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rcbuggy88's Camponotus modoc Journal (Updated 6/29/20)

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#1 Offline rcbuggy88 - Posted June 9 2020 - 2:59 PM

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6/9/20

 

This is the start of my Camponotus modoc journal. I have received 2 queens from jeffpbalderston a couple days ago. 1 has layed 4 elongated white eggs and the other is just chewing at the cotton ball. Very pretty and large, probably my favorite of the species I am keeping.

 

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The photos are taken using a new setup (extension tubes on a dslr) so might be a tad blurry.

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Edited by rcbuggy88, June 29 2020 - 5:10 PM.

My Shop     :D  :iamsohappy:  :dance3:  :yahoo:

Currently Keeping: Camponotus clarithorax, Camponotus hyatti, Tetramorium immigransNylanderia vividula, Liometopum occidentaleCamponotus modoc, Zootermopsis sp.

Wanted: Acromyrmex versicolor, Myrmecocystus sp., Camponotus us-ca02 (vibrant red not dull orange), Prenolepis imparis, Anything else I don't have lol...

Kept Before: Solenopsis molesta, Prenolepis imparis (still got one, but infertile)


#2 Offline rcbuggy88 - Posted June 26 2020 - 3:22 PM

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6/26/20

 

A while back, the queen ate here eggs and proceeded to act like an infertile queen nonstop chewing on the cotton. This morning I moved her to a higher heat spot (75F to 83F) and she layed an egg. The other still hasn't done anything. Nothing has changed picture wise so basically no pictures until I get pupae unless someone requests them.


Edited by rcbuggy88, June 26 2020 - 3:22 PM.

My Shop     :D  :iamsohappy:  :dance3:  :yahoo:

Currently Keeping: Camponotus clarithorax, Camponotus hyatti, Tetramorium immigransNylanderia vividula, Liometopum occidentaleCamponotus modoc, Zootermopsis sp.

Wanted: Acromyrmex versicolor, Myrmecocystus sp., Camponotus us-ca02 (vibrant red not dull orange), Prenolepis imparis, Anything else I don't have lol...

Kept Before: Solenopsis molesta, Prenolepis imparis (still got one, but infertile)


#3 Offline rcbuggy88 - Posted June 29 2020 - 5:09 PM

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6/29/20

 

Egg laying queen now has 6 eggs, infertile queen has a flattened starving-looking gaster. Again, nothing really much new except that warmer temperatures relaxed the queen and convinced her to start laying again.


My Shop     :D  :iamsohappy:  :dance3:  :yahoo:

Currently Keeping: Camponotus clarithorax, Camponotus hyatti, Tetramorium immigransNylanderia vividula, Liometopum occidentaleCamponotus modoc, Zootermopsis sp.

Wanted: Acromyrmex versicolor, Myrmecocystus sp., Camponotus us-ca02 (vibrant red not dull orange), Prenolepis imparis, Anything else I don't have lol...

Kept Before: Solenopsis molesta, Prenolepis imparis (still got one, but infertile)






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