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Tetramorium queens

Post: # 38753Post AntsDakota
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:11 pm

I caught 3 Tetramorium cf. immigrans queens! I once heard that Tetramorium caespitum are possibly polygynous, so I put them together. They never fought, they just huddled in a big group and touched antennae. Working on pictures.
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Re: Tetramorium queens

Post: # 39276Post antnest8
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:08 pm

while i was catching tetremorium i only had one container so i put them all together later i found out i had only one test tube left when i had 2 queens left so i put them together seem friendly... for now...
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3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
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Re: Tetramorium queens

Post: # 39421Post AntsDakota
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:56 pm

They layed 60 or 70 eggs, in 1 week, between only three queens! I am so excited for the nanitics to 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: Tetramorium queens

Post: # 40388Post AntsDakota
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:57 pm

They have about 20 medium-large larvae, about 20 medium-small larvae, and about 30 eggs. One queen started moving brood into a dark corner of the test tube, and the other queens just huddled in a group not knowing what to do. :lol:
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Re: Tetramorium queens

Post: # 40391Post Ltislander
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:02 pm

9 days for medium larvae!!!!!

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Re: Tetramorium queens

Post: # 40523Post AntsDakota
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:50 pm

Ltislander wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:02 pm
9 days for medium larvae!!!!!
It was actually 2 weeks.
"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 queens

Post: # 41219Post AntsDakota
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:56 pm

They have larvae of every size and a lot of eggs.
"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 queens

Post: # 41334Post ClashOwenBash
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:48 am

AntsDakota wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:56 pm
They have larvae of every size and a lot of eggs.
There known as a fast growing species for a good reason then! :lol:
Currently caring for a Lasius Niger colony :D

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Re: Tetramorium queens

Post: # 41432Post LiveMalik
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:36 pm

Any pics.? i have 2 queens.both cant be same genus. The 1 i think is pavement queen still has no eggs. The otheris my first and already has workers after a month. no pics of er bc she's been undisturbed. Pics to

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Re: Tetramorium colony

Post: # 42059Post AntsDakota
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:08 pm

They have 2-3 black workers and around 10 tan workers! 2 queens are perfectly healthy, but one has only 3 limbs which are all half or more gone. She can still crawl around the test tube, but at a slower pace. I think the queens might have started fighting but then called a truce. I think I might have even caught the injured queen lay several eggs.
"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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