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ZohMyGod
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My first queen : Crematogaster sp. Journal

Post: # 31166Post ZohMyGod
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:52 am

So... Im not sure if there are guidelines for this, but here
POST 1: Introduction and Rivka's new home

For a long time I've been intrested in keeping ants. After watching the Antscanda youtube channel for over 2 years and many failed attempts to start a colony.. I've finally made it! my first queen that laid eggs that actually developed!

I caught the queen a few weeks ago - So this journal is not from the beggining of this colony.
This is my Crematogaster sp., which I decided to be named Rivka
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So Rivka's colony started at about the middle of August of this year,
After the first week after i've put her in the test tube she immediately started laying eggs.

A few weeks passed and we're at this weekend, this picture was taken on saturday:
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As you can see, the eggs grew bigger, and I'd guess there are about 10 - 16 eggs there.
Ive seen other journals of this species, most of them didnt last and some had a quite fast growth, i believe because my room is mosty cold because of the air conditioner the ant is developing slower than usual.
hopefully they'll keep developing and ill be able to see them blossom into a big colony :)

ZohMyGod
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Re: My first queen : Crematogaster sp. Journal

Post: # 31351Post ZohMyGod
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:34 am

So my beloved queen already has 3 pupae!!
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In general, shes pretty calm when i move her tube around to take so pictures, but i think since three of her underlings are about to become active soon shes a bit more alert!
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I imagine the first nanites should arive in the next week or two. Im so excited!
The rest of the pictures can be found here:
https://imgur.com/a/1tmul

ZohMyGod
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Re: My first queen : Crematogaster sp. Journal

Post: # 31579Post ZohMyGod
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:16 pm

Update 19/09/17

First Worker! pretty sure its a crematogaster like i said it is haha!
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i have also built a new outworld!
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hopefully no ant will be able to get out!

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