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by jakebachmann
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1515
Views: 117734

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

I have 19 queens at the moment. 5 have noticeably been picking at cotton and covering their larvae with it. Almost 1 in 4 are doing it. If that helps
Kherafox wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:43 pm
Is it very common for queens with brood to pull and pick at the cotton?
by jakebachmann
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1515
Views: 117734

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

You guys are killing me :lol: naming nanitics after each other and assuming genders. Haha. I kinda thought kherafox was a lady. Pretty name. Mostly I just assume everyone's a friend here and i dont care who has what body parts. Just know, if I were to ever meet any of you all, I'm gonna joke around ...
by jakebachmann
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1515
Views: 117734

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

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I'm thinking american carpenter ant/camponotus americanus. What do you guys think? There are a few that look really similar. I'm using this website to ID them:

https://www.inaturalist.org/check_lists/85960-Ants-of-Illinois?page=1
by jakebachmann
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1515
Views: 117734

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Hey guys. So yesterday I got another camponotus pennsylvanicus queen. Count is up to 17 now. Also caught 2 other queens of an unknown to me specie. I'll post photos when I get home after work. I'm thinking camponotus americanus. The seem to be dark orange with a black head and black rear half of the...
by jakebachmann
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1515
Views: 117734

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

The only drawer I have enough space in is in the china cabinet. I can only imagine how thanksgiving will go when family comes over and i go to decorate the table and everyone realizing I am keeping ants with the table cloths and nice plates. Hahahah jakebachmann - wow! I am definitely envious but al...
by jakebachmann
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1515
Views: 117734

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Thank you kherafox! I am still in the excited phase. I have yet to get overwhelmed. *knocking on wood* I figured at most, I'll end up buying 16 10 gallon tanks within a year. $160 usd at petco during the sales. I can go collect dirt, a few plants, and dead wood from the collection site to keep a clo...
by jakebachmann
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1515
Views: 117734

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

A friend and I walked around a wooded area lifting up loose bark on fallen over trees. We noticed they were only found on horizontal trees/branches with loose bark. The trees were also very dry. I went during an afternoon where it rained the night before. Clear skies and scattered/minimal clouds. Te...
by jakebachmann
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1515
Views: 117734

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

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Hah! I did it. I figured out how to post a photo. :D
by jakebachmann
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1515
Views: 117734

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

I'm still trying to figure out how to post photos. I very technology challenged. Haha. I found a website to post photos but I cannot find how to share them individually yet. Anyway, here is a link to my profile where I posted 3 photos of my 16 camponotus pennsylvanicus. 2 of the photos were incorrec...