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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 85595Post AntsLuxembourg
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:42 am

Nice. Keep us all updated on your progress. ;)
Doing some proper research is the best way to start an antcolony.

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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 85668Post Antloverhuman
Sat Dec 04, 2021 4:06 am

4 December 2021

Yooooo im back and i didn't see any dead ants. They didn't eat too much but the weirdest thing was that they have some brood and alot of workers on one corner of the outworld. I thought that there might be alot of new ants and lots of brood but when i looked inside there was alot of space in the test tube. The queen is nice and fat and no new eggs. The caterpillar lookes like its about to become cocoon because he dug some where underground and when i found it it was not moved. Not like the dead way tho because there was still some green cabbage it could have ate for hydration
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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 85821Post Antloverhuman
Sun Dec 12, 2021 7:02 am

12 December 2021
Remember that caterpillar?? Well it turned into a cocoon. I think it will become a moth. Well till now only three ants have died. Also none of them are foraging. There are huddling in a group. They dont have any of those super repletes right now. Are they hibernating?? The lowest temperature gets around average 7 degree Celsius. Is this enough for them to hibernate??
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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 85844Post SolenopsisKeeper
Sun Dec 12, 2021 10:12 pm

I do believe this is enough for them to hibernate. Also, if they are Camponotus, they are nocturnal and are rarely seen foraging during day(especially when the colony is small).
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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 85846Post Antloverhuman
Sun Dec 12, 2021 10:55 pm

They have 50+ workers now and a major too(which i named jeff) i have seen wild c. Compressus colony always forage in the day and they rarely come out at night
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Post: # 85847Post SolenopsisKeeper
Sun Dec 12, 2021 11:01 pm

Fascinating, as I had to set up a camera to even see if my Camponotus colony was foraging.
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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 85848Post SolenopsisKeeper
Sun Dec 12, 2021 11:03 pm

My guess is hibernation or diapause but I am not 100% positive.
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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 86025Post Antloverhuman
Fri Dec 17, 2021 7:45 am

17 December 2021
Ok so i had an idea. I basically put a stone on stove( low flame) for like 10 seconds and then it became slightly hot( not very hot, i held it and it didn't feel hot so i imagine it around body temperature) and keep it near the entrance of the test tube. So that if are feeling very cold they can rest near the rock. Some will say that its a dumb idea because that would be breaking their hibernation but i still dont think that they are hibernating. I went on the roof today and saw alot of ants running around.
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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 86026Post SolenopsisKeeper
Fri Dec 17, 2021 8:12 am

Antloverhuman wrote:
Fri Dec 17, 2021 7:45 am
17 December 2021
Ok so i had an idea. I basically put a stone on stove( low flame) for like 10 seconds and then it became slightly hot( not very hot, i held it and it didn't feel hot so i imagine it around body temperature) and keep it near the entrance of the test tube. So that if are feeling very cold they can rest near the rock. Some will say that its a dumb idea because that would be breaking their hibernation but i still dont think that they are hibernating. I went on the roof today and saw alot of ants running around.
Do they have repletes?
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Camponotus floridanus
Odontomachus ruginodis

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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 86028Post Antloverhuman
Fri Dec 17, 2021 8:14 am

Yeah they have three to four ants with full social stomach
New ant keeper. Ants I have-
camponotus compressus colony- the shadow warriors.
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