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ZTY’s Camponotus us-ca02 Journal


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#1 Offline ZTYguy - Posted April 7 2021 - 10:53 AM

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I am very excited to introduce this trio of queens I got in the mail today. They are hands down my favorite species of Camponotus in the world. I love their colors and how abnormaly large they are. Its funny, I have them in an incubator next to my one sansabeanus queen and they are so much larger then her. They are about 13/16 of an inch while my sansabeanus is only 10/16 of an inch. Well enough rambling from my excitement. Here they are:

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 I’ll get better photos when the condensation disappears.


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C. fragillis, C. modoc, C. sansabeanus, C. us-ca02, A. versicolor

 

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#2 Offline NicholasP - Posted April 7 2021 - 11:09 AM

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NICE!


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#3 Offline That_one_ant_guy - Posted April 7 2021 - 2:15 PM

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Wow those are big
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#4 Offline MsTesaAnt - Posted April 8 2021 - 5:52 AM

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Nice pictures!  Good luck with your colony.


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#5 Offline ZTYguy - Posted April 8 2021 - 8:00 AM

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Thanks!


Currently Keeping:

C. fragillis, C. modoc, C. sansabeanus, C. us-ca02, A. versicolor

 

Wishlist:

P. imparus, P. rugosus, Myrmecocystus, V. pergandei/andrei

 

Yt: https://www.youtube....DEl5oKCB20Fj1Q/           Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/ztyguy

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#6 Offline Canadant - Posted April 8 2021 - 8:47 AM

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Such cool colours! Good luck.
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"You don't get what you want. You get what you deserve".

#7 Offline BADANT - Posted April 8 2021 - 9:02 AM

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We caught some a little over a week ago in the local mountains, I see that yours have already laid eggs as well. I share your excitement, these have been our target for 3 years now. Best of luck to you and all 3 queens


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#8 Offline ZTYguy - Posted April 8 2021 - 9:21 AM

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Thanks everyone for the kind words.


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Currently Keeping:

C. fragillis, C. modoc, C. sansabeanus, C. us-ca02, A. versicolor

 

Wishlist:

P. imparus, P. rugosus, Myrmecocystus, V. pergandei/andrei

 

Yt: https://www.youtube....DEl5oKCB20Fj1Q/           Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/ztyguy

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#9 Offline ZTYguy - Posted April 9 2021 - 9:49 AM

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So sadly I checked today and the thinnest queen which is the closet one in the two photos passed. I’m still optimistic for the other two as they seem to be chugging along in the egg department.

 

edit: that is why when purchasing single queens I always purchase multiple just to give me a better chance.


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Currently Keeping:

C. fragillis, C. modoc, C. sansabeanus, C. us-ca02, A. versicolor

 

Wishlist:

P. imparus, P. rugosus, Myrmecocystus, V. pergandei/andrei

 

Yt: https://www.youtube....DEl5oKCB20Fj1Q/           Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/ztyguy

Shop: https://www.formicul...op/#entry169639





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