Jadeninja9's Camponotus hyatti Journal

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Jadeninja9
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Post: # 32874Post Jadeninja9
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:51 pm

I put my ants into hibernation last week. They're doing fine so far. I'm keeping them in a wine cooler set to a 45F temp. I'll place a mealworm and sugar liquid drop in their test tube portal twice a month.
Keeper of:
Camponotus Hyatti
Founding:
9x Lasius alienus queens
2x Prenolepis imparis queens

YSTheAnt
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Post: # 32876Post YSTheAnt
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:32 am

Nice! Good luck with hibernation, hopefully they'll explode in population next spring.
Check out my blog: bayareaants.blogspot.com
Keeper of:
Camponotus Modoc(6 workers)
Pheidole Spp (2 queens, about 10 workers)
Possibly parasitic Formica (further ID required)
Novomessor Cockerelli (10+ workers)

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Re: Jadeninja9's Camponotus hyatti Journal

Post: # 32886Post antsRlife
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:48 pm

same here good luck
founding queens:
x1 Aphinogaster logiceps

Early Stage Nests:
x1 Anonychromyyrma
x1 Phiodole

YSTheAnt
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Re: Jadeninja9's Camponotus hyatti Journal

Post: # 33549Post YSTheAnt
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:06 pm

I just found a camponotus colony across the street. They are yellow and black, can't wait till the fly!!! Also, when did you plan to take these out of hibernation?
Check out my blog: bayareaants.blogspot.com
Keeper of:
Camponotus Modoc(6 workers)
Pheidole Spp (2 queens, about 10 workers)
Possibly parasitic Formica (further ID required)
Novomessor Cockerelli (10+ workers)

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Re: Jadeninja9's Camponotus hyatti Journal

Post: # 33583Post Jadeninja9
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:49 am

YSTheAnt wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:06 pm
I just found a camponotus colony across the street. They are yellow and black, can't wait till the fly!!! Also, when did you plan to take these out of hibernation?
I'll probably take them out when spring starts
Keeper of:
Camponotus Hyatti
Founding:
9x Lasius alienus queens
2x Prenolepis imparis queens

antnest8
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Re: Jadeninja9's Camponotus hyatti Journal

Post: # 33751Post antnest8
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:10 pm

winter is so long. :( :x :(
almost one year of ant keeping :D

keeping:
a failing camponotus colony :(
one crematogaster queens
and three lasius umbratus queens

YSTheAnt
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Re: Jadeninja9's Camponotus hyatti Journal

Post: # 33752Post YSTheAnt
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:50 pm

Yeah, but for us in the bay area prenolepis imparis is already flying. Caught couple queens!
Check out my blog: bayareaants.blogspot.com
Keeper of:
Camponotus Modoc(6 workers)
Pheidole Spp (2 queens, about 10 workers)
Possibly parasitic Formica (further ID required)
Novomessor Cockerelli (10+ workers)

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Re: Jadeninja9's Camponotus hyatti Journal

Post: # 33757Post Jadeninja9
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:21 pm

YSTheAnt wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:50 pm
Yeah, but for us in the bay area prenolepis imparis is already flying. Caught couple queens!
Wow dude. I always see males but no female alates. It’s torture. I caught a Lasius queen today though.
Keeper of:
Camponotus Hyatti
Founding:
9x Lasius alienus queens
2x Prenolepis imparis queens

YSTheAnt
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Re: Jadeninja9's Camponotus hyatti Journal

Post: # 33758Post YSTheAnt
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:56 pm

Nice! I'll sell some on the gan, I'll give u a discount since you aren't a complete stranger :lol: . For some wierd reason, I caught a tetramorium queen today as well. And btw, what you think is lasius may be prenolepis, they look very similar. I got three two and one queen setups for the imparis right now. I also found out that there are camponotus semitestaceus and camponotus vicinus right across the street :D
I currently have 17 P. Imparis queens and 1 tetramorium queen in founding.
Check out my blog: bayareaants.blogspot.com
Keeper of:
Camponotus Modoc(6 workers)
Pheidole Spp (2 queens, about 10 workers)
Possibly parasitic Formica (further ID required)
Novomessor Cockerelli (10+ workers)

antnest8
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Re: Jadeninja9's Camponotus hyatti Journal

Post: # 33760Post antnest8
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:40 am

YSTheAnt wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:50 pm
Yeah, but for us in the bay area prenolepis imparis is already flying. Caught couple queens!
man p. Imparis in Michigan most likely won't fly until April.
almost one year of ant keeping :D

keeping:
a failing camponotus colony :(
one crematogaster queens
and three lasius umbratus queens

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