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Re: Antnests c. pennsylvanicus journal

Post: # 57189Post AntsDakota
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:39 am

antnest8 wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:00 pm
The Black Yetis
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Their outworld

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There now healthy brood pile (2 New Pupae!!)
I believe the Black Yetis are Camponotus nearcticus.


1. From looking at the pictures, there are differences between the queens.
a. The Black Yetis' queen has an elongated gaster (which C. nearcticus are known to have)
b. The Saxon's queen looks more bulky and more strongly built.

2. The workers of the Black Yetis eclosed as pale workers, which C. nearcticus are more prone to doing. The C. pennsylvanicus I've kept always eclose fully black and hardened.

3. The Black Yetis seem to be growing at a much slower pace (Why shouldn't they? Their colonies only get to about 100 workers of so).
"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: # 57931Post AntsDakota
Sun May 05, 2019 3:29 pm

Actually, they may be another species (yet I’m sure they’re not C. pennsylvanicus or C. novaeboracensis).
"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: # 62525Post antnest8
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:50 pm

UPDATE! so The Saxons are doing great! I have even moved them into a camponotus Hybrid nest, the nest is still a bit big but i hope they can grow into it, they have over twenty to thirty workers and a super huge pile of small larvae. Even though the larvae don't seem to be doing much it's either i forgot how long it takes for workers to mature or they have stopped because hibernation is just 2 months away. (not as likely)

I have released the Black yetis sadly because they weren't flourishing as much as my other ant colonies also i mostly had both colonies as a safe guard just in case one died off, (sorry).

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Re: Antnests c. pennsylvanicus journal

Post: # 63272Post antnest8
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:16 pm

UPDATE! so the last week i was gone and not much has happened except that i found out they are eating a bit of the protein i'm giving them. (freeze dried mealworms) here are some pictures from last week .
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Their outworld (i'm not a great designer, sorry)
also that moldy mealworm was removed. :lol:
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there complete setup (the nest and plastic box)
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their nest.
I know it big for them but I thought they were bigger and would grow faster when i moved them, still there comfortable and have utilized about half of the space.
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Half of there brood pile. this one has maybe 20 larvae in it and they have another same size (maybe larger) also they have a couple clumps of eggs.

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