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Michigan Camponotus pennsylvanicus 2 colony's


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#1 Offline AntJohnny - Posted March 14 2019 - 8:36 PM

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Hello all

I am still a beginner to ant keeping.
So I am not very experienced to ant keeping. I became interested in ants in the very beginning of winter.

So after I learned anything I could I purchased a queen Camponotus pennsylvanicus. With 10 or so workers and 3 eggs. Through the Gan project. I kept them in hibernation for about 2 and a half months. After I took the colony out. Almost immediately the queen started to lay eggs. As of today.March 15 she has about 26 workers, and nearly 100 brood.

The second colony I have is a whole other story I will post if any one is interested. That colony has about 100 workers and the queen just started laying eggs again. I first saw the eggs today after water the terrium I have them in. They are in a natural setup with dirt and wood. The small colony I have, is in a plastic Tupperware in test tubes, and reptile sand. Basicly a tubs and tube setup.

#2 Offline AntJohnny - Posted March 14 2019 - 8:45 PM

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I will upload pics and explain everything a little better when I have time to use my computer. Using my phone is making it difficult.

#3 Offline AntJohnny - Posted April 1 2019 - 4:29 PM

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http://imgur.com/gallery/FJw4Bjy

If anyone is interested seeing the colonies and my setups for them.

I keep there temparture around 90 in the day and 70 at night. I found this the best for them to have there larav and pupa grow the fastest.

#4 Offline Rstheant - Posted April 1 2019 - 6:25 PM

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You can upload photos on the Formiculture gallery, and plaster the image link directly onto the post, to get a full image. Here.




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