Camponotus subbarbatus Colony(s)

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Camponotus subbarbatus Colony(s)

Post: # 19668Post xTNxANTMANx
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:33 pm

So as some know, I have 3 Camponotus subbarbatus queens...as seen here...well this is 1 of them :)
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Well, I'd like to show my best...she now 7 workers and like 7 pupae...im so excited. Which I will post pics on my next break. (I'm at work at the moment)
Keeper of:
Tapinoma sessile
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Founding:
Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus castaneus
Pheidole sp x5
Formica pallidefulva x3
Colobobsis impressus

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Re: Camponotus subbarbatus Colony(s)

Post: # 19670Post xTNxANTMANx
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:13 pm

Here's a couple pics of how well this girl is doin...
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This next one isn't all that good but I still like it. You can kinda tell how big her brood patch is :-)...
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Keeper of:
Tapinoma sessile
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Founding:
Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus castaneus
Pheidole sp x5
Formica pallidefulva x3
Colobobsis impressus

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Re: Camponotus subbarbatus Colony(s)

Post: # 19671Post xTNxANTMANx
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:15 pm

For some reason, every time I tried to swap the 2 pics above, they wouldn't. They are supposed to be in opposite places lol. The blurry top one is supposed to be the 2nd pic about how big her brood patch is but oh well...they are still good pics of my gals :-)
Keeper of:
Tapinoma sessile
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Founding:
Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus castaneus
Pheidole sp x5
Formica pallidefulva x3
Colobobsis impressus

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Re: Camponotus subbarbatus Colony(s)

Post: # 20182Post Cormac
Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:15 pm

Hows the colony doing?

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Re: Camponotus subbarbatus Colony(s)

Post: # 20194Post xTNxANTMANx
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:45 pm

:-) They are doing great! I have actually just finished them an out world last night. I have counted at least 8 pupae right now and once they start eclosing I will give them their new out world. It should be the perfect size for as many workers as there will be. I'm hoping to have at least 25 or more workers by the end of the year. She's definitely got a nice size brood pile. Thanks for asking
Keeper of:
Tapinoma sessile
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Founding:
Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus castaneus
Pheidole sp x5
Formica pallidefulva x3
Colobobsis impressus

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Re: Camponotus subbarbatus Colony(s)

Post: # 20196Post xTNxANTMANx
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:49 pm

For some reason it's saying one of my photos isn't found so I'm going to try and repost it. It's actually the better of the two picks in the previous post.
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Her brood pile has grown some since this picture was taken also :-)
Keeper of:
Tapinoma sessile
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Founding:
Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus castaneus
Pheidole sp x5
Formica pallidefulva x3
Colobobsis impressus

Cormac
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Re: Camponotus subbarbatus Colony(s)

Post: # 20259Post Cormac
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:06 pm

Awesome! It will be cool to see them in an outworld.

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Re: Camponotus subbarbatus Colony(s)

Post: # 20423Post xTNxANTMANx
Mon May 01, 2017 3:02 am

So, it's been a few days and I noticed my Camponotus subbarbatus colony that had 7 workers went to 6...dunno why but good news is today as I was hooking them up to their new custom made outworld, I noticed the first worker of the year has arrived! She is sooo pale/clear. :-) I would take pictures but rather not as I disturbed them enough moving their test tube and everything. I will take some though maybe tomorrow. Also, the single queen I had founding, she had a small like if eggs and 1 big larvae...checked on her yesterday and the larvae is gone. I wasn't sure if she had enough reserves left to do another batch from scratch so I let her and her brood go. I hope she has a comeback... The other colony with 3 workers is a little behind in brood growth but seem to be doing ok as well.
Keeper of:
Tapinoma sessile
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Founding:
Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus castaneus
Pheidole sp x5
Formica pallidefulva x3
Colobobsis impressus

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Posts: 351
Joined: Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:03 am
Location: Western Tennessee

Re: Camponotus subbarbatus Colony(s)

Post: # 20564Post xTNxANTMANx
Wed May 03, 2017 5:34 am

Well guys, my main Camponotus subbarbatus colony now has 2 new workers, one of which cant be but just hrs old as I had did a quick peek I got home from work and again b4 bed just now...maybe 5 hrs tops. We are on the rise my friends, 8 workers! And boy do they have a pile of pupae, as well as larvae and eggs. I think this is going to be a very productive year for them. I'll post pics as soon as I can. I just don't like disturbing them :D This is such a beautiful species!
Keeper of:
Tapinoma sessile
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Founding:
Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus castaneus
Pheidole sp x5
Formica pallidefulva x3
Colobobsis impressus

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Re: Camponotus subbarbatus Colony(s)

Post: # 20565Post JackPayne
Wed May 03, 2017 6:09 am

xTNxANTMANx wrote:
Wed May 03, 2017 5:34 am
Well guys, my main Camponotus subbarbatus colony now has 2 new workers, one of which cant be but just hrs old as I had did a quick peek I got home from work and again b4 bed just now...maybe 5 hrs tops. We are on the rise my friends, 8 workers! And boy do they have a pile of pupae, as well as larvae and eggs. I think this is going to be a very productive year for them. I'll post pics as soon as I can. I just don't like disturbing them :D This is such a beautiful species!
Sounds fantastic
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