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Fabgal25
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Joined: Tue May 05, 2020 7:55 pm
Location: California

New to Ant Keeping

Post: # 69744Post Fabgal25
Tue May 05, 2020 8:01 pm

Hello! I've been a fan of the AntsCanada youtube for a long time and my family decided to get my father an ant colony for my parents anniversary. We are from California and I know I want to get a Camponotus colony going but with all the variations im not sure which will be optimal. Id like a bigger variety thats simple and rewarding to care for so id love some guidence and suggestions! Much love and thank you

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CabboAntsGuy
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Joined: Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:32 pm
Location: Wisconsin, U.S.

Re: New to Ant Keeping

Post: # 69848Post CabboAntsGuy
Sat May 09, 2020 9:29 am

Camponotus pennsylvanicus is a great starter species that is quite big. Camponotus novaeboracensis is another big one.
Keep:
5 camponotus pennsylvanicus
2 formica subsericea
The Camponotus Crew! https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=15267
Need help or want to help? https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=18153#p70566

CANant
Posts: 376
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:04 am
Location: Paris, Ontario

Re: New to Ant Keeping

Post: # 69957Post CANant
Fri May 15, 2020 9:12 am

CabboAntsGuy wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 9:29 am
Camponotus pennsylvanicus is a great starter species that is quite big. Camponotus novaeboracensis is another big one.
Totally agree!
Keeper of: Camponotus Pennsylvanicus x 3
2 at founding stage, the 3rd has 60+ workers

Check out their progress: https://imgur.com/user/CANant

Follow my journal:
https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?t=15741

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QJH2023
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Joined: Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:54 pm
Location: MN

Re: New to Ant Keeping

Post: # 71048Post QJH2023
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:35 pm

congratulations you live in the best camponotus state now here are some of my favorites( your state does not have Camponotus novaeboracensis or Camponotus pennsylvanicus) so heres my pics Camponotus herculeanus, Camponotus modoc and Camponotus sansabeanus(all native to the state of California)
keeper of: 41xCamponotus novaeboracensis, Crematogaster spp. and unidentified species and tapinoma sessile

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