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AntsDakota's Brachymyrmex queen

Post: # 36162Post AntsDakota
Sun May 20, 2018 4:26 pm

I caught a Brachymyrmex queen in her founding chamber and put her in a test tube settup. She had no workers or brood, yet I hope she lays eggs. Brachymyrmex are a fast growing species, so I'm not that worried about the colony's survival once her first nanitics arrive.
"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: AntsDakota's Brachymyrmex queen

Post: # 36246Post AntsDakota
Tue May 22, 2018 7:05 pm

The test tube was flooded! I thought the queen was dead, but she started moving in my hand. I dumped,the water out and re-did the setup.
"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: AntsDakota's Brachymyrmex queen

Post: # 36367Post AntsDakota
Sat May 26, 2018 12:07 pm

I found another Brachymyrmex queen and paired them. (They are highly polygynous.) When I checked them both they looked more pregnant than before. :D
"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: AntsDakota's Lasius flavus queens

Post: # 36563Post AntsDakota
Wed May 30, 2018 6:14 pm

I did some research and found out that they are really Lasius flavus. Sorry for the mis identification. :oops:
"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: AntsDakota's Lasius flavus queens

Post: # 36564Post AntsDakota
Wed May 30, 2018 6:16 pm

I checked them and they layed about 30 eggs! Also, I am hoping to break in other Lasius flavus colonies and steal some of their aphids so the colony can have it's own aphid farm. They still look even more pregnant than before the layed the eggs. So I am expecting many more eggs when I check them next week.
"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: AntsDakota's Brachymyrmex queen

Post: # 36602Post antnest8
Thu May 31, 2018 5:50 am

you know their has to be live plants to have a live aphid?
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

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Re: AntsDakota's Brachymyrmex queen

Post: # 37909Post AntsDakota
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:37 am

They lay more eggs every week, and now they have 50 or 60 small larvae and about 10 eggs! :D
"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: AntsDakota's Brachymyrmex queen

Post: # 38019Post AntsDakota
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:52 pm

https://imgur.com/plfGeTa
https://imgur.com/594eRAX
"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: AntsDakota's Lasius flavus queens

Post: # 39089Post AntsDakota
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:09 pm

They have about 40-50 eggs and 15-20 2nd-3rd instar larvae.
"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: AntsDakota's Brachymyrmex queen

Post: # 40134Post AntsDakota
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:50 pm

They have 7 pupae!
"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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