Tetramorium Queen Updates

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Re: Tetramorium Queen Updates

Post: # 49435Post TheRealAntMan
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:33 pm

TopTierTetra wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:26 pm
I'll keep that in mind. I think a small piece of cooked chicken should do the job for protein until the colony gets bigger, I dont want to buy mealworms for a tiny colony cuz they'll go to waste
Or you can culture your mealworms so you won't have to buy them as often.
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Re: Tetramorium Queen Updates

Post: # 50461Post TopTierTetra
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:30 pm

UPDATE: My single larvae is now a pupae! Soon I'll have my first Nanitic :mrgreen: I took some photos, although because of the quality of my phone they're quite awful... I might as well add one of them, so that one will be attached here. Its my first time posting an image on here so I'm not sure if it'll work. I hope so... You should be able see the queen and her one big pupae. Image
New to ant keeping, so I'll probably ask questions that can't really be found online..

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TopTierTetra
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Re: Tetramorium Queen Updates

Post: # 51291Post TopTierTetra
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:30 pm

More pictures this time, but I'll also post the links below the images just in case it doesn't show up... I moved the queen to another test tube due to some mold, hopefully it'll make her feel better. Any ideas as to why she's only made one pupae so far?


Image
http://imgur.com/gallery/ZrbiLN9
Image
http://imgur.com/gallery/9yOMMTK
New to ant keeping, so I'll probably ask questions that can't really be found online..

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Re: Tetramorium Queen Updates

Post: # 51298Post AntsDakota
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:54 pm

Be aware, for a lot of Tetramorium colonies are actually Pheidole! Both Pheidole and Tetramorium live in my area, but I've only caught Pheidole queens before.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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Re: Tetramorium Queen Updates

Post: # 51302Post TopTierTetra
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:35 pm

Oh my! I have no problem with pheidole at all. They're also among my favorite species
New to ant keeping, so I'll probably ask questions that can't really be found online..

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Re: Tetramorium Queen Updates

Post: # 51312Post Whitelotus
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:05 am

Has your queen created a burrow in the new tube similar to her nest in the old tube?
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Re: Tetramorium Queen Updates

Post: # 51444Post TopTierTetra
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:18 pm

Not that I can see, no. The pupae is beginning to turn to a light orange/yellow color so I assume she'll become a worker soon. Hopefully in doing so she prompts the queen to begin egg laying. I've also hypothesized she could be preparing for hibernation, as october is right around the corner.
New to ant keeping, so I'll probably ask questions that can't really be found online..

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Re: Tetramorium Queen Updates

Post: # 51980Post AntsDakota
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:18 am

TopTierTetra wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:35 pm
Oh my! I have no problem with pheidole at all. They're also among my favorite species
The black Pheidole colony I once had was actually very picky about food.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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