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cocdeshijie's Camponotus ocreatus Journal


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#1 Online cocdeshijie - Posted November 19 2020 - 9:03 AM

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Currently the colony is at around 30 workers.

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#2 Offline TechAnt - Posted November 19 2020 - 9:07 AM

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They look incredible!


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Ants:
(x1) Campontous semitstaceus ~20 workers, 1 Queen
(x1) Pheidole californica 100-50 workers, 4 Queens
(x1) Camponotus vicinus ~10 workers, 1 Queen (all black variety)
(x1) Tetramorium immigrans ~lots and lots of brood / ~too many workers, 1 Queen
(x8) Myrmercocystus mexicanus -1 Queen
(x5) Mymercocystus mimcus -1 Queen
(x1) Mymercocystus testaceus ~15 workers, 1 Queen

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#3 Offline StrickyAnts - Posted November 19 2020 - 9:24 AM

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#4 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted November 20 2020 - 9:34 AM

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amazing coloration! i hear they are rare?


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#5 Offline ZTYguy - Posted November 20 2020 - 9:49 AM

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I want so pretty!!!!!


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#6 Online cocdeshijie - Posted November 20 2020 - 7:29 PM

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amazing coloration! i hear they are rare?

They are pretty rare in CA


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#7 Offline SleepyAsianAnter - Posted November 20 2020 - 7:32 PM

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amazing coloration! i hear they are rare?

There is one known captive colony so far in CA, and several known founding queens

 

Fixed that for you


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#8 Offline NickAnter - Posted November 21 2020 - 7:31 AM

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Where was this queen found? I have never seen pictures of this species with that coloration before! Looks amazing!


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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 Online cocdeshijie - Posted November 21 2020 - 11:05 AM

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Where was this queen found? I have never seen pictures of this species with that coloration before! Looks amazing!

I got the queen from @miwu in 2019



#10 Online cocdeshijie - Posted November 27 2020 - 7:42 PM

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I went to a ocreatus spot today and collected a major, I think my colony accepted it.  :o

 

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