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Re: Tetramorium Journal

Post: # 51212Post NYAnts11
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:11 pm

Here are some videos first followed by some pictures.
This colony was caught June 23rd, and had her first nantics July 31st. They seem a bit low in numbers and theres a bit of mold in there. I had them on a organic honey diet, with not protein until today, I couldnt find any grass hoppers/crickets outside, so a kibble of dog food and crushed it. I have yet to check on them since to see if they liked it.

https://i.imgur.com/HZCqgZl.mp4
https://i.imgur.com/yGDv2CM.mp4


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2 Tetramorium Immigran Colonies #1 [40-50 workers] #2 [5-7 workers])
1 Lasius Neoniger Queen [waiting to lay after Hibernation]

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Re: Tetramorium Journal

Post: # 51216Post Austheboss
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:31 am

NYAnts11 wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:14 pm
Im going to add a cricket head in there today so when I do that I will get a vid or a few pics. I'll have them posted sometime in the next few hours! :)
Great! I'm uploading pictures as soon as I have a chance (I have to get them from camera and set it up it's a process lol). I may have overexaggerated a bit though :lol: It looked like a lot more at the time but I think there's only about 15. Their test tube got a touch moldy so I'm shining a light to get them to move right now.
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Re: Tetramorium Journal

Post: # 51218Post Austheboss
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:33 am

Whoa I didn't see the pics!! Nice! They're looking really great! As I said, I'll get pictures really soon.
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Re: Tetramorium Journal

Post: # 51248Post AntsDakota
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:37 pm

Austheboss wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:20 pm
AntsDakota wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:28 am
They could be Pheidole, which are what mine probably were, explaining their polygyny.
Did you mean they have multiple queens? (Sorry I'm not really familiar with the terminology). It's just one queen, and I'm almost certain it's tetramorium, you can check by clicking the link though, it's just a google photos folder.
Yes, polygynous means multiple queens. If you see the ants stinging their food (if it's moving), then they're probably Tetramorium. If they are more shy and timid, and don't bother attacking anything, then they're probably Pheidole.
"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 Journal

Post: # 51249Post AntsDakota
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:39 pm

NYAnts11 wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:11 pm
Here are some videos first followed by some pictures.
This colony was caught June 23rd, and had her first nantics July 31st. They seem a bit low in numbers and theres a bit of mold in there. I had them on a organic honey diet, with not protein until today, I couldnt find any grass hoppers/crickets outside, so a kibble of dog food and crushed it. I have yet to check on them since to see if they liked it.

https://i.imgur.com/HZCqgZl.mp4
https://i.imgur.com/yGDv2CM.mp4


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Those look more like my Pheidole to me. If I recall correctly, Tetramorium are more long and skinny, and they don't have that big of a head.
"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 Journal

Post: # 51253Post NYAnts11
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:08 pm

AntsDakota wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:39 pm
NYAnts11 wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:11 pm
Here are some videos first followed by some pictures.
This colony was caught June 23rd, and had her first nantics July 31st. They seem a bit low in numbers and theres a bit of mold in there. I had them on a organic honey diet, with not protein until today, I couldnt find any grass hoppers/crickets outside, so a kibble of dog food and crushed it. I have yet to check on them since to see if they liked it.

https://i.imgur.com/HZCqgZl.mp4
https://i.imgur.com/yGDv2CM.mp4


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Those look more like my Pheidole to me. If I recall correctly, Tetramorium are more long and skinny, and they don't have that big of a head.
Well if these are pheidole then I'm one lucky SOB cuz Pheidole are very rare around here in upstate ny
2 Tetramorium Immigran Colonies #1 [40-50 workers] #2 [5-7 workers])
1 Lasius Neoniger Queen [waiting to lay after Hibernation]

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Re: Tetramorium Journal

Post: # 51269Post Austheboss
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:46 am

Alright guys, here's the link to the google photos folder I have of my ants.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/MWoejKqSrL4jmsr89
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Re: Tetramorium Journal

Post: # 51292Post AntsDakota
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:38 pm

NYAnts11 wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:08 pm
AntsDakota wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:39 pm
NYAnts11 wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:11 pm
Here are some videos first followed by some pictures.
This colony was caught June 23rd, and had her first nantics July 31st. They seem a bit low in numbers and theres a bit of mold in there. I had them on a organic honey diet, with not protein until today, I couldnt find any grass hoppers/crickets outside, so a kibble of dog food and crushed it. I have yet to check on them since to see if they liked it.

https://i.imgur.com/HZCqgZl.mp4
https://i.imgur.com/yGDv2CM.mp4


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Image
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Those look more like my Pheidole to me. If I recall correctly, Tetramorium are more long and skinny, and they don't have that big of a head.
Well if these are pheidole then I'm one lucky SOB cuz Pheidole are very rare around here in upstate ny
Or very common yet mistaken for Tetramorium.
"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 Journal

Post: # 51301Post NYAnts11
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:28 pm

I'll try and get better pictures of them so someone can verify. Would be cool to have some super majors in the colony.
2 Tetramorium Immigran Colonies #1 [40-50 workers] #2 [5-7 workers])
1 Lasius Neoniger Queen [waiting to lay after Hibernation]

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