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Bronco's Camponotus US CA-02

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#1 Online Broncos - Posted March 23 2020 - 2:39 PM

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A while ago I got a camponotus US CA-02 with 7 workers, a small major, 5 larva, and some eggs.


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Ant Colonies:

Pogonomyrmex Californicus

Pogonomyrmex Rugosus

Camponotus US CA-02

Formica Francoeuri

Novomessor Cockorelli

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#2 Offline AntsDakota - Posted March 23 2020 - 3:36 PM

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Keep us posted! One of my favorite Camponotus for sure. Although, are desert/mountain Camponotus like these really called carpenter ants?

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#3 Offline JenC - Posted March 23 2020 - 4:33 PM

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Are you sure that major isn't a median?
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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

#4 Online Broncos - Posted March 26 2020 - 1:23 PM

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Keep us posted! One of my favorite Camponotus for sure. Although, are desert/mountain Camponotus like these really called carpenter ants?

Ha! that's a great question.


Ant Colonies:

Pogonomyrmex Californicus

Pogonomyrmex Rugosus

Camponotus US CA-02

Formica Francoeuri

Novomessor Cockorelli

Youtube:https://www.youtube....-ants-tutorials


#5 Offline AntsDakota - Posted March 26 2020 - 2:26 PM

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Yeah, I don’t even know if they nest in wood like eastern Camponotus.
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"God made..... all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. (including ants) And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:25 NIV versionCurrently Keeping: Aphaenogaster picea, Aphaenogaster rudis, Camponotus pennsylvanicus, Formica subsericea, Lasius americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Myrmica sp., Pogonomyrmex occidentalis, Ponera pennsylvanica ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________My Journal__________________________________________________________________________________________<p>Attention South Dakotans! Join us on The SoDAK (Society of Dakotan Ant Keepers)

#6 Online Broncos - Posted March 31 2020 - 8:24 AM

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Here is a photo I took when I just got them.


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Ant Colonies:

Pogonomyrmex Californicus

Pogonomyrmex Rugosus

Camponotus US CA-02

Formica Francoeuri

Novomessor Cockorelli

Youtube:https://www.youtube....-ants-tutorials


#7 Offline AntsDakota - Posted March 31 2020 - 8:25 AM

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They’re beautiful..........
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"God made..... all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. (including ants) And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:25 NIV versionCurrently Keeping: Aphaenogaster picea, Aphaenogaster rudis, Camponotus pennsylvanicus, Formica subsericea, Lasius americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Myrmica sp., Pogonomyrmex occidentalis, Ponera pennsylvanica ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________My Journal__________________________________________________________________________________________<p>Attention South Dakotans! Join us on The SoDAK (Society of Dakotan Ant Keepers)

#8 Online Broncos - Posted April 23 2020 - 1:18 PM

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These guys are in a mini hearth and doing great! they have 1 large larva 3 medium and I can't really see how many small. But the queen has a gaster with white stripes meaning she is ready for this summer when egg production is at its max!
Edit: they have 8 workers.
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Edited by Broncos, May 19 2020 - 9:00 PM.

Ant Colonies:

Pogonomyrmex Californicus

Pogonomyrmex Rugosus

Camponotus US CA-02

Formica Francoeuri

Novomessor Cockorelli

Youtube:https://www.youtube....-ants-tutorials


#9 Offline JenC - Posted April 23 2020 - 1:51 PM

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How many workers do they have?
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

#10 Online Broncos - Posted May 26 2020 - 9:49 AM

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Alright! These guys are doing great! They have had no deaths. At least 10 larva, a huge batch of eggs but no pupae. Normally when I give them a cricket, they just trow it in the garbage pile. But yesterday they went crazy about it. So in my opinion this is a good sign.


Ant Colonies:

Pogonomyrmex Californicus

Pogonomyrmex Rugosus

Camponotus US CA-02

Formica Francoeuri

Novomessor Cockorelli

Youtube:https://www.youtube....-ants-tutorials


#11 Offline Antkid12 - Posted May 26 2020 - 9:54 AM

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Wow, they look really cool!  (y)


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Ants I have: Tapinoma sessile(2 queen colony). RED MORPH Camponotus neacticus(now has pupae!), Tetramorium immigrans (x3), Aphaenogaster sp, Temnothorax sp, Brachymyrmex sp.   possibly infertile   :(,  Ponera pennsylvanica, and Pheidole morrisi!  :yahoo: 

 

Other insects: Polistes sp. Queen

                    

Ants I need: Pheidole sp., Trachymyrmex sp., Crematogaster cerasi , Dorymyrmex sp. Most wanted: Pheidole morrisii

 

                    

                   

 

 


#12 Online Broncos - Posted May 26 2020 - 10:49 AM

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Ant Colonies:

Pogonomyrmex Californicus

Pogonomyrmex Rugosus

Camponotus US CA-02

Formica Francoeuri

Novomessor Cockorelli

Youtube:https://www.youtube....-ants-tutorials


#13 Online Broncos - Posted June 14 2020 - 9:48 AM

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This colony has 3 cocoons and 2 very large larva!
But everything has stayed the same other than that.
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Edited by Broncos, June 14 2020 - 10:31 AM.

Ant Colonies:

Pogonomyrmex Californicus

Pogonomyrmex Rugosus

Camponotus US CA-02

Formica Francoeuri

Novomessor Cockorelli

Youtube:https://www.youtube....-ants-tutorials


#14 Online Broncos - Posted June 29 2020 - 4:01 PM

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This colony has 10 cocoons! They had 11 before one eclosed. So now they are at 7 workers ~5 eggs, 10 larva, and 10 cocoons. 5 will eclose in the next week or so.

Edited by Broncos, June 29 2020 - 8:15 PM.

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Ant Colonies:

Pogonomyrmex Californicus

Pogonomyrmex Rugosus

Camponotus US CA-02

Formica Francoeuri

Novomessor Cockorelli

Youtube:https://www.youtube....-ants-tutorials






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