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My Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen

Post: # 36394Post AntsDakota
Sun May 27, 2018 11:09 am

I caught a Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen! :D She is the largest queen ant I have ever seen in my life. She stills had her wings, yet her gaster looked slightly inflated. Is this a good sign that she's mated, or do unmated queens have inflated gasters as well? I will keep you posted on her progress as I check on her weekly.
"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: My Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen

Post: # 36410Post Ltislander
Sun May 27, 2018 12:34 pm

If her gaster is inflated thats a sign that she might lay eggs!

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Re: My Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen

Post: # 36525Post AntsDakota
Tue May 29, 2018 6:47 pm

Ltislander wrote:
Sun May 27, 2018 12:34 pm
If her gaster is inflated thats a sign that she might lay eggs!
Not only that, but she is digging a tunnel into the cotton. I think she is trying to make a founding chamber. I doubt an unmated queen would do that.
"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: My Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen

Post: # 36717Post AntsDakota
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:09 pm

Sh layed 9 eggs! They are a gorgeous gold color. (That's perfectly normal for Camponotus.)I am so happy! :D
"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: My Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen

Post: # 36718Post AntsDakota
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:10 pm

She lost her wings.
"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: My Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen

Post: # 36726Post Ltislander
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:09 pm

Nice job! As of now mine has wings and an egg! Good luck!

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Re: My Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen

Post: # 36754Post AntsDakota
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:41 pm

Ltislander wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:09 pm
Nice job! As of now mine has wings and an egg! Good luck!
Same to you! And too bad your's didn't lay more eggs. But 1 nanitic is better than nothing.
"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: My Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen

Post: # 37061Post WNCAnt
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:53 am

Nice having a hard time getting mine past the founding stage. I hope you have a huge colony :mrgreen:
Founding Camponotus Pennsylvanicus X 2.
Keeping Camponotus Subbarbatus X1.

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Re: My Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen

Post: # 37229Post AntsDakota
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:26 pm

The test tube was flooded, yet 11 out of 12 of her eggs survived as I desperately moved her to a new test tube.
"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: My Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen

Post: # 37684Post AntDudeUSA
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:05 am

Hello congrats on the C. Pen queen they are so massive and regal :D I have noticed something strange when looking at these queens which is it appears to be completely random the number of eggs they lay for instance mine laid well over 10 eggs her first batch and now she has 4 of them in the cocoon stage and 6 in the larvae stage
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x1 Camponotus Penslyvanicus
x1 Formica Subscerica
x1 Tetramorium Caespitum
x1 Solenopsis Invicta
x1 Pheidole sp
x1 Dorymyrmex Bureni

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