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Camponotus pennsylvanicus Journal

camponotus journal tarheel ants moving

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#1 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted June 23 2019 - 4:32 PM

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My Camponotus colony (About a year old) seems to be doing OK since I took their log from behind my garage. The log, which is quite large, is currently in a Rubbermaid bin with a Mini Hearth that I hope they will eventually move into. They seem reluctant to leave their beloved log however, and it may be months before I can properly care for them. They have accepted mealworms and honey, but they refuse fish food and I have not seen them touch their scrambled eggs.


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 Tetramorium immigrans

 Temnothorax curvispinosus

 Camponotus nearcticus

 Lasius aphidicola

 Temnothorax minutissimus


#2 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted June 25 2019 - 4:28 AM

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You could just keep them in a cool terrarium with their log in it.

#3 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted June 25 2019 - 7:43 AM

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It's like a foot wide by a foot and a half long, so, while that would be nice, I don't think I have space in my room for a terrarium that big.


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Currently keeping:

 

 Tetramorium immigrans

 Temnothorax curvispinosus

 Camponotus nearcticus

 Lasius aphidicola

 Temnothorax minutissimus


#4 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted June 26 2019 - 6:28 AM

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It's like a foot wide by a foot and a half long, so, while that would be nice, I don't think I have space in my room for a terrarium that big.

Oh, ok.

#5 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted July 11 2019 - 3:30 PM

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I let this colony go today, I don't think they would have ever moved out of their log.


Currently keeping:

 

 Tetramorium immigrans

 Temnothorax curvispinosus

 Camponotus nearcticus

 Lasius aphidicola

 Temnothorax minutissimus


#6 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted July 11 2019 - 4:09 PM

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Well this journal is not entirely over; I do have a queen of this species who I am 99% sure is infertile. Welcome to a whole journal about me waiting for an infertile queen to finally die so I can get the test tube back.


Currently keeping:

 

 Tetramorium immigrans

 Temnothorax curvispinosus

 Camponotus nearcticus

 Lasius aphidicola

 Temnothorax minutissimus


#7 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted July 12 2019 - 6:17 AM

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I just take a trawl and split the log into smaller pieces. When the colony deems the log unsafe, they will move into the new nest.

#8 Offline Antennal_Scrobe - Posted July 12 2019 - 7:53 AM

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Next time I need to move a colony from a log I will do that, but I needed the Mini Hearth for my Lasius americanus.


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Currently keeping:

 

 Tetramorium immigrans

 Temnothorax curvispinosus

 Camponotus nearcticus

 Lasius aphidicola

 Temnothorax minutissimus






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