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Weird Brown stuff

Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:40 pm
by One4TheWIN
So i've found a camponotus ??? and her brood have formed into pupae, but recently she has also formed this brown stuff and started what seems to be "rolling her brood around like a dung beetle would do with its....Dung". i was hoping someone could shed some light on the situation or explain to me what this is, i would post a picture but the file size is to large from my cell phone to zoom in clearly.

Re: Weird Brown stuff

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:55 am
by Batspiderfish
I don't know how brown we're talking here, but Camponotus eggs and larvae are a yellow/light brown, and they are often used to bury large larvae and provide anchors for them to spin cocoons.

Re: Weird Brown stuff

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:50 am
by larynx
One4TheWIN wrote:So i've found a camponotus ??? and her brood have formed into pupae, but recently she has also formed this brown stuff and started what seems to be "rolling her brood around like a dung beetle would do with its....Dung". i was hoping someone could shed some light on the situation or explain to me what this is, i would post a picture but the file size is to large from my cell phone to zoom in clearly.
a picture would help, to better help you out with this.