Welcome to the first of my ant colony journals! As many of you know, I am a South Dakotan, and we don't have many people or any exotic ants here, but I hope you still love the journal. This one will be about my Camponotus novaeboracensis colony I caught early this year in the black hills. It is the only colony I have left, as the other ones i have sold. I will edit this post later, to add pics! They are doing great with maybe 8 larvae of all different sizes, and maybe 20 eggs! I plan to keep them out of hibernation for the rest of the year. I know it may not be the best for them, but i just don't have a good setup for the frigid temps up here!