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Aguywithants
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Aguywithants's ants.

Post: # 35163Post Aguywithants
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:45 pm

I will be keeping record of my favourite ants here!

colonies:
Leptogenys kitteli altisquamis (1 ergatoid queen + 300 workers)
Leptogenys binghamii (1 ergatoid queen + ~30 workers)
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Leptogenys rufida (1 queen + ~30 workers)
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anochetus risii (1 queen)
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diacamma rugosum (16 workers)
paratopula bauhinia (4 queens)
strumigenys sp (5-7 queens, 40 workers)
(I have 3 exotic species)

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antnest8
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Re: Aguywithants's ants.

Post: # 35167Post antnest8
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:36 am

wow how do you catch ergatiod queens? and aren't they just gamergates?
wow so many cool species and colonys hope they do well :D
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

Aguywithants
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Re: Aguywithants's ants.

Post: # 35201Post Aguywithants
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:44 pm

Nope, ergatoid queens and gamergates are different. To catch them, I scoop up the entire colony, because they live in loose soil/leaflitter.

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antnest8
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Re: Aguywithants's ants.

Post: # 35235Post antnest8
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:19 pm

then what are ergetoids
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: Aguywithants's ants.

Post: # 35252Post Hitch3
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:35 am

According to Wikipedia, an ergatoid is the scientific name for a de-alate, which means a queen that is fertile. :geek:
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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antnest8
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Re: Aguywithants's ants.

Post: # 35263Post antnest8
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:34 pm

so ergatiod means a de-alate which is fertile or all de-alates fertile or not fertile
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: Aguywithants's ants.

Post: # 35270Post Hitch3
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:14 pm

antnest8 wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:34 pm
so ergatiod means a de-alate which is fertile or all de-alates fertile or not fertile
Only a queen that is mated, is able to reproduce, and wingless is considered an ergatoid Queen. So an infertile de-alate would not be considered an ergatoid. I am guessing that a queen who is mated but has not shed her wings would be called semi-ergatoid.
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

Aguywithants
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Re: Aguywithants's ants.

Post: # 35280Post Aguywithants
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:52 am

Basically, a ergatoid queen is a queen which resembles workers by the fact that they have no wing scars as they never actually had wings. normally they look like a worker with a larger gaster. Not all species have ergatoid queens.

queen:
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(has wing scars)

ergatoid queen
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no wing scars

Hitch3
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Re: Aguywithants's ants.

Post: # 35283Post Hitch3
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:06 am

Aguywithants wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:52 am
Basically, a ergatoid queen is a queen which resembles workers by the fact that they have no wing scars as they never actually had wings. normally they look like a worker with a larger gaster. Not all species have ergatoid queens.

queen:
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(has wing scars)

ergatoid queen
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no wing scars
Ahhh ok. Thanks! :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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antnest8
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Location: Detroit, MI

Re: Aguywithants's ants.

Post: # 35323Post antnest8
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:33 am

ok now i get it thanks :D
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

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