Antsrule's Camponotus Subbarbatus Colony.

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Antsrule's Camponotus Subbarbatus Colony.

Post: # 6960Post AntsRule
Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:43 pm

Found this pair of Camponotus Subbarbatus under a rock in their chamber 6/4/2016. I will be updating how it goes! Please feel free to post, comment, ask questions, and give advise. :D
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Re: Antsrule's Camponotus Subbarbatus Colony.

Post: # 7005Post WillWithAnts
Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:41 am

Woah! Those are some crazy looking carpenter ants! You just found the two of them? No brood? I'll be following along! Good luck!
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Re: Antsrule's Camponotus Subbarbatus Colony.

Post: # 7008Post AntsRule
Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:52 am

WillWithAnts wrote:Woah! Those are some crazy looking carpenter ants! You just found the two of them? No brood? I'll be following along! Good luck!
I think they had a small amount of brood. It was just in the scrambling to catch them as they scurried out of their chamber that I was not able to collect the brood. I am very excited, I did not think PA had a species of Camponotus that was this ornate! Thanks! :D
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Keeper of:
Solenopsis molesta
Aphaenogaster sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Brachymyrmex depilis
Tertamorium sp. E
Pheidole sp.
Lasius neoniger

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Re: Antsrule's Camponotus Subbarbatus Colony.

Post: # 7010Post WillWithAnts
Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:14 am

You may want to feed them some sugar-water or something. If they already lost some brood, they are going to need a bit more nourishment!
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Re: Antsrule's Camponotus Subbarbatus Colony.

Post: # 7022Post AntsRule
Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:04 pm

WillWithAnts wrote:You may want to feed them some sugar-water or something. If they already lost some brood, they are going to need a bit more nourishment!
OK thanks! I would not of thought of that! Would some honey on a bit of foil be enough? Would a cricket leg work too? How often will I have to provide that? :D
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Pheidole sp.
Lasius neoniger

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Re: Antsrule's Camponotus Subbarbatus Colony.

Post: # 7140Post AntsRule
Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:14 pm

Recently caught another single queen of the same sp. so if something goes wrong with these I have a back up. I caught her by chopping open some rotten wood. That is the second queen that I have found that way so I do suggest that you try is :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: # 7167Post AntsRule
Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:24 am

Checked on these girls and I saw that they have 4 eggs! I will be giving them a bit o honey and cricket leg for nourishment since they already lost some brood. ( thanks WillWithAnts for the tip :D )
With all the things ants can do, you wonder, who rules the planet :?

Keeper of:
Solenopsis molesta
Aphaenogaster sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Brachymyrmex depilis
Tertamorium sp. E
Pheidole sp.
Lasius neoniger

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Re: Antsrule's Camponotus Subbarbatus Colony.

Post: # 7169Post WillWithAnts
Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:49 am

Awesome! After that little boost, they should be good for a while. Good luck!
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Re: Antsrule's Camponotus Subbarbatus Colony.

Post: # 8907Post AntsRule
Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:14 pm

Just checked and they have a worker!!!! There is also another on the way! I will be giving them some food in a few days. :D
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With all the things ants can do, you wonder, who rules the planet :?

Keeper of:
Solenopsis molesta
Aphaenogaster sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Brachymyrmex depilis
Tertamorium sp. E
Pheidole sp.
Lasius neoniger

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Re: Antsrule's Camponotus Subbarbatus Colony.

Post: # 8910Post nightxwolf88
Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:25 pm

They look so nice! I don't really have a place to split rotted logs for camponotus queens like that haha. I just found the Penn. And noveboracensis which looks cool too

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