote:...I have a retro prom queen now...
Sorry, this is just too funny. I had to point it out.
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Re: tetramorium journal

Post: # 10317Post idahoantgirl
Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:26 pm

well, its been almost three months since capture and I have almost 30 workers already in one colony!!! This colney also got a big brood boost from another tetramorium queen that died. can you imagine?? 30 workers in 3 months???? My other colony is not doing well, so I might release her. she only has a few wokers and most of the time she is curled up so she will probably die or get released. I tried moving my prosperous colony into my lasius hybrid nest, but all the workers did was forage for food in it. so they are still in the tube setup. the water is starting to get pretty low in the test tube so my plan is that when it starts drying out in there I will try to move them again.
Proverbs 6:6-8

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: # 11600Post idahoantgirl
Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:43 pm

My colony is successfully moved into my hybrid!
Proverbs 6:6-8

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.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Lasius Neoniger

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Re: tetramorium journal

Post: # 13616Post idahoantgirl
Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:05 pm

At this point, I estimate about 100 workers!
Proverbs 6:6-8

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.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Lasius Neoniger

idahoantgirl
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Re: tetramorium journal

Post: # 17644Post idahoantgirl
Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:10 am

Well, It was almost time to move my colony out of hibernation when it snowed again. :cry: Oh well. But they are doing well in their hybrid nest! They take up about two chambers during hibernation. Lots of brood and workers. Still hibernating. I'm so glad that the most dangerous founding stage is over! Now I just have to decide if I want more coloney's or not.
Proverbs 6:6-8

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.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Lasius Neoniger

SpeciesK
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Re: tetramorium journal

Post: # 17976Post SpeciesK
Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:57 am

All of that sounds great. I'm glad you did that queen experiment, it's something I would have tried too, and now I don't need to. One queen is good, two queens are fine, four queens brings out a horror movie. 100 tiny workers all running around doing ant things sounds great. Maybe a colony of bigger ants would interest you now if you can find a queen.

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Re: tetramorium journal

Post: # 17994Post idahoantgirl
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:17 am

SpeciesK wrote:
Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:57 am
All of that sounds great. I'm glad you did that queen experiment, it's something I would have tried too, and now I don't need to. One queen is good, two queens are fine, four queens brings out a horror movie. 100 tiny workers all running around doing ant things sounds great. Maybe a colony of bigger ants would interest you now if you can find a queen.
I still wonder what would have happened to the colony with two queens if it hadn't flooded and i threw them out. Maybe I'll have to retry this year. Or you could experiment with that since my results were sabotaged with flooding. I think I will go queen hunting again this year, but it would have to be another small species because I made a grout nest last year that is suitable only for small species. Maybe lasius would be cool. My tetramorium colony is almost a year old so it's pretty young. based on Mikey's videos on tetramorium they can grow to be very large! I think I will grow them to fit the hybrid nest and then try to keep them there unless I decide to release.
Proverbs 6:6-8

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.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Lasius Neoniger

idahoantgirl
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Re: tetramorium journal

Post: # 18199Post idahoantgirl
Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:17 pm

My tetramorium colony is doing great! they are eating well, lots of brood and rising in numbers!
Proverbs 6:6-8

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.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Lasius Neoniger

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