Camponotus Castaneus

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PTasker15
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Re: Camponotus Castaneus

Post: # 37671Post PTasker15
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:34 pm

PTasker15 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:48 pm
https://youtu.be/_nFVTNxMfvY
As Of 8:37Pm Central,I'm Live Streaming On Ants Texana On YouTube Of A Camponotus Ceastenus Flight.
The Link Above Is On My Channel,Ants Texana,In The Description Is Channel Where Live Stream Happens.
My current ants
Pogonomyrmex Occdentalis
Myrmecositis Mexicanus
Formica Subsercea
Pheidole Moerens
Pheidole Obscuriothorax
Pheidole Bicarinata
Tetramourium Bicarinatum
Temnothorax Lonvcieps
Camponotua Castanus
Solenopsis Richteri,invicta,xyloni,Molesta.

Antabama
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Re: Camponotus Castaneus

Post: # 57744Post Antabama
Thu May 02, 2019 6:47 pm

Castaneus are one of the few carpenters who will actually build nests underground. Makes it a bit harder to find. Here in the northern part of bama I have been seeking fallen trees with plenty of growth and it's in the clay and dirt that I found a few more. I have yet to find an active nest. Last night I found a nuptial queen that I believe has not mated. She was crawling across my porch.
Link that pointed me in the right direction away from trees.
http://www.schoolofants.org/species/1164

Antabama
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Re: Camponotus Castaneus

Post: # 57746Post Antabama
Thu May 02, 2019 9:37 pm

It was about 1a.m. when I found her btw. I see dozens of them at night but trying to track down the colony has yet to be fruitful. Minimal amounts of precipitation this morning may have something to do with it. Though it was not enough to soak through the forest canopy.

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