Antnests c. pennsylvanicus journal

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Re: Antnests c. pennsylvanicus journal

Post: # 57189Post AntsDakota
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:39 am

antnest8 wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:00 pm
The Black Yetis
Their outworld

There now healthy brood pile (2 New Pupae!!)
I believe the Black Yetis are Camponotus nearcticus.

1. From looking at the pictures, there are differences between the queens.
a. The Black Yetis' queen has an elongated gaster (which C. nearcticus are known to have)
b. The Saxon's queen looks more bulky and more strongly built.

2. The workers of the Black Yetis eclosed as pale workers, which C. nearcticus are more prone to doing. The C. pennsylvanicus I've kept always eclose fully black and hardened.

3. The Black Yetis seem to be growing at a much slower pace (Why shouldn't they? Their colonies only get to about 100 workers of so).
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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