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by CampoKing
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Ants infested my room
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Ants infested my room

It's not an infestation, it's a free range colony lol :D
by CampoKing
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Camponotus subbarbatus Colony(s)
Replies: 30
Views: 4083

Re: Camponotus subbarbatus Colony(s)

Any updates on your subbarbatus colonies?
by CampoKing
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Antsrule's Camponotus Subbarbatus Colony.
Replies: 34
Views: 3207

Re: Antsrule's Camponotus Subbarbatus Colony.

I know I'm two years late to the show, and it's unfortunate your subbarbatus colony died. I have one subbarbatus queen and two workers who survived their first captive hibernation, after I found her in a wood fragment last summer in central Iowa. I'm not sure she will survive either. It seems this s...
by CampoKing
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My Average C. pennsylvanicus Colony Sizes
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: My Average C. pennsylvanicus Colony Sizes

"Heated" is relative. I added no heat of my own, but I kept them in my warm 75-80ish kitchen all summer. AC is spotty in this apartment. The kitchen is warmest year round.
by CampoKing
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Formicariums and Ant Setups
Topic: New to Hobby - How to deal with Nuptial Flights
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Re: New to Hobby - How to deal with Nuptial Flights

I was pretty darn sure that colonies of the same species in the same local areas use the weather as the hint for timing their flights. Any colony of the necessary size/age will produce alates, and will wait for the same environmental conditions to release their drones and queens. In some species, su...
by CampoKing
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: EMERGENCY MITES!!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Re: EMERGENCY MITES!!!!!

Well, just a minute, is there any way for you to include pictures of these mites?
Or a description?
Cuz not all mites are bad (ex. wood mites) and some bugs aren't mites at all (springtails).
by CampoKing
Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My Average C. pennsylvanicus Colony Sizes
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: My Average C. pennsylvanicus Colony Sizes

Everyone was caught 5/29 through 6/1 2018 while in their claustral stage with first brood.
by CampoKing
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My Average C. pennsylvanicus Colony Sizes
Replies: 4
Views: 239

My Average C. pennsylvanicus Colony Sizes

I thought I'd provide the opposite of an FAQ: a frequently asked answer. How big should a C. pennsylvanicus colony be after one summer? Here are the numbers from 5 of my colonies: Queen 1: 12 workers, 0 pupae Queen 2: 11 workers, 13 pupae Queen 3: 15 workers, 1 pupa Queen 4: 14 workers, 3 pupae Quee...
by CampoKing
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Hibernation 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 907

Re: Hibernation 2018

I was looking at wine coolers after they were discussed earlier, and I want to mention this one from Best Buy: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insignia-29-bottle-wine-cooler-stainless-steel/6191207.p It has a minimum temperature that reaches the 45 or 46 degrees needed, and a max temp of 65 that's good...
by CampoKing
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Ant FAQ
Topic: Hibernation 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 907

Re: Hibernation 2018

I agree. You should continue checking on your ants and their hydration regularly, even while hibernating. Colder temperatures reduce their activity, but don't stop them. I also agree with some other posts on here that the coldest safe temperature for ants is around 8C or 46F. 0C is too close to the ...