Crematogaster pinicola is a bicolored species that is found only in the far southeastern states. In the wild they nest exclusively in pine trees, hence their species name. Other than their color and the trees they nest in, they are basically identical to C. ashmeadi which are all black. They also happen to be one of the most common Crematogaster species in Florida.
I've had this colony for a while and I've been meaning to start this journal but I kept forgetting. Here is how they've been growing since I caught the queen.
July 26, 2018
August 7, 2018
August 16, 2018
September 23, 2018
October 21, 2018
November 15, 2018
December 15, 2018
Now they have about 60 workers with a pretty good brood pile. They have a very good appetite and do not look like they will slow down anytime soon. Looking forward to this colony becoming large!
Edited by Aaron567, February 16 2019 - 3:50 PM.