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Dspdrew's Camponotus essigi Journal [37] (Discontinued)

Camponotus essigi Dspdrew journal

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#1 Online dspdrew - Posted September 17 2013 - 11:20 PM

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5-22-2013

 

Location:  O'Neill Regional Park, Orange County, California.
Habitat:  Oak forest.
Coloration, hue and pattern:  Dark red head, brownish red thorax, brownish yellow legs and front half of gaster, and black rear half of gaster.
Length:  10mm.

 

I caught this Camponotus essigi queen in Southern California, May 3rd 2013, climbing up a tree trunk, shortly after dark on a very hot day.
Original ID thread: http://www.formicult...ty-ca-4-26-2013

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She started laying eggs the next day, and now has five of them.

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#2 Online dspdrew - Posted September 17 2013 - 11:58 PM

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Update 7-13-2013

 

All five eggs are now larvae, and one of them is very large. I think it's possible she might have eaten some of her first eggs, and those smaller larvae are not from the original batch. It also looks like she laid one more egg not too long ago.

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#3 Online dspdrew - Posted September 18 2013 - 12:00 AM

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Update 8-9-2013

 

The queen died.



#4 Offline WeatherAnt - Posted September 23 2013 - 8:40 PM

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Update 8-9-2013

 

The queen died.

 

I'm sorry. Maybe next time!



#5 Online dspdrew - Posted April 13 2018 - 5:15 PM

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Update 4-13-2018

 

I found another one of these queens on 3-30-2018 at Chaney Trail in Altadena, California.

 

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So far it has a big pile of eggs.


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#6 Offline antnest8 - Posted April 13 2018 - 5:18 PM

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wow that was abrupt just "the queen died"

glad you found another one


have 1 camponotus queen

1 crematogaster queen

5 lasius umbratus queens


#7 Online dspdrew - Posted June 10 2018 - 3:44 PM

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Update 6-10-2018

 

The new queen recently got her first worker.


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#8 Online Ant_Dude2908 - Posted July 29 2018 - 3:48 PM

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Update 6-10-2018
 
The new queen recently got her first worker.

Yay! Are these found in Tennessee? I think I caught one.

#9 Online dspdrew - Posted July 29 2018 - 8:39 PM

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No, they are not in Tennessee.



#10 Online Ant_Dude2908 - Posted July 30 2018 - 11:10 AM

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Ok, thanks! Must be something else then. Still myrmentoma though.

#11 Offline Rstheant - Posted January 15 2019 - 5:43 PM

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Update. ‘Lemme guess. Both dead...

#12 Offline nurbs - Posted January 15 2019 - 6:13 PM

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Just follow mine ;)

 

https://www.instagra.../p/BsraFNNFgSE/

 

 

Update. ‘Lemme guess. Both dead...


Instagram:

nurbsants

 

YouTube

 

California Ants for Sale

 

Camponotus us-ca02

http://www.formicult...onotus-us-ca02/

 

Pencil Case and Test Tube Formicariums

http://www.formicult...m-and-outworld/

 

Bloodworm Soup

http://www.formicult...bloodworm-soup/


#13 Online dspdrew - Posted January 16 2019 - 7:31 AM

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Update. ‘Lemme guess. Both dead...

 

Not yet, but soon.



#14 Offline Rstheant - Posted January 16 2019 - 3:21 PM

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Just follow mine ;)
 
https://www.instagra.../p/BsraFNNFgSE/
 
 

Update. ‘Lemme guess. Both dead...


They look strangely like C. Hyatti...

#15 Offline nurbs - Posted January 16 2019 - 3:33 PM

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Not C. hyatti. Never use coloring as the main criteria for IDing. Found at Chaney Trail two years ago, same spot Drew found his last year.

 

 

Just follow mine ;)
 
https://www.instagra.../p/BsraFNNFgSE/
 
 

Update. ‘Lemme guess. Both dead...


They look strangely like C. Hyatti...

 


Instagram:

nurbsants

 

YouTube

 

California Ants for Sale

 

Camponotus us-ca02

http://www.formicult...onotus-us-ca02/

 

Pencil Case and Test Tube Formicariums

http://www.formicult...m-and-outworld/

 

Bloodworm Soup

http://www.formicult...bloodworm-soup/


#16 Offline Rstheant - Posted January 16 2019 - 5:40 PM

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Not C. hyatti. Never use coloring as the main criteria for IDing. Found at Chaney Trail two years ago, same spot Drew found his last year.
 

Just follow mine ;)
 https://www.instagra.../p/BsraFNNFgSE/
 
 

Update. ‘Lemme guess. Both dead...


They look strangely like C. Hyatti...

I know colour isn’t the main factor for ID. Just when I saw them, I first thought they looked like C . Hyatti, but C.Essigi are completely different. The video made it look like C.Hyatti.

#17 Online dspdrew - Posted January 16 2019 - 7:50 PM

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A lot of Myrmentoma look similar.


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#18 Offline Rstheant - Posted January 16 2019 - 9:48 PM

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Yeah...

#19 Online dspdrew - Posted April 6 2019 - 11:43 AM

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Update 4-6-2019

 

I sold this colony. Too much to take care of.







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