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Manitobant's mature camponotus novaeboracensis journal

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#1 Offline Manitobant - Posted May 30 2019 - 12:21 PM


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If anyone here lives in canada, you would know that the massive camponotus nuptial flights are a special part of the springtime experience. When they come it signifies that a new season of anting has officially begun. While I have caught lots of camponotus queens so far, there is simply too many to make a journal on and it would take way too long. Instead I would like to make a journal on a colony I recently caught under a log with about 200 workers, lots of brood and a single queen. I currently have them housed in an extra large critter keeper which I originally used for wasp queens filled with rotten wood for them to dig through. They are doing really well so far and I have high Hopes for this colony.

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#2 Offline Acutus - Posted May 30 2019 - 12:26 PM


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Sounds great! Please post some pics when you get a chance. :D Setup and all. This is a species I would love to get. :D Apparently they are native here but not very common.



Currently keeping:

Camponotus chromaiodes

Camponotus castaneus

Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Aphaenogaster "NOT tennesseensis" fulva

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