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by ridgewalker
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1470
Views: 91158

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

So when I woke up this morning, I noticed the camponotus penn. queen and all of her workers moved themselves out of their original test tube and into an empty test tube that was connected to the ac portal. I had just clean the empty test tube. It was their where they placed all their trash, so it wa...
by ridgewalker
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1470
Views: 91158

Re: Caring for Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Hello, I have recently caught a Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen and had some questions on care. I watched the AntsCanada video on how to care for this genius and they said to keep them in tube until they had 20 to 50 workers. My questions are. First, how do you feed them in the tube and remove tras...
by ridgewalker
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1470
Views: 91158

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

TomvANTol wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:28 pm
Thought it was a pennsylvanicus but maybe not? Plz help with ID
Image

Here a picture of my queen. She has a huge pile of egg/larva plus 9 workers. They are hungry little guys. I gave them a grasshopper leg. They need to be fed sometime almost every day
by ridgewalker
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1470
Views: 91158

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

TomvANTol wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:28 pm
Thought it was a pennsylvanicus but maybe not? Plz help with ID
Image Image
Looks identical to mine
by ridgewalker
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Moving a Camponotus Queen to new test tube
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: Moving a Camponotus Queen to new test tube

joquijada wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:16 am
joquijada wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:03 am

Tried to attach pictures but not matter how small I made them it said I had exceeded quota.
You can go to imgur.com to get a free image hosting service, where you can upload your pictures and then generate a forum link that you can post of this forum. That way we can see your pictures
by ridgewalker
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1470
Views: 91158

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Hello friends, Just joined this morning. I want to start my own colony of carpenter ants. I live in Pennsylvania too, Northeast - the Pocono's. I'm new to ant keeping and just caught my first ant queen, a Camponotus read/black ant queen! I grabbed her from a colony thriving in my backyard. I put he...
by ridgewalker
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1470
Views: 91158

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Thanks Cabbo, I appreciate the heads up about the queen not being able to turn around. I think I have now run out of wax worms though, or rather they all died or turned into moths and then died, -Cabbo Cabbo, I would like you restock your wax worm supply by visiting my 12 honeybee hives, any wax wo...
by ridgewalker
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1470
Views: 91158

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

I discovered my ants like to eat Mayflies. They are so easy to catch. I put one into the AC portal, and the six workers got busy tearing it up. For some reason I was under the impression that the queen only ate via mouth to mouth by the workers giving her food. But my ants just corrected my thought ...
by ridgewalker
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1470
Views: 91158

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

https://i.imgur.com/A4TrOKN.png I know the ant Canada video about Camponotus ants taking a couple of years to reach an impressive size, but looking at the amount of brood, I think I will have enough workers in a few months to move them into a small formicarium. I don’t know, seems like she is in a ...
by ridgewalker
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1470
Views: 91158

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

http://www.antworldglobal.com

This the site of the formicarium that I am considering ordering from. Let me know what you guys think of it.

Thanks