West Tennessee queen what species is she

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Dan38011
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West Tennessee queen what species is she

Post: # 60681Post Dan38011
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:02 am

I have this queen in a test tube setup. She has a few eggs. I found her about a month ago. Could you tell what species she is. She's smaller than a Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen I have. https://imgur.com/wZ5MbpI Thank you

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Re: West Tennessee queen what species is she

Post: # 63755Post Hawkeye
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:10 am

How much smaller?

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Re: West Tennessee queen what species is she

Post: # 63767Post Hawkeye
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:54 am

Dan38011 wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:02 am
I have this queen in a test tube setup. She has a few eggs. I found her about a month ago. Could you tell what species she is. She's smaller than a Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen I have. https://imgur.com/wZ5MbpI Thank you
Oh and do you possibly have a less dark picture? It is hard to see her colours and nuances.
Btw if you copy the BBcode from imgur.com into your message, the pic will show up in your post

Dan38011
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Re: West Tennessee queen what species is she

Post: # 65591Post Dan38011
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:23 pm

Hey Hawkeye,
I have another question for you please. My Camponotus Penn queen has 5 workers and I was wondering if I need to hibernate them, I live about 30 miles north of Memphis Tennessee. How cold should they be hibernated. Any information you can give me would be very much appreciated.

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Dan Mitchell

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Re: West Tennessee queen what species is she

Post: # 65610Post Hawkeye
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:06 am

Dan38011 wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:23 pm
Hey Hawkeye,
I have another question for you please. My Camponotus Penn queen has 5 workers and I was wondering if I need to hibernate them, I live about 30 miles north of Memphis Tennessee. How cold should they be hibernated. Any information you can give me would be very much appreciated.

Thank You
Dan Mitchell
Hi Dan,

I am not too familiar with your winter season. Does it drop below zero degrees Celsius? In any case if your ants want to hibernate there's pretty much nothing you can do to stop them. They will simply go into a suspended animation mode, conserving their energy. Being cold blooded, their metabolism is related to the environmental temperature though. So ideally you want to store them somewhere between 5-10 degrees Celsius. Pretty much the temperature in a cellar for instance.

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