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by timeshell
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My crematogaster queen has eggs!
Replies: 30
Views: 10912

Re: My crematogaster queen has eggs!

There are 4 nanitics now. There were a few more pupae that should have been ready this week, but it looks like they got eaten. There is a dead one that has been there for a few days now that looks somewhat mangles and oddly the live nanitics are still regularly taking care of it as though it were st...
by timeshell
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My crematogaster queen has eggs!
Replies: 30
Views: 10912

Re: My crematogaster queen has eggs!

So an interesting thing. The second nanitic seemed to be stuck in the dry cotton for a couple days in the main tube. It's free now, but the last couple days seems to have dry cotton stuck to its abdomen. It also appears to have a slightly gimpy hind leg. I'm suspecting that somehow it got stuck in t...
by timeshell
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My crematogaster queen has eggs!
Replies: 30
Views: 10912

Re: My crematogaster queen has eggs!

Second nanitic born on Saturday morning! A couple more should be ready within the next week. And a couple more after that!
by timeshell
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My crematogaster queen has eggs!
Replies: 30
Views: 10912

Re: My crematogaster queen has eggs!

I am happy to announce the arrivial of my first bouncing baby nanitic! 57 days from egg to nanitic! It occurred sometime within the last 3 hours. It's still very wobbly at the moment. 2 more pupae have darkened eyes now. The queen sometimes isolates them from the egg pile and sometimes groups them a...
by timeshell
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My crematogaster queen has eggs!
Replies: 30
Views: 10912

Re: My crematogaster queen has eggs!

4 naked pupae now. 1 is a light maple syrup color. I suspect it may eclose at any time.
by timeshell
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My crematogaster queen has eggs!
Replies: 30
Views: 10912

Re: My crematogaster queen has eggs!

3 pupae without their wrapping today. The Queen appears to be bunching them separately from the others now. I have attached one of my custom 4-way H splitters to her test tube now and connected the water tube which I had previously taped to her tube to it instead. I have also attached a small feeder...
by timeshell
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My crematogaster queen has eggs!
Replies: 30
Views: 10912

Re: My crematogaster queen has eggs!

A few days ago I noticed the first pupa's eyes started darkening. A second pupa has appeared a couple days ago. The Queen gets agitated very quickly now when disturbed so I keep my peeks short and no more than once in 24 hours. There are a number of larvae and there are new tiny eggs now. I would sa...
by timeshell
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My crematogaster queen has eggs!
Replies: 30
Views: 10912

Re: My crematogaster queen has eggs!

I've fed my queen 3 more fruitflies a few days ago. They were all in the freezer before I put them in with her. One fully revived, another partially revived and I think the third died. She didn't touch them the first day or so, but then they started disappearing one day at a time. I think the next f...
by timeshell
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My crematogaster queen has eggs!
Replies: 30
Views: 10912

Re: My crematogaster queen has eggs!

Hard to tell, but there appears to be less eggs, BUT, lots of larva now. I'm having a hard time counting the way they are jumbled up. One of the larva is particularly big compared to the others, I'm assuming the oldest of the eggs. Maybe the queen is giving more attention to the one so it can help h...
by timeshell
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: If you could keep any species of ant in the world, what would it be?
Replies: 19
Views: 3293

Re: If you could keep any species of ant in the world, what would it be?

Without a doubt Australian Leptomyrmex ruficeps spider ant