Jump to content

  • Chat
  •  
  •  



Welcome to Formiculture.com!

This is a website for anyone interested in Myrmecology and all aspects of finding, keeping, and studying ants. The site and forum are free to use. Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation points to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!

Photo
* * * * * 3 votes

THG's Camponotus Modoc journal


70 replies to this topic

#61 Offline Crazycow - Posted September 16 2021 - 8:21 AM

Crazycow

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 115 posts
  • LocationWashinton

how many workers do you have now?



#62 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted September 16 2021 - 8:25 AM

TacticalHandleGaming

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 298 posts
  • LocationCorvallis, Oregon

how many workers do you have now?

 

To be entirely honest. I'm not sure. I'd estimate around 38-40ish. It's hard to count when the workers hide behind brood, in the brood pile, etc. 


  • Antkeeper01 likes this

Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis 

 

Previously kept species

P. imparis, T. rugatulus


#63 Offline Crazycow - Posted September 16 2021 - 8:43 AM

Crazycow

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 115 posts
  • LocationWashinton

 

how many workers do you have now?

 

To be entirely honest. I'm not sure. I'd estimate around 38-40ish. It's hard to count when the workers hide behind brood, in the brood pile, etc. 

 

i have the same problem lmao. i go to count and ill have like 35 then ill recount and ill have 37. the really small nanititics are the ones that i always miss.


  • Antkeeper01 and TacticalHandleGaming like this

#64 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted September 29 2021 - 7:14 AM

TacticalHandleGaming

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 298 posts
  • LocationCorvallis, Oregon

So, this colony is still growing. I've honestly given up trying to count workers. No majors yet, but I'm noticing new workers are quite a bit bigger than some of the first ones. 

 

med_gallery_5988_2015_68655.jpg

 

med_gallery_5988_2015_433049.jpg


  • Antkeeper01 and PetsNotPests like this

Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis 

 

Previously kept species

P. imparis, T. rugatulus


#65 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted October 5 2021 - 7:11 AM

TacticalHandleGaming

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 298 posts
  • LocationCorvallis, Oregon

A few new workers. I estimate there's around 70 or so. But my count could be off. 

 

med_gallery_5988_2015_1801358.jpg

 

med_gallery_5988_2015_1347145.jpg


  • Antkeeper01 and m99 like this

Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis 

 

Previously kept species

P. imparis, T. rugatulus


#66 Offline geomaniac5 - Posted October 15 2021 - 7:23 PM

geomaniac5

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 14 posts

Ok, so i have two queens of this species. I caught them in mid june in the uintas in utah. One queen has not layed at all and i am just feeding her weekly until she dies or lays eggs, which at this point I doubt will happen. The other queen layed eggs and has larvae but has not progressed much for a couple of weeks now. I have fed her honey and cricket legs to see if she just needs energy, because her gaster is smaller by far than the other queen but she will not accept it. Any ideas?

 

Also i know this is not a help forum, but i came across this and thought it might be helpful if i had some Camponotus modoc keepers to help out.


  • Antkeeper01 and TacticalHandleGaming like this

Colonies I am keeping:

 

x2 Brachymyrmex Depilis Queens

x2 Camponotus Modoc Queens

x4 Tetramorium Immigrans colonies


#67 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted October 15 2021 - 9:49 PM

TacticalHandleGaming

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 298 posts
  • LocationCorvallis, Oregon
If by now they don't have workers, they aren't likely to until after diapause. My main colony is about to do such, and the smaller colony already is.
  • Antkeeper01 likes this

Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis 

 

Previously kept species

P. imparis, T. rugatulus


#68 Offline geomaniac5 - Posted October 16 2021 - 5:36 AM

geomaniac5

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 14 posts

Alright thanks How long are you putting them in diapause?


Colonies I am keeping:

 

x2 Brachymyrmex Depilis Queens

x2 Camponotus Modoc Queens

x4 Tetramorium Immigrans colonies


#69 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted October 16 2021 - 8:19 AM

TacticalHandleGaming

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 298 posts
  • LocationCorvallis, Oregon

Probably until sometime in January.

 

Still have 2 pupae to enclose before they go in the fridge. All larvae has stopped developing at the early stages.

 

med_gallery_5988_2015_324188.jpg


Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis 

 

Previously kept species

P. imparis, T. rugatulus


#70 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted October 24 2021 - 4:57 PM

TacticalHandleGaming

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 298 posts
  • LocationCorvallis, Oregon

Just waiting on the last pupae to enclose. Then this colony will be going into diapause.

 

med_gallery_5988_2015_1187684.jpg

 

med_gallery_5988_2015_2003294.jpg


  • Antkeeper01 likes this

Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis 

 

Previously kept species

P. imparis, T. rugatulus


#71 Offline TacticalHandleGaming - Posted November 3 2021 - 7:01 AM

TacticalHandleGaming

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 298 posts
  • LocationCorvallis, Oregon

The last pupae has enclosed and I put this colony in the fridge last night.  (y)

 

med_gallery_5988_2015_573396.jpg


  • Antkeeper01 likes this

Currently kept species

L. neoniger, P. occidentalis, C. modoc, C. novaeboracensis, T. immigrans, B. depilis 

 

Previously kept species

P. imparis, T. rugatulus





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users