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Aaron's Camponotus floridanus Journal

camponotus floridanus formicinae

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#1 Offline Aaron567 - Posted June 27 2019 - 10:36 AM

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Camponotus floridanus

 

Last time I tried keeping this species, I gave up on them because they grew too fast and ate too much food. This has to be one of the fastest-growing monogynous Camponotus species in the world. They get very large colonies (10,000+) and are extremely aggressive, making it very difficult to feed them if you don't have the proper setup. The major workers are known to draw blood. I will attempt to keep them again and see how far I can get before inevitably needing to release them.

 

I found this queen in a pool on the morning of June 20, 2019. They have their nuptial flights right after sunset, so she was certainly in there for several hours. After a few days she shed all but one wing and laid her first batch of eggs.

 

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