Camponotus Journal

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TheRealAntMan
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Camponotus Journal

Post: # 36436Post TheRealAntMan
Mon May 28, 2018 1:26 pm

Hello, this journal is for anyone with Camponotus or information about them. I'll try to keep this journal active too.
Currently keeping:
C. Pennsylvanicus
Founding:
Formica Pallidefulva

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antnest8
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Re: Camponotus Journal

Post: # 36499Post antnest8
Tue May 29, 2018 4:56 pm

in have 6 camponotus queens
keeper of
1 lasius umbratus
8 tetremorium queens
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony

TheRealAntMan
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Re: Camponotus Journal

Post: # 36518Post TheRealAntMan
Tue May 29, 2018 6:13 pm

Well, I checked on my C. Pennsylvanicus queen that I caught on 5/24/18 and was surprised to see what I saw. She had laid 13 eggs! :o :shock: Camponotus don't usually lay this many eggs in my experience. But when I checked on the thermostat I saw it was 87 degrees F. So maybe that's what triggered the queen laying so many eggs. Will post picks next post.
Currently keeping:
C. Pennsylvanicus
Founding:
Formica Pallidefulva

Varanid
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Re: Camponotus Journal

Post: # 36528Post Varanid
Tue May 29, 2018 7:12 pm

Currently have a C. discolor, hoping to get some C. castaneus soon. My discolor had 4 larvae last time I checked Hoping for nanitics soon.

TheRealAntMan
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Re: Camponotus Journal

Post: # 37507Post TheRealAntMan
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:04 pm

Checked on her today and saw she had some new eggs and a few larvae. Sorry but these aren’t the best quality pics,
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Currently keeping:
C. Pennsylvanicus
Founding:
Formica Pallidefulva

TheRealAntMan
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Re: Camponotus Journal

Post: # 38638Post TheRealAntMan
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:28 pm

Update:
Checked on her today and her brood and discovered that eggs and larvae were developing nice and well.
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Currently keeping:
C. Pennsylvanicus
Founding:
Formica Pallidefulva

TheRealAntMan
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Re: Camponotus Journal

Post: # 39574Post TheRealAntMan
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:20 pm

Update:
The brood now mostly consists of cocoons. I’d estimate that there are 8-9 cocoons.
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Currently keeping:
C. Pennsylvanicus
Founding:
Formica Pallidefulva

MorbidBugg
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Re: Camponotus Journal

Post: # 40255Post MorbidBugg
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:17 pm

I love this. Hello camponotus family!

Single camponotus novaeboracenis queen

Either 7 or 8 eggs. (Since last checked July 2nd) can't wait for some growing! Currently in a small test tube will have to coax her into another one hopefully after the Nantics arrive for a bigger water reservoir.very calm and doesn't mind my intrusions much very relaxed.


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Re: Camponotus Journal

Post: # 40415Post TheRealAntMan
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:21 pm

Update:
So I checked on her today and found that she had her first nanatic. It must have enclosed yesterday or something. I gave them a small drop of honey water, but the queen drank all of it immediately. I guess after all that hard work she was hungry.

Here’s the Queen preforming trophallaxis with her callow worker.
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Currently keeping:
C. Pennsylvanicus
Founding:
Formica Pallidefulva

MorbidBugg
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Re: Camponotus Journal

Post: # 40419Post MorbidBugg
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:56 pm

Wow man that's incredible! And you caught her on the 24th? Wow two weeks and a Lil un .. that's crazy! Congrats!
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