Monomorium Queen?

Main Forum Topics,Forum news, updates, announcements, Forum Rules, Questions, Support, and Suggestions.
Post Reply
User avatar
CreeperUniverse
Posts: 194
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:22 am
Location: New York, NY
Contact:

Monomorium Queen?

Post: # 20327Post CreeperUniverse
Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:27 pm

So, besides the 4 parasites I got, I DID find one small queen alate running on the pavement. She has wings but never used them and was alone walking around. So, I'm hoping she's fertile. Looks a bit different to the T. Sessile queen I got a few days ago that died. The long gåster makes me think it's Monomorium. Ideas? Image Image Image
CHECK OUT MY ANT DISCORD: https://discord.gg/WwbhPgZ
Arman, proud owner of A LOT animals.:geek: :D
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmcakL3NCiQYMLm-6mifzPQ

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

User avatar
Batspiderfish
Posts: 2369
Joined: Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:47 pm
Location: Maine

Re: Monomorium Queen?

Post: # 20329Post Batspiderfish
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:02 pm

Measurement??

Looks like Nylanderia sp.
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.

User avatar
CreeperUniverse
Posts: 194
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:22 am
Location: New York, NY
Contact:

Re: Monomorium Queen?

Post: # 20333Post CreeperUniverse
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:37 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:02 pm
Measurement??

Looks like Nylanderia sp.
I put the tube next to a ruler. Measurement is in inches. About 1/4 of an inch.
CHECK OUT MY ANT DISCORD: https://discord.gg/WwbhPgZ
Arman, proud owner of A LOT animals.:geek: :D
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmcakL3NCiQYMLm-6mifzPQ

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

User avatar
CreeperUniverse
Posts: 194
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:22 am
Location: New York, NY
Contact:

Re: Monomorium Queen?

Post: # 20349Post CreeperUniverse
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:35 am

The place I put her in is about 75* and isn't disturbed much. It's under the kitchen sink. If she is fertile, about how long undisturbed will it take for her to lay eggs and or drop her wings? Can I check on her in a day or two to see if she's ok?
CHECK OUT MY ANT DISCORD: https://discord.gg/WwbhPgZ
Arman, proud owner of A LOT animals.:geek: :D
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmcakL3NCiQYMLm-6mifzPQ

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

User avatar
Batspiderfish
Posts: 2369
Joined: Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:47 pm
Location: Maine

Re: Monomorium Queen?

Post: # 20351Post Batspiderfish
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:01 am

She is a claustral species, so she will be fine until her first workers arrive, if she is indeed mated.
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.

User avatar
CreeperUniverse
Posts: 194
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:22 am
Location: New York, NY
Contact:

Re: Monomorium Queen?

Post: # 20356Post CreeperUniverse
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:43 am

Batspiderfish wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:01 am
She is a claustral species, so she will be fine until her first workers arrive, if she is indeed mated.
The queen is very tiny. If she lays eggs will I be able to see them? I think I'll check on her on Monday or Tuesday.
CHECK OUT MY ANT DISCORD: https://discord.gg/WwbhPgZ
Arman, proud owner of A LOT animals.:geek: :D
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmcakL3NCiQYMLm-6mifzPQ

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

JackPayne
Posts: 290
Joined: Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:28 am
Location: Australia,NSW

Re: Monomorium Queen?

Post: # 20371Post JackPayne
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:32 pm

CreeperUniverse wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:43 am
Batspiderfish wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:01 am
She is a claustral species, so she will be fine until her first workers arrive, if she is indeed mated.
The queen is very tiny. If she lays eggs will I be able to see them? I think I'll check on her on Monday or Tuesday.
Check once a week.
Hi I'm Jack, How are you?

User avatar
CreeperUniverse
Posts: 194
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:22 am
Location: New York, NY
Contact:

Re: Monomorium Queen?

Post: # 20382Post CreeperUniverse
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:31 pm

JackPayne wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:32 pm
CreeperUniverse wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:43 am
Batspiderfish wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:01 am
She is a claustral species, so she will be fine until her first workers arrive, if she is indeed mated.
The queen is very tiny. If she lays eggs will I be able to see them? I think I'll check on her on Monday or Tuesday.
Check once a week.
Ok. That's what I did with my Formica queen. If she got workers within about 4 weeks, how long will these take in the same environment? She did lay eggs within the first day or two though.
CHECK OUT MY ANT DISCORD: https://discord.gg/WwbhPgZ
Arman, proud owner of A LOT animals.:geek: :D
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmcakL3NCiQYMLm-6mifzPQ

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

JackPayne
Posts: 290
Joined: Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:28 am
Location: Australia,NSW

Re: Monomorium Queen?

Post: # 20387Post JackPayne
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:41 pm

CreeperUniverse wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:31 pm
JackPayne wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:32 pm
CreeperUniverse wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:43 am
The queen is very tiny. If she lays eggs will I be able to see them? I think I'll check on her on Monday or Tuesday.
Check once a week.
Ok. That's what I did with my Formica queen. If she got workers within about 4 weeks, how long will these take in the same environment? She did lay eggs within the first day or two though.
About a month or two, that's pretty average.
Hi I'm Jack, How are you?

User avatar
CreeperUniverse
Posts: 194
Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:22 am
Location: New York, NY
Contact:

Re: Monomorium Queen?

Post: # 20391Post CreeperUniverse
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:26 pm

JackPayne wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:41 pm
CreeperUniverse wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:31 pm
JackPayne wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:32 pm


Check once a week.
Ok. That's what I did with my Formica queen. If she got workers within about 4 weeks, how long will these take in the same environment? She did lay eggs within the first day or two though.
About a month or two, that's pretty average.
Woah, really? That's pretty long saying such big ants were so fast. :lol: I made a little journal post, I'll check on her tomorrow, if she seems to be ok and/or something new happens I'll add a post. Like wings dropping, eggs, etc. If she drops her wings, is that a sign that she is fertile and/or will start laying soon? Thanks!
CHECK OUT MY ANT DISCORD: https://discord.gg/WwbhPgZ
Arman, proud owner of A LOT animals.:geek: :D
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmcakL3NCiQYMLm-6mifzPQ

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

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest