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by Tzakeran
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 781
Views: 10198

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Wow, that's crazy! I never would have imagined an ant would go spider hunting! :lol: I have a small update on my Camponotus queen. She has two niantics! A few more pupae, and some eggs are developing nicely. The photos are sadly of poor quality. Next update I'll have access to my computer and be abl...
by Tzakeran
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 781
Views: 10198

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Welcome to Nate440 and Shinde! Glad to meet you! I'm also leaning towards a Formica species for you Nate440. That back-shape trick is pretty darn clever!
by Tzakeran
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Help... Not an antkeeper, trying to save a Queen
Replies: 26
Views: 917

Re: Help... Not an antkeeper, trying to save a Queen

That's a pretty neat looking pair of Camponotus queens you found! Come over and join our Camponotus crew! If you decide to release or keep them, we can help ya with any information you might need!
by Tzakeran
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 781
Views: 10198

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Wow! That is a unique looking queen that guy found. Thanks for the link Hawkeye. Wouldn't that be something if a new ant species was found! I'm feeling the Camponotus queen will be having a few workers soon on my end. She had a few pupae last I looked and I'll give it another few days before I peek ...
by Tzakeran
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 781
Views: 10198

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Look under bricks, and flower pots too! If you're worried about spiders and scorpions, put on a pair of work/shop gloves (or just glove your strong hand), and I doubt anything will be able to bite/sting you. I've had good luck with bricks and pavers hiding new Queens under them. Happy hunting! P.S. ...
by Tzakeran
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 781
Views: 10198

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

From my limited experience and research, @Kherafox, ants seem to use multiple ques to determine when they have nuptial flights. Humidity is one, and I thought wind would be another. I've seen ant queens out on calm sunny days and even in a stiff breeze! Most of mine I have caught were either on warm...
by Tzakeran
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 781
Views: 10198

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Thanks guys, you are correct! I do have the option to try again. Trial and error, as for temp, I keep them in a room that isn't Air conditioned, and here in FL it's getting hot. Curiously, the socks I keep their tubes in are great at insulation. So the temp stays pretty consistent around the mid 80'...
by Tzakeran
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 781
Views: 10198

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Well, a sad news update. The queen of odomachus I recently caught is on her way up into the sky. It puzzles me. I put her in a clean test tube, sealed up the end with cotton, put her in a sock, and left her alone. This is the second time I've found a trapjaw queen and both have passed within 12 hour...
by Tzakeran
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 781
Views: 10198

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Howdy again everyone! I'm super glad to hear everyone having fun capturing and raising their new, and some of us established, colonies! I still have the two Camponotus species queens with me and while one has pupae the other sadly hasn't laid a single egg. She might be a lost cause, but I'll keep he...
by Tzakeran
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 781
Views: 10198

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Sad to read about your Lasius queen Campnotus, I've had a few just up and die on me shortly after capture and even a few weeks later for no apparent reason. Hence why I catch them ALL! Hahaha~ Kherafox, I've noticed before rain storms and after rain storms by about 12-6 hours, that I find ant queens...