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by Aaron567
Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Crematogaster journal
Replies: 25
Views: 1899

Re: Crematogaster journal

Great! I have always wanted Crematogaster and I thought they only fly in August and September?? They usually fly in August and September, but where I live they actually flew in June. I saw one queen in early June but I was too busy at that moment and didn't catch it. Luckily, I saw a second queen i...
by Aaron567
Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Crematogaster journal
Replies: 25
Views: 1899

Re: Crematogaster journal

August 8, 2016 I checked on my Crematogaster queen yesterday hoping to see some pupae, and there is one! There might even be more by now though. This is so exciting, I can't wait to see little Crematogaster nantics running around! http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r609/astoll9/Mobile%20Uploads/IM...
by Aaron567
Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Solenopsis invicta egg to nantic time
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: Solenopsis invicta egg to nantic time

My single queen laid her eggs on May 15 and had her nantics on June 21. Mine took long because they are kept at room temperature. Just know that sometimes they can take up to over a month, temperature affects their growth rate a lot!
by Aaron567
Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: First Brachymyrmex colony
Replies: 31
Views: 2583

Re: First Brachymyrmex colony

July 30, 2016 Since the last update, once again, the brood has at least doubled again, and maybe even tripled. I have discovered something strange though. Some eggs are yellow and most are white. The yellow ones could be just getting close to hatching, but I think I remember there always being yell...
by Aaron567
Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Crematogaster journal
Replies: 25
Views: 1899

Re: Crematogaster journal

My Crematogaster queen's larvae are pretty large now! Several look like they will be pupating soon based on their size. She still only has a few eggs, but she probably has between 10 and 15 larvae, with more than half of them being the largest. http://i1174.photobucket.com/albums/r609/astoll9/Mobile...
by Aaron567
Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Pseudomyrmex gracilis journal
Replies: 10
Views: 1288

Re: Pseudomyrmex gracilis journal

So, in my last post 2 days ago, I said she escaped. This is the whole story: So when I caught this queen I made a semi-claustral setup for her to found her colony in. When I woke up the next morning, she had escaped but she was just sitting on the lid of her container so I was able to catch her and ...
by Aaron567
Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: 3 Queens need identifying! (Philadelphia PA)
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: 3 Queens need identifying! (Philadelphia PA)

They look a lot like Pheidole sp. in my opinion. That genus seems to be flying a lot lately, like in the past week or 2. I caught 3 last week
by Aaron567
Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Pseudomyrmex gracilis journal
Replies: 10
Views: 1288

Re: Pseudomyrmex gracilis journal

She escaped...

If I catch another one I'll start posting again
by Aaron567
Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Semi-claustral setup
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: Semi-claustral setup

Oh ok, i get what you are doing. Maybe switch the cotton to a paper towel for that reason? Ive used a small ball of modelling clay to stick my tubes to smooth surfaces to prevent rolling around. Yes putting the whole thing in the dark would work. Just make sure you pull it out in minimal light so s...
by Aaron567
Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Semi-claustral setup
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: Semi-claustral setup

Is there a reason for the cotton? :) I definitely agree with partially closing off the tube. Pseudomyrmex live in pretty tight spaces. Maybe check out the setups other people have had? Yes i would put cotton in the opening of the tube and slide a straw in it so she has a tunnel that feels more secu...