Camponotus suffusus 18+mm - queenlessAtom C nest inside circular outworld - heat cable
14 workers, 1 large 3 medium larvae
With a heavy heart I have released these into my backyard...
No queen, and not much brood, there is no point keeping them around.
Even with the lid open, sun exposure, sitting on a small tree stump, they wouldn't leave after a few hours.
I even see tetramorium ants enter the nest to explore, but these girls beat them off.
So I had to dump them out
Yeah the two queens and colonies, cost me a lot of money, lesson learned.
I'll never spend that much on non dream species ants again, plus Camponotus don't vary too much regardless of cost and rarity.
Although these are very active during the day, much like Camponotus aeneopilosus, which I should be able to catch a queen of my own, as I have seen a nest of these near my house.
Edited by CoolColJ, September 30 2018 - 5:26 AM.