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Re: YsTheAnt's Camponotus Modoc Journal

Post: # 33299Post Jadeninja9
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:24 pm

idahoantgirl wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:16 pm
Jadeninja9 wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:43 pm
My colony is still in hibernation. I don't know if I should be feeding them or not though.
They generally wont accept food during hibernation.
Yeah the thing is, the GAN farmer I bought them from told me to feed them twice a month during hibernation.
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Re: YsTheAnt's Camponotus Modoc Journal

Post: # 33301Post idahoantgirl
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:55 pm

You could try to give them food if you want. Don't be surprised if they don't take it
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

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Re: YsTheAnt's Camponotus Modoc Journal

Post: # 33317Post MrEyeba11
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:51 pm

I think that keeping them in hibernation is a good idea and I agree with what the GAN farmer said about food because they might get hungry(you never know)
BTW. I think your formacarium is AWESOME!
Keep posting in your journal because I'm Keeping the same ants and your journal helps me learn about other's problems!
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Re: YsTheAnt's Camponotus Modoc Journal

Post: # 33318Post YSTheAnt
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:43 am

MrEyeba11 wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:51 pm
I think that keeping them in hibernation is a good idea and I agree with what the GAN farmer said about food because they might get hungry(you never know)
BTW. I think your formacarium is AWESOME!
Keep posting in your journal because I'm Keeping the same ants and your journal helps me learn about other's problems!
Glad you like it! I'll be sure to update this often.
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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: YsTheAnt's Camponotus Modoc Journal

Post: # 33337Post YSTheAnt
Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:35 pm

They haven't done anything in almost a week, but they are still alive and well in the nest. I think that they have a longer diapause period. What's wierd is that they ate the big larva, so I honestly thought they were out of it. I'll just let them be, the GAN farmer that I got them from hibernates his at room temperature, and has quite a few success camponotus colonies. They should be coming out soon though, so I'll update it shortly.
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Pheidole Spp (2 queens, about 10 workers)
Possibly parasitic Formica (further ID required)
Novomessor Cockerelli (10+ workers)

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Re: YsTheAnt's Camponotus Modoc Journal

Post: # 33527Post YSTheAnt
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:23 am

Unfortunately four workers died, I think from formic acid, because I had to move them since they left a cricket inside and it was molding and nearly got to them. This probably caused then to step in their own acid. Good news is queen seems healthy and she is moving towards the heating cable, along with her two workers. I think she should lay eggs soon, otherwise she wouldn't go towards the heat. The two workers are doing fine now, and I moved them to Nurbs ants pencil box formicarium, he's on formiculture. They seem happy, so I hope they will recover. All my other colonies are continuing to grow, so I am sure it wasn't Pesticides or anything because I feed them the exact same things and they are right next to each other. Pics next update
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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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