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by Spacepup
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Help confining some small ants.
Replies: 1
Views: 469

Help confining some small ants.

I've got a Tarheel Talus, which I have my colony of Crematogaster in. They are very small, and I think the lid on the Talus is just off-shape enough that the tiny workers can slip under some areas of the lid and get out. They seem to be able to get over some sections of the Fluon I applied as well, ...
by Spacepup
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Hopes and dreams riding on a single Crematogaster Queen
Replies: 18
Views: 2835

Re: Hopes and dreams riding on a single Crematogaster Queen

Almost exactly 2 months to go from capture to first nanitics. I caught her on the 26th of june, got her out of the tupperware and into a test tube on the 28th, and she had started laying eggs by the next day. Then, August 21st was when I first noticed that two workers had eclosed. Up to six now, as ...
by Spacepup
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Hopes and dreams riding on a single Crematogaster Queen
Replies: 18
Views: 2835

Re: Hopes and dreams riding on a single Crematogaster Queen

Sorry to hear that, AntsRlife! Well, it's been a couple of weeks, and I've got some good update photos! Her first nanitics eclosed(I don't know if that's the right term for ants without pupae) while I was away for the weekend, so I've got a couple pics after a few more became active. It's been about...
by Spacepup
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Hopes and dreams riding on a single Crematogaster Queen
Replies: 18
Views: 2835

Re: Hopes and dreams riding on a single Crematogaster Queen

Some more pictures, two from a week or so ago, and one from the last couple days. https://i.imgur.com/4BLi8NI.jpg https://i.imgur.com/BFl7SQ0.jpg https://i.imgur.com/01C1tn1.jpg In that last one you can get see a pretty good look at larva, in what is probably the stage right before pupa, if I can gu...
by Spacepup
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Hopes and dreams riding on a single Crematogaster Queen
Replies: 18
Views: 2835

Re: Hopes and dreams riding on a single Crematogaster Queen

Had to look up Physogastric, but yeah. She's been laying a lot more eggs than I kind of expected.
by Spacepup
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Hopes and dreams riding on a single Crematogaster Queen
Replies: 18
Views: 2835

Re: Hopes and dreams riding on a single Crematogaster Queen

Some update photos, as I learn to get some pretty good shots with my phone. I think I may have scared her a bit when I exposed her to light, even though up till now she's been really chill about me checking up way too frequently. This time she seemed to be tending to a ball of brood when I picked he...
by Spacepup
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Hopes and dreams riding on a single Crematogaster Queen
Replies: 18
Views: 2835

Re: Hopes and dreams riding on a single Crematogaster Queen

Well guys, I just couldn't wait any longer, so I pulled her out to take a picture. She's got a lovely pile of eggs that she is tending to, looks to be around 10. I snapped a quick picture, and put her back before she could get too stressed, but honestly, I feel like she's been very chill about every...
by Spacepup
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Hopes and dreams riding on a single Crematogaster Queen
Replies: 18
Views: 2835

Re: Hopes and dreams riding on a single Crematogaster Queen

Just a quick post, but she's already got eggs! Two little white dots, right on the dry end of the test tube! I brought her out, since she's only been in the test tube for a day, to show some house guests. I figured she hadn't been in there for too long yet, so showing her off once before leaving her...
by Spacepup
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Hopes and dreams riding on a single Crematogaster Queen
Replies: 18
Views: 2835

Re: Hopes and dreams riding on a single Crematogaster Queen

Yeah, Crematogaster for me wasn't even on my radar of ants in Oklahoma, where I am. I had hoped for a Prenolepis Imparis earlier in the year because I heard they do really well indoor in cooler conditions. I was also crossing my fingers really hard and hoping for a miracle to find an Ondontomacus tr...
by Spacepup
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Hopes and dreams riding on a single Crematogaster Queen
Replies: 18
Views: 2835

Hopes and dreams riding on a single Crematogaster Queen

So, this is my first, and only right now, queen ant. I found her a couple of days ago after having walked around a little while during lunch at work. Having gotten back to my desk, I was answering a phone call when I saw this black dot moving around on my shoulder. So while trying to explain a Unive...