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Ferox's Camponotus americanus Journal (Updated July 18th, 2019)


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#1 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted May 19 2019 - 10:59 AM

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Finally got a queen, and she is gorgeous! I found her under a rock on the forest floor. In her claustral cell, she had about 15 or so eggs. I'm so excited to finally have this species!


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#2 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted May 27 2019 - 7:48 PM

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One of her eggs has hatched! :)


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#3 Offline CatsnAnts - Posted May 28 2019 - 4:11 AM

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One of her eggs has hatched! :)


Awesome! :D
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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.

#4 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted May 28 2019 - 6:17 AM

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Mine are just starting to hatch...
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#5 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted May 29 2019 - 6:40 PM

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A bunch of her eggs have hatched, and that larva from the last update is now an L2! :D


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#6 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted May 30 2019 - 4:22 AM

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Pics?

#7 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted May 30 2019 - 7:29 AM

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Pics?

I'll get some when I get home.


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#8 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted June 2 2019 - 4:23 PM

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That one larva is now very large, and should be pupating within a few days!


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#9 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted June 5 2019 - 4:23 AM

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She's got her first pupa! It's still very fresh, but at least she's got one! I can't wait for her first workers! They should eclose by the time I get back from Florida in a few weeks.


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#10 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted June 5 2019 - 6:49 AM

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Mine has 1 3rd instar larva, and 4-5 1st-2nd instar larvae. :)
Pics!?

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#11 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted June 5 2019 - 7:09 AM

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Mine has 1 3rd instar larva, and 4-5 1st-2nd instar larvae. :)
Pics!?

I'll attempt to get some.


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#12 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted June 5 2019 - 7:12 AM

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Mine has 1 3rd instar larva, and 4-5 1st-2nd instar larvae. :)
Pics!?

I'll attempt to get some.

Thanks!
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#13 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted July 18 2019 - 6:48 PM

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She has four workers now! They have been feeding on the sugar water I gave them, and the queen is looking very fat.


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