Wild caught colonies for fan project

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AntsSA
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Wild caught colonies for fan project

Post: # 15963Post AntsSA
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:51 pm

Hey everyone
I have had loads of success catching wild colonies and none raising a colony from a queen
So I was wandering if u could catch wild colonies, keep them for a week or 2 to make sure they adjust to captivity and have a healthy brood pile? Please reply
Keeping.
lepisiota capensis colony
Cardiocondyla sp.
Founding
Messor. Sp. X 4
Myrmicine Sp. X 2
atopomyrmex Sp. X 2
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Re: Wild caught colonies for fan project

Post: # 15967Post Batspiderfish
Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:36 pm

How long have you kept the wild-raised colonies for?
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

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Post: # 15974Post AntsSA
Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:37 pm

The one I have kept since Christmas
(Lepisiota capenensis)

Th others did not have a queen so I released them at the catch site
Carpenter and harvester ants
Keeping.
lepisiota capensis colony
Cardiocondyla sp.
Founding
Messor. Sp. X 4
Myrmicine Sp. X 2
atopomyrmex Sp. X 2
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Re: Wild caught colonies for fan project

Post: # 17704Post xTNxANTMANx
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:48 am

I have recently caught a wild colony, with queen and roughly 20-25 workers or so. I've had them now for lil over a week and seem to be doing great.
Keeping:
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2
Crematogaster ashmeadi
Crematogaster missouriensis
Formica pallidefulva x2
Formica subsericea x2
Lasius sp x2
Pheidole sp. x3
Tetramorium immigrans x2
Unknown sp.

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