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Re: C. noveboracensis and T. spE: My first dive into ant keeping

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:04 pm
by antnest8
Wow! Your colonies are so pretty! And The Carpenders are growing way faster than my C. Nova colony did! :)

Re: C. noveboracensis and T. spE: My first dive into ant keeping

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:32 pm
by Hawkeye
You must have created some really favourable conditions for your colonies to grow this rapidly! Well done!

Re: C. noveboracensis and T. spE: My first dive into ant keeping

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:49 pm
by CANant
So awesome! Loved the update!

Re: C. noveboracensis and T. spE: My first dive into ant keeping

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:58 pm
by sartwell90
Alright! It's been a bit delayed but here is my video update on The Carpenters and their new outworld.

https://youtu.be/vzHRbE2Qsm4

I'll be working on a updates for both the single- and multi-queen Tetramorium colony next! Can't wait :)

Re: C. noveboracensis and T. spE: My first dive into ant keeping

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:20 am
by sartwell90
So it is a bit early, but my ants insist it is time for diapause so I am officially announcing it. #antwinter for The Carpenters.

The pavement ants though... The one queen that went solo that I had kinda counted on not making it is alive! Complete with her first worker, slow, but steady!

Not all the pavement ants are going slow, the single queen that was subject of the last video covering pupa cannibalism has a gigantic mound of brood.

With the success of the polygyny experiment too, I decided to really test my luck and introduce them via a long set of tubes to the ant tower that hosted yet another solo pavement ant queen. Both colonies had workers and established colony identity, so outlook was highly questionable for the foreign queen and her workers/brood.

It took several days before the multi-queen colony even explored the tube. But then overnight, they were all gone!

I checked the tower and found not 4, but 5 queens inside working together. For now the colonies have merged!