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Dspdrew's Camponotus maritimus Journal [240] (Updated 6-10-2018)

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#1 Online dspdrew - Posted April 15 2018 - 3:07 AM

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I found four of these queens on 3-30-2018 at Chaney Trail in Altadena, California. At first we weren't sure what they were, as they didn't look like all-black C. vicinus, and certainly did not look like C. quercicola. After doing some reading, nurbs found them to possibly be C. maritimus. I put one of mine under the microscope, and all the features seemed to match.


ID Thread: http://www.formicult...na-ca-3-30-2018


I have two of them in test tubes, and two in two of my starter formicariums.







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#2 Offline KBant - Posted April 15 2018 - 4:15 AM


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Beautiful species!

#3 Offline nurbs - Posted April 16 2018 - 2:01 PM


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My 20+ colony's queen from last year died in hibernation, so will have to restart from scratch this year :(




Uploaded video. The major survived.


Edited by nurbs, April 16 2018 - 4:21 PM.

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#4 Offline Dnail - Posted April 16 2018 - 9:03 PM


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My 20+ colony's queen from last year died in hibernation, so will have to restart from scratch this year :(




Uploaded video. The major survived.


sorry to hear that

is it common for ant to die when hibernate?


1 Polyrachis semiinermis

Buniapone amblyops

2 Ponera Japonica

Prospective colony (laying egg):

1 Pheidole parva (laying egg but still no brood after a month maybe infertile?)

1 Polyrachis dives

1 Odontoponera denticulata

1 Polyrachis bicolor

1 Unknow

1 Polyrachis semiinermis



2 Polyrachis dives

Journal: http://www.formicult...-update-041318/



3/31/18-5/13/18 Odontomachus aciculatus 


#5 Offline antnest8 - Posted April 17 2018 - 1:36 PM


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most ants don't die but some still do :(

have 1 camponotus queen

1 crematogaster queen

5 lasius umbratus queens

#6 Online dspdrew - Posted June 10 2018 - 4:07 PM

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Update 6-10-2018

I think one of these must have died, because I only seem to have three of them. They all have workers now too, with two having only one worker, and the third having four.

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