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JenC's Camponotus Ca02 Journal

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#1 Offline JenC - Posted October 13 2019 - 2:11 PM

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Hello, I'm starting this journal pretty late, but I'll be adding plenty of updates.

I'll be making this journal on 4 of my Camponotus Ca02 colonies.


Journal Update Coming 10/19/19
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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

#2 Offline Da_NewAntOnTheBlock - Posted October 13 2019 - 2:59 PM

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What's different about this species (like why it doesn't have an ungodly long name that takes me a full day to master spelling)/ what does the Ca02 mean?

There is a important time for everything, important place for everyone, an important person for everybody, and an important ant for each and every ant keeper and myrmecologist alike


#3 Offline NickAnter - Posted October 13 2019 - 3:10 PM

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It is not named. It is virtually unstudied. This is the first year that some have found queens. I am going to try to find some of my own queens in April, 2020. Oh, and the reson everyone wants them is they are giant. Almost 20mm.

Colonies:                                                                             Founding Queens

Nylanderia vividula   (500+ workers)  

Lasius cf. americanus   (80+ workers)                                                          

Lasius niger   (15 workers)                                                      Lasius cf. crypticusx2(in Hibernation)                     

Pheidole navigans   (30+workers and a major)                                        

Temnothorax cf. nevadensis x4,(Largest colony has six workers, and the smallest, one.)

Cardiocondyla mauritanica( 2 queens, 1 worker, queens and worker likely budding out when caught)

Solenopsis truncorum(13 workers)         

Solenopsis molesta (6 workers)           


#4 Offline JenC - Posted October 13 2019 - 3:50 PM

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Yes, ca02 are huge.
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

#5 Offline DDD101DDD - Posted October 13 2019 - 3:53 PM

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They sound awesome.


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#6 Offline JenC - Posted October 13 2019 - 4:34 PM

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They are, their majors are huge too
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

#7 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted October 13 2019 - 8:57 PM

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They're massive, but C. quercicola is pretty much the same, just black and stubbier legs.

#8 Offline NickAnter - Posted October 14 2019 - 5:49 AM

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Well, sadly, some people think that jet black ants are "dull".

They're massive, but C. quercicola is pretty much the same, just black and stubbier legs.


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Colonies:                                                                             Founding Queens

Nylanderia vividula   (500+ workers)  

Lasius cf. americanus   (80+ workers)                                                          

Lasius niger   (15 workers)                                                      Lasius cf. crypticusx2(in Hibernation)                     

Pheidole navigans   (30+workers and a major)                                        

Temnothorax cf. nevadensis x4,(Largest colony has six workers, and the smallest, one.)

Cardiocondyla mauritanica( 2 queens, 1 worker, queens and worker likely budding out when caught)

Solenopsis truncorum(13 workers)         

Solenopsis molesta (6 workers)           


#9 Offline Da_NewAntOnTheBlock - Posted October 14 2019 - 7:38 AM

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Well, sadly, some people think that jet black ants are "dull".

They're massive, but C. quercicola is pretty much the same, just black and stubbier legs.

If you keep them for most of your ant keeping career, any ant would become dull over the years

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#10 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted October 14 2019 - 3:09 PM

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I disagree! Personally I never get bored of my favorite species of ants. Who would get bored of Pogonomyrmex anyways...
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#11 Offline NickAnter - Posted October 14 2019 - 6:10 PM

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I disagree! Personally I never get bored of my favorite species of ants. Who would get bored of Pogonomyrmex anyways...

I certainly agree.

Colonies:                                                                             Founding Queens

Nylanderia vividula   (500+ workers)  

Lasius cf. americanus   (80+ workers)                                                          

Lasius niger   (15 workers)                                                      Lasius cf. crypticusx2(in Hibernation)                     

Pheidole navigans   (30+workers and a major)                                        

Temnothorax cf. nevadensis x4,(Largest colony has six workers, and the smallest, one.)

Cardiocondyla mauritanica( 2 queens, 1 worker, queens and worker likely budding out when caught)

Solenopsis truncorum(13 workers)         

Solenopsis molesta (6 workers)           


#12 Offline Da_NewAntOnTheBlock - Posted October 18 2019 - 2:10 PM

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I disagree! Personally I never get bored of my favorite species of ants. Who would get bored of Pogonomyrmex anyways...

I certainly agree.

 

Camponotous isn't a harvesting ant.


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#13 Offline NickAnter - Posted October 18 2019 - 2:32 PM

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I disagree! Personally I never get bored of my favorite species of ants. Who would get bored of Pogonomyrmex anyways...

I certainly agree.
Camponotous isn't a harvesting ant.
I was agreeing to the part that said about never getting bored of your favorite ants. I never even mentioned Pogonomyrmex.

Edited by NickAnter, October 18 2019 - 2:34 PM.

Colonies:                                                                             Founding Queens

Nylanderia vividula   (500+ workers)  

Lasius cf. americanus   (80+ workers)                                                          

Lasius niger   (15 workers)                                                      Lasius cf. crypticusx2(in Hibernation)                     

Pheidole navigans   (30+workers and a major)                                        

Temnothorax cf. nevadensis x4,(Largest colony has six workers, and the smallest, one.)

Cardiocondyla mauritanica( 2 queens, 1 worker, queens and worker likely budding out when caught)

Solenopsis truncorum(13 workers)         

Solenopsis molesta (6 workers)           


#14 Offline mbullock42086 - Posted October 18 2019 - 2:38 PM

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way bigger than quercicola



#15 Offline JenC - Posted October 19 2019 - 3:50 PM

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Will be post phoned till tomorrow
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

#16 Offline Da_NewAntOnTheBlock - Posted October 19 2019 - 3:52 PM

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Let's get this show on the road!
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#17 Offline JenC - Posted October 19 2019 - 3:53 PM

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Let's get this show on the road!


Soon, I decided to wait till tomorrow because that's when they are scheduled to be fed.

Edited by JenC, October 19 2019 - 3:54 PM.

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

#18 Offline Da_NewAntOnTheBlock - Posted October 19 2019 - 3:58 PM

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Feed them mealworms or some invertebrate that has some life left when it is "killed"

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#19 Offline DDD101DDD - Posted October 19 2019 - 4:00 PM

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Feed them mealworms or some invertebrate that has some life left when it is "killed"

Why?


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#20 Offline Da_NewAntOnTheBlock - Posted October 19 2019 - 4:27 PM

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Because the giant workers attacking the still semi alive insect would be one of the most entertaining things ever
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