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My two Crematogaster colonies journal

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:55 pm
by Diamondking
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!!

Re: My two Crematogaster colonies journal

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:02 pm
by Diamondking
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.

Re: My two Crematogaster colonies journal

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:47 pm
by Ltislander
I can’t wait to see how your colony grows!

Re: My two Crematogaster colonies journal

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:31 pm
by Diamondking
:D

Re: My two Crematogaster colonies journal

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:49 pm
by AntsDakota
Wow, I've always wanted to keep Crematogaster!

Re: My two Crematogaster colonies journal

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:04 pm
by Helianthus
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?

Re: My two Crematogaster colonies journal

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:22 pm
by CreeperUniverse
What sp. is the cremato?

Re: My two Crematogaster colonies journal

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:17 am
by Helianthus
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.

Re: My two Crematogaster colonies journal

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:36 am
by Diamondking
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

Re: My two Crematogaster colonies journal

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:37 am
by Diamondking
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