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Paratrechina longicornis

Beitragvon melk9 » 16. Feb 2009 22:38

Today I was comming back from lunch and I found a huge colony of Paratrechina longicornis moving to a new nest just in the middle of my living room. I managed to colect two queens and a lot of workers, eggs and larvaes. They are already inside the formicary, happy in the new home!

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Re: Paratrechina longicornis

Beitragvon SteveUK28 » 17. Feb 2009 11:44

dude how many differnt ant spec do you have roaming free in your home???
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Re: Paratrechina longicornis

Beitragvon JimmyVe » 17. Feb 2009 18:51

I'm moving to brazil tomorrow ! ;)
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Re: Paratrechina longicornis

Beitragvon melk9 » 17. Feb 2009 21:08

JimmyVe hat geschrieben:I'm moving to brazil tomorrow ! ;)

Man... It's a luxurious place. The enviroment is just perfect, that's why the insects are all over the places. eheheheheheh :D
Yesterday I just captured the whole colony of Paratrechina longicornis: Queen, males, workers, larvaes and the eggs. :mrgreen: I'll send the photos to you throught the msn.
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Re: Paratrechina longicornis

Beitragvon Skippy » 17. Feb 2009 23:07

I wanna photos too on MSN :D ... skippynko@post.sk :)

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Re: Paratrechina longicornis

Beitragvon Zagone » 18. Feb 2009 02:40

Is this really fair? D: Species we'd have to pay allmost 100 euro for, just waltzes through your livingroom like they owned the place. :[

Nice catch, good sir.
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Re: Paratrechina longicornis

Beitragvon melk9 » 18. Feb 2009 03:07

You guys will not believe!!!!!!
Today was raining very much, but I had to go to University where I teach design. And I had a huge surprise wgen I saw the walls of the university full of males and queens of Camponotus maculatus and another specie that look like a Pogonomyrmex. So I runned to a pharmacy and bought ten plastic little pots, to collect them. So now I have four queens of Camponotus and 4 of this one that looks Pogonomyrmex. Let's see what happen now! I post photos when I have chance! Uhuuuuuuuuu!
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Re: Paratrechina longicornis

Beitragvon Zagone » 18. Feb 2009 03:30

Did you make sure they were mated befor collecting? :shock: Quite an awesome thing to come across, regardless though! Well done. :D

Atleast you'll know once they shed their wings, atleast. :)
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Re: Paratrechina longicornis

Beitragvon JimmyVe » 18. Feb 2009 19:18

I'm almost there ! ;)
Lucky you. Good luck with them.
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Re: Paratrechina longicornis

Beitragvon melk9 » 26. Feb 2009 15:38

SteveUK28 hat geschrieben:dude how many differnt ant spec do you have roaming free in your home???


Well, Steve! As I said before Brazil is a luxurious place when the subject is the enviroment, so the biodiversity develops easily. We have tiny spiders that almost can't be mesured and in another side we have, as well, spiders so big that they feed from birds and small rodents. Than imagine now when the subject is ant, which is a specie that easily adapt in nature!!! Just in my garden I have two species of odontomachus, several sp of camponotus, Formica ant (a beautiful colony), Paratrechina longicornis, Pheidole sp (in my kitchen and in the garden) and several kinds of crematogasters. There are others very small, yellow and red coloured, but I don't know their names, just like the big black one that eats the sweet liquid from aphidies. ;^) Imagine in the parks?????

I was a little concerned about the eggs and larvaes of the paratrechina colony, because I wasn't able to see them in the middle of the ants, but yesterday I saw a lot of larvaes in development. Cool!

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Re: Paratrechina longicornis

Beitragvon melk9 » 28. Feb 2009 17:33

The formicary!

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Re: Paratrechina longicornis

Beitragvon JimmyVe » 1. Mär 2009 15:23

Easy made en good for use. Nice. ;)
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Re: Paratrechina longicornis

Beitragvon melk9 » 15. Mär 2009 06:25

The larvaes

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Re: Paratrechina longicornis

Beitragvon melk9 » 18. Mär 2009 16:44

Hello guys!!!

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Look what I found behind the bathroom door!!! Did you realize that there are 9 queens in this coolony???
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Re: Paratrechina longicornis

Beitragvon TimLarge » 18. Mär 2009 18:38

How long have you not taken a shower? Can't imagine finding a colony that large behind your bathroom door! :D

Are you going to pick them up and put them in a formicarium?
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