Tetramorium Immigrans laid her first batch of workers

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AlexanderF
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Tetramorium Immigrans laid her first batch of workers

Post: # 40253Post AlexanderF
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:45 pm

Took atleast four days but these two queens finally laid their first eggs. First time ant keeping so its pretty exciting. :D

Been keeping them in the dark pretty much all the time, and don't mess with them at all. Hopefully, they don't eat their eggs. :lol:

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Re: Tetramorium Immigrans laid her first batch of workers

Post: # 40473Post AlexanderF
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:25 pm

End of the first week, and both queens have laid many eggs.

Image First queen carrying her eggs.


Image Second queen laying more eggs.

I decided to name them both Romulus and Remus. :D

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Re: Tetramorium Immigrans laid her first batch of workers

Post: # 40687Post antnest8
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:33 am

nice names! witch one do you think will make the biggest roman colony.
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

AlexanderF
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Re: Tetramorium Immigrans laid her first batch of workers

Post: # 40772Post AlexanderF
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:32 pm

Thanks! I believe Romulus has the biggest egg count so far compared to Remus, but only time will tell which one will have the biggest colony.

Image Remus

Image Romulus

Right now its been about 1 week and three days since their capture, so hopefully in three weeks they both will have nanitics.

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Re: Tetramorium Immigrans laid her first batch of workers

Post: # 40813Post antnest8
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:51 am

it is just like the tale. Romulus and Remus when't to find out who ruled and they counted all of the eagles they saw. Romulus had 12 eagles while Remus had 6. Romulus then ruled the land.
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

AlexanderF
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Re: Tetramorium Immigrans laid her first batch of workers

Post: # 41974Post AlexanderF
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:32 am

Its been 3 weeks now, and I believe both queens now have larvae. Both seem to have equal the amount of eggs, and they have adapted pretty well to their test tubes. :D

Image Romulus

Image Remus

Hopefully on the 4th week I will see pupae or nanitics. :D

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Re: Tetramorium Immigrans laid her first batch of workers

Post: # 46231Post AlexanderF
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:31 pm

So its the beginning of week 4, and I believe I see some pupae! :D

Image Romulus

Image Remus

Hopefully soon they develop into the first workers.

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Re: Tetramorium Immigrans laid her first batch of workers

Post: # 46885Post AlexanderF
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:04 pm

Hello everyone, its been about five weeks now and I finally got a decent pic to show all of you.

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Took this really quick then placed Remus back into the dark, but the process of egg to worker has been slightly longer for my ant queens, because of temperature reasons. Hopefully they will develop into workers later on in the month, but only time will tell.

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Re: Tetramorium Immigrans laid her first batch of workers

Post: # 47514Post AlexanderF
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:40 pm

Hey guys, its week 6 and I believe its nearly time for the first workers to finish growing!

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This is my first time ant keeping, and seeing these two pupa near the end of their development cycle is very exciting! :D

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Re: Tetramorium Immigrans laid her first batch of workers

Post: # 49072Post AntsDakota
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:46 pm

Yes, I know that feeling well. Especially with Camponotus when it takes twice as long.
"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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