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Dspdrew's Camponotus fragilis Journal [200] (Updated 6-13-2019)

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#81 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted December 3 2018 - 11:47 AM

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How old is your largest colony?



#82 Offline FSTP - Posted December 22 2018 - 3:35 AM

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How do you even feed these guys when they're in a test tube? They're so frantic I don't see how one would do it.


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#83 Online dspdrew - Posted December 22 2018 - 11:06 AM

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I don't. I only put them in a test tube when someone wants to buy them in a test tube. I won't even sell more than 20 in a test tube, because it's too hard to even get them in there.


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#84 Offline Rstheant - Posted January 14 2019 - 4:19 PM

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#85 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted March 7 2019 - 2:14 PM

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Journals pretty interesting, I’m getting a new Camponotus Fragilis colony soon. Now I can sort of imagine what I will be keeping.

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#86 Offline Rstheant - Posted March 7 2019 - 3:35 PM

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Good luck with them. (y) They do well in heat, and do well in test tube setups. They don’t need hibernation, unlike some Camponotus species. :yes:

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#87 Online Ant_Dude2908 - Posted March 8 2019 - 5:38 AM

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#88 Offline Rstheant - Posted March 8 2019 - 3:22 PM

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:P
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#89 Online Ant_Dude2908 - Posted March 8 2019 - 3:58 PM

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I love their colors...

#90 Offline Rstheant - Posted March 8 2019 - 7:25 PM

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Same. They are CA signatures species.

Just kidding. :lol:

#91 Offline neoponera - Posted March 10 2019 - 7:20 AM

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update?



#92 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted April 27 2019 - 12:28 PM

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#93 Online dspdrew - Posted June 13 2019 - 10:28 PM

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Update 6-13-2019
 

I only have one large colony of these now, and it's doing great. I counted about 500 or so workers.

 

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#94 Offline Guy_Fieri - Posted June 13 2019 - 10:51 PM

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Those majors are huge! I thought this was some weird polygynous colony at first.



#95 Offline FSTP - Posted June 13 2019 - 11:59 PM

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they look awesome drew! The colony I got from you last year is still doing great as well.


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#96 Offline Dukagora - Posted June 20 2019 - 9:43 PM

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Wow 500 workers. Do we know what the typical wild colony size is?

#97 Offline mbullock42086 - Posted July 25 2019 - 9:17 PM

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Looks like you can use majors to tell absquatulator apart from fragillis, too.  The absquatulator colony i know of has huge majors almost the same size as those weird ocreatus lookalikes that are arboreal







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