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Re: Hitch3’s Camponotus Consobrinus Journal

Post: # 35674Post antsRlife
Sun May 06, 2018 7:39 pm

By the size and shape of the pupae outer there should come by next week, I hope :?
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoK1vrz8AF48t3iJMmgvh2Q

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Re: Hitch3’s Camponotus Consobrinus Journal

Post: # 35685Post Hitch3
Mon May 07, 2018 12:10 am

Yes, they are very close!

You can’t see it in these photos, but the inner pupae has a darkened head and gaster, so probably in the next couple of days for that one.
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: # 35795Post antsRlife
Tue May 08, 2018 6:36 pm

if you actually look at the near the queen at the biggest larvae it looks about the same size of the pupae which means you could have a major comming soon
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoK1vrz8AF48t3iJMmgvh2Q

Early Stage Nests:
x1 Aphenogaster Longiceps

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Re: Hitch3’s Camponotus Consobrinus Journal

Post: # 35801Post Hitch3
Tue May 08, 2018 6:57 pm

Yeah, I saw that. I was wondering if it was just a media or major pupae, or if it was close to pupating
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: # 35900Post Hitch3
Sun May 13, 2018 4:57 pm

UPDATE

The second Worker has finally eclosed! This one is a lot bigger than her nanitic sister, but she has still not quite tanned yet. There is another pupae that is close to eclosing as well. There are still 2 other large larave and about 6 other small larvae. The colony growing very nicely!

Now, photos!

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Sisters caring over the brood

Well, that’s about it for this update!

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: # 35946Post AntNoobster
Tue May 15, 2018 4:40 am

AWESOME!!! Im still founding my queens and 2 have about 3-5 eggs. BTW i subbed to u on YT- ant trooper
"Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest." Proverbs 6:6-8


Founding:
8x Iridomyrmex sp.
1x Pheidole sp.

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Re: Hitch3’s Camponotus Consobrinus Journal

Post: # 36531Post antsRlife
Tue May 29, 2018 7:16 pm

sssssooooooooooo coooooooolllll
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoK1vrz8AF48t3iJMmgvh2Q

Early Stage Nests:
x1 Aphenogaster Longiceps

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Re: Hitch3’s Camponotus Consobrinus Journal

Post: # 37307Post Hitch3
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:52 pm

UPDATE

Well, it’s been about a hundred million years since I last updated, so I may as well do one today.

The colony has grown to 3 workers, 1 gigantic larva, two normal sized larvae, and six smaller larvae. At this point, brood development has stopped for me as Australia heads into winter, and will not likely grow for another three months. Unfortunately, hibernation in Australia still requires me to feed the ants regularly, as it does not get quite cold enough for me to just chuck them in the fridge.

I can’t wait for roughly two months after the end of hibernation. We will have a small population explosion, with about 9 workers by then.

Pictures I Guess.

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Well, that’s about it for this update. I also won’t be posting as much as there will not be too much going on, with the halt of brood development and all. Maximum 1 a month to be honest.

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: # 46348Post antsRlife
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:41 pm

i know the feeling, as tis was my first hibernation, my third gen of anonychromyrma died leaving the queen to deal with like 100 eggs and she died shortly after, but i cant wait to get some cool spp of ants, hopefully myrmicia or camponotus which ive found 3 nests of them near my house :D . But real question... any news on the pupae the size of the queens gaster?
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoK1vrz8AF48t3iJMmgvh2Q

Early Stage Nests:
x1 Aphenogaster Longiceps

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Re: Hitch3’s Camponotus Consobrinus Journal

Post: # 46735Post AntsDakota
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:00 pm

To me, Camponotus pennsylvanicus seems to grow faster, because it took 2 months for 2 workers and 2-3 weeks later 3 more emerged leaving me with 5 and I'm hoping that workers 6,7,8, and 9, which are all pupae, will emerge within the next 2 weeks, and perhaps another two weeks 10 and 11 will emerged.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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