Successful Lasius Claviger Colonies

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Successful Lasius Claviger Colonies

Post: # 50537Post JoeHostile1
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:27 am

Hey guys, I finally got Lasius claviger setups to produce workers so I thought I’d start a journal now even those these setups are 11 and a half months old. I kept detailed notes for myself so I’ll just transfer the jist of it here.

Oct 06, 2017
Acquired 20 claviger queens. Swarming activity witnessed around my car. Car was covered in hundreds of ant wings. Hundreds of ants were walking around without wings. I kept the 10 largest least aggressive queens.

Oct 07, 2017
Set up 10 test tubes with 1 neoniger each plus a couple larvae or eggs. (I had very few Neoniger workers at the beginning of the season otherwise I would have givin each queen more workers)

Nov 07, 2017
Placed all 10 into hibernation. Most have about 3 workers.

April 03, 2018
8 survived hibernation.

April 15, 2018
2 queens have died leaving 6 total.

May 01 2018
One of the queens have laid eggs.

May 07, 2018
4 out of 6 queens have laid eggs.

June 10, 2018
5 out of 6 currently have eggs. 2 have larvae. The other 3 have eggs off and on; it appears they are eating them before they turn into larvae.

June 21, 2018
4 out of 6 have eggs currently. Only two have larvae still.

June 25, 2018
The queen that never laid any eggs laid eggs after I gave it 6 pupae.

July 07, 2018
The first queen to lay eggs now has two claviger workers born. However she has no eggs or larvae. Two other queens have a pile of larvae. 1 seems to have nothing and the other two have eggs.

July 13, 2018
Another Queen has a worker born

August 01, 2018
All queens have eggs. 5 out of 6 have larvae.
2 out of 6 have one worker born.

August 12, 2018
A queen has two workers born now.

Sept 14, 2018
3 out of 6 have workers born.
1 queen has 6 workers born.
1 queen has 1 worker born.
1 queen has 3 workers born.
1 queen has no workers born, but has a pile of larvae and eggs.
1 queen has a pile of larvae and no eggs
1 queen has no workers, no eggs and only two larvae
Keeping:
Tetramorium immigrans * Lasius Neoniger * Lasius Claviger * Messor Aciculatus * Myrmica Rubra * Camponotus Novaeboracensis * Camponotus Turkastanus * Pheidole Pallidula

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSfFtn6RegZ3F1NdS1g08NA

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Re: Successful Lasius Claviger Colonies

Post: # 50539Post JoeHostile1
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:41 am

Setup 1:
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Setup 3:
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Keeping:
Tetramorium immigrans * Lasius Neoniger * Lasius Claviger * Messor Aciculatus * Myrmica Rubra * Camponotus Novaeboracensis * Camponotus Turkastanus * Pheidole Pallidula

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSfFtn6RegZ3F1NdS1g08NA

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