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ZllGGY's Camponotus Hurculeanus


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#1 Offline ZllGGY - Posted August 24 2018 - 6:57 AM

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August 24th 2018

 

 

I caught this queen around June and she just got her first 3 workers the other day (will provide pictures later today). I gave her a little sugar water and a Banana cockroach as a first meal for her workers and they loved it. Also gave her brood from my other Camponotus Hurculeanus queen as she was failing as a queen so she now has a bunch of brood waiting to turn to pupae. She is also the bigger of the 3 queens that i caught of this species


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Colonies:

 

Founding:

Camponotus cf. Modoc

Camponotus cf. Herculeanus

 

Dream Ants:

 

Stenamma Diecki

Solenopsis Molesta

Manica Invidia

Camponotus Herculeanus

Lasius Latipes

Dorymyrmex Pyramicus

Tapinoma Sessile


#2 Offline Major - Posted August 24 2018 - 6:59 AM

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Great to see you making a journal of these! Turns out that mine was actually Chromaides. I'm not that great at identifying ants :lol:
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#3 Offline ZllGGY - Posted August 24 2018 - 7:08 AM

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Great to see you making a journal of these! Turns out that mine was actually Chromaides. I'm not that great at identifying ants :lol:

it happens. i was lucky to get 3 of these girls so fingers crossed the brood boost helps her out. one other queen has 1 worker but no more brood so either she's waiting for hibernation or she's a dud also


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Colonies:

 

Founding:

Camponotus cf. Modoc

Camponotus cf. Herculeanus

 

Dream Ants:

 

Stenamma Diecki

Solenopsis Molesta

Manica Invidia

Camponotus Herculeanus

Lasius Latipes

Dorymyrmex Pyramicus

Tapinoma Sessile


#4 Offline ZllGGY - Posted August 24 2018 - 4:54 PM

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Images for this colony and she also had a 4th worker come about sometime in the night I'm assuming
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Colonies:

 

Founding:

Camponotus cf. Modoc

Camponotus cf. Herculeanus

 

Dream Ants:

 

Stenamma Diecki

Solenopsis Molesta

Manica Invidia

Camponotus Herculeanus

Lasius Latipes

Dorymyrmex Pyramicus

Tapinoma Sessile


#5 Offline ZllGGY - Posted September 5 2018 - 7:18 AM

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September 5th 2018

 

No true Update to post the queen and workers have been taking care of the brood that i boosted them with and appears to have another worker on the way either later today or tomorrow

 

edit: Checked on her when i got home and she has a 5th worker


Edited by ZllGGY, September 6 2018 - 6:40 AM.

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Colonies:

 

Founding:

Camponotus cf. Modoc

Camponotus cf. Herculeanus

 

Dream Ants:

 

Stenamma Diecki

Solenopsis Molesta

Manica Invidia

Camponotus Herculeanus

Lasius Latipes

Dorymyrmex Pyramicus

Tapinoma Sessile


#6 Offline ZllGGY - Posted September 14 2018 - 9:24 AM

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September 14th 2018

 

My queen is now up to seven workers and i attached their test tube to an AC portal so they have some room to roam around. (They really hated the cotton). I have also started thinking about starting a Youtube channel so i can show case all of my insects that i am working on owning as of right now i have like 15-20 ant colonies going and i have two praying mantises that I'm going to breed together. Will provide pictures of my queen later when i get back to my house tonight and i have decided to name her Alcmene i have decided this name because she is the mother of Hercules himself.


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Colonies:

 

Founding:

Camponotus cf. Modoc

Camponotus cf. Herculeanus

 

Dream Ants:

 

Stenamma Diecki

Solenopsis Molesta

Manica Invidia

Camponotus Herculeanus

Lasius Latipes

Dorymyrmex Pyramicus

Tapinoma Sessile


#7 Offline ZllGGY - Posted September 18 2018 - 10:09 AM

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sadly 2 of the 7 workers dies so she's down to 5 workers i think they just didn't have enough sugar water so i fed them. Will be feeding them a baby dubia later today, as my banana roaches are being pains as far as being collectable


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Colonies:

 

Founding:

Camponotus cf. Modoc

Camponotus cf. Herculeanus

 

Dream Ants:

 

Stenamma Diecki

Solenopsis Molesta

Manica Invidia

Camponotus Herculeanus

Lasius Latipes

Dorymyrmex Pyramicus

Tapinoma Sessile


#8 Offline Karma - Posted September 18 2018 - 7:23 PM

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Nice to see another person keeping this species. Caught my queen beginning of may. Must have gotten lucky as she is at around 30 workers now. Heat definitely helps with these guys far more than any other ant I have seen.


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#9 Offline Skwiggledork - Posted September 18 2018 - 8:42 PM

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What is the difference between C.herculeanus and C.chromaiodes? I'm not sure which one I have. I caught a queen back on May 23rd. She is up to 12 or so workers.



#10 Offline Major - Posted September 19 2018 - 7:01 AM

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What is the difference between C.herculeanus and C.chromaiodes? I'm not sure which one I have. I caught a queen back on May 23rd. She is up to 12 or so workers.


No Hurculeanus in NY :) it's definitely Chromaides
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