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T.C's Camponotus pennsylvanicus (1st nanitic after a year! )


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#21 Offline antgenius123 - Posted January 11 2017 - 9:22 AM

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Looks like she's doing well


 
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#22 Offline T.C. - Posted January 11 2017 - 9:39 AM

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Thank you, by the time I had taken the picture of her drinking the sugar water, she had been drinking for around, 15 minutes. I am actually surprised at how much fatter she is than in the previous images.


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#23 Offline MichiganAnts - Posted January 11 2017 - 3:46 PM

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I'd suggest a drop of honey aswell. Since she will need the protein

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#24 Offline Batspiderfish - Posted January 11 2017 - 3:49 PM

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I'd suggest a drop of honey aswell. Since she will need the protein

 

Honey is a carbohydrate source, not a protein source. ;)


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#25 Offline CrazyLegs - Posted January 11 2017 - 8:32 PM

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If I come across a fussy ant, maple syrup always comes through for me. Its expensive per bottle but how much can an ant eat right? :thinking:


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#26 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted January 11 2017 - 9:35 PM

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Good luck with your queen! I want camponotus so bad...

 

Also, for my semi-claustral and underfed claustral queens, I soak a piece of cotton in sugar water and place it near the queen. The queen can drink from it with slightly less chance of drowning. Also, its easy to clean up after.


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#27 Offline T.C. - Posted January 14 2017 - 6:27 PM

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Well, I came back to check on these guys to see if they were fine. Well, they were not, the queen and larvae were tangled up in the cotton plug. After a hour of careful work, I manged to move the queen and larvae safely with no casualties. However, I didn't have no where to really go with them, so I ended up putting them in a container I was going to use for my isopod's.  However it will work for these guys too for right now. She found all the larvae I gave back to her that I had to take out one at a time from the tube. She now has all the larvae tucked in a corner.

 


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#28 Offline Leo - Posted January 14 2017 - 6:59 PM

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Good luck

#29 Offline antgenius123 - Posted January 14 2017 - 11:21 PM

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How does the hydration work? Considering making something like this


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#30 Offline T.C. - Posted January 15 2017 - 5:59 PM

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Pretty simple concept, the image below pretty much sums it up. Sponge goes in the hydration spot. The tiny holes allow humidity to escape into the nest part. I put a hole at the end of the tic tac  jar, and and as well a big enough one in the end of the nest part and glued it in.

 



#31 Offline antgenius123 - Posted January 15 2017 - 10:21 PM

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Oh ok, thanks.


 
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#32 Offline T.C. - Posted February 20 2017 - 8:26 AM

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Well, still larvae, Lesson learned here. Don't boost a new queen that alreadyhas larvae, with more larvae. It appears to me that she has grown all the smaller ones, and the larger ones that were about to go into pupae stage are no longer getting well fed because she is trying to feed the smaller ones so they don't die. Mistake on my part. :(


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#33 Offline T.C. - Posted February 26 2017 - 1:57 PM

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Still larvae, but I fed the queen some syrup and she loved it. I also built her a new nest and moved her in.


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#34 Offline T.C. - Posted September 6 2017 - 11:27 AM

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UPDATE: 9/6/2017

 

Well. if you can believe it, this queen is still alive, but no workers yet. I have doing all the working for her. She ate all that pupae, laid again after that and ate that too. After a few weeks of feeding her spiders, cricket legs, and syrup, she laid again. Only this time i put her in a wood nest. She now has pupae, larvae and eggs. The pupae are real dark so I expect workers any day now! FINALLY!

 

PICTURES COMING.


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#35 Offline T.C. - Posted September 12 2017 - 9:45 AM

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Took over a year, but she finally got that first nanitic!

 


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#36 Offline NanceUSMC - Posted September 12 2017 - 10:15 AM

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Wow, now that's a slow burn!



#37 Offline Bracchymyrmex - Posted September 12 2017 - 10:27 AM

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Congrats, quite some patience you've got. How did you make that wood nest? 



#38 Offline Goldsystem - Posted September 13 2017 - 9:47 AM

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Jeez a whole year, I hope her production speeds up in the future :D

#39 Offline T.C. - Posted September 18 2017 - 9:58 AM

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UPDATE: 9/18/17

 

She has two nanitics now, but some of those pupae she put in the garbage pile. She just isn't very smart. :/



#40 Offline JackPearl - Posted September 18 2017 - 1:02 PM

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xD hopefully they are all fine!




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