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Re: Tetramorium sp.E journal

Post: # 48629Post AntsDakota
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:46 pm

Ltislander wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:24 pm
AntsDakota wrote:
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Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:14 am


There isn't an exact size for them but the average species size is about the same as the one you have there. This queen could be Pheidole Pallidula.
Pheidole pallidula is non-existent in North America.
I thought so. But I’ve seen some black Pheidole ants around here in Massachusetts. I have a nest in my backyard and sometimes see the majors.
Pheidole is the most diverse genus on earth with over 2,000 species, so there are probably a lot of black pheidole species.
"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: Tetramorium sp.E journal

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Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:48 pm

Here is a photo of the queen!Image

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Re: Tetramorium sp.E journal

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Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:30 am

They have loads of brood and are eating 5 fruit flies a day! I give them a cap of honey that gets half drinked everyday. Those girls are hungry!

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Re: Tetramorium sp.E journal

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Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:01 pm

They ate their first mosquito! They loved it!! Also some of the nanitics are “riding” the queen around and getting off when they get somewhere else! Also we’re up to 11 workers!!

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Re: Tetramorium sp.E journal

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Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:03 pm

This workers head is much larger than other workers! Image

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Re: Tetramorium sp.E journal

Post: # 49066Post AntsDakota
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:32 pm

My queen had a large head like that, too.
"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: Tetramorium sp.E journal

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Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:49 am

My parents were clearing out our garden and found a tetramorium ant colony, they said thousands of workers went outside of the nest. They saw some brood and put it in a plastic bag. I’m about to brood boost them with the brood. Also the colony has moved away. I’m about to brood boost them. They took a worker and gave it to me so I looked at it with my macro lens and it had no mites. I also looked at the brood, again no mites. Btw I released the worker.

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Re: Tetramorium sp.E journal

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Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:30 am

They didn’t accept the brood. But the queen has a new batch of eggs coming soon!

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Re: Tetramorium sp.E journal

Post: # 49533Post AntsDakota
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:16 pm

Ltislander wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:30 am
They didn’t accept the brood. But the queen has a new batch of eggs coming soon!
You could have put Tetramorium brood in with a Pheidole colony, or vise versa.
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Re: Tetramorium sp.E journal

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Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:52 pm

Peeps on a discord server are saying it’s pheiodel! This is cool!

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