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Camponotus nearcticus Journal

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#1 Online Antennal_Scrobe - Posted June 27 2019 - 2:30 PM

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Over the past two days I have caught two Camponotus nearcticus queens at my local park. One queen does have a bit more red, but otherwise they are identical. Currently, they reside in test tube setups filled with wood chips, for comfort. The black queen was cleaning her gaster earlier, which if I remember correctly is a sign of fertility. I know this is a seldom kept species, so I'm not really sure if they do well in captivity, or if their care is anything special.


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 Tetramorium immigrans

 

 Temnothorax curvispinosus

 

 Camponotus nearcticus

 

 Lasius aphidicola


#2 Online Antennal_Scrobe - Posted July 10 2019 - 1:43 PM

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One of the queens has about four eggs. Both have turned most of their wood into sawdust and excavated little caverns.


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 Tetramorium immigrans

 

 Temnothorax curvispinosus

 

 Camponotus nearcticus

 

 Lasius aphidicola


#3 Online Antennal_Scrobe - Posted July 11 2019 - 11:46 AM

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I don't think anyone else actually keeps this ant, since this is my most viewed journal despite having no comments. I assume people come here to look for answers about C. nearcticus, don't find any, and leave. 


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 Tetramorium immigrans

 

 Temnothorax curvispinosus

 

 Camponotus nearcticus

 

 Lasius aphidicola


#4 Offline CatsnAnts - Posted July 11 2019 - 11:52 AM

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I don't think anyone else actually keeps this ant, since this is my most viewed journal despite having no comments. I assume people come here to look for answers about C. nearcticus, don't find any, and leave.


Many people actually do keep C. nearcticus. It is the common carpenter ant in the myrmentoma subgenus. Still a really good find though, I love myrmentoma Camponotus. :D really excited for this journal!
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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.

#5 Online Ant_Dude2908 - Posted July 11 2019 - 4:09 PM

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I have a queen with three pupae and lots of larvae.
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#6 Online Antennal_Scrobe - Posted July 11 2019 - 4:11 PM

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Do they grow faster than other carpenter ants on account of their small size?


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 Tetramorium immigrans

 

 Temnothorax curvispinosus

 

 Camponotus nearcticus

 

 Lasius aphidicola


#7 Online Ant_Dude2908 - Posted July 12 2019 - 6:10 AM

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Unfortunately, no. Not that I have seen.

#8 Online Antennal_Scrobe - Posted July 12 2019 - 7:51 AM

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A shame. But they do look cool in their own way.


Is about 4 eggs after two weeks good growth?


Currently keeping:

 

 Tetramorium immigrans

 

 Temnothorax curvispinosus

 

 Camponotus nearcticus

 

 Lasius aphidicola


#9 Online Ant_Dude2908 - Posted July 12 2019 - 8:21 AM

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Yes. Mine took two and a half.
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