My Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen

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AntsDakota
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Re: My Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen

Post: # 38843Post AntsDakota
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:29 am

I will try an experiment. Once winter comes around, I will connect the 2 colonies together, and block the entrance to the other colony's nest with cotton. When spring comes, the 2 colonies will develop the same pheromone id and then I will unblock the tube to the other nest. The queens will be confined only to their test tubes with tubing that queens are too large to get through, and only workers will be able to pass through. Therefore, the queens will not be able to fight, and the workers will hopefully not kill one queen or the other, and the colony will have 2 queens.
"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: # 38858Post TheRealAntMan
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:01 pm

AntsDakota wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:24 am
I caught another C. pennsylvanicus queen a few days ago, and she is in a test tube setup. I hope she's mated too!
Thought their nuptial flights were over.
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C. Pennsylvanicus
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Re: My Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen

Post: # 39279Post antnest8
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:10 pm

AntsDakota wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:29 am
I will try an experiment. Once winter comes around, I will connect the 2 colonies together, and block the entrance to the other colony's nest with cotton. When spring comes, the 2 colonies will develop the same pheromone id and then I will unblock the tube to the other nest. The queens will be confined only to their test tubes with tubing that queens are too large to get through, and only workers will be able to pass through. Therefore, the queens will not be able to fight, and the workers will hopefully not kill one queen or the other, and the colony will have 2 queens.
i know this is done with wire mesh in between the colonies it would be a cool experiment
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8 tetremorium queens
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony

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Re: My Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen

Post: # 39420Post AntsDakota
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:55 pm

The former one has 2 pupae, a medium larvae, and 8 eggs! :D I will be expecting nanitics by next week!
"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: # 39563Post AntsDakota
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:50 pm

I forgot to mention that the new queen has 9 eggs!
"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: # 40116Post AntsDakota
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:20 pm

AntsDakota wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:50 pm
I forgot to mention that the new queen has 9 eggs!
She now has 14 eggs!
"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: # 40376Post AntsDakota
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:39 pm

AntsDakota wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:55 pm
The former one has 2 pupae, a medium larvae, and 8 eggs! :D I will be expecting nanitics by next week!
Still no nanitics. Here's her status. She has 2 pupae, 2 medium larvae, 2 small larvae, and 12 eggs. 18 brood in total. (I know, that's a lot of 2s. :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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Re: My Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen

Post: # 40532Post AntsDakota
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:12 pm

This is my 400th post, and I chose my favorite topic to post it on. :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: # 41214Post AntsDakota
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:50 pm

She has 5 pupae, one of which is about ready to eclose, and a massive pile of eggs and larvae.
"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: # 41215Post AntsDakota
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:50 pm

AntsDakota wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:20 pm
AntsDakota wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:50 pm
I forgot to mention that the new queen has 9 eggs!
She now has 14 eggs!
There are around 5-6 larvae.
"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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