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Post: # 30090Post Jadeninja9
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:37 pm

I just realized I had 2 majors which is really cool. I'm really starting to see the differences in coloration and size among the workers which is what Camponotus hyatti is known for. It's hard to see their colors on a picture, but in real life they look a lot more colorful.
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Post: # 30093Post YSTheAnt
Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:17 pm

Nice... It's cool how you see so successful with just one colony of the species, especially because camponotus can be picky. Have you been seeing any lasius nuptial flights lately?
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Post: # 30166Post Jadeninja9
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:38 pm

YSTheAnt wrote:
Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:17 pm
Nice... It's cool how you see so successful with just one colony of the species, especially because camponotus can be picky. Have you been seeing any lasius nuptial flights lately?
I've only ever seen one nuptial flight in my life. That was back in like early August. I'm pretty sure Lasius are flying all over North America, and I've heard other people in the Bay have seen them too.
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Post: # 30167Post Jadeninja9
Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:45 pm

My colony has 18 workers now. They look so cool now because they have so many different sizes. They have tons of colors ranging from a beige kinda color to deep red and everything in between. If I had a better macro lens I could capture it on a photo, but this is all I have for now. It's kinda blurry.
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They really remind me of the colors of Fall/Autumn.
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Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:34 pm

Wow okay. Now they have 20 workers. And they still have 7 pupae. This is insane for me lol. I didn't think they'd be growing this fast so soon. I only got them July 24, at 5 workers. Now they're all the way at 20. I thought Camponotus species were supposed to grow slowly lol.
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Post: # 30196Post YSTheAnt
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:01 am

These grow fast...when do you plan to hibernate them?
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Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:02 pm

YSTheAnt wrote:
Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:01 am
These grow fast...when do you plan to hibernate them?
I don't know. I guess when they seem that they slow down. In the Bay Area the native ants actually don't hibernate cause it usually stays warm. We have Indian Summers where it gets the hottest in the Fall. I guess I'll maybe hibernate them in December sometime.
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Post: # 30223Post YSTheAnt
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:36 pm

Nice
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Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:36 pm

Jadeninja9 wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:34 pm
Wow okay. Now they have 20 workers. And they still have 7 pupae. This is insane for me lol. I didn't think they'd be growing this fast so soon. I only got them July 24, at 5 workers. Now they're all the way at 20. I thought Camponotus species were supposed to grow slowly lol.
Meant to say June 24
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Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:40 am

Awesome hope you are successful
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