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My queen ant journal

Post: # 77879Post Antloverhuman
Sat May 22, 2021 1:13 am

I am going to start posting updates on my camponotus queen ant
21 may, 2021
I caught my first ever queen ant. She had her nuptial flight in my bathroom. I managed to keep her in a container setup because she was too big for the test tube. After a while i checked on her, she had broken her wings off yay:D I gave her a small drop of honey but she didn't eat it
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Post: # 77880Post Antloverhuman
Sat May 22, 2021 1:18 am

22 may, 2021
She had still not eaten the honey, intead she put one of her sheded wing on it lol. I removed the honey and the wing. From now on I will only check on her every Saturday. Everytime AntsCanada uploads :lol:
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Post: # 77897Post Antloverhuman
Sun May 23, 2021 4:36 am

23 may, 2021
Spent an hour trying to figure out what species she is. It might be c. compressus, c. Dolendus or c. Socrates. But I can't make any further assumption as I have not seen her workers
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Fri May 28, 2021 11:34 pm

29 may, 2021
I checked on her as I do every Saturday anddd .........................
SHE LAID EGGS YOOOOOIUUUUOOJSJENVDJDNDBD
IM SO HAPP Y AAA THERE WERE LIKE 7-8 ESS
SO HAPPPY YAY
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Post: # 78149Post Antloverhuman
Mon May 31, 2021 11:38 pm

June 1, 2021
Found a same looking ant queen maybe the same species. Well...she was a dead one. My guess is that one died cause of other ants or dehydration
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Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:25 am

4 June, 2021

I had kept her sheded wings in a matchbox just for memory in case if she dies I will have a memory of her. The matchbox broke and the wings ' flew away ' :( luckily the matchbox was in another box and I was able to collect almost all the wings but for one (-_-) she had 4 wings. Two small and two big. I couldn't find the big one. Now I only have three wings that I have kept in a test tube for now.
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Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:06 am

5 June, 2021
I checked on her and she is alive yay and she also have what seems to be larvae :D she seems fine but I feel like she isn't actually camponotus cause the larvae are so small and also I read that most carpenter ants take around two months to go from egg to adult but the larvae came in the next week of laying eggs. It's not that I don't want any other ants species but if they are small and fast growing it may become a problem.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/DVTHHYzbkRw1iBEs6
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Post: # 78384Post Antloverhuman
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:07 am

10 June, 2021
I decided to name my colony " the shadow warriors" and even made a little flag that I will put in their outworld!
https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZnX7wzCjUpoC3mg38
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Post: # 78445Post Antloverhuman
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:05 am

12 June, 2021
she's definitely not camponotus. she can't be.there is no way
https://photos.app.goo.gl/5mFVbvYQF5N71ZJW8
look at the cocoons they are only five mm long huh?¿
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Post: # 78458Post AM1C39
Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:27 am

That is definitely camponotus.
My current colonies:
The miniature military(formica neogagates)
the power of war(camponotus novaeborecensis)
the black hearts(crematogaster cerasi
the blazing nation(Myrmica alaskensis)

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