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by NoviceAntKeeper
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: My Camponotus Vicinus queen
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: My Camponotus Vicinus queen

I finally checked up on her today. She seems to be happy, but she only laid 1 egg. There may have been another, but I didn’t look closely. Is this normal?
by NoviceAntKeeper
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: New fire ant queen!
Replies: 9
Views: 894

Re: New fire ant queen!

At this point, the colonies brood reaches the end of the test tube, and that’s in only 52 days (7 weeks and 3 days). Solenopsis sp grows so fast! I’m wondering about what nest to get them, though, any recommendations?
by NoviceAntKeeper
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1585
Views: 193189

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Okay, thanks! I’ll update on her in a few weeks I guess.
by NoviceAntKeeper
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1585
Views: 193189

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Hey guys! So I got a Camponotus Vicinus queen about 15 days ago, any care tips for founding stage? I’ve checked on her twice since and always used a red flashlight (like those candy lollipop things I just use it’s red light).She hasn’t payed eggs yet even though when I got her I gave her a bit of ho...
by NoviceAntKeeper
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: New fire ant queen!
Replies: 9
Views: 894

Re: New fire ant queen!

Lol ok! I forgot about this, and didn’t post lol. Anyway, they have 50-80 or so workers, and I gave them a whole cockroach yesterday (it was exactly the size of the feeding space in the AC test tube portal). They have a test tube of sugar water and a piece of tubing with some cotton blocking it, and...
by NoviceAntKeeper
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: My Camponotus Vicinus queen
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: My Camponotus Vicinus queen

I’m not sure. The wait is probably like the only bad part of keeping these girls, but she seemed happy yesterday, when I finally checked on her. She had a couple eggs, although I’m not sure. I’ll post pics once my clip on macro lenses arrive!
by NoviceAntKeeper
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: My Camponotus Vicinus queen
Replies: 4
Views: 242

My Camponotus Vicinus queen

I decided to keep a journal of my new campo queen. Super excited! I gave her a tiny drop of honey to boost her a little. Really hope she starts a colony!
by NoviceAntKeeper
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Hybrid Nest Series
Topic: hybrid nest exchange
Replies: 0
Views: 174

hybrid nest exchange

I'm not sure if this is the right section.
I bought a AC Solenopsis Hybrid nest, but now I caught Camponotus and would like to know whether i can return the solenopsis version for the camponotus. All equipment is still intact and unused
by NoviceAntKeeper
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: Queen ID Help
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Queen ID Help

Maybe Formica? I’d say Camponotus but she seems too small to be one..
by NoviceAntKeeper
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: AntsCanada WeaverAnts Question
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: AntsCanada WeaverAnts Question

Yeah. P. Longicornis is t native to Texas, but Nylanderia is. I’m not sure how well olive oil works.