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Lepisiota capensis

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Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:14 am

on Christmas day 2016 I caught a small wild Lepisiota capensis colony with about 150 workers 4 queens and 60-80 cocoons
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Re: Lepisiota capensis

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Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:23 am

Now 2 weeks later they are going strong with only 7 casualties and two thirds of the cocoons hatched and there is a steady brood pile of eggs and larvae they drank almost an entire small test tube of water and are eating crushed nuts, disected insects and tons of honey :P
once they even started moving into their food testube :lol:
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Re: Lepisiota capensis

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Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:41 pm

Queen 4 died
RIP Queen 4
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Re: Lepisiota capensis

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Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:49 am

Day 15
There are some larvae in mid form entailing they moulted once or twice and I only had cocoons when I caught the colony. There for when the cocoons start piling up and population explodes I will know the egg to worker time ;)
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Re: Lepisiota capensis

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Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:56 pm

Day 19
I moved the colony into a new 10 by 13 cm formicarium and new larger outfield right now they are in the pipe that is in the nest
They love honey
I guess they really are called black sugar ants for a reason :lol: :lol:
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Re: Lepisiota capensis

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Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:50 am

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Re: Lepisiota capensis

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Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:59 am

Just a note on my previous post
The colony will be referred to as the sugar society
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Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:23 am

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Re: Lepisiota capensis

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Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:22 am

These ants absolutely hate dry nests :?
So i modified there setup to have 2 hydration chambers

Im happy beause i am contributing to science :geek:
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