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Leo's dual queen camponotus pseudoirritans journal(discontinued)


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#1 Offline Leo - Posted December 2 2018 - 4:22 PM

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The queens were caught sometime during june 2018 and about a month later, (30/07/18) they had pupae.

The two colonies weren't doing too well by themselves sadly...

 

12/10/18

They each only had a few workers and not much brood. So i fused the two colonies together.

 

3/12/18

Now they live in a ants australia acrylic nest. Currently they have around 20 workers are 2 majors. 

The new major is between the queens  :D

 

 

 


Edited by Leo, March 3 2019 - 3:54 AM.


#2 Offline CoolColJ - Posted December 2 2018 - 4:28 PM

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What, dual queen Camponotus..?


Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus sp2. black and orange
Pheidole antipodum colonies...  Polyrhachis rufifemur, Camponotus suffusus bendingesis, Myrmecia fulvipes, Colobopsis macrocephala
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

Heterotermes cf brevicatena termite pet/feeder journal = http://www.formicult...feeder-journal/

#3 Offline Leo - Posted December 2 2018 - 4:33 PM

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Yeah  B)



#4 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted December 2 2018 - 4:46 PM

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HOW!!??!?!! Teach me please.
Beautiful ants by the way!

Edited by Ant_Dude2908, December 2 2018 - 4:47 PM.

My journals:                                             My shop:                                                                        Tennessee Anting Thread:

                                                                                                                                                                         

 

Aphaenogaster rudis

 

Aphaenogater tenneseenis                      Ant_Dude2908's Antkeeping Supply Shop                    Tennessee Anting Thread

 

Brachyponera chinesis

 

Camponotus subbarbatus

 

Camponotus chromaiodes

 

Camponotus caryae

 

Crematogaster ashmeadi

 

 

 

 


#5 Offline CoolColJ - Posted December 2 2018 - 8:21 PM

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How did you fuse them without them killing each other at first contact?

Freezer and then wake up? :)

 

Funny how they are all squashed up in that corner of the nest


Edited by CoolColJ, December 2 2018 - 8:22 PM.

Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus sp2. black and orange
Pheidole antipodum colonies...  Polyrhachis rufifemur, Camponotus suffusus bendingesis, Myrmecia fulvipes, Colobopsis macrocephala
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

Heterotermes cf brevicatena termite pet/feeder journal = http://www.formicult...feeder-journal/

#6 Offline Leo - Posted December 2 2018 - 8:28 PM

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I just chilled both colonies for a few minutes, so that they became all sluggish, then I poured both colonies into a new and bigger tube. After that, back into the fridge for 2 mins and its done  :D


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#7 Offline Leo - Posted December 6 2018 - 8:44 PM

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7/12/18

 

Massive new ball of tiny larvae.


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#8 Offline DaveJay - Posted December 7 2018 - 11:03 PM

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Cool, both Queens doing well?

#9 Offline Leo - Posted December 8 2018 - 12:18 AM

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Yeah, suprisingly.


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#10 Offline Leo - Posted January 6 2019 - 4:11 PM

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1/7/19

 

Some workers escaped, and some hatched. Their worker count hasn't gone up or down much. However lots of new brood has been laid by the two queens. The second major has finished darkening.



#11 Offline Leo - Posted February 8 2019 - 5:33 PM

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9/2/19

 

I think they are starting to come out of their dormancy now. New batch of eggs and first instar larvae and 4 pupae. Interestingly, the major still only has a brown head after 3+ months whilst the other one had a fully black head only after a few days.


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#12 Offline Leo - Posted March 3 2019 - 3:55 AM

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3/3/19

 

They escaped. All but 2 workers and a major....  :*(



#13 Offline CoolColJ - Posted March 3 2019 - 5:13 AM

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%) :thinking: :blink:


Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus sp2. black and orange
Pheidole antipodum colonies...  Polyrhachis rufifemur, Camponotus suffusus bendingesis, Myrmecia fulvipes, Colobopsis macrocephala
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

Heterotermes cf brevicatena termite pet/feeder journal = http://www.formicult...feeder-journal/




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