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by SolenopsisKeeper
Wed Jul 06, 2022 2:15 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: I need help with my Camponotus parius colony.
Replies: 22
Views: 155

Re: I need help with my Camponotus parius colony.

I do not have a website, but no, this season has been terrible to me. Usually, more Camponotus are flying here, and Odontomachus that I catch are invasive so… I have caught 3 non-invasive Odontomachus. I also did buy a couple of ant colonies…. All the Camponotus colonies I bought in winter, Camponot...
by SolenopsisKeeper
Wed Jul 06, 2022 12:28 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: I need help with my Camponotus parius colony.
Replies: 22
Views: 155

Re: I need help with my Camponotus parius colony.

Yes, the fertile queen became “less dominant” That's very wierd, a queen that can't contribute to the colony at all can become more dominant than the very queen keeping the colony going. Who is now the dominant one, do you know? And which other colonies do you have? No, but i theorize the infertile...
by SolenopsisKeeper
Tue Jul 05, 2022 9:06 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Brood boosting carpenter ant queens?
Replies: 7
Views: 83

Re: Brood boosting carpenter ant queens?

So thats why the first one dies she was almost ready to hatch. The cacoon has been there for 4 days is that good enough it's still far from hatching, also what are the chances this is going to work? If it was a young pupae you have her, you have a decent chance. Don’t know the odds though. As I sai...
by SolenopsisKeeper
Tue Jul 05, 2022 9:04 pm
Forum: Ant Journals, Videos, and Blogs
Topic: Camponotus herculeanus journal
Replies: 7
Views: 288

Re: Camponotus herculeanus journal

shadowdogg00 wrote:
Tue Jul 05, 2022 6:14 pm
7-5-22
All 3 of my camponotus herculeanus now have brood! All 3 queens were fertilized!
Congrats! Let’s hope all queens also have the potential to continue laying eggs to a maturity stage!
by SolenopsisKeeper
Tue Jul 05, 2022 9:02 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: NEW QUEENS!!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 18

Re: NEW QUEENS!!!!!

I found 4 more queen ants and need help iding them!!! Two I believe are Lasius neoniger. Link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/mwTJgPy8L2xojBYi7 One I think is Myrmica (not sure what species). Link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/MFH59mxrxubwaexD6 And one which I am supper exited about I think is Tetramorium ...
by SolenopsisKeeper
Tue Jul 05, 2022 9:01 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome back to the Camponotus Crew! (New topic, old one got too long)
Replies: 53
Views: 3167

Re: Welcome back to the Camponotus Crew! (New topic, old one got too long)

Tanks19 wrote:
Tue Jul 05, 2022 3:29 pm
My Camponotus Hyatti queen got her first worker! It was super pale and didn't do much but now it's not as pale and helps the queen with the brood.
Congrats! It’s really an exciting moment when a queens first biological worker ecloses! :D
by SolenopsisKeeper
Tue Jul 05, 2022 11:14 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Ant keepers in Manitoba
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: Ant keepers in Manitoba

AntsInMB wrote:
Tue Jul 05, 2022 10:33 am
Is there seriously no ant keepers in manitoba
I know a formiculture user named “Manitobot”(May be wrong) who lives there. Formiculture has many Canadian Antkeepers, so you may want to try there.
by SolenopsisKeeper
Tue Jul 05, 2022 9:57 am
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: New Queen ID Please
Replies: 1
Views: 20

Re: New Queen ID Please

My cat found this beauty in the bedroom this morning. Just had some storms roll through during the night. Looks like pavement ant or fire ant. Dark brown to black, whitish stripe on the gaster, very thin waist with bumps. About 3/8 inch long? Thanks for looking. https://i.imgur.com/5FbKfmN.jpg http...
by SolenopsisKeeper
Tue Jul 05, 2022 9:53 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Brood boosting carpenter ant queens?
Replies: 7
Views: 83

Re: Brood boosting carpenter ant queens?

Mohammadmacapundag wrote:
Mon Jul 04, 2022 9:54 pm
So does the other one still have a chance?
Absolutely. Some may just be too close to hatching, so the queen may recognize them as a worker and kill them. Typically I take cocoons that look very new, so it’s like her larvae spun cocoons. That way, they have more time to gain the colony scent.
by SolenopsisKeeper
Tue Jul 05, 2022 9:45 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: I need help with my Camponotus parius colony.
Replies: 22
Views: 155

Re: I need help with my Camponotus parius colony.

Alright. It must have been so scary when the workers turned on each other. Especially when the infertile queen almost(alate that shed wings) almost got to the fertile queen. I separated them, and found a way to introduce them back to each other, and added 2 queens from wild colonies. My journey of ...