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C. Vicinus

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#1 Offline JenC - Posted February 23 2019 - 11:07 PM

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Is there a guide for c. Vicinus? I couldn’t find one in the formiculture guides section.
Current Colonies:
1x Camponotus Vicinus (3 Workers)

Single Queens:
3x Camponotus Clarithorax
4x Camponotus Maritimus
5x Camponotus Ca02
7x Camponotus Sansabeanus
1x Myrmecocustus Testaceus
3x Prenolepis Imparis

#2 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted February 24 2019 - 6:47 PM

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There may not be a guide, but you can find useful information on antiwiki and some journals here



#3 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted February 24 2019 - 8:00 PM

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Camponotus vicinus is an easy species, and care will be similar to other Camponotus. Keep warm, 85F works best, and feed 1-2 times per week. Small amounts of protein and a drop or two of sugar for small colonies per feeding.

Hibernate for 3-4 months (or not at all, depending on where the ants were caught, specifically the climate there). They like to have a nest that is 1/3 hydrated and the rest dry. Give them a gradient and they will be fine.

Make sure to also give them a heat gradient. 85F is a good temperature to keep most of the nest, but they should have cooler areas to retreat to in case the heat becomes too much.
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#4 Offline Rstheant - Posted February 25 2019 - 7:23 PM

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They are a large species which doesn’t sting, and are fun to observe. Do what YsTheAnt said, and if you want monster brood, give a surplus in protein. They are two colors; red and black. Both are fun to observe. Make sure you have a outworld to make feeding easier. They love darkness and I heat mine with a heat cable in order to make a gradient.

#5 Offline Rstheant - Posted February 25 2019 - 7:25 PM

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These species are chill and low key like Camponotus quercicola.





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