My two Crematogaster colonies journal

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Diamondking
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My two Crematogaster colonies journal

Post: # 49319Post Diamondking
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:55 pm

Hey guys! I just caught two crematogastor queens today and someone said I should make a journal for them, so here it is!! I’ll give, I’m thinking, either weekly updates, or only big milestones. I’ll set a poll to see what you guys want. Whatever happens, I can not wait for two big crematogastor colonies!!
Keeping:
x1 Lasius Neoniger
x2 Crematogastor

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Re: My two Crematogaster colonies journal

Post: # 49322Post Diamondking
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:02 pm

http://s1043.photobucket.com/user/Diamondking6677/media/7FC32818-79D6-4827-A77F-495B74F2E245_zpslezqhlcl.jpeg.html?sort=1&o=0

Sorry the photo isn’t great, but it’s the only one I have where they are both in it.
Keeping:
x1 Lasius Neoniger
x2 Crematogastor

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Ltislander
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Re: My two Crematogaster colonies journal

Post: # 49328Post Ltislander
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:47 pm

I can’t wait to see how your colony grows!

Diamondking
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Re: My two Crematogaster colonies journal

Post: # 49333Post Diamondking
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:31 pm

:D
Keeping:
x1 Lasius Neoniger
x2 Crematogastor

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Re: My two Crematogaster colonies journal

Post: # 49719Post AntsDakota
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:49 pm

Wow, I've always wanted to keep Crematogaster!
"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

Helianthus
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Re: My two Crematogaster colonies journal

Post: # 54414Post Helianthus
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:04 pm

Any updates?
I caught three queens here in Virginia on September 6th. I currently have all three in test tubes hibernating at 46 degrees. They've been in hibernation for almost six weeks now.
Are you hibernating your queens now?

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Re: My two Crematogaster colonies journal

Post: # 55099Post CreeperUniverse
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:22 pm

What sp. is the cremato?
Check out my YouTube channel, Arman's Ants.
https://bit.ly/armansants

Helianthus
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Re: My two Crematogaster colonies journal

Post: # 56329Post Helianthus
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:17 am

I took my three Crematogaster queens out of hibernation in January. I used a heat cable to warm their test tubes and left them undisturbed for over five weeks. One queen has her first worker and all the rest have large larvae or pupae. The problem is that their tubes are drying out.

Diamondking
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Re: My two Crematogaster colonies journal

Post: # 57578Post Diamondking
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:36 am

Hey, sorry for being so inactive. Unfortunately, one of the queens passed on. While that saddens me, there is good news too. The other queen has eggs! Her test tube was completely out of water, so I just moved her and her eggs to a new one. I’ll get photos in a couple of days, as I am on spring break away from home
Keeping:
x1 Lasius Neoniger
x2 Crematogastor

Diamondking
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Re: My two Crematogaster colonies journal

Post: # 57579Post Diamondking
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:37 am

Helianthus wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:17 am
I took my three Crematogaster queens out of hibernation in January. I used a heat cable to warm their test tubes and left them undisturbed for over five weeks. One queen has her first worker and all the rest have large larvae or pupae. The problem is that their tubes are drying out.
Same problem. I think my queen that died died of thirst
Keeping:
x1 Lasius Neoniger
x2 Crematogastor

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