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LasiusSapien
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Location: Bristol

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Post: # 64127Post LasiusSapien
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:11 am

hi guys, shout out to all the new comers, hope everyone is well, have some new comers myself i'd like you to all say hello to my manica rubida colony

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1x Lasius Niger - early forging stage - 60-100 workers
1x Messor Barbarus - founding stage - <20 workers
1x Camponotus Turkestanus - claustral stage - 1 nanitic + brood
1x Odontoponera Transversa - semi-claustral stage - no eggs

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CabboAntsGuy
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Location: Wisconsin, U.S.

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Post: # 64142Post CabboAntsGuy
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:29 pm

Hello colony, you should give them a name. :D They look like a very good colony. :D
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3 camponotus pennsylvanicus
2 formica subsericea
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Kherafox
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Location: South-Central Texas

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Post: # 64150Post Kherafox
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:25 am

Good news and slight sad news, for those who are invested in every ant queen.

Helena is still caring very well for her eggs/maybe larvae. I don't have a magnifying glass so I can't tell if some of the eggs are shiny because they are damp (she is draining that water reservoir very fast for an ant.. I suspect not only drinking but keeping eggs damp) or if some have hatched into small larvae by now. :D It'll be two weeks since she laid her eggs in a few days, so it's possible.

Sol is still just sitting around, and the mold level in her tube has gotten to a point where it is out of control... I think I'm probably going to freeze her.

Serena... I think... has a few eggs lying around! I thought Helena's were small!! They are smaller than half a grain of salt! :shock: But they are also scattered instead of put in a pile like Helenas. Odd thing for a queen to do??

Since Serena is on the ball, so to speak, I think that confirms my suspicions that Sol isn't fertile.
Ant-keeping newbie! Currently keeping one Crematogaster Laeviscula Queen (Helena, with seven workers, and lots of increasing brood amounts!). :D

sartwell90
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Location: South East Michigan

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Post: # 64174Post sartwell90
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:19 am

12 pages to catch up on! :O
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CabboAntsGuy
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Location: Wisconsin, U.S.

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Post: # 64175Post CabboAntsGuy
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:43 am

sartwell90 wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:19 am
12 pages to catch up on! :O
I know, I can't imagine anyone new trying to read all the way through them :lol: . I wonder if Hawkeye could add something to the title to just tell them to skip to page 60 or something like that. Good to see you back sartwell90. :D
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2 formica subsericea
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ArizonanAnts
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Location: Arizona

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Post: # 64176Post ArizonanAnts
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:17 am

CabboAntsGuy wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:43 am
sartwell90 wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:19 am
12 pages to catch up on! :O
I know, I can't imagine anyone new trying to read all the way through them :lol: . I wonder if Hawkeye could add something to the title to just tell them to skip to page 60 or something like that. Good to see you back sartwell90. :D
Thats funny. He totally should. We have discussed sooooo much. lol :lol: :lol:
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1 Forelius Pruinosus
Queen Name: Azucar Forelia
Founding Stage - 2 Workers, 0 Pupae, 0 Larvae, 8-12 Eggs.

Queen Forelia just laid a new clutch! I have hope

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CabboAntsGuy
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Post: # 64177Post CabboAntsGuy
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:33 am

I mean, I think it would be the only way. I don't know of any other way to do. And I don't want people to see 60 pages, and just say:
"Nope, 'ant' happening"(sorry had to put a pun in. :lol: ).

Anyway, update-

Estrella now has seven workers and a few more brood. Hoping to have around ten by hibernation time. I'm almost ready to let them into their new (small) outworld. I hope they like it. I do want to attach another tube though for them to move into, because this one is getting a little dirty with all the cocoon casing lying around, and it's such a small tube that I can barely get to them. I did just feed them a big drop of honey so I think they'll have plenty of energy for awhile. Anyway, can't wait to move them into their new world.

StirTheFire
-Cabbo
Keep:
3 camponotus pennsylvanicus
2 formica subsericea
Check out my Journal https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=17764
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sartwell90
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Location: South East Michigan

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Post: # 64178Post sartwell90
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:41 am

ArizonanAnts wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:43 am
CabboAntsGuy wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:17 am
Hello, welcome to the crew flinx45. Glad to have you here. Nice to see a fellow Wisconsin guy here. I've always wanted a C. noveboracensis queen. They are really pretty. As far as diapause, I don't know too much about that, sorry. I do know that you should hibernate your ants anywhere from 2-10 degrees celsius. Can't wait to here more form you.
ArizonanAnts wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:01 pm


your 14?
Yeah, kinda wondered if some of you might not have expected that. :lol:
I'm also 14 almost 15. It's cool to hear that someone is around my age! :D :D :D :D :D :D :) :) :) :) :) :) :o :o :o :o :o :lol: :lol:
I feel like y'all are gonna put me in an old folks home... :P
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CANant
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Location: Paris, Ontario

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Post: # 64179Post CANant
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:45 am

Kherafox wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:25 am
Good news and slight sad news, for those who are invested in every ant queen.

Helena is still caring very well for her eggs/maybe larvae. I don't have a magnifying glass so I can't tell if some of the eggs are shiny because they are damp (she is draining that water reservoir very fast for an ant.. I suspect not only drinking but keeping eggs damp) or if some have hatched into small larvae by now. :D It'll be two weeks since she laid her eggs in a few days, so it's possible.

Sol is still just sitting around, and the mold level in her tube has gotten to a point where it is out of control... I think I'm probably going to freeze her.

Serena... I think... has a few eggs lying around! I thought Helena's were small!! They are smaller than half a grain of salt! :shock: But they are also scattered instead of put in a pile like Helenas. Odd thing for a queen to do??

Since Serena is on the ball, so to speak, I think that confirms my suspicions that Sol isn't fertile.
Don’t “freeze” Sol. She will die! If you can connect another tube and darken it then shine a bright light on the moldy tube. She should move to the other new tube. :)
Keeper of: Camponotus Pennsylvanicus x 2
1 at founding stage, the other has 60+ workers

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CANant
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Location: Paris, Ontario

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Post: # 64180Post CANant
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:47 am

CabboAntsGuy wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:33 am
I mean, I think it would be the only way. I don't know of any other way to do. And I don't want people to see 60 pages, and just say:
"Nope, 'ant' happening"(sorry had to put a pun in. :lol: ).

Anyway, update-

Estrella now has seven workers and a few more brood. Hoping to have around ten by hibernation time. I'm almost ready to let them into their new (small) outworld. I hope they like it. I do want to attach another tube though for them to move into, because this one is getting a little dirty with all the cocoon casing lying around, and it's such a small tube that I can barely get to them. I did just feed them a big drop of honey so I think they'll have plenty of energy for awhile. Anyway, can't wait to move them into their new world.

StirTheFire
-Cabbo
Ohhh how exciting!! Make sure to share pictures. Haha if you haven’t already I’m playing catch-up on my reading!
Keeper of: Camponotus Pennsylvanicus x 2
1 at founding stage, the other has 60+ workers

Check out their progress: https://imgur.com/user/CANant

Follow my journal:
https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?t=15741

🐜❤️

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