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camponotus pennsylvanicus x3 journal

Post: # 35693Post WNCAnt
Mon May 07, 2018 5:05 am

Hi all new to ant keeping starting to learn, 1st of all ants are not acting right this year everything is early missed the winter ants they flew in the snow >.>. But at 7k feet up I get it then came march boom 75f for 2 days quick outside test tubes in hand. Well I missed the winter ants but with a flip of 1 piece of placed bark in the yard, win. camponotus pennsylvanicus x3 had them for awhile 2 have brood one i think is in distress wont produce test tube changed her gave her less room and more dark hope that helps. Better pictures will come was in a hurry didn't want to stress them to much. Before anyone ask yes I checked for wing scars these are not majors close but the scars where the tell tell. No wings on these ladys made it hard to be sure. I was in the yard with tube out and a magnifying glass. :lol:

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Re: camponotus pennsylvanicus x3 journal

Post: # 35694Post antnest8
Mon May 07, 2018 5:26 am

nice find. Although i would put more cotton on that leftmost queen. Camponotus are really strong queens and can sometimes be able to push cotton if it does not fit or if their is to little of it. Trust me i had a queen escape that way.
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Re: camponotus pennsylvanicus x3 journal

Post: # 35697Post WNCAnt
Mon May 07, 2018 7:39 am

Yeah top left about that queen, that queen is the devil :evil: she bites chews threw the smaller cotton :o and over all causes me to be glad I put there test tubes in another container with a good lid. Note to self extra cotton and no thin plastic. Decided to treat all them with a honey drop one reject. One ate 1/2 and one i thought i was going to have to take it away. Thought she was trying to drown herself in it. Her over all size almost tripled I think she was hungry. These queens might be from last years flight I am thinking.
Founding Camponotus Pennsylvanicus X 2.
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Post: # 35716Post antnest8
Mon May 07, 2018 5:00 pm

i think the plastic is OK unless it is soft(which is not what test tubes are made out of so you should be OK).
WNCAnt wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 7:39 am
Yeah top left about that queen, that queen is the devil :evil:
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2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

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Re: camponotus pennsylvanicus x3 journal

Post: # 35808Post WNCAnt
Tue May 08, 2018 11:46 pm

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Found this today rare find ^.^

Camponotus Subbarbatus
Founding Camponotus Pennsylvanicus X 2.
Keeping Camponotus Subbarbatus X1.

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Post: # 35812Post antnest8
Wed May 09, 2018 5:38 am

at first i was like wow that a huge gaster but then i searched them up and those are natural strips. Very pretty species :D
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Re: camponotus pennsylvanicus x3 journal

Post: # 36583Post TheRealAntMan
Wed May 30, 2018 9:23 pm

WNCAnt wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 11:46 pm
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Found this today rare find ^.^

Camponotus Subbarbatus
Any update?
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Re: camponotus pennsylvanicus x3 journal

Post: # 36591Post WNCAnt
Thu May 31, 2018 3:56 am

Well My Subbarbatus queen was not in her tube when I checked at 1st, panic grab the flash light shine in on tube, here she came but looking all angry stoning toward the light. I thought to myself that's weird, then I saw it. There was a huge Bach of eggs there more then I could count. No wonder she was stoning the bad man with the flash light. Quickly I covered her back up all seems well. Pennsylvanicus Queens 1 and 2 hoping they have settled down found them on the wet cotton taking that as a good sign. But that 3rd queen yeah the same devil queen :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: she had cotton all over her tube it was on top of everything. In a moment here she was tail all pointed forward in pure I will kill you mode. Then the egg cluster came into view quickly I covered her back up fearing stressing her. But that's all I have for now will post more pictures when I no longer fear my queens stress eating eggs. Notice the red might on the Subbarbatus queen had a small battle with those, they lost.
Founding Camponotus Pennsylvanicus X 2.
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Re: camponotus pennsylvanicus x3 journal

Post: # 36628Post WNCAnt
Thu May 31, 2018 5:04 pm

Just for you all, :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: camponotus pennsylvanicus x3 journal

Post: # 36976Post WNCAnt
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:45 pm

Not sure what happened she was running around all day holding one front leg up reason unsure. Then this am, what I had feared happened.Image :cry: :cry: :cry:

So we shall try again :|

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