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by JustinCredible
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Camponotus Consobrinus
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Camponotus Consobrinus

Nothing has changed. They are devouring every bit of honey I give them. They don't seem to keen on meal worms or roaches but will inhale crickets.

No eggs yet.
by JustinCredible
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Camponotus Consobrinus
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Camponotus Consobrinus

Quick question is the nest still there? I went back and tried to see what I could scavenge but it was well wrecked. I didn't even see a single sugar ant when trying to move to soil. Are they a multiple queen species? Perhapse they have moved? I believe I was INCREDIBLY lucky to save the queen. I pu...
by JustinCredible
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Camponotus Consobrinus
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Camponotus Consobrinus

Well I wasn't expecting to start a new colony till towards the end of the month but this was a peculiar situation. I was walking along the walking path near my home and saw 2 kids playing on the side. As I got close I realised they were terrorising an ant nest. I wasn't sure how to handle the situat...
by JustinCredible
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Hitch3’s Camponotus Consobrinus Journal
Replies: 42
Views: 2449

Re: Hitch3’s Camponotus Consobrinus Journal

Oh wow, what a read from start to finish. I've had to sub.
I just received a queen of this species and just trying to read and find out all I can.

Look forward to the new updates post winter.
by JustinCredible
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Camponotus or Iridomyrmex colony.
Replies: 23
Views: 1443

Re: Camponotus or Iridomyrmex colony.

Worst news ever.
I checked on the queen ant and she was dead. I failed her.

I ordered the AC portal and test tubes packs that i was going to move her into. Too little too late.

Not the best experience for the first attempt at ant keeping. I guess I'll have the right gear for the 2nd attempt.
by JustinCredible
Tue May 29, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Camponotus or Iridomyrmex colony.
Replies: 23
Views: 1443

Re: Camponotus or Iridomyrmex colony.

Hope this link works.... So there absolutely no light when this draw is cold. I'm actually questioning the temperature in there. As the room is 18 - 20 degrees Celsius but i guess the draw could be cooler. Should I put a heat matt in there or maybe half under the container? She used to have drift wo...
by JustinCredible
Mon May 28, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Camponotus or Iridomyrmex colony.
Replies: 23
Views: 1443

Re: Camponotus or Iridomyrmex colony.

that seems like a correct time. I would cover the test tube/nest because it might be the stress that keeps her from laying eggs with her workers It is covered. The only time she is uncovered is when i put food in there. The other problem is; do i keep putting food in there? She is fully claustral r...
by JustinCredible
Mon May 28, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Camponotus or Iridomyrmex colony.
Replies: 23
Views: 1443

Re: Camponotus or Iridomyrmex colony.

Awesome! thank you. I will be updating every time something happens or if I need help/advice. I see you have 2 queens of the same species. Any tips etc? Well, they are pretty easy to care for, they grow fast, and are a very common species in Australia. At this stage, I would feed them with a cricke...
by JustinCredible
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Camponotus or Iridomyrmex colony.
Replies: 23
Views: 1443

Re: Camponotus or Iridomyrmex colony.

Awesome! thank you.

I will be updating every time something happens or if I need help/advice.
I see you have 2 queens of the same species. Any tips etc?
by JustinCredible
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Camponotus or Iridomyrmex colony.
Replies: 23
Views: 1443

Re: Camponotus or Iridomyrmex colony.

Woah! I went on holiday for a couple weeks and when I got back there was a surprise waiting. I went away 4 weeks ago and at that point, there were no workers but a bunch of brood. I put some crushed meal worm in there just because I was going to be away for 2 weeks and the queen hadn't had anything ...