Antnests c. pennsylvanicus journal

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Re: Antnests c. pennsylvanicus journal

Post: # 40681Post antnest8
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:08 am

ok in the last few weeks a lot has happened. so the saxons have 6 workers. last night i even watched one enclose!! they are hooked up to my test tube portal and have been eating lost of mealworm and sugar water, which they prefer over honey. also the black yeti's just got their first nantic last night!
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Re: Antnests c. pennsylvanicus journal

Post: # 47368Post antnest8
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:07 pm

Update!!

So all of my colonies are growing fast but first i sadly say that i released the gi-ant queen. other than that both of my c. pennsylvanicus queens are doing great. the Saxons have slowly grown to about 10 workers and have 2 pupae. i don't know about other brood because recently they moved into my plastic sugar water test tube and it's really cramped and hard to see in there. One last big anoucement is that they have a larger worker. i'm not sure if she counts as a major but she is like half as big as the other workers.
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The black yeti's on the other hand have grown a lot too! also getting to the 10 worker count
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Re: Antnests c. pennsylvanicus journal

Post: # 48390Post AntsDakota
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:57 pm

Cool
"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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Re: Antnests c. pennsylvanicus journal

Post: # 48391Post AntsDakota
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:58 pm

antnest8 wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:47 pm
kind of. they don't have many alates and most queen will fly to another nest and try to get accepted in
Do you see workers very often, or are they kind of rare too? I haven't seen any of their workers but could I still find their queens?
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Re: Antnests c. pennsylvanicus journal

Post: # 48701Post antnest8
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:45 pm

i found their workers first, because i looked in like march. you can still find them but only some colonies are active because of the heat. i have found that they like nesting under trees. my only guess could be that they nest their is because of the shade making it cooler so that they can stay active during the summer?
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1 tapinoma sessile colony
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Re: Antnests c. pennsylvanicus journal

Post: # 48923Post antnest8
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:29 pm

so wow a big update for the is here for the black yeti's!! so i bought a large red vine candy tub and ate it on one of my vacations. now with a free tub i turned it into a out world for them!! i wish i could get picture but my good camera is nowhere to be seen so i guess you've got to wait. anyway it is a great Formicarium but the only problem is that after 2 days of being in their they barricaded them selves in their test tube with soil and i have not seen them come out. still they have a good size pile of brood and i did feed them a crazy amount of food before hand. as of the Saxons they are doing great because i finally got them to move out of the small test tube and into the big one were they are living comfortably and i'm hoping for them to get their majors soon. (hopefully before hibernation)
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1 tapinoma sessile colony
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Re: Antnests c. pennsylvanicus journal

Post: # 54212Post antnest8
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:56 pm

OK, so they have no majors yet and are in hibernation. they are doing OK with about 5 workers. I will post pictures soon of the black yeties. as for the other colony they have had no deaths yet and are also in hibernation
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3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

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