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by Aaron567
Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Trachymymex sp. Journal
Replies: 11
Views: 937

Re: Trachymymex sp. Journal

Wow! You are so lucky! I've been wanting to catch a Trachymyrmex queen all summer. They have nests all around my house and I've witnessed them having nuptial flights, but I still have not seen or caught a fertile queen.
by Aaron567
Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: queen ID!
Replies: 14
Views: 781

Re: queen ID!

Not sure of the species, but she looks semi claustral.
by Aaron567
Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Worker ID
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Worker ID

Today at 6:00 pm I was walking around looking for queens, when I found a pile of dead leaves, acorns, and other natural debris. I looked closer and there were a bunch of ants walking in this pile of stuff and around it. They looked like Solenopsis invicta at first due to the very similar coloring, b...
by Aaron567
Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Crematogaster journal
Replies: 25
Views: 2279

Nantics!

August 8, 2016 A few days ago I noticed my Crematogaster queen's pupae were getting darker, so I knew there would be nantics very soon. Now there is one! It is gray in color but it may get darker as its exoskeleton hardens. It must have just eclosed-- there are more on the way. Here is the wonderfu...
by Aaron567
Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: My Pheidole morens queen, super small!
Replies: 1
Views: 390

My Pheidole morens queen, super small!

This isn't a journal, but just a post showing one of my queens that doesn't have a journal. I have a few small ant species, Brachymyrmex patagonicus , Pheidole moerens , and another unknown Pheidole species. My unknown Pheidole queens (I have two) are about 5 mm and my Brachymyrmex patagonicus queen...
by Aaron567
Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: First Brachymyrmex colony
Replies: 31
Views: 3050

Re: First Brachymyrmex colony

It would be great if this ended up being a colony with two different species. Hopefully that happens! Remember to update us once there are workers, and hopefully again if/when there are multiple species. Yes, I love updating my journals! I always check all my 14 queens and hope there is something I...
by Aaron567
Sat Aug 13, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: First Brachymyrmex colony
Replies: 31
Views: 3050

Cocoons!

So in the past week or two, there have been a ton of eggs and just a couple larvae visible. Now, there are TONS of larvae with a couple pupae! And this is my only species that actually makes cocoons around its pupae. When I was shining my phone flashlight while observing the larvae, pupae, and queen...
by Aaron567
Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Pseudomyrmex gracilis journal
Replies: 10
Views: 1506

Re: Pseudomyrmex gracilis journal

I had to switch to another setup because she just wasn't doing anything in her old one. The new setup is now a piece of tubing (about 3 feet long) with a wet cotton ball inside. I saw this Pseudomyrmex setup in someone's youtube video. I fed her a piece of steak a few days ago and she loved it, and ...
by Aaron567
Sat Aug 06, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Dorymyrmex sp. journal
Replies: 5
Views: 983

Dorymyrmex sp. journal

August 6, 2016 I keep creating new journals because I'm bored and don't know what else to do and I love this forum. This whole summer, I've been catching Dorymyrmex sp. queens but they always ended up dying whether it be from me accidentally squishing them or if they are infertile. They are fragile...
by Aaron567
Sat Aug 06, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: First Brachymyrmex colony
Replies: 31
Views: 3050

Re: First Brachymyrmex colony

Every time I check on these queens, their brood size is always larger than it was before. They are laying a lot of eggs! I still cannot tell if they have larvae yet since their eggs and everything is so tiny and hard to see. I feel like their first eggs would've definitely hatched by now, so maybe t...