Tapinoma sessile Journal

Share your Ant Journals, Youtube Channels, and Blogs with the global ant community

Moderator: ooper01

Post Reply
AntLove5Ever
Posts: 222
Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:22 pm
Location: VA

Tapinoma sessile Journal

Post: # 24341Post AntLove5Ever
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:16 pm

I recently caught a Tapinoma sessile colony from the wild. They recently underwent a move, and all the brood I caught have developed, I have yet to see her lay an egg, but I bet she will, she is probably still stressed from the capture and move, but she has 12 workers to help her out, so we will she how this turns out, pictures and updates as they come!

User avatar
CreeperUniverse
Posts: 189
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:22 am
Location: New York, NY
Contact:

Re: Tapinoma sessile Journal

Post: # 24404Post CreeperUniverse
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:19 pm

Great! An awesome catch ;)
Arman, proud owner of A LOT animals. Some are reptiles. Some are mammals. Some are even insects. :geek: :D
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmcakL3NCiQYMLm-6mifzPQ

Keeper of: Nylanderia sp. (Hibernation)
Founding: Crematogaster sp.

AntLove5Ever
Posts: 222
Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:22 pm
Location: VA

Re: Tapinoma sessile Journal

Post: # 24549Post AntLove5Ever
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:34 pm

Image


My Tapinoma sessile are doing great. Unfortunately, there has been a very bad accident. A loss of 5 workers might not seem to be a problem, but in a colony this small, 5 workers means the world. This accident was entirely my fault. The substrate I gave them is not good for these ants. They have a very hard time gripping. At one point, there was a bit of a landslide, and 5 of the workers got buried never to be found again. Believe me I tried. I will move them into a new setup with acceptable substrate, to make sure this is not a threat any longer.

User avatar
CreeperUniverse
Posts: 189
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:22 am
Location: New York, NY
Contact:

Re: Tapinoma sessile Journal

Post: # 24594Post CreeperUniverse
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:15 am

AntLove5Ever wrote:
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:34 pm
Image


My Tapinoma sessile are doing great. Unfortunately, there has been a very bad accident. A loss of 5 workers might not seem to be a problem, but in a colony this small, 5 workers means the world. This accident was entirely my fault. The substrate I gave them is not good for these ants. They have a very hard time gripping. At one point, there was a bit of a landslide, and 5 of the workers got buried never to be found again. Believe me I tried. I will move them into a new setup with acceptable substrate, to make sure this is not a threat any longer.
Oh that sucks, what substrate did that to them? Also, did you try shifting the substrate around to find them? That usually works.
Arman, proud owner of A LOT animals. Some are reptiles. Some are mammals. Some are even insects. :geek: :D
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmcakL3NCiQYMLm-6mifzPQ

Keeper of: Nylanderia sp. (Hibernation)
Founding: Crematogaster sp.

AntLove5Ever
Posts: 222
Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:22 pm
Location: VA

Re: Tapinoma sessile Journal

Post: # 24638Post AntLove5Ever
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:03 pm

CreeperUniverse wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:15 am
Oh that sucks, what substrate did that to them? Also, did you try shifting the substrate around to find them? That usually works.

Yeah, I did, but it was no use. They are so tiny, at this point I could never find them. It was a very fine, very dry sand. They could not grip onto it very well.

AntLove5Ever
Posts: 222
Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:22 pm
Location: VA

Re: Tapinoma sessile Journal

Post: # 27368Post AntLove5Ever
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:26 pm

I removed the outworld, and am just keeping them in a test tube like any small founding colony.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest