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Hitch3
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Hitch3’s Rhytidoponera Metallica Journal

Post: # 34766Post Hitch3
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:03 am

Hi all,

You may have seen me from my other journal “Hitch3’s Camponotus Consobrinus Journal”.Today I bought a (really small) colony of Rhytidoponera Metallica. They currently have 1 Queen, 1 Worker, 3 Larave and 5 eggs.

They came in a plain “Tubs And Tubes” setup, but I have since moved them into a more realistic area.

I will be updating this journal every week with at least one photo, just like my other journal.

Now, photo time! :D

Setup They First Came In
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New Setup
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New Outworld
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Photos Of The Queen And Worker
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Well, that’s about it for now. I will try to update every Sunday Afternoon (Australian Time.)

Until then,

Cheers! :D
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvjcyJWitRSztq51HziS0Dg

Keeping:
2x Iridomyrmex Bicknelli
2 x Nylanderia sp
Camponotus Consobrinus
Pheidole sp
Rhytidoponera metallica

Founding:
Pheidole sp
2x Cremogaster
12x Iridomyrmex Bicknelli
Polyarhis sp

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Re: Hitch3’s Rhytidoponera Metallica Journal

Post: # 34791Post antnest8
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:28 am

love your journals dude. be looking forward to sharing this experience of raising this colony :D
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

Hitch3
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Re: Hitch3’s Rhytidoponera Metallica Journal

Post: # 35347Post Hitch3
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:13 pm

Hi all,

Sorry for not updating in ages. The colony is doing well! One of the larvae pupated and the queen layed 6 more eggs. I would put the current brood count at about:

Workers 1

Pupae 1

Larave 2

Eggs 6

I have no pictures of the colony today, but I do haves picture of some pupae from a established wild colony. I plan to brood boost my colony with about 20 pupae to get things rolling.

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Well, that about it for this week. I promise that next week I will try to post a couple of pictures to make up for not updating. :D

Cheers!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvjcyJWitRSztq51HziS0Dg

Keeping:
2x Iridomyrmex Bicknelli
2 x Nylanderia sp
Camponotus Consobrinus
Pheidole sp
Rhytidoponera metallica

Founding:
Pheidole sp
2x Cremogaster
12x Iridomyrmex Bicknelli
Polyarhis sp

Hitch3
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
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Re: Hitch3’s Rhytidoponera Metallica Journal

Post: # 35651Post Hitch3
Sun May 06, 2018 8:05 am

UPDATE

I ended up misplacing the pupae, so the colony is still small for now. The are still growing though, with about 4-6 larave, 5 eggs, and a pupae.

Now, photo time!

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Well, other than that, there is not anything else to report on.

Cheers! :D
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvjcyJWitRSztq51HziS0Dg

Keeping:
2x Iridomyrmex Bicknelli
2 x Nylanderia sp
Camponotus Consobrinus
Pheidole sp
Rhytidoponera metallica

Founding:
Pheidole sp
2x Cremogaster
12x Iridomyrmex Bicknelli
Polyarhis sp

antsRlife
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Re: Hitch3’s Rhytidoponera Metallica Journal

Post: # 35678Post antsRlife
Sun May 06, 2018 8:08 pm

Wow :o They look great, i love your camponotus journal, so i hope this one will be great too :D
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoK1vrz8AF48t3iJMmgvh2Q

Early Stage Nests:
x1 Aphenogaster Longiceps

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