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by WarPKUt
Thu May 12, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Camponotus
Replies: 12
Views: 391

Re: Camponotus

Or the termites develop soldiers, causing the ants to avoid them. When I caught the termites they already had a few soldiers (around 6 or so). Have not checked their population yet to see if there has been a boom. They don't have a official queen but a reproductive alate. Could mean they have more ...
by WarPKUt
Wed May 11, 2022 3:11 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Camponotus
Replies: 12
Views: 391

Re: Camponotus

Maybe, I bet they will at some point Ill let you know in a few months. Shouldn't be any longer then that before they get to at least 300. Or the termites develop soldiers, causing the ants to avoid them. When I caught the termites they already had a few soldiers (around 6 or so). Have not checked t...
by WarPKUt
Tue May 10, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Camponotus
Replies: 12
Views: 391

Re: Camponotus

Are they aggressive? Wait until 100+ workers. My Floridanus will actually play with “toys” when I put Cotten in because they attack it. Been in there for a few months. They still like pulling on it for fiber So far they are very gentle. Even had a moment where water leaked through the glass and flo...
by WarPKUt
Tue May 10, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Camponotus
Replies: 12
Views: 391

Re: Camponotus

I Have a Camponotus novaeboracensis colony going into its second year. Very low upkeep. First year she got to 8 workers and her second year (this winter) she is at 70 workers. She is sitting on over 200 eggs in various stages just waiting for the weather to warm up a little bit. https://imgur.com/T...
by WarPKUt
Mon May 09, 2022 11:14 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome back to the Camponotus Crew! (New topic, old one got too long)
Replies: 30
Views: 1661

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

2 Camponotus Noveboracensis caught 2 years ago and 1 Camponotous Modoc caught last year!
by WarPKUt
Mon May 09, 2022 10:48 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Camponotus
Replies: 12
Views: 391

Re: Camponotus

I Have a Camponotus novaeboracensis colony going into its second year. Very low upkeep. First year she got to 8 workers and her second year (this winter) she is at 70 workers. She is sitting on over 200 eggs in various stages just waiting for the weather to warm up a little bit. https://imgur.com/TA...
by WarPKUt
Mon May 09, 2022 10:43 pm
Forum: Ant Keeping for Beginners
Topic: Ant Keepers - Puget Sound WA area
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: Ant Keepers - Puget Sound WA area

I'm closer to Portland Oregon, Hello! If its anything like down here July-August is a great season. Literally had a Camponotous Modoc Queen fly into my hand last year.

Did you catch some Queens last season?
by WarPKUt
Mon May 09, 2022 10:15 pm
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: First time Oregon poster showing off Camponotous Novaeboracensis.
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: First time Oregon poster showing off Camponotous Novaeboracensis.

The outworld is up on the table by a window I use to ventilate. Usually the tubes and outworld stay fairly ambient until around 5PM when I get some direct sunlight through the window that warms the hybrid nest and lightens the tubes. I only open the hybrid nest lid maybe once every 2 weeks and its i...
by WarPKUt
Mon May 09, 2022 9:17 pm
Forum: New Forum Members
Topic: First time Oregon poster showing off Camponotous Novaeboracensis.
Replies: 2
Views: 66

First time Oregon poster showing off Camponotous Novaeboracensis.

Queen is sitting pretty awaiting her third year reign. Around 200 eggs from each stage of development, many silk cocoons. From year 1 to 2 she went from 4 workers to a little over 70. Caught a deep wood termite mound that I keep in their outworld, some scouts have been poking their heads out the las...