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by sartwell90
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 781
Views: 10198

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

hmm been noticing a bit of a theme with people, does no one use red in there set-up's ? all my ants are right in front of me on my desk so long as the red is covering the nest everyone is super calm I have read that red films don’t work on some species especially Camponotus. https://forum.AntsCanad...
by sartwell90
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: My journey keeping a Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Colony
Replies: 33
Views: 561

Re: My journey keeping a Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Colony

Sept 21 - That’s it!! The last pupae enclosed yesterday or today. That brings an end to the founding stage and brings the colony up to 12 workers! The remaining brood are larvae and eggs. Now the colony will be preparing for diapause (hibernation). They will fill their gasters as full as they can a...
by sartwell90
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: C. noveboracensis and T. spE: My first dive into ant keeping
Replies: 44
Views: 1080

Re: C. noveboracensis and T. spE: My first dive into ant keeping

So it is a bit early, but my ants insist it is time for diapause so I am officially announcing it. #antwinter for The Carpenters. The pavement ants though... The one queen that went solo that I had kinda counted on not making it is alive! Complete with her first worker, slow, but steady! Not all the...
by sartwell90
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: My journey keeping a Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Colony
Replies: 33
Views: 561

Re: My journey keeping a Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Colony

Quick update on my colony. My 10th nanitic enclosed yesterday! So glad I didn’t cook them all. I have another ready to enclose. Mmm guessing in the next 2-3 days. It’s the largest pupae yet! Excited to see how big she will be. I’ll post more in the next few days. Plus I’ll share some of my new purc...
by sartwell90
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 781
Views: 10198

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Hey guys. Last night it rained like crazy there was even lightning :o . It was pretty scary. Well, this morning my dad wakes me up saying let see if there are any late fliers. I said "okay". We went out and we saw a whole bunch of males coming out of holes!!! We walked around and we started to disc...
by sartwell90
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 781
Views: 10198

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

I’m probably older then all of you haha 🤫 I won’t say unless you guess. Just think of us in terms of a worker ant, we must seem like Goliath ancients. Even their own queen would seem like a practically-ageless goddess, watching over and giving life to their civilization for generations. I think the...
by sartwell90
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 781
Views: 10198

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

I’m probably older then all of you haha 🤫 I won’t say unless you guess. Just think of us in terms of a worker ant, we must seem like Goliath ancients. Even their own queen would seem like a practically-ageless goddess, watching over and giving life to their civilization for generations. I think the...
by sartwell90
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 781
Views: 10198

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Hello, welcome to the crew flinx45. Glad to have you here. Nice to see a fellow Wisconsin guy here. I've always wanted a C. noveboracensis queen. They are really pretty. As far as diapause, I don't know too much about that, sorry. I do know that you should hibernate your ants anywhere from 2-10 deg...
by sartwell90
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 781
Views: 10198

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

12 pages to catch up on! :O
by sartwell90
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 781
Views: 10198

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Awesome Kherafox!

I'm a bit jealous too! I'd love a crematogaster colony to watch. :D