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Brad's Camponotus Vicinus Journal (Updated 6-29-20)


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#1 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted April 3 2019 - 6:49 PM

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4-3-19

On the 30th I caught this queen at Whitney Canyon Park at like 9:00 or something. At first I thought it was a salsabean but people were telling me it was Vicinus. I'll upload better photos to see weather or not this is Vicinus

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Edited by B_rad0806, June 29 2020 - 5:54 PM.

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#2 Offline WestLA_DO - Posted April 3 2019 - 7:28 PM

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Based on those pics, I’d say vicinus

#3 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted April 9 2019 - 7:13 PM

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UPDATE 4-9-19

I had a little check and I saw she laid eggs :) 

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#4 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted April 14 2019 - 8:57 AM

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UPDATE 4-14-19

Nurbs gave me 2 more of these queens so I have 3 now.


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#5 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted May 8 2019 - 4:43 PM

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UPDATE 5-8-19

One of the queens got their first pupa. The other queens have a larvae or 2. I should be getting my first Vicinus worker in a few days.


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#6 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted May 28 2019 - 2:40 PM

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UPDATE: 5/28/19

Yesterday this colony got their first worker. The ones that Nurbs gave me are doing well to, they have lots of brood that is going to hatch in a week or two. I plan on moving the colony with the worker inside my pencil case formicarium. my other Vicinus I plan on moving into one of Drew's formicarium that I have lying around.

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#7 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted July 10 2019 - 12:13 PM

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Update 7-10-19

These guys were doing good a month ago. They had as many as 3 workers. Now somehow the workers all died except for 1. The colony that I caught has 3 workers and is nesting in one of Nurbs' pencil case formicariums. 1 worker has recently died though :( 


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#8 Offline BeginnerAntKeeper - Posted July 10 2019 - 9:33 PM

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Have you fed them honey or sugar? In my experience Camponotus colonies will collapse shortly after having nanitics if not fed honey.

#9 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted July 11 2019 - 9:54 AM

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Have you fed them honey or sugar? In my experience Camponotus colonies will collapse shortly after having nanitics if not fed honey.


I have fed them

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#10 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted August 21 2019 - 4:20 PM

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Update 8-21-19

Literally all these guys died. Not sure how.


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#11 Offline NickAnter - Posted August 21 2019 - 4:36 PM

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The queen you found at Whitney Canyon looks exactly like the one I caught about 100 miles north, but in very similar habitat. The only difference is that I caught mine in mid August.  I even found a beheaded one under a similar stone near the one she was under.   Do you know the temperature on the night during which you collected her?


Colonies:(Nylanderia vividula, Lasius cf. americanus, Pheidole navigans)

 

Founding queens:(Camponotus hyatti/sayi, Temnothorax nevadensis, Pheidole navigans, Solenopsis sp. 1, Solenopsis sp.2Pogonomyrmex californicus, Tetramorium bicarinatum

 

Ants I would like to acquire soon: Acanthomyops, Lasius brevicornis, Stigmatomma pallipes or oregonense, Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus fragilis, Myrmecocystus navajo, Myrmecocystus semirufus/mimicus, Formica perpilosa, Formica aserva, Formica argentea, Liometopum luctuosum, Manica bradleyi or invidia, Temnothorax nevadensis, and a Myrmica sp

 

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  Now, more than ever, we must remember that being a sheep, and not making a stand, only leads us to our doom. We must not just follow those who force their views upon others, by threatening to hurt. Stand up to them, and do not cower or grovel before them.


#12 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted August 21 2019 - 6:13 PM

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The queen you found at Whitney Canyon looks exactly like the one I caught about 100 miles north, but in very similar habitat. The only difference is that I caught mine in mid August.  I even found a beheaded one under a similar stone near the one she was under.   Do you know the temperature on the night during which you collected her?

I think it was about 75-80 degrees 


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#13 Offline NickAnter - Posted August 21 2019 - 6:29 PM

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At night?  Or during the day? 75-80 seems rather high.


Colonies:(Nylanderia vividula, Lasius cf. americanus, Pheidole navigans)

 

Founding queens:(Camponotus hyatti/sayi, Temnothorax nevadensis, Pheidole navigans, Solenopsis sp. 1, Solenopsis sp.2Pogonomyrmex californicus, Tetramorium bicarinatum

 

Ants I would like to acquire soon: Acanthomyops, Lasius brevicornis, Stigmatomma pallipes or oregonense, Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus fragilis, Myrmecocystus navajo, Myrmecocystus semirufus/mimicus, Formica perpilosa, Formica aserva, Formica argentea, Liometopum luctuosum, Manica bradleyi or invidia, Temnothorax nevadensis, and a Myrmica sp

 

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  Now, more than ever, we must remember that being a sheep, and not making a stand, only leads us to our doom. We must not just follow those who force their views upon others, by threatening to hurt. Stand up to them, and do not cower or grovel before them.


#14 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted June 15 2020 - 2:58 PM

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Update 6-15-20

I got 6 of these guys in a trade for Pogonomyrmex Californicus. 3 of them were the all black kind and 3 were orange and black. I moved one of them into my Drew formicarium that I had. All of these queens have pupae and other eggs. They should have workers within a week or 2. I'm going to put a black and orange one for sale when they all get workers so look on my shop within the next few weeks. 

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#15 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted June 29 2020 - 5:53 PM

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Update 6-29-20

Just recently all of these guys got workers. The 3 of them have 3 workers. I will be moving the ones I will not be selling into Pencil cases. So far so good. They should get more workers throughout the next few days.

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#16 Offline TechAnt - Posted June 29 2020 - 5:55 PM

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Hey, as somebody new to keeping C. Vicinus, I need advise on how to keep them. Can you give some tips, I literally have no idea how to care for them.

Ants:
(x1) Campontous semitstaceus ~20 workers, 1 Queen
(x1) Pheidole californica ~200 workers, 4 Queens
(x1) Camponotus vicinus ~a batch of pupae and 5 workers, 1 Queen (all black variety)

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A bunch of fish ~50 fish

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Myrmecocystus sp. and Acromyrmex sp.


#17 Offline JenC - Posted June 30 2020 - 8:57 AM

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You care for them like any other Camponotus species. They're honestly the easiest Camponotus species to raise.

Edited by JenC, June 30 2020 - 8:58 AM.

Current Colonies:
1x Camponotus Vicinus (3 Workers)

Single Queens:
3x Camponotus Clarithorax
4x Camponotus Maritimus
5x Camponotus Ca02
7x Camponotus Sansabeanus
1x Myrmecocustus Testaceus
3x Prenolepis Imparis




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