Why is Camponotus Pennsylvanicus so common?!

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Re: Why is Camponotus Pennsylvanicus so common?!

Post: # 13036Post Canadiananter
Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:26 pm

I think it may be because Camponotus pennsylvanicus are bigger, stronger, seem to have bigger colonies when they reach maturity even though novaeboracensis grows faster. They also tend to raid more as they frequently destroy nearby lasius colonies. I have seen 5 camponotus pennsylvanicus majors destroy a ~200 worker lasius nest.

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Re: Why is Camponotus Pennsylvanicus so common?!

Post: # 13055Post Canadiananter
Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:06 pm

There were only 200 workers..

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Re: Why is Camponotus Pennsylvanicus so common?!

Post: # 13111Post Martialis
Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:59 pm

Durant wrote:
Canadiananter wrote:There were only 200 workers..
That's bull dude
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Re: Why is Camponotus Pennsylvanicus so common?!

Post: # 13112Post Martialis
Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:00 pm

Durant wrote:
Canadiananter wrote:There were only 200 workers..
That's bull dude
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Re: Why is Camponotus Pennsylvanicus so common?!

Post: # 13129Post Canadiananter
Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:37 pm

Don't worry, I don't mind. It's your choice if you want to believe me or not. I'm just saying that that is what I saw

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Re: Why is Camponotus Pennsylvanicus so common?!

Post: # 13130Post Batspiderfish
Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:47 pm

Camponotus majors are very, very good at fighting other ants.
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Re: Why is Camponotus Pennsylvanicus so common?!

Post: # 13170Post Canadiananter
Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:28 pm

So are you agreeing that this is possible and I DID see it or are you saying that they are good but not that good?

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Re: Why is Camponotus Pennsylvanicus so common?!

Post: # 13216Post Serafine
Thu Oct 06, 2016 3:46 am

Five tanks vs 200 infantry only armed with assault rifles? Seems like a fitting comparison.

Considering that 30 Giant hornets are capable of massacring a bee hive of 30000 workers in less than 3 hours, I wouldn't say it's impossible.
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Re: Why is Camponotus Pennsylvanicus so common?!

Post: # 13247Post Canadiananter
Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:13 pm

I would compare it like that excepy that the tanks are a lot faster than the infantry and that it is more like infantry with pistols

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Re: Why is Camponotus Pennsylvanicus so common?!

Post: # 13279Post Martialis
Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:14 pm

Canadiananter wrote:I would compare it like that excepy that the tanks are a lot faster than the infantry and that it is more like infantry with pistols
Really? A lot of the smaller ant species are faster than majors.
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