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Post: # 37211Post Jadeninja9
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:50 pm

TheRealAntMan wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:47 am
Just wait for the Super Majors to come! :D
Haha yeah. The biggest major is already almost the size of the queen.

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Post: # 52615Post Gavinthesheep1234567
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:20 pm

I love this journal it takes a lot of patience to start a camponotus colony Good Job
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Post: # 52616Post Gavinthesheep1234567
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:21 pm

Oh and by the way any new updates ;)
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Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:53 pm

Jadeninja9 wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:15 pm
I was feeding them just moments ago, and I noticed that the entire colony was frozen. I put a piece of toilet paper on the test tube and kept it there for about 20 seconds. I could sorta peek under the toilet paper and could see they were moving again. I removed the toilet paper and they froze up again lol. They were perfectly still too. I guess my colony and/or species plays dead when faced with a threat. I never even knew ants could do that.
Ponera pennsylvanica and Solenopsis molesta do that as well. Ponera workers simply curl up and fall on their sides. :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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Post: # 52795Post Jadeninja9
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:05 am

Gavinthesheep1234567 wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:21 pm
Oh and by the way any new updates ;)
They're doing really good I moved them into an AC small camponotus hybrid nest with the AntsCanada starter pack. I'm just too busy to do any updates.
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Post: # 55234Post Jadeninja9
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:27 am

Update: (Jan 12, 2019)

Okay, so, it's been a really long time since I've updated this journal. Here's a quick summary of everything that has happened since the last update in June. Back in July, I moved the colony into an AntsCanada Small Camponotus Hybrid Nest that I bought back in 2017, and they've been doing great. The nice thing about this species is that they're nests require no hydration, so all you gotta do is supply them with a tube of water in the outworld and they're set. Nothing much has really happened since I've moved them. I'd assume they're over 100 workers by now. It's pretty cool too be able to sit at my desk, look to my left, and see workers running through the tubes. Sooooo yep. Here are some pictures:

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Also, R.I.P. to colony pictures with good lighting.
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Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:49 am

Wait You have more than one queen! (And that's such a beautiful setup BTW)

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Post: # 55265Post RaphtorX
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:28 am

antnest8 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:49 am
Wait You have more than one queen! (And that's such a beautiful setup BTW)
I think there’s only one mate!! :D

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Post: # 56097Post Jadeninja9
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:21 pm

antnest8 wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:49 am
Wait You have more than one queen! (And that's such a beautiful setup BTW)
Thank you! Only 1 queen btw.
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Post: # 63732Post Gavinthesheep1234567
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:43 pm

I am starting a new camponotus colony not sure which species o have been brood boosting it.... anyway how is your colony doing
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