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AntsAreUs's Camponotus subbarbatus Journal

camponotus camponotus sp. camponotus subbarbatus

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#1 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted June 16 2018 - 3:42 PM

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I've had this colony in a chunk of a dead branch for a while in this container (the wood shavings). I let them dig out some more before dumping them out so I can get the whole colony out. I wasn't sure what the typical colony size is for these ants but it does seem like a decent sized colony. It looks to be at least a year old colony for sure. They have lots of larva and pupa and about 30-40 workers or so (too lazy to count).

 

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I'll get better pics once they move into the tube.


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#2 Offline CatsnAnts - Posted June 16 2018 - 4:01 PM

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OMG!!! This is AMAZING because I just found a camponotus subbarbatus queen as well and also just started a journal! I will be waiting eagerly for the next update!!!
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5 queen Temnothorax ambiguus (founding)
11 queen Temnothorax curvispinosus (founding)
1 queen Colobopsis mississippiensis (founding)
1 queen Colobopsis impressa (founding)
1 queen Lasius interjectus (with 30 host workers)
x3 1 queen Camponotus subbarbatus (founding)
1 queen Strumigebys pilinasis (colony of about 30 workers)
1 queen Ponera pennsylvanica (founding)
x2 1 queen Pheidole bicarinata (founding)
1 queen Temnothorax curvispinosus (~170 workers) ... also have 2 termite colonies.

#3 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted June 17 2018 - 5:00 PM

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Here is the pic of the whole colony! It doesn't show off how much brood they actually have though. They have tons of brood.

 

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#4 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted June 23 2018 - 5:08 PM

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Made a short video a day after feeding. Their gasters look pretty neat and transparent.

 

 



#5 Offline AntPhycho - Posted June 23 2018 - 6:00 PM

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Those are beauties, wish I would be lucky enough to find a whole colony in a branch  (y)


Founding:              

Solenopsis invicta Experimental 7 Queen Colony                   Brachymyrmex sp.

Liometopum occidentale x2                                                       Pogonomyrmex californicus 2 Queen Colony

Forelius sp. 3 Queen Colony                                                   Solenopsis xyloni 3 Queen Colony

Forelius sp.                                                                              Pogonomyrmex californicus 3 Queen Colony x2

Pogonomyrmex californicus x5                                                 Would you buy from someone who insults you as a result of a question? 

Solenopsis xyloni x9                                                                  June 9, 2019 (10:41AM) drtrmiller: you are obviously so mentally deficient, you are incable of understanding... 

 

 

 


#6 Offline AntsAreUs - Posted July 24 2018 - 3:46 PM

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7/24/18

 

They love mealworms and sugar water. They can't seem to get enough of either. They have been growing quite steadily and no new eggs lately.

 

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#7 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted March 8 2019 - 10:50 AM

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These are littering my woods. They are literally everywhere. I have a colony with over 300 workers. Day before yesterday they had 10 workers. I found some satellite nests and fused the colonies to mine. :)





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