Antnest's tapinoma sessile journal

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antnest8
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Antnest's tapinoma sessile journal

Post: # 36627Post antnest8
Thu May 31, 2018 4:58 pm

Hi so i went to my grandparents house and found a colony in a acorn. after origonally thinking they were temnothorax i soon found out that they are tapinoma sessile!
Here are some pics
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and here is their full album
https://www.flickr.com/photos/155368381@N07/albums/72157696899136684/with/41758132684/

I decided to break their nut and move them to the tube.
i have found out they like apples and sometimes sugar water and mealworms
really out of all my colonies these guys are the least pickiest of them all
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 tapinoma sessile journal

Post: # 36629Post antnest8
Thu May 31, 2018 5:04 pm

here are colonies numbers
queens 1
workers ~16
eggs 10-15
larvae 20-25
pupae 5-10


also the colony has organised the brood pile a lot since that picture was taken.
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 tapinoma sessile journal

Post: # 38382Post DontSquishTheAnt
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:09 pm

Cool, one of my favorites! Don't see too many journals of this species.

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Re: Antnest's tapinoma sessile journal

Post: # 38389Post antnest8
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:02 pm

UPDATE!!!
sorry for not being online to much anymore i am really busy but latest on this colony. A lot has happened. first i gave them a new home because the small test tube portal did not really work for them. every time i tried to clean or give them food they would run every where so i gave them a new home. it is a Tupperware box with potting soil in it plus a couple rocks. they still live in the tube though and surprisingly have never tried a test tube so new info, they like dryer nests. in the last couple of days all of the pupae have hatched an the colony now has a way smaller brood pile of only like 20 eggs larvae and pupae. but their is like 20 new callow workers inside the nest. I have also found their favorite foods. meal worms and sugar water.

pics coming soon

colony numbers
queen 1
workers ~30 i think :?
brood ~20
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 tapinoma sessile journal

Post: # 40474Post antnest8
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:49 pm

everything is going good and they have new eggs!
keeper of
1 lasius umbratus
8 tetremorium queens
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony

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