camponotus and ?

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Batspiderfish
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Re: camponotus and ?

Post: # 33425Post Batspiderfish
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:47 pm

Yup! That's Crematogaster sp.

The only reliable way to distinguish from the two possibilities, C. cerasi and C. lineolata, depends on the hair length on the pronotum (the front-top of the thorax).
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antnest8
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Re: camponotus and ?

Post: # 33471Post antnest8
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:24 am

are Crematogaster species usually hard to keep?
almost one year of ant keeping :D

keeping:
a failing camponotus colony :(
and one crematogaster queens

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Re: camponotus and ?

Post: # 33474Post antnest8
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:31 am

and any tips on how to keep them?
almost one year of ant keeping :D

keeping:
a failing camponotus colony :(
and one crematogaster queens

antnest8
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Re: camponotus and ?

Post: # 33476Post antnest8
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:52 pm

I've found out that they love escaping so can they climb over baby powder/alcohol barrier?
almost one year of ant keeping :D

keeping:
a failing camponotus colony :(
and one crematogaster queens

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Re: camponotus and ?

Post: # 33477Post idahoantgirl
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:15 pm

antnest8 wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:52 pm
I've found out that they love escaping so can they climb over baby powder/alcohol barrier?
If they can, try this: Leave out the rubbing alcohol and just sprinkle some dry baby powder in a bowl. Then take a dry cotton ball, dab it in the powder, and then dab the cotton ball where you want your babrier to be. i have found this to be a much better barrier for my tetramorium, who could climb over babypowder+ rubbing alcohol easily.
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.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Lasius Neoniger

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Re: camponotus and ?

Post: # 33484Post antnest8
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:30 am

thanks:D
almost one year of ant keeping :D

keeping:
a failing camponotus colony :(
and one crematogaster queens

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Re: camponotus and ?

Post: # 33486Post Batspiderfish
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:51 am

People talk about having trouble with baby powder/alcohol, but it keeps every species of ant that I have in.
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

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Re: camponotus and ?

Post: # 33488Post antnest8
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:50 pm

ok well i'll try the original first :D
almost one year of ant keeping :D

keeping:
a failing camponotus colony :(
and one crematogaster queens

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