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Mettcollsuss's Camponotus pennsylvanicus Journal

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#21 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted February 3 2019 - 6:57 AM

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It looks like only 2 workers didn't survive hibernation. The queen's antennae are starting to twitch occasionally.

EDIT: The queen is actually moving a lot. I just saw her wave her legs around and her whole body twitched. She's waking up fast.

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#22 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted February 4 2019 - 2:39 PM

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The queen (and everyone else) is fully awake! It looks like they only suffered one casualty during hibernation.


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#23 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted February 8 2019 - 6:09 AM

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They're eating well and are very active. They're starting to disagree again. They've filled up on Sunburst nectar and taken three fruit flies.

#24 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted February 9 2019 - 1:06 PM

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Some of the larvae have already resumed growth. I'm starting to see some 2nd instar larvae (they had all 1st going into hibernation). 

 

Yay!


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#25 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted February 14 2019 - 3:14 PM

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Already have some med-large larvae. I count 28 larvae in total.



#26 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted February 18 2019 - 8:52 AM

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I just found a new egg laid. And one of the larvae is a little bigger than the worker caring for it. Might just be that it's just a larger minor worker, since the colony only has nanitics, but I'm hoping it'll be a media or major worker (although it'll probably just be a media).


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#27 Offline Macro_Ants - Posted February 19 2019 - 1:26 PM

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Nice, I’ve got a 2k workers Camponotus pennsylvanicus colony, they’re pretty fun once they get past the super slow growth of the first year or two.
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