Edited by Will230145, January 5 2019 - 8:27 PM.
Will230145's Camponotus Novaeboracensis Journal! (Discontinued for now)
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Offline - Posted December 19 2018 - 2:35 PM
That's really awesome, where did you catch her? I've been looking for one myself.
Around May or June
Offline - Posted December 22 2018 - 8:10 PM
Offline - Posted December 23 2018 - 8:42 PM
Are you located in New York? And do you remember where?
No, I’m in PA but all I know is that they are everywhere pretty much. Just look for parks or country areas!
Offline - Posted December 27 2018 - 5:20 PM
Is there a specific wood they prefer to be in?
Offline - Posted December 27 2018 - 8:04 PM
I’m not sure all i know is nuptial flights are from April to August
I have and I can't find any :-(. I did find a few camponotus Pennsylvanicus colonies but no novaeborancensisIs there a specific wood they prefer to be in?
All rights to Ants Canada 2019 Ant keeping book: Common name(s): Red Carpenter Ants, New York Carpenter Ants Difficulty Level: Easy
Queen: Claustral. Monogynous.
Habitat: Nests in and around dead wood
Ideal nest moisture level: 10-30% moist
Diet: insectivorous, honey water/sugar water
Nest Temperature: 23-27 degrees C
Outworld Temperature: 20-30 degrees C
Notes: These ants will benefit from a heated nest. Heating is not necessary but without it, one can expect the colony development to be slow.
These ants will readily accept crickets and mealworms.
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Yeah, we antkeepers help each other out!
Offline - Posted December 31 2018 - 12:06 PM
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Offline - Posted January 5 2019 - 8:29 PM
I will start back on this journal if I find another queen/colony.
Offline - Posted January 6 2019 - 2:41 AM
Dang that sucks but I know the feeling. You should retract your steps and experiment with the mine hearth to see how that could've happened. Then you should probably try to find a new queen/colony as fast as possible and have the new queen adopt the brood you already have.
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Offline - Posted January 7 2019 - 7:56 AM
you can look under stones or in rotting logs but it might be hard.
Ok, I just don’t know how to get a queen in winter
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