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Zayltek
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Our Camponotus Colony

Post: # 41300Post Zayltek
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:48 pm

Out of the two healthy Camponotus Pennsylvanicus queens I've managed to catch (I work in a woodshop and caught several that were very weak so I released them). Today marks the birth of the original captured queens first Niantic worker. Even better news, as I was trying the last two days to move her and her brood to a new tube since hers was drying out, we managed to catch the "birth" on video. Once it is done uploading to youtube, I'll edit this post to include the link!
Happy keeping, and Ant Love Forever

Update, just checked 2nd queen that was kept in the dark and she's got her first Niantic as well! Two foundings at the same time.

Zayltek
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Re: Our Camponotus Colony

Post: # 41367Post Zayltek
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:09 am

As promised, the video.
Skip to 8:30 to skip the queen chewing apart the casing to where the workers head I'd fully visible.
Skip to 9:30 to start off where the queen unceremoniously dumps the worker head first out of her casing.

[youtube]https://youtu.be/RAobla7OT4A[/youtube]

Thorond0r
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Re: Our Camponotus Colony

Post: # 41503Post Thorond0r
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:52 pm

Awesome video, very nice close up view of the eclosing! :D
What camera/lens are you using for this?
First year of antkeeping, already enjoying it!

Currently founding:

Lasius niger
Lasius umbratus
Lasius flavus


Still hoping to find a Formica queen.

Zayltek
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Re: Our Camponotus Colony

Post: # 41509Post Zayltek
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:30 pm

My wife's Galaxy S7. We were very surprised by the quality as well. It was really cool to see everything not only in person, but to also glance down to see so much detail.

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CashTheEntomoligist
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Re: Our Camponotus Colony

Post: # 41750Post CashTheEntomoligist
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:56 pm

Sadly My Pc Couldn't Find The Video Link Is Prob Expired
Keeper Of: Pogonomyrmex barbatus Queen 2x
Brachymyrmex patagonicus Mayr Queen 2x
Dorymyrmex Queen 2x
Dream Species: Pheidole Spp. (Big Headed Ant)

Zayltek
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Re: Our Camponotus Colony

Post: # 41754Post Zayltek
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:14 pm

Just checked it on my end, still worked for me. Is there another way of attaching it?

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