Jackson, NJ, USA, 5/24/18

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AmatureAnt
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Jackson, NJ, USA, 5/24/18

Post: # 40044Post AmatureAnt
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:10 am

Hey guys. Here are my queens that i caught this year, I believe they are all Camponotus. They are massive, which i love.
There are only 3 here, the yellow tube is the only one that didnt lay eggs. The blue and orange did, about a month after capture.

Caught:5/20/18 and 5/24/18 morning/noonish
Location: Jackson, New Jersey
Length: Almost 2 centimeters!

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Founding:
2x C. Pennsylvanicus.
11x T. Immigrans.

AmatureAnt
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Re: Jackson, NJ, USA, 5/24/18

Post: # 40743Post AmatureAnt
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:23 pm

Hey guys,
I figured i'd try again. I didnt want to disturb the other 2, and this one hasnt lain any eggs, so i took her out for a photo shoot and to get her a new, clean setup. These pics are the best ive ever taken! Hope i can get an answer as to what these are exactly. Thanks

Location: Jackson, New Jersey, USA
Found: 5/20/18 noon
Length: Maybe just a little over half and inch

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Founding:
2x C. Pennsylvanicus.
11x T. Immigrans.

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Jackson, NJ, USA, 5/24/18

Post: # 40749Post Batspiderfish
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:52 pm

Camponotus pennsylvanicus, assuming they are all solid black.
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

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antnest8
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Re: Jackson, NJ, USA, 5/24/18

Post: # 40831Post antnest8
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:34 pm

COLORED TEST TUBES!! where did you her them
keeper of
1 lasius umbratus
8 tetremorium queens
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony

AmatureAnt
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Re: Jackson, NJ, USA, 5/24/18

Post: # 41106Post AmatureAnt
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:54 am

I made them out of bubble wands from wal-mart. The queens were large, so i needed large tubes.
Rinsed them a few times, then boiled them twice for a minute or so. I also cut the tops off, or else i would not have been able to get the water and cotton in.

This is the bubble wand tube compared to my "standard" 16x150mm tubes i use.

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Founding:
2x C. Pennsylvanicus.
11x T. Immigrans.

JonOfTheAnts
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Re: Jackson, NJ, USA, 5/24/18

Post: # 41304Post JonOfTheAnts
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:30 pm

Hey, I used to live in Jackson. Good luck with your colony!

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