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Ecan's Camponotus journal


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#1 Offline Ecan - Posted November 30 2020 - 3:22 PM

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This will be a journal for all my Camponotus colonies which are:
sansabeanus 15 workers
anthrax 8 workers
hyatti 8 workers (hibernating)
hyatti 4 workers (hibernating)
vicinus 5 workers (hibernating)
vicinus 0 workers (hibernating)
laevigatus 3 workers (hibernating)
And of course semitestaceus

Edited by Ecan, February 21 2021 - 11:55 AM.

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#2 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted November 30 2020 - 3:24 PM

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Good luck with the vicinus and laevigatus  :)  they have the good Brad Touch


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#3 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted December 1 2020 - 7:56 AM

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camponotus are my favorite. i am currently keeping 2 species, but i need to get more next year, if i can find any! i really want to go out looking for them at parks.


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#4 Offline Ecan - Posted December 1 2020 - 11:17 AM

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This is my Camponotus sansabeanus colony that I got 2 weeks ago. They have 17 workers and a pile of larvae.

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#5 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted December 1 2020 - 11:27 AM

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good pics!


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#6 Offline Ecan - Posted December 1 2020 - 11:33 AM

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good pics!

Thanks!
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#7 Offline Ecan - Posted December 6 2020 - 8:28 PM

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Camponotus vicinus queen

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#8 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted December 6 2020 - 8:50 PM

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Be sure to hibernate the black vicinus 


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#9 Offline Ecan - Posted December 6 2020 - 9:24 PM

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Be sure to hibernate the black vicinus

So both colonies need to hibernate?

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#10 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted December 7 2020 - 8:02 AM

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Be sure to hibernate the black vicinus

So both colonies need to hibernate?

 

Yes


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#11 Offline Ecan - Posted December 10 2020 - 2:02 PM

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Camponotus laevigatus

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#12 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted December 11 2020 - 6:05 AM

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Camponotus laevigatus

is that beetle jelly, or honey? it looks like jello.


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#13 Offline Ecan - Posted December 11 2020 - 10:51 AM

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Camponotus laevigatus

is that beetle jelly, or honey? it looks like jello.
it is beetle jelly
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#14 Online Devi - Posted December 12 2020 - 10:25 AM

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Those are some good pics!  Where'd you get these?  Did you find them or buy them?  Great journal so far. 


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#15 Offline Ecan - Posted December 12 2020 - 12:04 PM

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Those are some good pics! Where'd you get these? Did you find them or buy them? Great journal so far.


Thanks, I only found the semitestaceus and I traded/bought the rest

#16 Offline Ecan - Posted December 26 2020 - 6:26 PM

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My Camponotus sansabeanus colony moved into a mini hearth and I got a new hyatti colony with 4 workers!

#17 Offline Ecan - Posted January 2 2021 - 9:08 PM

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One hyatti worker died and I'm getting a C. anthrax soon, but other then that nothing happened.

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#18 Offline Ecan - Posted February 21 2021 - 12:05 PM

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My Camponotus anthrax arrived a while ago and they have 8 workers. I also took my vicinus queen out of hibernation and she is doing great. I will have another update in early March when I take the rest of my ants out of hibernation.

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