Lepisiota capensis

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Re: Lepisiota capensis

Post: # 16946Post AntsSA
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:29 pm

AntsSA wrote:
Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:49 am
Day 15
There are some larvae in mid form entailing they moulted once or twice and I only had cocoons when I caught the colony. There for when the cocoons start piling up and population explodes I will know the egg to worker time ;)
Egg to worker time is approximately 47-48 days
So I now have a full cycle going so my colony will grow.... :D
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lepisiota capensis colony
2x Pheidole sp. Colonies
1 Monomorium queen (soon to be colony)
2 Hyponera queens
1 Cardiocondya queen
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Re: Lepisiota capensis

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Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:42 pm

http://imgur.com/a/cJ9Xp
The growing colony.
And the hungry colony.
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lepisiota capensis colony
2x Pheidole sp. Colonies
1 Monomorium queen (soon to be colony)
2 Hyponera queens
1 Cardiocondya queen
Ants SA
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https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC404jNiUH33dFnxqSZajoPg

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Re: Lepisiota capensis

Post: # 16963Post Martialis
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:23 pm

Quite a few workers. How many queens are they down to?
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Aphaenogaster cf. rudis

Tetramorium caespitum

Crematogaster sp.

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Stennama sp.

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Re: Lepisiota capensis

Post: # 16978Post AntsSA
Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:50 am

Still 3
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lepisiota capensis colony
2x Pheidole sp. Colonies
1 Monomorium queen (soon to be colony)
2 Hyponera queens
1 Cardiocondya queen
Ants SA
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Re: Lepisiota capensis

Post: # 17006Post AntsSA
Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:13 am

Day 49: Hooray..
My colony is starting to grow in numbers with 10 new workers yesterday and 12 new workers today
http://imgur.com/a/7EaJ9
Notice all the yellowish workers. :lol:
Keeping.
lepisiota capensis colony
2x Pheidole sp. Colonies
1 Monomorium queen (soon to be colony)
2 Hyponera queens
1 Cardiocondya queen
Ants SA
:lol: :lol:
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Re: Lepisiota capensis

Post: # 17062Post AntsSA
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:25 am

hey ant community
I snapped this video of probably a sixth of the entire colony foraging

also the brood pile (cocoons) has gotten smaller
another thing i noticed is all the newly eclosed workers get fed ful of juice. I wonder if this helps harden exoskeleton or stretch membrane in between parts of the abdomen :?: .
Keeping.
lepisiota capensis colony
2x Pheidole sp. Colonies
1 Monomorium queen (soon to be colony)
2 Hyponera queens
1 Cardiocondya queen
Ants SA
:lol: :lol:
YouTube :
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC404jNiUH33dFnxqSZajoPg

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Re: Lepisiota capensis

Post: # 17305Post AntsSA
Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:42 pm

There has been a minor grand escape.with ten workers on the loose I had to act quickly to get them back in the outworld
Keeping.
lepisiota capensis colony
2x Pheidole sp. Colonies
1 Monomorium queen (soon to be colony)
2 Hyponera queens
1 Cardiocondya queen
Ants SA
:lol: :lol:
YouTube :
https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC404jNiUH33dFnxqSZajoPg

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