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by Onyxiguana
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Tapinoma sessile Journal!
Replies: 21
Views: 4036

Re: Tapinoma sessile Journal!

Apologies, but yes the Tapinoma queen was infertile, she perished a little while after the last post. One of my pavement ant queens has since had around 8+ workers, the other I'm not sure as I put her in a more natural set-up. Regardless this journal is pretty much over. I might try catching tapinom...
by Onyxiguana
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings
Replies: 164
Views: 18244

Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Be warming up over here in Northern Illinois, along with my Tetramorium species being more active I'm gonna be looking for any potential queens after the rain showers this weekend.
Wish me luck! I wish the same for the rest of you!
by Onyxiguana
Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings
Replies: 164
Views: 18244

Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Just now found 2 queens that I believe are Tetramorium caespitum, they were in my garage, but more might be flying in the area. Good luck!
by Onyxiguana
Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Tapinoma sessile Journal!
Replies: 21
Views: 4036

Re: Tapinoma sessile Journal!

So far not much has changed, she lays eggs but none have seemed to grow into larva. I'll keep her here for a few more weeks, but I'm thinking of letting her go. Bright side is I found what I believe are 2 pavement ant queens in my garage. I knew there was a nest and nuptial flights in there because ...
by Onyxiguana
Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Tapinoma sessile Journal!
Replies: 21
Views: 4036

Re: Tapinoma sessile Journal!

Another micro update, I was putting a little bit of honey for her to eat and noticed she moved the two eggs I thought she's abandoned. She moved them near her other eggs and now she has a nice little clump of them. Hopefully most if not all of them will make it, the nest seems to be consuming water ...
by Onyxiguana
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Tapinoma sessile Journal!
Replies: 21
Views: 4036

Re: Tapinoma sessile Journal!

Ok, so far no larva I can see. She seems to have abandoned the two eggs she was caring for, but after moving to a new spot she had lain 4 more. I don't know if the two she abandoned are dead or something, but I hope she cares for these enough for them to survive. I'll probably try to give her a bit ...
by Onyxiguana
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Tapinoma sessile Journal!
Replies: 21
Views: 4036

Re: Tapinoma sessile Journal!

Image
http://imgur.com/quEY2u5 <-- link if the picture doesn't upload

I think that clump by her face might be some eggs, at least I hope they are. that pic was from a week ago and I'm gonna check her again today.
by Onyxiguana
Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Kuala Lumpur/Suburban Area/Malaysia - 02/17/2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1139

Re: Kuala Lumpur/Suburban Area/Malaysia - 02/17/2017

I wanna say Dinoponera quadriceps, but I'm not an expert. But I would say she is a part of the genus Dinoponera. Maybe some close up pictures in the light? The link doesn't work for me.
by Onyxiguana
Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings
Replies: 164
Views: 18244

Re: OH-KY-IN-IL-MI Nuptial Flight Sightings

Based on the weather, I'd say the best might be Wednesday this week in Northern Illinois, since the day before it rains. Or next Saturday, not this week's upcoming Saturday. I'd be on the lookout for False Honeypot/Winter ant queens since they tend to fly first.
by Onyxiguana
Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Tapinoma sessile Journal!
Replies: 21
Views: 4036

Re: Tapinoma sessile Journal!

AH! no pictures yet, I'll upload later but I recently took a small peek and saw a few little white specks on the tube. I believe She's laid some eggs! hopefully they are fertile and become workers. I'll leave her be for a bit and check in another week or so for developments. I'll post some pictures ...