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texmaspro
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my ant colonies

Post: # 78290Post texmaspro
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:32 am

hello i created this forum to keep you updated on my ant colonies :D currently i have 2 queens of an identified species which im trying to identify (i also have a topic about that if you wannna help here is link https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=20442&p=78269#p78269) i also have a camponotus pudorosus queen with 3 workers
my colonies:
camponotus pudorosus queen with worker
5 solenopsis invicta queens
camponotus atriceps colony

texmaspro
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Re: my ant colonies

Post: # 78324Post texmaspro
Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:09 am

one of the queens that are unidentified died sadly but the other one keeps laying eggs i hope she survives alone till the nanitics arrive and can help her :cry:
my colonies:
camponotus pudorosus queen with worker
5 solenopsis invicta queens
camponotus atriceps colony

texmaspro
Posts: 98
Joined: Tue May 04, 2021 9:00 am

Re: my ant colonies

Post: # 78326Post texmaspro
Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:22 am

i think the workers will arrive in late june and early june :D
my colonies:
camponotus pudorosus queen with worker
5 solenopsis invicta queens
camponotus atriceps colony

texmaspro
Posts: 98
Joined: Tue May 04, 2021 9:00 am

Re: my ant colonies

Post: # 78528Post texmaspro
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:01 am

hello everybody i have bad news and good news

the bad news are that my 2 unidentified queens sadly died :(

but the good news are that i caught a wild fire ant colony! (solenopsis invicta) :D
my colonies:
camponotus pudorosus queen with worker
5 solenopsis invicta queens
camponotus atriceps colony

texmaspro
Posts: 98
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Re: my ant colonies

Post: # 78531Post texmaspro
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:54 am

my new red fire ant colony is big they have one queen and some worker and alate pupae i wasnt able to capture the whole colony because i had a small container. i caught them because i stepped on an ant nest and it occurred i stepped on a chamber with pupae i saw workers and a queen with no wings which i caught along with some workers and pupae.
my colonies:
camponotus pudorosus queen with worker
5 solenopsis invicta queens
camponotus atriceps colony

texmaspro
Posts: 98
Joined: Tue May 04, 2021 9:00 am

Re: my ant colonies

Post: # 78549Post texmaspro
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:14 am

i think they could be solenopsis geminata which is good because they are native then but if they are solenopsis invicta they are invasive i will try to identify her
my colonies:
camponotus pudorosus queen with worker
5 solenopsis invicta queens
camponotus atriceps colony

texmaspro
Posts: 98
Joined: Tue May 04, 2021 9:00 am

Re: my ant colonies

Post: # 78611Post texmaspro
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:40 am

hello everyone i need help my fire ants have mad a nest with dirt which is good but there are some white things that look like cotton growing over the dirt what shall i do, shall i move them out? are they harmful? please help :?
my colonies:
camponotus pudorosus queen with worker
5 solenopsis invicta queens
camponotus atriceps colony

texmaspro
Posts: 98
Joined: Tue May 04, 2021 9:00 am

Re: my ant colonies

Post: # 78613Post texmaspro
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:46 am

i think it is a saprophytic fungus so it may not be harmful
my colonies:
camponotus pudorosus queen with worker
5 solenopsis invicta queens
camponotus atriceps colony

texmaspro
Posts: 98
Joined: Tue May 04, 2021 9:00 am

Re: my ant colonies

Post: # 78637Post texmaspro
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:11 am

ok thanks and by the way im buying a formicarium soo im moving them i am also buying some ant keeping stuff i also bought new test tubes :P
my colonies:
camponotus pudorosus queen with worker
5 solenopsis invicta queens
camponotus atriceps colony

SYUTEO
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Location: Malaysia

Re: my ant colonies

Post: # 78642Post SYUTEO
Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:56 am

texmaspro wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:14 am
i think they could be solenopsis geminata which is good because they are native then but if they are solenopsis invicta they are invasive i will try to identify her
From what I've gathered, Solenopsis geminata has black mandibles while Solenopsis invicta has red mandibles. S geminata has 3 teeth on their mandibles while S invicta has 4. S geminata has a more square shaped head while S invicta has a more rounded head.
Keeping:
1 Camponotus parius colony 1 Pheidole parva colony
1 Lepisiota sp colony 1 Odontoponera sp queen
1 Meranoplus cf bicolor colony 1 Colobopsis sp colony
1 Odontomachus simillimus queen 1 Anochetus sp queen
1 Camponotus irritans colony

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