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Re: AntsDakota's Lasius flavus queens

Post: # 41216Post AntsDakota
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:52 pm

First nanitic! :D I fed them some honey and a fruit fly. Although, it seems that the worker just sits around while the queens do all the work. :lol: There are 9 more on the way, along with countless eggs and 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 Lasius flavus colony

Post: # 41532Post AntsDakota
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:24 pm

I checked them early to put some root aphids in their test tube (I'll be putting fresh roots in weekly) and found a second worker! :) The first worker is very active, while the new worker is still mostly still, yet could still run around if needed, like the first worker used to be.
"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: # 41815Post antnest8
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:39 pm

AntsDakota wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:24 pm
I checked them early to put some root aphids in their test tube (I'll be putting fresh roots in weekly) and found a second worker! :) The first worker is very active, while the new worker is still mostly still, yet could still run around if needed, like the first worker used to be.
wow great idea hope to see what happens
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: # 41845Post AntsDakota
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:26 pm

antnest8 wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:39 pm
AntsDakota wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:24 pm
I checked them early to put some root aphids in their test tube (I'll be putting fresh roots in weekly) and found a second worker! :) The first worker is very active, while the new worker is still mostly still, yet could still run around if needed, like the first worker used to be.
wow great idea hope to see what happens
I planted a little bush in an old cake container and punched a hole in the side. I then took the main root and stuck it through the hole and into the test tube.
"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: # 41846Post AntsDakota
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:27 pm

They had 3 workers last time I checked. They also had 10 or so pupae and a pile of medium larvae, and a clump of eggs and small 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 Lasius flavus colony

Post: # 41848Post AntsDakota
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:38 pm

When I tried to remove the old root and brush the aphids off so they would go to the new root, 2 workers rushed out and ran around the root protectively. They finally retreated and I did what I first intended to do.
"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: # 41849Post AntsDakota
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:41 pm

antnest8 wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:39 pm
AntsDakota wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:24 pm
I checked them early to put some root aphids in their test tube (I'll be putting fresh roots in weekly) and found a second worker! :) The first worker is very active, while the new worker is still mostly still, yet could still run around if needed, like the first worker used to be.
wow great idea hope to see what happens
Do I have to feed the ants now that they have their own aphid farm? I heard that Lasius flavus rarely come to the surface to forage and live off the aphid's honeydew.
"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: # 41927Post ClashOwenBash
Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:18 pm

AntsDakota wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:41 pm
antnest8 wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:39 pm
AntsDakota wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:24 pm
I checked them early to put some root aphids in their test tube (I'll be putting fresh roots in weekly) and found a second worker! :) The first worker is very active, while the new worker is still mostly still, yet could still run around if needed, like the first worker used to be.
wow great idea hope to see what happens
Do I have to feed the ants now that they have their own aphid farm? I heard that Lasius flavus rarely come to the surface to forage and live off the aphid's honeydew.
Still supply the colony with protien just try placing it nearer the nest entrance for formicariams. They still do take classic foraging foods (so long as the item isn't too big).
Currently caring for a Lasius Niger colony :D

Founding: :)
Lasius Niger
Lasius Flavus
Myrmica Rubra

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Re: AntsDakota's Lasius flavus colony

Post: # 45908Post AntsDakota
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:22 pm

The queens killed each other. :cry: :( :o :x I will try to find them another queen during nuptial flight in a month or so. (and this time I will only give them one!) :lol:
"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 colony

Post: # 45963Post ClashOwenBash
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:27 am

AntsDakota wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:22 pm
The queens killed each other. :cry: :( :o :x I will try to find them another queen during nuptial flight in a month or so. (and this time I will only give them one!) :lol:
Are all the queens dead?! This is why I never risk it.
Currently caring for a Lasius Niger colony :D

Founding: :)
Lasius Niger
Lasius Flavus
Myrmica Rubra

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