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Re: Hitch3’s Camponotus Consobrinus Journal

Post: # 34633Post antsRlife
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:49 pm

Sweet, they look really good.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoK1vrz8AF48t3iJMmgvh2Q

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x1 Aphenogaster Longiceps

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Re: Hitch3’s Camponotus Consobrinus Journal

Post: # 34645Post antnest8
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:51 pm

cool always fun when you get your first workers :D
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

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Post: # 34730Post Hitch3
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:11 am

UPDATE

Hi all,

The worker and the queen are going well! I gave them their first meal a couple of days ago, which was just a bit of honey on foil. They gobled that up super quick. Like really, in two minutes. And the honey droplet was the size of the queens head... :shock:

Since they were so hungry, I decided to give them cricket leg, which was also devoured completely. Since then them I fed another cricket leg, which is currently being fed to the larvae.

The worker has finished maturing into the dark orange her mother wears.

I also gave them a small out world, which all the food, honey water, and water closeup to the entrance.

And now, pictures!

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Outworld

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Nest with foil

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Nest without foil

I am hoping that the two large larvae are able to mature into workers before winter. On that topic, does anyone know if Camponotus Consobrinus hibernate?

So that’s about it, until next Thursday!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvjcyJWitRSztq51HziS0Dg

Keeping:
2x Iridomyrmex Bicknelli
2 x Nylanderia sp
Camponotus Consobrinus
Pheidole sp
Rhytidoponera metallica

Founding:
Pheidole sp
2x Cremogaster
12x Iridomyrmex Bicknelli
Polyarhis sp

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Re: Hitch3’s Camponotus Consobrinus Journal

Post: # 34758Post antnest8
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:24 pm

awesome setup where did you get the bottles? :)
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

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Re: Hitch3’s Camponotus Consobrinus Journal

Post: # 34889Post Hitch3
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:32 pm

UPDATE

The brood is developing really well, and the Queen and Worker are both looking fatter and healthier! There is now currently 2 Pupae, 2 Larave, and 2 eggs. I am really excited for the growth of the colony. The queen, as said before, is looking very much bloated, as her gaster exoskeleton is beginning to separate.

Now pictures!

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Well, that’s about it for this week, hopefully the brood keeps developing!
antnest8 wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:24 pm
awesome setup where did you get the bottles? :)
I got them from a local shop, would you like the link?


Cheers!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvjcyJWitRSztq51HziS0Dg

Keeping:
2x Iridomyrmex Bicknelli
2 x Nylanderia sp
Camponotus Consobrinus
Pheidole sp
Rhytidoponera metallica

Founding:
Pheidole sp
2x Cremogaster
12x Iridomyrmex Bicknelli
Polyarhis sp

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Re: Hitch3’s Camponotus Consobrinus Journal

Post: # 34927Post antnest8
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:29 pm

why not :D
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

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Re: Hitch3’s Camponotus Consobrinus Journal

Post: # 35191Post Hitch3
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:41 pm

UPDATE

The queen and worker are both doing fine! They have continued to devour cricket legs and pieces of fruits, and have finally established a garbage pile. The queen has also laid some more eggs, and one of the larvae has pupated. I believe the brood count is as follows:

Eggs - 6

Larave - 2

Pupae - 2

Now for the photos!

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Sorry I missed last weeks post, but to repay all of you, here is a flashback to the queen with her first generation of workers.

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So that’s about it for this week. Once again, sorry for missing the post.

Cheers!

P.S - antnest8 - I will try to get the link to you later this evening.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvjcyJWitRSztq51HziS0Dg

Keeping:
2x Iridomyrmex Bicknelli
2 x Nylanderia sp
Camponotus Consobrinus
Pheidole sp
Rhytidoponera metallica

Founding:
Pheidole sp
2x Cremogaster
12x Iridomyrmex Bicknelli
Polyarhis sp

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Re: Hitch3’s Camponotus Consobrinus Journal

Post: # 35423Post Hitch3
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:09 pm

Lol did I say first generation of workers? I meant first generation of eggs! XD
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvjcyJWitRSztq51HziS0Dg

Keeping:
2x Iridomyrmex Bicknelli
2 x Nylanderia sp
Camponotus Consobrinus
Pheidole sp
Rhytidoponera metallica

Founding:
Pheidole sp
2x Cremogaster
12x Iridomyrmex Bicknelli
Polyarhis sp

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Re: Hitch3’s Camponotus Consobrinus Journal

Post: # 35463Post antsRlife
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:18 pm

Answering the question from last week, most if not all camponotus spp hibernate so hybernation which should be in a few weeks time so prepare somewhere cool for them like a storehouse or fridge around 10-15 degrees celsius. And also i just subbed to your YT channel looks good to btw. :D
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoK1vrz8AF48t3iJMmgvh2Q

Early Stage Nests:
x1 Aphenogaster Longiceps

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Re: Hitch3’s Camponotus Consobrinus Journal

Post: # 35649Post Hitch3
Sun May 06, 2018 8:00 am

UPDATE

Hi all,

The colony is going well so far. We are still at 1 Worker, but the brood has been developing nicely, and we should have another 2 workers in the next 2 weeks. The 6 eggs from the last post have grown into larave, the larave from before are just about ready to pupate, and the pupae from last post are nearly ready to hatch. Apparently, Consobrinus grow super fast for a campo colony, so we should be seeing a population explosion soon.

Now, pictures!

Her Majesty

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The Worker Plus Brood

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So, that’s about it for this week. I cannot wait for the two new workers to eclose!

Cheers!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvjcyJWitRSztq51HziS0Dg

Keeping:
2x Iridomyrmex Bicknelli
2 x Nylanderia sp
Camponotus Consobrinus
Pheidole sp
Rhytidoponera metallica

Founding:
Pheidole sp
2x Cremogaster
12x Iridomyrmex Bicknelli
Polyarhis sp

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