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by eejayandeuan
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Trap Jaw Gamergates?
Replies: 4
Views: 928

Re: Trap Jaw Gamergates?

Hi AntsDakota! The study concluded this:

"male production in the absence of the queen was performed by only a limited portion of the workers."

But, yes, I will consider your advice. Thank you so much! :)
by eejayandeuan
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Trap Jaw Gamergates?
Replies: 4
Views: 928

Re: Trap Jaw Gamergates?

Thanks, ClashOwnBash! I also found this study http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.186.7671&rep=rep1&type=pdf It was actually done in the mid-90's! The study says that when Odontomachus Simillimus are orphaned, some of the younger workers will acquire strongly developed ovaries a...
by eejayandeuan
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Trap Jaw Gamergates?
Replies: 4
Views: 928

Trap Jaw Gamergates?

Good day everyone!

I read somewhere that some trap jaws are known to have gamergates. I found a colony here in my city in the Philippines (Ondotomachus Simillimus, I guess), and I'm wondering if I could collect just enough number to raise a new colony without a queen. Thanks!
by eejayandeuan
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Oecophylla smaragdina
Replies: 4
Views: 763

Re: Oecophylla smaragdina

Hi! I'm Eric from the Philippines. I caught my first weaver ant queen two months ago, and now it has around 7 nanitics. 5 days ago I released the young colony from its container into a small pot with a ficus maclellandii plant. They're doing great so far with the open setup. I just placed a barrier ...
by eejayandeuan
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Help With Weaver Ant Queen!
Replies: 4
Views: 1126

Re: Help With Weaver Ant Queen!

Thanks for your help, guys! Here's my weaver ant colony now. There are about 7 workers already. I moved them from their previous container into this small ficus plant. Will move them to a larger plant as soon as the colony gets bigger. :)

https://youtu.be/a2muSTEVZw0
by eejayandeuan
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Help With Weaver Ant Queen!
Replies: 4
Views: 1126

Re: Help With Weaver Ant Queen!

Thanks! I tried feeding her with honey mixed with water and she liked it! I'm not sure I can transfer her to a test tube setup now coz she already has eggs. Or can I? And can I feed her with freshly killed insects? Thanks!
by eejayandeuan
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Help With Weaver Ant Queen!
Replies: 4
Views: 1126

Help With Weaver Ant Queen!

Good day, everyone! I caught a weaver ant queen yesterday morning (Philippines) and decided to house it inside a transparent box until I can get a test tube. However, when I checked just now, its wings had already fallen and it has laid some eggs! I know it's good news. The bad news is, I'm not sure...
by eejayandeuan
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Bullet Ant or Carpenter Ant?
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Re: Bullet Ant or Carpenter Ant?

Thanks, guys! It's most likely an Odontoponera. My first guess was bullet ant, too, but from what I've learned, bullet ants do bite and sting. This one doesn't. It's not aggressive at all and is often played with by little children.
by eejayandeuan
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Bullet Ant or Carpenter Ant?
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Re: Bullet Ant or Carpenter Ant?

https://photos.app.goo.gl/pS3jrLFeSfeGqiWq9

Here's another photo. I apologize for the not so good quality. By the way, the ant is about half an inch long, if that would help. Thanks!
by eejayandeuan
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Bullet Ant or Carpenter Ant?
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Bullet Ant or Carpenter Ant?

https://photos.app.goo.gl/WXNnfmSNNAnMCihi8

Hi guys! Pls help me identify this. Location is Philippines, particularly Panay Island. Thanks!