Reasons why Carpenter ants are my favorite

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TalANTFlame
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Re: Reasons why Carpenter ants are my favorite

Post: # 80433Post TalANTFlame
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:40 pm

CombinedHalo467 wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:56 pm
i caught three camponotus novaeboracensis queens when i looked under a board they had brood camponotus are my dream ant because i love the super majors and the ants i genral are so big but i want to make them a supercolony becue i like the thought of having security queens i.e. queens that can backup if one dies but so far theve just fought for hours on end any help or expierienses or even information on polygeny would be very helpful ty
I thought that camponotus species were monygyne. Is this species an exception or something :?:
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Re: Reasons why Carpenter ants are my favorite

Post: # 80438Post SYUTEO
Fri Jul 30, 2021 3:33 am

TalANTFlame wrote:
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:40 pm
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i caught three camponotus novaeboracensis queens when i looked under a board they had brood camponotus are my dream ant because i love the super majors and the ants i genral are so big but i want to make them a supercolony becue i like the thought of having security queens i.e. queens that can backup if one dies but so far theve just fought for hours on end any help or expierienses or even information on polygeny would be very helpful ty
I thought that camponotus species were monygyne. Is this species an exception or something :?:
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Polygyny in Camponotus is rare.
Keeping:
1 Camponotus parius colony 1 Pheidole parva colony
1 Lepisiota sp colony 1 Odontoponera sp queen
1 Meranoplus cf bicolor colony 1 Monomorium sp colony
1 Anochetus sp colony 1 Camponotus irritans colony

CombinedHalo467
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Re: Reasons why Carpenter ants are my favorite

Post: # 80452Post CombinedHalo467
Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:40 pm

od dang oh well can always release some of them thx for information

CombinedHalo467
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Re: Reasons why Carpenter ants are my favorite

Post: # 80453Post CombinedHalo467
Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:41 pm

carptenter ants still the best :D

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