T.C. 's Living Insect Collection

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PostT.C. on 11/10/2016, 2:25 pm

Below are pictures of the insets i am keeping.... Very Happy  I am waiting until Spring before I start doing more Insect Collecting.


My earwigs


My lasius alienus ant colony


Random Insect habitat, (snails,slugs,centipedes, etc.)



Myrmica Rubra Ant colony


camponotus pennsylvanicus queen with larvae


Kept this spider for a while in one my habitats until my ants caught it and drug it into there nest.


Banded Wooly bear


Young Leopard moth caterpillar


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PostT.C. on 11/10/2016, 2:26 pm

This isn't all of them, but it's all i got pictures of currently!
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Postmothman27 on 11/10/2016, 3:34 pm

Cool. I especially like your ant colony.
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PostT.C. on 11/10/2016, 11:47 pm

Which one? haha By the way, I raised each ant colony from a single queen! I didn't dig those colonies up! Very Happy Except the myrmica Rubra colony!
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Postmothman27 on 11/11/2016, 10:04 am

Cool! I meant the M. rubra. Where did you find/get the queens from? What do you feed them?
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PostT.C. on 11/11/2016, 11:06 am

I caught the whole colony in a big floating pile, during a flood. There was actually several colonies of them floating along. So I got a big jar, scooped the whole pile up and drained the water out through a small hole in the lid, then I just like that I had a colony of ants in a jar! I poured them all into an outworl that lead to that plastic hydrated nest you see. And I feed them live Insects, spiders, flies, crickets, etc.
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PostPraxibetelix on 11/15/2016, 4:22 pm

We have not seen a single Woolybear this year!! I am so jealous of yours, he is magnificent. They are my favorite caterpillar and I was hoping to catch one this year to see the moth it emerges as. Maybe next fall...
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PostT.C. on 11/16/2016, 1:21 pm

Yeah, I noticed their is less this year as well... I don't know what was up with this. It's like the monarch, there is very little of them these days, however I was lucky enough to get my hands on three of them this summer.

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