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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 93524Post SYUTEO
Thu Jun 16, 2022 7:08 am

Antloverhuman wrote:
Thu Jun 16, 2022 12:26 am
16 June 2022
I saw just one ant on the mesh :roll: but it was having difficulty going down so i assumed it was very difficult to climb the barrier. I saw no other ants trying to climb after that. In the nest one worker was carrying another worker which i thought was dead, but when the worker put the other worker down, it started walking :lol: i guess it was a new worker which was being put on the cocoon pile to take care of it. It was so funny to watch that
Maybe they're tandem running? If I can remember correctly, tandem running is when one worker follows another one because the older worker is bringging the younger one out for foragging. Probably because to 'teach' her how to forage, and if she doesn't want to come out the older one will carry her outside.

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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 93530Post Antloverhuman
Thu Jun 16, 2022 9:46 am

It wasnt the outworld, the ant just picked the other ant and dropped it off at the cocoon pile
Ants I have-
camponotus compressus colony- the shadow warriors.
2x pheidoli parva queens (founding and will be sold/released)
Need more queens but mom won't allow it :cry:

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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 93538Post SolenopsisKeeper
Thu Jun 16, 2022 12:51 pm

SYUTEO wrote:
Thu Jun 16, 2022 7:08 am
Antloverhuman wrote:
Thu Jun 16, 2022 12:26 am
16 June 2022
I saw just one ant on the mesh :roll: but it was having difficulty going down so i assumed it was very difficult to climb the barrier. I saw no other ants trying to climb after that. In the nest one worker was carrying another worker which i thought was dead, but when the worker put the other worker down, it started walking :lol: i guess it was a new worker which was being put on the cocoon pile to take care of it. It was so funny to watch that
Maybe they're tandem running? If I can remember correctly, tandem running is when one worker follows another one because the older worker is bringging the younger one out for foragging. Probably because to 'teach' her how to forage, and if she doesn't want to come out the older one will carry her outside.
It’s also a way of showing each other food. That’s how Odontomachus in my area forage, they hunt in pairs of one or two in large colonies.
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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 93573Post Antloverhuman
Fri Jun 17, 2022 12:38 am

17 june 2022
There are some tiny white things on the queens thorax which i thought were mites. But actually they are just eggs :lol: they have been on her since last night and nobody has cleaned her thorax.
Also it rained at like 6 am in the morning so i don't think any ant would be flying. The light method wont work in the day anyways so i just have to wait for night
Ants I have-
camponotus compressus colony- the shadow warriors.
2x pheidoli parva queens (founding and will be sold/released)
Need more queens but mom won't allow it :cry:

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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 93576Post Antloverhuman
Fri Jun 17, 2022 4:34 am

Updoat: queen is clean now, and it rained again. Well can't really do anything about it so have to wait till night
Ants I have-
camponotus compressus colony- the shadow warriors.
2x pheidoli parva queens (founding and will be sold/released)
Need more queens but mom won't allow it :cry:

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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 93581Post Antloverhuman
Fri Jun 17, 2022 8:45 am

Also, the p. Parva colony in my balcony is having their nuptial flight! Well kinda, the alates are just coming out and going back in :?
Ants I have-
camponotus compressus colony- the shadow warriors.
2x pheidoli parva queens (founding and will be sold/released)
Need more queens but mom won't allow it :cry:

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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 93585Post SolenopsisKeeper
Fri Jun 17, 2022 11:07 am

Antloverhuman wrote:
Fri Jun 17, 2022 8:45 am
Also, the p. Parva colony in my balcony is having their nuptial flight! Well kinda, the alates are just coming out and going back in :?
They want a breath of fresh air I guess.

Same thing happens with my queens, eggs get stuck and stay there for a bit, usually on the bottom of her gaster. The only queens that this doesn’t happen with is the queens that pull the egg out themselves(Odontomachus)
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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 93586Post Antloverhuman
Fri Jun 17, 2022 11:21 am

Big updoot
Gave my ants chicken and honey
https://photos.app.goo.gl/W4Zh2ebDhEC56Kcu7
Also i caught to queens using the light so far. Heck even termites didn't fly today. Also apparently there is another parva colony in my bathroom who are sending male alates to i guess i should try a bit more
Ants I have-
camponotus compressus colony- the shadow warriors.
2x pheidoli parva queens (founding and will be sold/released)
Need more queens but mom won't allow it :cry:

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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 93591Post Antloverhuman
Fri Jun 17, 2022 12:55 pm

Wasnt able to catch any queens :(
Here the macro photos of parva queen alate
https://photos.app.goo.gl/dyCNhq61F2fSDTNF6
I think ill make a separate topic with just macro photos of ants
Ants I have-
camponotus compressus colony- the shadow warriors.
2x pheidoli parva queens (founding and will be sold/released)
Need more queens but mom won't allow it :cry:

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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 93593Post SolenopsisKeeper
Fri Jun 17, 2022 3:07 pm

Antloverhuman wrote:
Fri Jun 17, 2022 12:55 pm
Wasnt able to catch any queens :(
Here the macro photos of parva queen alate
https://photos.app.goo.gl/dyCNhq61F2fSDTNF6
I think ill make a separate topic with just macro photos of ants
Nice photos!

I haven’t caught any queens either, and it rains a heck of a ton with temps in the 90s and 100s
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