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AntsDakota
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Camponotus nearcticus

Post: # 52235Post AntsDakota
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:31 pm

Today I acquired a Camponotus colony from a friend. The first thing I noticed is that the workers were noticeably smaller than Camponotus pennsylvanicus, and the queen has an elongated gaster. The colony has 11 workers, 1 pupa, 10 or so tiny larvae, and perhaps a couple eggs? Anyway, the test tube is pretty moldy, yet I am about to hibernate them, and I assume they are waiting until spring prior to moving into a new environment. (they absolutely refuse to move) I am about to hibernate them, in my garage, so I will try to move them next spring, as I am not concerned the mold will harm them during hibernation.
"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 nearcticus

Post: # 52311Post AntsDakota
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:13 am

I plan on keeping them outside in the daytime and inside during the night time about a week, to get them used to the cold. Then they are going in the garage full time.
"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 nearcticus

Post: # 52700Post AntsDakota
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:36 pm

They are outside getting used to the cold. It has froze here a few times yet they are still alive and, well, not so active. :lol:
"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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