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Brad's Camponotus Vicinus Journal (Updated 5-10-19)


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#1 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted April 3 2019 - 6:49 PM

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4-3-19

On the 30th I caught this queen at Whitney Canyon Park at like 9:00 or something. At first I thought it was a salsabean but people were telling me it was Vicinus. I'll upload better photos to see weather or not this is Vicinus

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#2 Offline WestLA_DO - Posted April 3 2019 - 7:28 PM

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Based on those pics, I’d say vicinus

#3 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted April 9 2019 - 7:13 PM

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UPDATE 4-9-19

I had a little check and I saw she laid eggs :) 

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#4 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted April 14 2019 - 8:57 AM

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UPDATE 4-14-19

Nurbs gave me 2 more of these queens so I have 3 now.


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#5 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted May 8 2019 - 4:43 PM

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UPDATE 5-8-19

One of the queens got their first pupa. The other queens have a larvae or 2. I should be getting my first Vicinus worker in a few days.


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#6 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted May 28 2019 - 2:40 PM

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UPDATE: 5/28/19

Yesterday this colony got their first worker. The ones that Nurbs gave me are doing well to, they have lots of brood that is going to hatch in a week or two. I plan on moving the colony with the worker inside my pencil case formicarium. my other Vicinus I plan on moving into one of Drew's formicarium that I have lying around.

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#7 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted July 10 2019 - 12:13 PM

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Update 7-10-19

These guys were doing good a month ago. They had as many as 3 workers. Now somehow the workers all died except for 1. The colony that I caught has 3 workers and is nesting in one of Nurbs' pencil case formicariums. 1 worker has recently died though :( 


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#8 Offline BeginnerAntKeeper - Posted July 10 2019 - 9:33 PM

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Have you fed them honey or sugar? In my experience Camponotus colonies will collapse shortly after having nanitics if not fed honey.

#9 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted July 11 2019 - 9:54 AM

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Have you fed them honey or sugar? In my experience Camponotus colonies will collapse shortly after having nanitics if not fed honey.


I have fed them

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