42, 7MMS queens caught in cape town

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42, 7MMS queens caught in cape town

Post: # 19989Post AntsSA
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:23 am

So I caught 42 Orange queens. In cape town south africa
they are 7MM long and I found sum digging together
http://imgur.com/a/SchG5
http://imgur.com/a/e0iAR
http://imgur.com/a/rGILN
this is a re-post by the way
I think they are colonialism punctauticeps.
Keeping.
lepisiota capensis colony
Cardiocondyla sp.
Founding
Messor. Sp. X 4
Myrmicine Sp. X 2
atopomyrmex Sp. X 2
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Re: 42, 7MMS queens caught in cape town

Post: # 19990Post Martialis
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:44 am

Definite myrmicine.
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Re: 42, 7MMS queens caught in cape town

Post: # 19993Post Batspiderfish
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:55 am

Crematogaster sp. Why catch so many?
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

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Re: 42, 7MMS queens caught in cape town

Post: # 19996Post Canadiananter
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:20 am

Bat, you can never have too many queens.I would experiment and see if they can be polygyne or pleometrophic. Also, I don't see the orange

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Re: 42, 7MMS queens caught in cape town

Post: # 19999Post AntsSA
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:32 am

I have or I had to test because I ran out of tubes and I think they are because for six of them I found huddled together under a rock :lol:
also do you guys know what they make their tree nests out of?
Keeping.
lepisiota capensis colony
Cardiocondyla sp.
Founding
Messor. Sp. X 4
Myrmicine Sp. X 2
atopomyrmex Sp. X 2
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Re: 42, 7MMS queens caught in cape town

Post: # 20000Post Batspiderfish
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:47 am

Canadiananter wrote:
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:20 am
Bat, you can never have too many queens.I would experiment and see if they can be polygyne or pleometrophic. Also, I don't see the orange
Pet owners should always avoid taking in more than they are able to care for. I don't think there was much planning in this. No hobbyist needs this many queens for themselves.

I mean, mistakes are mistakes, but we gotta ditch this notion that ant keepers should catch as many queens as they can find. If you take proper care of them, their mortality rate isn't that high.
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

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Re: 42, 7MMS queens caught in cape town

Post: # 20004Post AntsSA
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:01 am

Bats I'm not keeping all of them I am selling most through the gan project those that I can't sell I will release
Keeping.
lepisiota capensis colony
Cardiocondyla sp.
Founding
Messor. Sp. X 4
Myrmicine Sp. X 2
atopomyrmex Sp. X 2
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Re: 42, 7MMS queens caught in cape town

Post: # 20007Post Batspiderfish
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:09 am

AntsSA wrote:
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:01 am
Bats I'm not keeping all of them I am selling most through the gan project those that I can't sell I will release
Are there a linup of buyers to take them off your hands? Releasing them is akin to killing them in most circumstances, and is not an acceptable choice according to myrmecologists. Catching more than ten queens (which is still a lot) without an established professional need is an amateur faux pas. I don't want to encourage any other hobbyists to operate in the same way. We already have too many newcomers tearing apart logs for colonies they are incapable of caring for.
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

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Re: 42, 7MMS queens caught in cape town

Post: # 20516Post AntsSA
Tue May 02, 2017 9:04 am

None have laid eggs so I will only keep 7 tubes the rest I will release by a rocky area with plenty of resources.
Keeping.
lepisiota capensis colony
Cardiocondyla sp.
Founding
Messor. Sp. X 4
Myrmicine Sp. X 2
atopomyrmex Sp. X 2
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Re: 42, 7MMS queens caught in cape town

Post: # 20556Post xTNxANTMANx
Tue May 02, 2017 9:01 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:09 am
AntsSA wrote:
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:01 am
Bats I'm not keeping all of them I am selling most through the gan project those that I can't sell I will release
Are there a linup of buyers to take them off your hands? Releasing them is akin to killing them in most circumstances, and is not an acceptable choice according to myrmecologists. Catching more than ten queens (which is still a lot) without an established professional need is an amateur faux pas. I don't want to encourage any other hobbyists to operate in the same way. We already have too many newcomers tearing apart logs for colonies they are incapable of caring for.
I totally agree with you. I am a newcomer sorta and totally disagree with others trying to dig up or rip apart logs to get entire colonies already established. I have caught a couple Queens by doing so but I make sure not to disturb any established colonies
Keeping:
Camponotus subbarbatus
Formica pallidefulva x2
Formica subsericea x4
Lasius sp
Tetramorium immigrans x2
Dorymyrmex bureni

Founding:
Formica pallidefulva
Unknown sp x2

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