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Legendmir
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What is this?

Post: # 55353Post Legendmir
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:59 pm

In the test tube where my carpenter ants are hibernating i found this stuff. im not sure where it has come from or what it is.

In my ant set up there is white sand, some seeds and some dry wood branches i got from the pet store. there is only a feeder and water tower other then those. so im not sure what this stuff is.

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antnest8
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Re: What is this?

Post: # 55355Post antnest8
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:29 pm

What is the ant species you keep because it looks like a beautiful camponotus cotton braiding job. :D :lol: :lol:
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Legendmir
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Re: What is this?

Post: # 55356Post Legendmir
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:43 pm

they where sold as Camponotus herculeanus. i dont know how to identify and make sure they are but they are impressive in size.

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antnest8
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Re: What is this?

Post: # 55369Post antnest8
Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:29 pm

Camponotus has been know to tug at the cotton and "Braid" it by tugging it into strings that in time make that mess, I think why they do this is because they can use the cotton as a start for cocoons for the pupae.
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

Legendmir
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Re: What is this?

Post: # 55378Post Legendmir
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:28 am

thats good to know haha :D

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