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Dspdrew's Camponotus essigi Journal [37] (Updated 6-10-2018)

Camponotus essigi Dspdrew journal

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#1 Offline 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 Offline 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 Offline 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 Offline 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 Offline 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.
Keeper of:

8x Camponotus chromaides
1x Brachyponera sp.
1x Crematogaster cf. cersi
2x Camponotus subbarbatus

#9 Offline 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.
Keeper of:

8x Camponotus chromaides
1x Brachyponera sp.
1x Crematogaster cf. cersi
2x Camponotus subbarbatus

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

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Update. ‘Lemme guess. Both dead...
My current colonies: :yes:

1x Aphaenogaster occidentalis -2 queens!! 30+workers
1x Camponotus fragilis -1 queen 30+ workers
1x Camponotus sansabeanus -1 queen 6+ workers
1x Camponotus semitestaceus - 1 queen 12+ workers
2x Camponotus vicinus queen 1 - 12+ workers 1 major
queen 2 - 10+ workers
1x Camponotus quercicola - 1 queen 6+ workers
1x Camponotus modoc - single queen
1x Liometopum occidentalis - 1 queen 60+ workers
1x Mrymecocytus mexicanus - 1 queen 50+ workers
1x Mrymecocytus navajo - 1 queen 30+ workers
2x Mrymecocytus tenuinodis - single queens
1x Novomesser cockerelli - 1 queen 100+ workers
1x Solenopsis xyloni - 1 queen 500+ workers
1x Veromessor andrei - 1 queen 300+ workers
1x Veromessor pergandei - 1 queen 40+ workers


“Get busy living or get busy dying.”- ...

#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...


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#13 Offline 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...
My current colonies: :yes:

1x Aphaenogaster occidentalis -2 queens!! 30+workers
1x Camponotus fragilis -1 queen 30+ workers
1x Camponotus sansabeanus -1 queen 6+ workers
1x Camponotus semitestaceus - 1 queen 12+ workers
2x Camponotus vicinus queen 1 - 12+ workers 1 major
queen 2 - 10+ workers
1x Camponotus quercicola - 1 queen 6+ workers
1x Camponotus modoc - single queen
1x Liometopum occidentalis - 1 queen 60+ workers
1x Mrymecocytus mexicanus - 1 queen 50+ workers
1x Mrymecocytus navajo - 1 queen 30+ workers
2x Mrymecocytus tenuinodis - single queens
1x Novomesser cockerelli - 1 queen 100+ workers
1x Solenopsis xyloni - 1 queen 500+ workers
1x Veromessor andrei - 1 queen 300+ workers
1x Veromessor pergandei - 1 queen 40+ workers


“Get busy living or get busy dying.”- ...

#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...

 


Los Angeles Antkeeper
YouTube

 

Instagram:

nurbsants

 

California Ants for Sale

 

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.
My current colonies: :yes:

1x Aphaenogaster occidentalis -2 queens!! 30+workers
1x Camponotus fragilis -1 queen 30+ workers
1x Camponotus sansabeanus -1 queen 6+ workers
1x Camponotus semitestaceus - 1 queen 12+ workers
2x Camponotus vicinus queen 1 - 12+ workers 1 major
queen 2 - 10+ workers
1x Camponotus quercicola - 1 queen 6+ workers
1x Camponotus modoc - single queen
1x Liometopum occidentalis - 1 queen 60+ workers
1x Mrymecocytus mexicanus - 1 queen 50+ workers
1x Mrymecocytus navajo - 1 queen 30+ workers
2x Mrymecocytus tenuinodis - single queens
1x Novomesser cockerelli - 1 queen 100+ workers
1x Solenopsis xyloni - 1 queen 500+ workers
1x Veromessor andrei - 1 queen 300+ workers
1x Veromessor pergandei - 1 queen 40+ workers


“Get busy living or get busy dying.”- ...

#17 Offline 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...
My current colonies: :yes:

1x Aphaenogaster occidentalis -2 queens!! 30+workers
1x Camponotus fragilis -1 queen 30+ workers
1x Camponotus sansabeanus -1 queen 6+ workers
1x Camponotus semitestaceus - 1 queen 12+ workers
2x Camponotus vicinus queen 1 - 12+ workers 1 major
queen 2 - 10+ workers
1x Camponotus quercicola - 1 queen 6+ workers
1x Camponotus modoc - single queen
1x Liometopum occidentalis - 1 queen 60+ workers
1x Mrymecocytus mexicanus - 1 queen 50+ workers
1x Mrymecocytus navajo - 1 queen 30+ workers
2x Mrymecocytus tenuinodis - single queens
1x Novomesser cockerelli - 1 queen 100+ workers
1x Solenopsis xyloni - 1 queen 500+ workers
1x Veromessor andrei - 1 queen 300+ workers
1x Veromessor pergandei - 1 queen 40+ workers


“Get busy living or get busy dying.”- ...





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