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Dspdrew's Camponotus laevigatus Journal [219] (Updated 12-4-2023)

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#61 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted June 10 2018 - 4:43 PM

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Do the new ones have workers yet?

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#62 Offline dspdrew - Posted June 10 2018 - 5:56 PM

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Funny, I forgot to mention that. I updated it. Yes, most have workers now.



#63 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted June 10 2018 - 6:37 PM

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Cool. How many workers? Just wanted to gather some data on these, I'm trying to build somewhat of a database for development records and this would be very useful.

Edited by YsTheAnt, June 10 2018 - 8:33 PM.

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#64 Offline dspdrew - Posted June 10 2018 - 6:56 PM

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How many what?



#65 Offline Derpy - Posted June 10 2018 - 8:03 PM

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I think he means how many workers?

-1x Parasitic Formica Sp. Colony

-1x Pogonomymrex Californicus Colony

-1x Camponotus Hyatti Colony

 


#66 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted June 10 2018 - 8:33 PM

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Yeah sorry, edited original post.

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#67 Offline dspdrew - Posted June 10 2018 - 8:58 PM

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Cool. How many workers? Just wanted to gather some data on these, I'm trying to build somewhat of a database for development records and this would be very useful.

 

They have about one to two workers each.



#68 Offline Straywolf94 - Posted June 11 2018 - 10:31 AM

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Why did they come out of hibernation so late?



#69 Offline dspdrew - Posted June 11 2018 - 5:25 PM

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Why did they come out of hibernation so late?

 

They were in hibernation for a little over four months.



#70 Offline Rstheant - Posted December 3 2018 - 5:05 PM

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Update?

#71 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted December 13 2018 - 10:01 AM

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Update plzzzzz :lol:


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#72 Offline Rstheant - Posted April 9 2019 - 2:33 PM

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My colas are getting a major, teehee...

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#73 Offline YsTheAnt - Posted June 6 2019 - 7:24 AM

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My colony seems to produce only brownish workers, and I noticed you had the same thing pop up with a major. Any idea as to what is causing it?

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#74 Offline dspdrew - Posted June 8 2019 - 2:06 AM

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Update 6-8-2019

All but one of these colonies from last year died, and I ended up selling the last one.

 

On June 6th, I found one more of these a little ways past Angelus Oaks, about 6500 feet up in the mountains.



#75 Offline dspdrew - Posted August 4 2019 - 11:00 AM

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Update 8-4-2019

About two weeks ago the queen got her first workers. They're still doing well today.



#76 Offline dspdrew - Posted January 11 2020 - 1:51 AM

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Update 1-11-2020

This colony slowly died off.



#77 Offline dspdrew - Posted May 5 2021 - 1:42 AM

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Update 5-5-2021

I just found a bunch more of these queens a few days ago in Mount Baldy, CA.


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#78 Offline dspdrew - Posted December 13 2021 - 11:58 PM

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Update 12-13-2021

I didn't keep any of these this year.


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#79 Offline dspdrew - Posted December 4 2023 - 6:10 AM

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Update 12-4-2023

Well I found just one of these in Mount Baldy this year and kept it. I think I missed the main mating flight.

 

The colony is doing about the same as they always do for me, with only seven workers so far. They have a pretty large cocoon that should be eclosing soon.

 

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I just put these into hibernation yesterday.


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#80 Offline 100lols - Posted December 10 2023 - 12:20 AM

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Lovely black color. Hoping they survive hibernation!
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