I think it's about time I make journals for all of my other colonies. I currently own a small colony of Camponotus nearcticus, about 20 or so workers strong with a large pile of around 30 eggs. I also have a single queen I caught yesterday who was wandering across my driveway. The colony is doing pretty well, although they don't emerge into their outworld too much. They are fairly calm ants and they don't mind light at all. They always keep their queen tucked back and hidden from view. I found this colony inside of a rotting tree branch at my park and it contained many more workers than it does now, but several of them escaped. The colony is most likely on its third year of development, and I'm super excited for the eggs to hatch. As far as the other queen goes, she is currently inside of a small holding container until I can get a proper set up for her. She is doing pretty well at the moment and should lay eggs soon. I'm excited to see how raising this queen goes as I've tried in the past but my mom made me get rid of them as she didn't allow me to keep ants at that time. Now I have my own little ant room in my garage where I can keep all the ants I want, so that's nice. I wish my Camponotus nearcticus the best of luck and I hope the colonies prosper and eventually become large like my new colony of Camponotus chromaiodes.
Edited by Ferox_Formicae, June 8 2019 - 4:34 PM.