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Re: Antsrule's Camponotus Subbarbatus Colony.

Post: # 9044Post larynx
Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:18 pm

AntsRule wrote:So my two workers died..Any Idea Why? They have a bunch of cocoons still. I am giving them some honey in case they were malnourished.
This happens with Camponotus sp. They can be a tricky to keep in captivity.
Ive had a few get to the 2-4 worker range and then crash. Had some get a few eggs or pupa then crash. Then some just keep truckin no matter what happens.
In my experience, there is about a 50% chance any queen will make it through founding. Then on top of that, Camponotus sp. in particular have about a 40% chance of making it in a glass or plastic tube, as apposed to a setup with digging medium and such.
So a 40% chance out of a 50% chance makes it 20% chance of making it at all.
These aren't proven numbers per say, but my estimate from my experiences.
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Re: Antsrule's Camponotus Subbarbatus Colony.

Post: # 9046Post AntsRule
Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:47 pm

I will do the best I can! Thanks everyone! :D
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Re: Antsrule's Camponotus Subbarbatus Colony.

Post: # 9052Post AntsRule
Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:57 pm

So now I am paranoid, I gave them a sizeable drop of honey and I am going to let them sit for a week :D
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Brachymyrmex depilis
Tertamorium sp. E
Pheidole sp.
Lasius neoniger

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Re: Antsrule's Camponotus Subbarbatus Colony.

Post: # 9059Post larynx
Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:41 pm

AntsRule wrote:So now I am paranoid, I gave them a sizeable drop of honey and I am going to let them sit for a week :D
I've had that feeling this year alot. ;)
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Re: Antsrule's Camponotus Subbarbatus Colony.

Post: # 9083Post nightxwolf88
Mon Jul 25, 2016 5:54 am

Same here as soon as I saw six nantics I saw a big mold spot. I'm so scared cause now I had to open the cap of their setup to try and make them move and they get so anxious when I get close and dart all around :?

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Re: Antsrule's Camponotus Subbarbatus Colony.

Post: # 9314Post AntsRule
Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:50 pm

ARRRRGGGGG! :evil: :evil: :evil: :cry: The next worker died!!!!! Another is hatching now though, is there anything else I can do?
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Pheidole sp.
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Re: Antsrule's Camponotus Subbarbatus Colony.

Post: # 9334Post Antzilla
Sat Jul 30, 2016 2:05 pm

Hi there, I have been following your progress and it is exciting to see the nanitics but sad to have them perish. I have recently captured a Camponotus Novaeboracensis, well it has been 2 months now, and my Queen Camponotus has 3 nanitics and 5 more pupating and a handful of larvae. I hope my ants live, I tend to disturb her some bit too, but it is justified. I turn on the light, taking photos with flash and I feed her and the workers, I use to "tooth pick with honey drop" it technique but now I just use a syringe, easier to poke through the cotton, versus take cotton out and dabbing a honey droplet via toothpick. After reading your journal I hope Queen Novaeboracensis species of Camponotus is more resilient, I did find her on the sidewalk in a semi busy street in the downtown city.
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Re: Antsrule's Camponotus Subbarbatus Colony.

Post: # 9336Post AntsRule
Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:32 pm

Congrats! :D
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Aphaenogaster sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Brachymyrmex depilis
Tertamorium sp. E
Pheidole sp.
Lasius neoniger

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Re: Antsrule's Camponotus Subbarbatus Colony.

Post: # 9542Post AntsRule
Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:22 pm

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA The workers died mid-hatch! I want too scream! :x
With all the things ants can do, you wonder, who rules the planet :?

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Aphaenogaster sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Brachymyrmex depilis
Tertamorium sp. E
Pheidole sp.
Lasius neoniger

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Re: Antsrule's Camponotus Subbarbatus Colony.

Post: # 14092Post MichiganAnts
Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:54 pm

any updates?

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