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mallonje
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Mallonje C. Pennsylvanicus Journal

Post: # 36056Post mallonje
Thu May 17, 2018 9:27 pm

5/7/18

Caught my first C. Pennsylvanicus queen.

3:10pm EDT
mid 70's
bright, sunny, dry.

She was walking up a wall at school. I pulled out my super tube and snagged her.

Got her home, transferred her to a test tube set up and added her to my ant box.

Checked on her every few days.
Founding:
1 P. Imparis queen caught 4/26/18
2 L. Umbratus caught 5/8/18
1 C. Pennsylvanicus queen caught 5/7/18 1st Eggs 5/17/18
1 C. Pennsylvanicus queen caught 5/17/18

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mallonje
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Location: Massachusetts

Re: Mallonje C. Pennsylvanicus Journal

Post: # 36057Post mallonje
Thu May 17, 2018 9:33 pm

5/17/18

Caught my second C. Pennsylvanicus Queen

3:10pm EDT
81
Bright, sunny, humid

There was apparently a nearby, but unseen flight.
I spotted a queen, but before I could get to it a little kid squashed it. Later found and captured a second winged queen. Still concerned she may not be fertile.

Male alates/ dealates were every where. I caught 1 winged male for study. It died before I got it home.

Got the second queen home and transferred her to a test tube set up and added her to my ant box.
Founding:
1 P. Imparis queen caught 4/26/18
2 L. Umbratus caught 5/8/18
1 C. Pennsylvanicus queen caught 5/7/18 1st Eggs 5/17/18
1 C. Pennsylvanicus queen caught 5/17/18

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mallonje
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Location: Massachusetts

Re: Mallonje C. Pennsylvanicus Journal

Post: # 36058Post mallonje
Thu May 17, 2018 9:37 pm

5/17/18

My first C. Pennsylvanicus queen (CP1) has eggs! 8 lovely little grains of brown rice.

Currently my ant box has been in my media cabinet. With the odd weather we've been having and my inability to easily locate a reptile heating cable regulating heat has been a concern. I know that my tech keeps the media cabinet on the warm side of toasty. The thermometer has topped 85 in more than a month. My only concern is noise and vibration but the baffling and vibe mat seem to be working well.
Founding:
1 P. Imparis queen caught 4/26/18
2 L. Umbratus caught 5/8/18
1 C. Pennsylvanicus queen caught 5/7/18 1st Eggs 5/17/18
1 C. Pennsylvanicus queen caught 5/17/18

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Re: Mallonje C. Pennsylvanicus Journal

Post: # 36068Post antnest8
Fri May 18, 2018 5:44 am

nice catches.

i just got some camponotus queens 2 days ago
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony

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