Amatuer looking for confirmation

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Re: Amatuer looking for confirmation

Post: # 612Post Ants4fun
Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:40 am

And could you get a pic of the head? If you have a phone camera, a magnifying glass help.

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Re: Amatuer looking for confirmation

Post: # 637Post FatMug
Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:53 am

Ants4fun wrote:I am thinking Camponotus discolor. Do you have the length in millimeters.
No, but I can try to get it today after work!

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Re: Amatuer looking for confirmation

Post: # 843Post FatMug
Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:32 pm

Ants4fun wrote:And could you get a pic of the head? If you have a phone camera, a magnifying glass help.
Alright, sorry I didn't get this sooner, but I got a little busy after work yesterday. I've updated the album with pictures of measurements (seems to be right around 14-15mm) and better pictures of the head. I hope this is helpful. Thanks!

http://imgur.com/a/uDVgJ

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Re: Amatuer looking for confirmation

Post: # 851Post Ants4fun
Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:56 pm

Those are better. After looking at the hairs, and antennae, this looks to be Camponotus floridanus

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Re: Amatuer looking for confirmation

Post: # 869Post Acorns
Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:48 pm

I agree camponotus floridanus based on where you are .

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Re: Amatuer looking for confirmation

Post: # 881Post FatMug
Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:30 pm

Ants4fun wrote:Those are better. After looking at the hairs, and antennae, this looks to be Camponotus floridanus
Thanks a ton y'all.

Any tips on care for this particular species?

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Re: Amatuer looking for confirmation

Post: # 885Post FatMug
Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:43 pm

Acorns wrote:I agree camponotus floridanus based on where you are .
Thanks! Know anything special about caring for these?

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Re: Amatuer looking for confirmation

Post: # 886Post Acorns
Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:50 pm

test tube set up or something like my camponotus are in .Once first set of workers emerge a little drop of honey to re fresh queen let rest for a week after honey then offer insect parts .I just found out mine LOVE termites flightless fruit flies are a easy option also just put a empty cup in freezer sprinkle a few in frozen empty cup return to freezer for approx. 15 min leave on counter after taking back out of freezer to worm up to room temps and enjoy the feeding frenzy that follows. They do need a period of dormancy so in the winter months put out in your garage make sure if in test tube it does not freeze and they stay hydrated. That is what I know so far.

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