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Antnest's C. Noveboracensis journal

Post: # 36047Post antnest8
Thu May 17, 2018 4:48 pm

So yesterday i caught 3 queens of C noveboracensis. i have them in a shoe box with padding and a heating pad so they should be comfortable. hope for eggs soon
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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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Post: # 36048Post antnest8
Thu May 17, 2018 4:52 pm

also I'm thinking of names for them

queen #1
colony name= the lobster backs

Queen #2
colony name= the red dragons

queen #3
colony name= the legionarys

other names are welcome
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1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
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Re: Antnest's C. Noveboracensis journal

Post: # 36310Post antnest8
Thu May 24, 2018 3:40 pm

Update!!
Eggs have been sighted I repeat Eggs have been sighted
Queen#1 (lobster backs)
She has sadly no eggs and has kept her wings. she is showing more infertile/no eggs laying mood behavior (that was for you batspiderfish)
Queen#2 (the red dragons)
She is my FAVORITE queen right now because she has
~15 eggs
Queens#3
slow but sturdy(like the Romans) this queen is slowly growing her brood pile
~7 eggs
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2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

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Re: Antnest's C. Noveboracensis journal

Post: # 36311Post antnest8
Thu May 24, 2018 3:42 pm

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here are my 6 camponotus queens
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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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Re: Antnest's C. Noveboracensis journal

Post: # 36316Post Batspiderfish
Thu May 24, 2018 4:24 pm

Camponotus novaeboracensis. Nova Eboraca is Latin for "New York". ;)
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Re: Antnest's C. Noveboracensis journal

Post: # 37825Post antnest8
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:51 am

UPDATE
Wow, along time has passed since an update but iv'e learned that c. noveboracensis brood develops a lot faster that pennsylvanicus brood
Here is the counts
lobster backs
still nothing :cry:


red dragon
Super Large larvae! (ok not like super large but their about to pupate) :roll:
About 7 large larvae
5 medium larvae

legionnaires
super large larvae 4
medium larvae 5
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2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

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Re: Antnest's C. Noveboracensis journal

Post: # 38407Post antnest8
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:05 pm

wow i have learned that Noveboracensis's brood develops much faster that c. pennsylvannicus's brood!

All queens have pupae!!!!! :D :D

(other than you know...
lobster backs)

hoping for workers in about a weeks
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2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

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Re: Antnest's C. Noveboracensis journal

Post: # 40699Post antnest8
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:17 pm

YAY The red dragons have 5 workers and are drinking a lot of sugar water! they also have even more pupae and another batch of eggs and small larvae coming!!!!!
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2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

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Re: Antnest's C. Noveboracensis journal

Post: # 47369Post antnest8
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:17 pm

Update!!
starting with the sad news i had to release the legionnaires because i found out that they are sadly infertile and with them i released the lobster backs. But on a happy note the red dragons have 15 workers!! with 1 pupae 2 large larvae and about 15 larvae. I think that the larvae can make it before diapause. Any brood after that would have to wait until spring. so really i'm thinking about 30 workers!!! I am sooo happy about this colony since this is the first colony that i have raised from a single queen to above 12 workers!
here are some picks of their colony
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Re: Antnest's C. Noveboracensis journal

Post: # 47560Post AntsDakota
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:21 pm

Wow. I caught one of those queens a few months back and she died via infertility. :cry:
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