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T.C.'s Camponotus noveboracensis Journal


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#1 Offline T.C. - Posted July 3 2017 - 3:01 PM

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I already have a journal, but I would like to start a new one. I will start it with this 1 of many camponotous noveboracensis queens.. Just eggs so far.

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#2 Offline T.C. - Posted August 12 2017 - 3:04 PM

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LATE UPDATE:



Things were going really well, for her. Had some nice larva and a few cocoons. But theN something happened. :(

She got brood boosted big time! I took some cocoons from a wild colony. The cocoons came from a log that was split up ready to be burned, so I took a bunch of their cocoons for my colonies. The tree base the wild colony was living in was cut down into many pieces that got shipped everywhere, so this colony no longer had a queen, which also means no future
for them unfortunately. However the workers that are soon to emerge from these cocoons will have a different story. You can see the Nanitic cocoons on the bottom. Crazy how small they are compared to the large soldiers.



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#3 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted August 12 2017 - 4:19 PM

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I love the orange color to the larvae and eggs, is that just a thing with Camponotus?

Also, how did you make that wooden nest she's in, I would like to do something like that with my colony.


Edited by TennesseeAnts, August 12 2017 - 4:21 PM.

Colonies I Keep:

Formica cf. pallidefulva     http://www.formicult...pdated-6222017/

Formica subsericea      http://www.formicult...ica-sp-journal/

Camponotus castaneus    http://www.formicult...taneus-journal/

Crematogaster ashmeadi     http://www.formicult...colony/?p=66053


#4 Offline T.C. - Posted August 12 2017 - 4:50 PM

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I love the orange color to the larvae and eggs, is that just a thing with Camponotus?
Also, how did you make that wooden nest she's in, I would like to do something like that with my colony.


They are throw together nests. Nothing pretty and only temporary. Eventually they will chew through it. However I found camponotous do better in wooden setups and they work well for founding. I'm also able to manage humidity in these ones. I'll send you a free one if you pay for shipping.

#5 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted August 13 2017 - 6:36 AM

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I love the orange color to the larvae and eggs, is that just a thing with Camponotus?
Also, how did you make that wooden nest she's in, I would like to do something like that with my colony.


They are throw together nests. Nothing pretty and only temporary. Eventually they will chew through it. However I found camponotous do better in wooden setups and they work well for founding. I'm also able to manage humidity in these ones. I'll send you a free one if you pay for shipping.

 

Thanks, but if I decided to keep my ants in a wooden nest then I would like to make it myself. The project it self seems just as cool as the nest.

All I would like to ask is where you got the wood, will any untreated wood from lowes do.


Edited by TennesseeAnts, August 13 2017 - 6:38 AM.

Colonies I Keep:

Formica cf. pallidefulva     http://www.formicult...pdated-6222017/

Formica subsericea      http://www.formicult...ica-sp-journal/

Camponotus castaneus    http://www.formicult...taneus-journal/

Crematogaster ashmeadi     http://www.formicult...colony/?p=66053





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