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Discussions about the care and keeping of ants

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AntsNW
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Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:50 pm
Location: Washington

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Post: # 74466Post AntsNW
Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:08 pm

Hello!
I am very amazed at how GI-ANT this topic has become!
I am a new ant keeper, and I am currently caring for 8 black garden ant queens (lasius niger), 2 tapinoma sessile queens, and ONE camponotus vicinus queen.
What non-bug protein sources have you guys have found successful?
I am fine with feeder insects, but I'm not allowed! (something about creepy crawlies, blah, blah.)
Is there any protein source that your ants seem to love that isn't insects?
Thanks!
--AntsNW
Keeper of:
Tapinoma Sessile -- 2 queens, 5 eggs
Camponotus Vicinus -- 1 queen, 1 larvae
9 black garden ant queens-- 12 eggs in all.
Culture of springtails.

Also owner of:
1 dog
1 cat
2 horses
2 ducks
10 chickens
1 donkey

Vwbugs
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Joined: Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:23 pm
Location: Delaware, us

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Post: # 74569Post Vwbugs
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:31 pm

So, it's heading into winter and I stumbled upon a ant colony with a queen while stripping some wood off a trailer I just bought. I had just started watching AC a few weeks ago and was considering trying my luck next year. Needless to say, I have what I am guessing a camponotus with about 40 workers including what I think is some majors. Not sure where to go from here as they should be settled in for hibernation. Need help... Lol

SYUTEO
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Joined: Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:58 am
Location: Malaysia

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Post: # 74573Post SYUTEO
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:01 pm

Yesterday i caught a Meranoplus queen, i never keeped this species before, so technically i know almost nothing about them does anyone here know how to keep this species? And are they semi claustral?
Keeping:
1 Camponotus parius colony
1 Crematogaster colony
1 unkown sp queen
1 Meranoplus cf bicolor queen

SHADOW
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Joined: Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:11 am
Location: india

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Post: # 74574Post SHADOW
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:35 pm

SYUTEO wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:01 pm
Yesterday i caught a Meranoplus queen, i never keeped this species before, so technically i know almost nothing about them does anyone here know how to keep this species? And are they semi claustral?
Nope they are fully claustral.

ArizonanAnts
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Joined: Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:16 pm
Location: Arizona

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Post: # 74586Post ArizonanAnts
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:15 pm

Hey guys!

I checked on what I think is a Minimorium Minimum and all of her eggs are larvae!!! Hopefully, in about 2 weeks we will see workers! The Solenopsis ant that I have seems to have about 30 to 40 eggs but no larvae. I did catch both of these on the same day so it makes sense that the Solenopsis will take a little more time to develop.

My 3 Forleius Pruinosis ants are doing well. They have a few clutches but no real progress yet. They still have 2 workers with their gasters like ballons :lol: now it's just a matter of time for them to mass produce :D

Stay safe, wear a mask.

-ArizonanAnts
Keeper of

3 Forelius Pruinosis (All queens are together)
Queen Name: Azucar Forelia II (Check the Forelius Clan), Florencia, Zulca Rosa
IDK what Stage: ~30 eggs, 0 larvae, 0 pupae, 2 workers

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4804344350
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Joined: Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:17 am
Location: florida usa

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Post: # 74598Post 4804344350
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:20 am

Hi i live in florida and i have C.Floridinas, B.depalis, S.invicta and two dead colony of S.Gemanata and P.pencilvanica

ArizonanAnts
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Location: Arizona

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Post: # 74602Post ArizonanAnts
Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:48 am

Welcome to the Campo Crew!
Keeper of

3 Forelius Pruinosis (All queens are together)
Queen Name: Azucar Forelia II (Check the Forelius Clan), Florencia, Zulca Rosa
IDK what Stage: ~30 eggs, 0 larvae, 0 pupae, 2 workers

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