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The Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Journal (starting as a new Queen)


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#1 Offline azzaaazzzz00 - Posted May 21 2021 - 10:06 AM

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Welp, this is my Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Journal. Anyways, I first caught her on the side of the sidewalk running into the grass. If it weren't for it's size, I would never have noticed it. When I caught her, she spent next 20 minutes tearing at the cotton, I even had to change it 2 times! So now it's been about a week now. She has about 4-5 eggs.

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Some more pics of queen

The eggs are sort of hidden under her thorax. I'll post again here when something happens.


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#2 Offline azzaaazzzz00 - Posted June 9 2021 - 12:13 PM

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Ok, yea I know I havn't posted in a while but just a little update: the eggs have turned to larvae but their growth rate is very slow (I know Camponotus growth is slow in general, but this is just another levle of slow). Well, um, this is going to be one heck of a slow journal.*sigh*



#3 Offline PetsNotPests - Posted June 9 2021 - 1:43 PM

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Ok, yea I know I havn't posted in a while but just a little update: the eggs have turned to larvae but their growth rate is very slow (I know Camponotus growth is slow in general, but this is just another levle of slow). Well, um, this is going to be one heck of a slow journal.*sigh*

I've actually found that the larvae grow at a surprisingly quick rate, getting fatter and fatter every few days. It's the cocoons that take a while, however. Up to 4 weeks with this species. Still, the long wait is well worth it when she gets workers. 


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#4 Offline azzaaazzzz00 - Posted June 9 2021 - 3:28 PM

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yea, honestly, the wait at the begining of the start of a colony is probably one of the most exciting parts of ant keeping for me! :lol:


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#5 Offline azzaaazzzz00 - Posted June 10 2021 - 7:40 AM

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This is just a photo of how the queen is doing :):

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#6 Offline azzaaazzzz00 - Posted June 10 2021 - 12:39 PM

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Just a little note: this is actually my first journal, so, believe me when I say It'll SUCK. :lol:


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#7 Offline azzaaazzzz00 - Posted June 13 2021 - 9:02 AM

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Ok, a little update, there are currently 3-4 eggs, 5 larvae, and 2 newly formed cocoons :D. The pic will be coming on about tuesday. The new cocoons were the 2 larvae largest larvae in that pic:

The two larvae that have formed cocoons!

 


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#8 Offline azzaaazzzz00 - Posted June 15 2021 - 7:11 AM

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Ok, heres the pic!

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#9 Offline yibsi - Posted June 15 2021 - 9:23 AM

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Looks like the workers will be here in a few weeks! Looking forward to when that update arrives :D


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             Currently Keeping:

    Nylanderia parvula - 4 queen polygynous colony with TONS of eggs+larvae

    Nylanderia sp. - 1 queen with eggs + a few larvae/eggs

    Camponotus pennsylvanicus  - 1 queen with 7-9 eggs

    Tetramorium immigrans - 4 separate queens with eggs

    :D Tetramorium atratalum - 1 queen with 14 host workers :D

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