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Re: Pheidole Queens

Post by dermy on Sat Jun 27, 2015 2:28 pm

Sometimes they produce them for the larvae or even themselves!
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Re: Pheidole Queens

Post by Guest on Sun Jun 28, 2015 1:15 am

The production of trophic eggs is something that the queen generally does during the brooding of her first batch of workers, after that the workers can go out and forage so there isn't normally a requirement for the queen to do this after that point. The trophic eggs, as are all of the queen's early eggs, are produced from a by-product of the broken down wing muscles in the queen's thorax. She can continue to produce trophic eggs once the colony is established but this is normally because of the egg being non-viable or "damaged" during production. Workers too can produce trophic eggs.

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Re: Pheidole Queens

Post by dermy on Sun Jun 28, 2015 1:28 am

Thanks for the great Information Myrm Very Happy
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Re: Pheidole Queens

Post by Guest on Sun Jun 28, 2015 1:30 am

No proplem Very Happy

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Post by dermy on Sun Jun 28, 2015 1:33 am

I've heard of workers producing Trophic Eggs, if they don't get enough food is that true?
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Re: Pheidole Queens

Post by Guest on Sun Jun 28, 2015 1:37 am

Yes, it's probably a factor, Dermy.

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Post by dermy on Sun Jun 28, 2015 1:41 am

I think it's one of those last resort things.
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Re: Pheidole Queens

Post by Luke on Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:18 am

Wow awesome information Myrm! Thanks. Is why people should join Dermy's forum, we have Myrm and his ant knowledge Very Happy

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Re: Pheidole Queens

Post by Guest on Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:26 am

Luke wrote:Wow awesome information Myrm! Thanks. Is why people should join Dermy's forum, we have Myrm and his ant knowledge Very Happy

No proplem Smile

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... Dermy is so awesome! >.<

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Re: Pheidole Queens

Post by dermy on Sun Jun 28, 2015 2:35 pm

Haha Thanks Very Happy
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Re: Pheidole Queens

Post by Luke on Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:00 pm

Haha of course Very Happy seems Myrm and Dermy were right! She must have been producing trophic eggs to feed her Larvae which she showed me today cheers cheers cheers She must have hidden them in the cotton as originally thought:)

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Re: Pheidole Queens

Post by dermy on Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:02 pm

I'm glad to hear they are still alive Very Happy
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Re: Pheidole Queens

Post by Luke on Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:23 pm

Thanks Dermy

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Re: Pheidole Queens

Post by dermy on Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:26 pm

I think with Pheidole being such small queens you may benifit from a small insect feeding a bit in the future.
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Re: Pheidole Queens

Post by Luke on Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:45 pm

Yeah. They're not much bigger than cooked grain of rice! Will probably stick to roach nymphs/fruitflies/pinheads.

Look at all the Larvae Blue has after a week!

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Re: Pheidole Queens

Post by dermy on Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:49 pm

Wow that is pretty quick!
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Re: Pheidole Queens

Post by Luke on Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:30 am

Yeah lots and lots of larvae

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Re: Pheidole Queens

Post by dermy on Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:13 pm

That is good, see Pheidole usually rasies quite a bit of brood compared to Camponatus, which usually only has 3-5 Workers on the first brood.
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Re: Pheidole Queens

Post by Luke on Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:08 pm

Yeah. I ordered Blue a new formicarium as she will have workers first. If it's good I will get one For Yellow.

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Re: Pheidole Queens

Post by dermy on Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:09 pm

I can't wait to see them in their new home Very Happy
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Re: Pheidole Queens

Post by Guest on Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:45 pm

Me either Smile

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Post by dermy on Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:57 pm

It shouldn't be too long until they have first workers Very Happy
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Re: Pheidole Queens

Post by Luke on Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:29 pm

Hopefully it will arrive this morning. Unfortunately the place I ordered it from doesn't have the foraging area available at present! So I can either make one or just wait for it to come in.

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Re: Pheidole Queens

Post by Luke on Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:37 pm

dermy wrote:It shouldn't be too long until they have first workers Very Happy
Very 'egg'citing Razz I will check her shortly, hopefully there is a pupa or two today cheers

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Re: Pheidole Queens

Post by dermy on Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:09 am

That would be great Very Happy
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