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HrdWodFlor
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Location: North Carolina, USA

Hello From NorthCarolina!

Post: # 28195Post HrdWodFlor
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:31 pm

Hello there,
I am new to the hobby, I am still working on my first setup to start my first colony. I found a ant at work yesterday and was hoping someone would help confirm what she is. She was on one of the wooden structures at work just wondering around while the workers seemed to be in a mad rush to move the brood from on location to the other. I wish I had caught her but knew I had no real way of providing for her and her young at the time. I believe it to be a carpenter ant (Camponatus floridanus). but trying to find out about any ant in NC mostly brings up results for fire ants. Any links people can provide to care for this ant would be wonderful.
Thank You, I look forward to starting my own little ant family.
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FarrAnts
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Joined: Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:20 am
Location: Minot Air Force Base North Dakota

Re: Hello From NorthCarolina!

Post: # 29037Post FarrAnts
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:32 pm

HrdWodFlor wrote:
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:31 pm
Hello there,
I am new to the hobby, I am still working on my first setup to start my first colony. I found a ant at work yesterday and was hoping someone would help confirm what she is. She was on one of the wooden structures at work just wondering around while the workers seemed to be in a mad rush to move the brood from on location to the other. I wish I had caught her but knew I had no real way of providing for her and her young at the time. I believe it to be a carpenter ant (Camponatus floridanus). but trying to find out about any ant in NC mostly brings up results for fire ants. Any links people can provide to care for this ant would be wonderful.
Thank You, I look forward to starting my own little ant family.
..
Ball is life... Ants included.

Nj6000
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Joined: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:35 am
Location: Central Texas

Re: Hello From NorthCarolina!

Post: # 29063Post Nj6000
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:34 pm

HrdWodFlor wrote:
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:31 pm
Hello there,
I am new to the hobby, I am still working on my first setup to start my first colony. I found a ant at work yesterday and was hoping someone would help confirm what she is. She was on one of the wooden structures at work just wondering around while the workers seemed to be in a mad rush to move the brood from on location to the other. I wish I had caught her but knew I had no real way of providing for her and her young at the time. I believe it to be a carpenter ant (Camponatus floridanus). but trying to find out about any ant in NC mostly brings up results for fire ants. Any links people can provide to care for this ant would be wonderful.
Thank You, I look forward to starting my own little ant family.
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The queen in the picture I think is a camponotus hyatti.

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Jadeninja9
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Location: SF Bay Area, California

Re: Hello From NorthCarolina!

Post: # 29070Post Jadeninja9
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:52 pm

It's definitely Camponotus floridanus or Camponotus discolor
Keeper of:
Camponotus Hyatti
Founding:
10x Lasius alienus queens

HrdWodFlor
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Joined: Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:48 am
Location: North Carolina, USA

Re: Hello From NorthCarolina!

Post: # 29329Post HrdWodFlor
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:32 am

Thank you, I really wish I had scooped her up that day. SO beautiful.

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