Caring for a Founding Camponotus Nearcticus

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Onyxiguana
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Caring for a Founding Camponotus Nearcticus

Post: # 59397Post Onyxiguana
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:43 pm

I've done a bit of research, but there wasn't that much info I could find on this species besides them being arboreal and having majors alongside regular workers. I've noticed that compared to other pictures of queens I've seen and my own other queens, she had a smaller thorax in comparison. Does this mean she is semi-claustral? I don't have any experience with any Camponotus ants, I've only have Pavement Ants. Is there any useful info that you can tell me so I can successfully raise this colony? I've read they have a pretty small colony size (100-300) and that Camponotus in general has brood that develops very slowly.

Edit: Oh, and I currently have her in a Test tube setup and I believe she has one egg currently.
Current Queens:
(2) Tetramorium Imimgrans

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