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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 86033Post SolenopsisKeeper
Fri Dec 17, 2021 8:30 am

Antloverhuman wrote:
Fri Dec 17, 2021 8:14 am
Yeah they have three to four ants with full social stomach
They could not need food, so they won’t forage if they don’t need anything. My Camponotus will randomly not forage for a week and just stay in their tube. Not hibernation, not diapause. They still lay eggs so…
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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 86035Post Antloverhuman
Fri Dec 17, 2021 8:36 am

Ok so they aren't hibernating, they are just existing peacefully
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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 86036Post SolenopsisKeeper
Fri Dec 17, 2021 9:32 am

Antloverhuman wrote:
Fri Dec 17, 2021 8:36 am
Ok so they aren't hibernating, they are just existing peacefully
Possibly
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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 86096Post Antloverhuman
Tue Dec 21, 2021 7:36 am

21 December 2021
Ok so they are definitely hibernating. I gave the a mosquito right outside the nest entrance and they didn't even touched it! They never even came out! So i made a little gate thingy with a small vinyl tube inside cotton and used it to block the entrance and now they are closed in their test tube. Because you have a condition where they have repletes and will not eat. And then you have a totally dormant colony which doesn't even care that a huge and from the sky is picking their house and blocking all the doors
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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 86189Post Antloverhuman
Sat Dec 25, 2021 2:03 am

25 December 2021
Merry Christmas!! My ants are hibernating so i cant do anything to celebrate it with them
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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 86250Post Antloverhuman
Mon Dec 27, 2021 11:47 pm

28 December 2021
Nothing much has happened to the colony. They just seem to like being huddled and dont move. The brood hasnt grown so the colony wont grow. The caterpillar also doesn't seem to grow but is alive as i have poked the cocoon with a stick and it wiggled (dont ask me why i poked it). Sawa honey bee die yesterday :( It also rained yesterday so i was hoping to find maybe a random alate but instead saw 12 black crazy ants carrying a tiny slice of apple up the wall
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camponotus compressus colony- the shadow warriors.
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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 86254Post SolenopsisKeeper
Tue Dec 28, 2021 8:48 am

Antloverhuman wrote:
Mon Dec 27, 2021 11:47 pm
28 December 2021
Nothing much has happened to the colony. They just seem to like being huddled and dont move. The brood hasnt grown so the colony wont grow. The caterpillar also doesn't seem to grow but is alive as i have poked the cocoon with a stick and it wiggled (dont ask me why i poked it). Sawa honey bee die yesterday :( It also rained yesterday so i was hoping to find maybe a random alate but instead saw 12 black crazy ants carrying a tiny slice of apple up the wall
Huddled together…. Reminds me of Lassus Niger hibernation.
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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 86485Post Antloverhuman
Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:53 am

January 5, 2022
Man there is really nothing to post. They are chilling (literally) and the cocoon has also not progressed. There are roof ants like black crazy ants and fire ants. I saw me old friend, trichomyrmex destructor chomping on a dead fly. I can easily tell species in my area because there isn't alot of variety.
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camponotus compressus colony- the shadow warriors.
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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 86486Post Antloverhuman
Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:56 am

And alsooo..
MY ANT QUEEN IS OFFICIALLY NAMED THE EMPRESS SHADOW!!
i did a pole and there were just 4 votes but empress shadow was the most voted so i named her that.
(You can call her shadow empress too)
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Re: My queen ant journal

Post: # 86531Post Antloverhuman
Thu Jan 06, 2022 5:52 am

Also i made a YouTube channel. Basically its the same channel from which i used to watch YouTube. So i decided to start uploading videos on it. It is not ant based and basically put small vids on it. You can go on the profile thing and click on website to go there but i have put a link here too.
https://youtube.com/channel/UClz_v1i-C_8_KVGKOVdGSkg
So if you like small videos and stuff you can sub :D
New ant keeper. Ants I have-
camponotus compressus colony- the shadow warriors.
Also i have a YouTube channel. Its not ant based but i really want 500 subscribers to get community tab so pls sub :D

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