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FaranFromPakistan
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Post: # 63728Post FaranFromPakistan
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:08 pm

Hawkeye wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:44 pm
Hawkeye wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:41 pm
antnest8 wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:35 am


Well camponotus pennsylvanicus is not native or present in Pakistan, however the ant looks so much like a camponotus queen.
Here is Pakistan's campo. collection.
Camponotus aterrimus
Camponotus buddhae
Camponotus compressus
Camponotus confucii
Camponotus japonicus
Camponotus oblongus
Camponotus sericeus
Camponotus socrates
Camponotus sylvaticus basalis
Camponotus sylvaticus paradichrous
Camponotus variegatus dulcis
In the train right now, and only have my phone available. Are any of those species above similar to your ant queen? As in black all over for instance? Mind you some bicolored species don't always present the 2nd color
Looking at your workers too, I'd say she is definitely C. japonicus!!

https://www.google.com/search?q=camponotus+japonicus&oq=camponotus+ja&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l3.6686j0j7&client=ms-android-tmobile-nl&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#imgrc=1FJ0zMRJHrR7YM:
yeah they seems to be Camponotus Japonicus..........but question raise here is that.........whether Japonicus Queens have Reddish Legs just like My Queen???
Keeper of Camponotus :?: Japonicus :?: sp.
Queen Name: Amazon 8-)
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Post: # 63730Post sartwell90
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:22 pm

FaranFromPakistan wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:37 pm
sartwell90 wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:22 am
FaranFromPakistan wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:16 am
hi i am new to Camponotus Crew


Image


need help with specie identification for this pic :?: :?: :?:
This must be Camponotus aborable-us because that photo is super cute. :lol:
it hurt when she bit me :oops: :oops: :oops:
Must've been a love bite. 200% :P
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FaranFromPakistan
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Post: # 63731Post FaranFromPakistan
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:23 pm

U can say :lol: :lol: :lol:
Keeper of Camponotus :?: Japonicus :?: sp.
Queen Name: Amazon 8-)
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Post: # 63744Post jakebachmann
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:25 pm

Thank you kherafox! I am still in the excited phase. I have yet to get overwhelmed. *knocking on wood* I figured at most, I'll end up buying 16 10 gallon tanks within a year. $160 usd at petco during the sales. I can go collect dirt, a few plants, and dead wood from the collection site to keep a closely natural environment when the time comes. Isopods are a dime a dozen out there too. Or should I say a dollar a dozen. I'll probably get an appropriate lengh heat cable to lay under them all. Probably $15-20 usd on amazon. (For the record, how many of us are non US? I keep saying USD so I dont confuse anyone but am unsure if I really need to) anyway, I dont think it'll cost me more than $200 to set up 16 10gallons with a heat cable and some fluon
Kherafox wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:23 am
jakebachmann - wow! I am definitely envious but also would be overwhelmed with that many queens right away! My current two queens (not campos, unfortunately) are doing ok, but no eggs yet. Sol is seeming to maybe not be fertile/acting weird and Helena is chill, she probably just needs time. Looks like she's plumping up. -- I don't envy having to care for that many at the same time... I don't even think I would have enough space in my drawer for all of them! :lol:

FaranFromPakistan - amazing picture! I applaud you on taking the bite for getting the picture, it's great. :) I want to say Camponotus Pennsylvanicus, as that's the only solid black campo I know (and I'm new to IDing) but I'll defer to others if I'm wrong of course.

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Post: # 63745Post jakebachmann
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:27 pm

The only drawer I have enough space in is in the china cabinet. I can only imagine how thanksgiving will go when family comes over and i go to decorate the table and everyone realizing I am keeping ants with the table cloths and nice plates. Hahahah
Kherafox wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:23 am
jakebachmann - wow! I am definitely envious but also would be overwhelmed with that many queens right away! My current two queens (not campos, unfortunately) are doing ok, but no eggs yet. Sol is seeming to maybe not be fertile/acting weird and Helena is chill, she probably just needs time. Looks like she's plumping up. -- I don't envy having to care for that many at the same time... I don't even think I would have enough space in my drawer for all of them! :lol:

FaranFromPakistan - amazing picture! I applaud you on taking the bite for getting the picture, it's great. :) I want to say Camponotus Pennsylvanicus, as that's the only solid black campo I know (and I'm new to IDing) but I'll defer to others if I'm wrong of course.

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Post: # 63746Post Kherafox
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:09 pm

The only drawer I have enough space in is in the china cabinet. I can only imagine how thanksgiving will go when family comes over and i go to decorate the table and everyone realizing I am keeping ants with the table cloths and nice plates. Hahahah
:lol: :lol:

I have a small storage ... station? next to my computer desk. It's basically a cube with a drawer, and I found a perfect size plastic lidded container for the cube part. So... *shrug* it works! :lol:
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Post: # 63759Post CabboAntsGuy
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:37 am

Still baffled at how much goes on here. Welcome FaranFromPakistan, glad to have you on the Crew! :D A beautiful queen you have, and that picture(though painful) is a very high grade pic. ;) Glad I didn't reply earlier Because she looks exactly like my C. Pennsylvanicus and I probs would have said that too.

Update- Estrella(oldest C. Pennsylvanicus queen) now has three workers, I fed them a fly last night and have yet to check to see if they ate it. So excited to have workers. :D :D

StirTheFire
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2 formica subsericea
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Post: # 63761Post Kherafox
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:46 am

GOOD DAY! I peeked in to check on my two queens (still making sure they're alive.. worried about Sol..)...

Helena, my crematogaster queen, HAS EGGS!! :D

I only glimpsed about five or six tiny white eggs before I let her back into the comfy darkness of the drawer. I was slightly worried since she was being very still and sideways than she usually stood - now I know why! I will do my best to leave her be unless unavoidable! :D

Sol, however, is still clinging to the water-cotton, and making grooves and caves into it. It looks like it's growing mold too... I can't tell if she has eggs on/in the cotton or not, I don't want to move her if so, but if the mold spreads much more... :(

I'm just too excited now, to see how Helena will fare with her eggs. ^_^
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Post: # 63763Post CabboAntsGuy
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:30 am

Congrats Kerafox! :D I know what it was like seeing the first eggs, quite amazing. :D
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Post: # 63770Post sartwell90
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:05 am

Awesome Kherafox!

I'm a bit jealous too! I'd love a crematogaster colony to watch. :D
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