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LasiusSapien
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new queen on the way

Post: # 63190Post LasiusSapien
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:43 pm

ahhh did it again :lol: so 4th a final queen on the way this one is semi claustral have a nice sized box for her founding just got to grab a coco fiber brick from a local pet shop and i get to make my first habitat gonna grab some moss and some leaf litter and a water feeder

oh btw she's odontoponera transversa so no climbing smooth services also no social stomach so get to see them collecting water in there mandibles :lol:
1x Lasius Niger - early forging stage - 60-100 workers
1x Messor Barbarus - founding stage - <20 workers
1x Camponotus Turkestanus - claustral stage - 1 nanitic + brood
1x Odontoponera Transversa - semi-claustral stage - no eggs

LasiusSapien
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Re: new queen on the way

Post: # 63266Post LasiusSapien
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:14 pm

she has arrived wasn't expecting her until Friday and she wasn't happy so got to making a habitat for her in my rush didn't take any pic like a noob :oops:

but important thing is she liked it put in the test tube and she immediately went about looking for a nest spot, i dropped in some sugar water on a piece of plastic and she had a few feeds from it, then made a bee ling for one of the corners and started digging, yay

https://www.dropbox.com/s/lzie0ksmhsk48gj/IMG_20190828_200202.jpg?dl=0

her nest is right in that left side corner :lol:
1x Lasius Niger - early forging stage - 60-100 workers
1x Messor Barbarus - founding stage - <20 workers
1x Camponotus Turkestanus - claustral stage - 1 nanitic + brood
1x Odontoponera Transversa - semi-claustral stage - no eggs

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Re: new queen on the way

Post: # 63507Post antnest8
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:49 pm

Wow amazing and such a cool species. I wish you best of luck!

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Re: new queen on the way

Post: # 63544Post LasiusSapien
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:25 am

antnest8 wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:49 pm
Wow amazing and such a cool species. I wish you best of luck!
thank you, from the original nest spot she has made some subterranean foraging trails also the nest spot is now just the entrance the clustral camber is about 5 cm to the left of the entrance and i believe she has laid as when in there she's very still and always backs out of the chamber instead of turning around
1x Lasius Niger - early forging stage - 60-100 workers
1x Messor Barbarus - founding stage - <20 workers
1x Camponotus Turkestanus - claustral stage - 1 nanitic + brood
1x Odontoponera Transversa - semi-claustral stage - no eggs

LasiusSapien
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managed to get a pic

Post: # 63569Post LasiusSapien
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:46 pm

at last managed to snap a pic :D

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1x Lasius Niger - early forging stage - 60-100 workers
1x Messor Barbarus - founding stage - <20 workers
1x Camponotus Turkestanus - claustral stage - 1 nanitic + brood
1x Odontoponera Transversa - semi-claustral stage - no eggs

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Re: new queen on the way

Post: # 63573Post Hawkeye
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:27 pm

Cool!!!!!

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Re: new queen on the way

Post: # 63594Post antnest8
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:56 pm

Have any of you felt like your setups look bad and that everyone elses look awesome. Because yours looks nice even with that small corner picture you took.

LasiusSapien
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Re: new queen on the way

Post: # 63621Post LasiusSapien
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:43 am

antnest8 wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:56 pm
Have any of you felt like your setups look bad and that everyone elses look awesome. Because yours looks nice even with that small corner picture you took.
cheers mate, yes deffo why do you think i put so much effort into this one cuz i'm jelly over all the other awesome set-up I've seen :lol:
1x Lasius Niger - early forging stage - 60-100 workers
1x Messor Barbarus - founding stage - <20 workers
1x Camponotus Turkestanus - claustral stage - 1 nanitic + brood
1x Odontoponera Transversa - semi-claustral stage - no eggs

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