Camponotus workers that harden inside their pupae?

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AntsDakota
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Camponotus workers that harden inside their pupae?

Post: # 47576Post AntsDakota
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:45 pm

My Camponotus pennsylvanicus workers always emerge as black, with their exoskeletons fully hardened. Why do I sometimes see Camponotus pennsylvanicus workers from other journals that emerge tan?
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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Re: Camponotus workers that harden inside their pupae?

Post: # 47582Post TheRealAntMan
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:29 pm

Look at them in good lighting, sometimes they appear black in low lighting.
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