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Jordan's Camponotus us-ca02 Journal (Updated 2-3-21)

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#1 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted July 26 2020 - 12:07 PM

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I'm going to be starting a journal for this species. They currently have around 50-60 workers and the queen was caught in 2019. This species is relatively large compared to other Camponotus in the United States.

 

I'm currently keeping them in a boxbox container with a hydrostone base and sand surface. I've also been feeding them nearly every day with pieces of roaches, some fruit flies and hikari freeze-dried bloodworms. I also have a byFormica 1ml feeder that is filled with perky pet hummingbird nectar for them to drink.

 

For the most part, they seem to be very calm and do not forage even as much as my C. fragilis colonies of the same size. This might also just be because they have a pretty small brood pile right now. However, when I was moving them into their current setup, a worker that got on my finger tried to bite me multiple times. This was the first time I've had Camponotus workers from any of my colonies try to actively attack me.

 

I'll update this journal when I can, and I hope you guys enjoy!

 

Queen pic:

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Worker pictures:

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Brood pile:

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Full colony:

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#2 Offline JenC - Posted July 26 2020 - 12:09 PM

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Amazing ca02, I wonder where they're from
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

#3 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted July 26 2020 - 12:09 PM

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Amazing ca02, I wonder where they're from

 

I'm pretty sure they were caught in socal.



#4 Offline JenC - Posted July 26 2020 - 12:10 PM

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You got me
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 cocdeshijie - Posted July 26 2020 - 12:11 PM

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not fully yellow 7/10


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#6 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted July 26 2020 - 12:15 PM

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Nice


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#7 Offline Antkid12 - Posted July 27 2020 - 4:25 AM

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Nice queen.


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

 

                    

                   

 

 


#8 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted July 27 2020 - 9:20 AM

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Nice

 

Nice queen.

Thanks!



#9 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted July 27 2020 - 3:49 PM

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Not really an update, but I took a video this morning. Hope you guys enjoy!

 


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#10 Offline AntsDakota - Posted July 27 2020 - 3:56 PM

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Amazing ca02, I wonder where they're from

 

I'm pretty sure they were caught in socal.

 

I've heard they are a mountainous species, not one you'd usually find on an anting trip unless looking specifically for them.


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#11 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted July 27 2020 - 6:54 PM

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Amazing ca02, I wonder where they're from

 

I'm pretty sure they were caught in socal.

 

I've heard they are a mountainous species, not one you'd usually find on an anting trip unless looking specifically for them.

 

 

Yeah, it was a joke, since I bought it from him lmao.


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#12 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted July 29 2020 - 10:43 PM

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Edited by sirjordanncurtis, August 2 2020 - 1:30 PM.

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#13 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted August 1 2020 - 12:40 PM

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Update 8/1/20

 

Sometimes I see the workers crawling over the mesh, but I'm not sure if they're actually hungry or just want to move around a little. They're still very cowardly and don't eat very much, considering how they have a decent sized brood pile. I wonder if they'll stay like this for the rest of the year or if they'll become more active. It's only 3 months until hibernation now. I'm not too worried though, since it's not like they're dying or anything.



#14 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted August 1 2020 - 12:49 PM

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Just one half-[censored] pic cuz I'm lazy :(

 

Cute callow though

 

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#15 Offline dspdrew - Posted August 1 2020 - 6:47 PM

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These shouldn't need to be hibernated.

#16 Offline JenC - Posted August 1 2020 - 7:19 PM

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How are your ca02 doing drew?
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

#17 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted August 1 2020 - 7:19 PM

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These shouldn't need to be hibernated.

 

Oh yeah meant some sort of diapause.


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#18 Offline nixxx - Posted October 1 2020 - 9:34 PM

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Beautiful pictures and videos. How is the colony doing ?



#19 Offline JenC - Posted October 1 2020 - 10:00 PM

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I wonder how they're doing...
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

#20 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted February 3 2021 - 3:27 PM

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I wonder how they're doing...

 

I had to go somewhere for a while so Ms. JenC helped me take care of my ca02. They haven't really increased in worker count since the last update, and I put them through a period without heat, but they have a lot of larvae right now. JenC's a really nice person I'm so grateful she was able to help me out.

 

I'm moving them into a new nest today. It's the same nest I've been using for my novomessor: plus sized tub with plus sized tubes. I also made some semi-bamboo tubes. They haven't settled completely yet, so I was able to get some decent pics of them :D

 

Pic of nest:

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Queen photos (She's super skinny right now)

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Anyways, if any of you guys want to give a shoutout to JenC, I'm sure she'd appreciate it 

 

Edit: JenC is not a girl


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