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ANTdrew's Camponotus Species Journal


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#61 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted July 17 2019 - 4:55 AM

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They don't need much. I find that hydrating once a week is good.
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#62 Offline Canadant - Posted July 17 2019 - 5:24 AM

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https://www.amazon.c...y case &sr=8-26
The plastic box I ordered to fashion their terrarium arrived. I like the size of it and the tight fitting lid. I think this could be useful for a lot of ant keeping applications.


These look amazing. Cheap too.
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#63 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 17 2019 - 7:58 PM

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Well, my wife went psycho mode on me last night after our resident Tapinoma ants figured out how to walk OVER WATER to get to the liquid feeder in my castanarium. I’m no longer a part of Team Castaneus as a result...
This journal will be solely chromaiodes until I can sell them off too.

Edited by ANTdrew, July 19 2019 - 7:14 AM.

"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25


#64 Offline CatsnAnts - Posted July 18 2019 - 5:20 AM

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Well, my wife went psycho b***h mode on me last night after our resident Tapinoma ants figured out how to walk OVER WATER to get to the liquid feeder in my castanarium. I’m no longer a part of Team Castaneus as a result...
This journal will be solely chromaiodes until I can sell them off too.


Aww, that’s sad. :(
5 queen Temnothorax ambiguus (founding)
11 queen Temnothorax curvispinosus (founding)
1 queen Colobopsis mississippiensis (founding)
1 queen Colobopsis impressa (founding)
1 queen Lasius interjectus (with 30 host workers)
x3 1 queen Camponotus subbarbatus (founding)
1 queen Strumigebys pilinasis (colony of about 30 workers)
1 queen Ponera pennsylvanica (founding)
x2 1 queen Pheidole bicarinata (founding)
1 queen Temnothorax curvispinosus (~170 workers) ... also have 2 termite colonies.

#65 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted July 18 2019 - 7:11 AM

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I was actually about to tell you, I found out Tapinoma sessile can walk OVER water. I was going to suggest you put fluon around the outside walls of the tank to keep them out. Sorry.

#66 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 18 2019 - 8:05 AM

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Fluon on horizontal surfaces means nothing to Tapinoma.
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"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25


#67 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted July 18 2019 - 9:36 AM

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Fluon on horizontal surfaces means nothing to Tapinoma.


Oh. That explains how my colony escaped.... :lol:

#68 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 18 2019 - 9:46 AM

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My moat worked when it was 50% vinegar. I forgot the vinegar, hence psycho episode. I despise this species now with cruel hatred. I went against all my principles and put out the gel baits they take to kill the queen. I’m just sick of these ants threatening my entire hobby.

Edited by ANTdrew, July 19 2019 - 7:14 AM.

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#69 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted July 18 2019 - 9:51 AM

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Wait, they killed the castaneus?! This means war... Oh, and the Tapinoma colony you are trying to kill, well, they are essentially immortal. They mate in the nest, have hundreds or thousands of different interconnected nests, each containing possibly millions of workers and thousands of queens.

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#70 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 18 2019 - 9:59 AM

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No, they didn’t kill them. I just can’t keep them out of the terrarium.

"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25


#71 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted July 18 2019 - 10:04 AM

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Where are the castaneus then?

#72 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 18 2019 - 10:16 AM

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I put their terrarium under a patio in my parents’ yard. Don’t crucify me, but I’ve chosen to release them.

"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25


#73 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted July 18 2019 - 10:32 AM

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Aww. Why? They were so cool... :*(

#74 Offline ANTdrew - Posted July 18 2019 - 12:56 PM

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