antnest's L. umbratus journal

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Re: antnest's L. umbratus journal

Post: # 36313Post antnest8
Thu May 24, 2018 3:50 pm

old colony
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THE NEW COLONY PRESENTS THE CAVERN OF THE WHITE ROCK
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i know not very impressive but i had to have some fun

Also it is naming time!!!
In three days i will name my colonies. If anyone has suggestions you can input them on this topic or a PM
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1 lasius umbratus
8 tetremorium queens
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony

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Re: antnest's L. umbratus journal

Post: # 36343Post antnest8
Fri May 25, 2018 11:54 am

ok new brood count for the old colony
eggs 20-35
larvea 12
pupae 1
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8 tetremorium queens
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony

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Re: antnest's L. umbratus journal

Post: # 38391Post antnest8
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:08 pm

ok so a lot has happened (kind of)
so a week or so ago i found that the new colony's queen had died so i released them. as for the old colony they are doing great!! they have no deaths and i also upgraded their set up with a plastic box and potting soil. all of their host brood is pupae now and hoping for new workers soon. her eggs are doing great too.
keeper of
1 lasius umbratus
8 tetremorium queens
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony

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Re: antnest's L. umbratus journal

Post: # 40475Post antnest8
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:53 pm

Hey things are not going good for the new colony they lost another worker and are down to one worker and their pupae won't hatch any help wanted. i took them out of the outworld and i have started to tube feed them.
keeper of
1 lasius umbratus
8 tetremorium queens
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony

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Re: antnest's L. umbratus journal

Post: # 40847Post antnest8
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:17 pm

i'm sad to say but the last lasius queens had died. Man as much as i love ant keeping i just want to say i have never gotten past 11 workers unless it is a wild caught colony. well, at least this year i captured a billion queens.
keeper of
1 lasius umbratus
8 tetremorium queens
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony

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Re: antnest's L. umbratus journal

Post: # 40870Post AntsDakota
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:50 pm

antnest8 wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:17 pm
i'm sad to say but the last lasius queens had died. Man as much as i love ant keeping i just want to say i have never gotten past 11 workers unless it is a wild caught colony. well, at least this year i captured a billion queens.
Sorry to hear that. :cry: Maybe you'll have better luck during nuptial flight season. Also, I've noticed that Lasius queens and males will mate in a container if it's nuptial flight time. So I plan to capture a Lasius claviger queen elate when she comes out of the nest and perhaps 20-30 males from different nests.
"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: antnest's L. umbratus journal

Post: # 40965Post antnest8
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:28 am

i did see some dead lasius queens in spider webs though they are not parasites.
keeper of
1 lasius umbratus
8 tetremorium queens
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony

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