Hello all. Sorry it's been so long since I've been on the forum, but there just hasn't been too much going on, but with nuptial flights starting back up, it's time to begin once again. This journal is on a group of 6 queens that I recently collected, queens of Camponotus chromaiodes. I currently have the queens in separate containers. The containers are small and the floor has a layer of plaster which is coated with a layer of sand. I have setups like this for all of my queens. Last time I checked them which was yesterday, 2 of the 6 queens had laid eggs. I found these queens in a variety of places. I found one under a board, two in the screen room on my back porch, one inside of a rotting log with eggs, all of which I collected, and two on my fence. I think at this point their nuptial flights are either over or are slowing down, as I haven't seen any in quite some time, but at least I collected quite a few queens. As of yet this year, none of my queens have died, including my socially parasitic Lasius interjectus queen, so that's a good sign. I have a feeling that this year will be a lot better than last year. I will continue to update you all on the progress of these ants and all others. I will post pictures soon.
Edited by CloudtheDinosaurKing, May 24 2019 - 6:50 AM.