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Mettcollsuss's Camponotus pennsylvanicus Journal

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#41 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted March 17 2019 - 7:58 AM

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This queen has no wings....
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#42 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted March 17 2019 - 1:32 PM

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A fifteenth worker eclosed last night. It's another media, slightly larger than the last one.

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and here's a closeup of the queen while i'm here

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#43 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted March 18 2019 - 5:14 PM

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I'm still not entirely clear on the different castes in this species. Do they go minor, media, major, or minor, media, submajor, major, or minor, media, major, supermajor, etc.? What would this newest worker (the 18th one) be classified as? it's the biggest so far. Is she just a larger media? a submajor? 

 

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#44 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted March 19 2019 - 5:49 AM

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I would say submajor, or as CCJ would say, mini major! It (In my opinion) goes minor, worker, media, submajor, major, supermajor. I'm my Camponotus chromaiodes colony they have the minors hang out with the queen and brood, workers hunt, medians hunt and help cut up food outside the nest, submajors occasionally hunt, protect queen and cut up food inside the nest, majors protect colony and cut up food where ever, supermajors occasionally cut up food, but mostly protect colony.

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#45 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted March 31 2019 - 8:27 AM

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They have 3 major pupae at the moment, and the first one is super dark. It'll eclose today or tomorrow, I'm guessing.

 

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#46 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted March 31 2019 - 8:28 AM

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Looks like my smallest C. chromaiodes colony!
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#47 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted March 31 2019 - 11:59 AM

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Okay, I just updated this journal a couple hours ago, but I checked on them, and the major has eclosed! She's even more massive than I expected. She looks larger in person than she does in the photos.

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#48 Offline Rstheant - Posted March 31 2019 - 12:23 PM

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Nice... my Camponotus quercicola has a larva that’s bigger than the workers. I’m hoping it’s a major or a median. The queen is getting fat, and eggs are emerging!!

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#49 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted April 1 2019 - 9:38 AM

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I just got a package from THA for my huge C. chromaiodes colony. I am moving them in right now! I will guess these new nests will last until about 1500 workers.
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#50 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted April 13 2019 - 4:01 AM

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Moved this journal to here







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