Camponotus castaneus queen first egg laying

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Stevedog16
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Camponotus castaneus queen first egg laying

Post: # 21308Post Stevedog16
Wed May 17, 2017 8:00 pm

Hey I recently acquired my new camponotus castaneus queen and wanted some information on how long do this species take to lay there first eggs, do they hibernate and what is the best temperature to keep it at durring this time

ultraex2
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Re: Camponotus castaneus queen first egg laying

Post: # 21342Post ultraex2
Thu May 18, 2017 3:02 pm

If you get winter where you caught it then it will need to be hibernated - for example Florida probably not but farther north like New York, definitely.
It will probably lay eggs 1-2 weeks after you catch it and it takes about 2 months to go from egg to worker. Not too sure on temperature, but if you place part of the test tube over a heating cable/pad that may help to speed up brood development.

Stevedog16
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Re: Camponotus castaneus queen first egg laying

Post: # 21346Post Stevedog16
Thu May 18, 2017 3:26 pm

Hey thanks a lot for the information. I'm from louisiana we really don't have a winter here so I don't think my campontus Castaneda queen will be hibernating lol feels like summer all year around. But thanks a lot I will be ordering my farmicarium will soon just waiting on her first batch of eggs :) :)

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Re: Camponotus castaneus queen first egg laying

Post: # 21439Post xTNxANTMANx
Sun May 21, 2017 4:38 am

Make sure you have enough workers b4 moving them into a formicarium.
Keeper of:
Tapinoma sessile
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Founding:
Camponotus pennsylvanicus
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus castaneus
Pheidole sp x5
Formica pallidefulva x3
Colobobsis impressus

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