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That_one_ant_guy's Camponotus Semitestaceus Journal


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#1 Offline That_one_ant_guy - Posted September 21 2021 - 11:14 AM

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Soo I wasn't gonna make a journal on these but they have blew my mind. So a while back in around December I bought 2 camponotus semitestaceus queens incase one died I would have another. One laid eggs and founded a colony (that is now dead). But the other one I just kept in my drawer. I thought she ws a dud so I didn't do anything with her, until i checked on her. She laid eggs, then workers came in, and now she is producing like crazy fast. Now there in a mini hearth(this all happend in around a month.) Here they are20210921-120100.jpg she also recently laid some more eggs20210921-115520.jpg The queens is also very fat now 😅20210921-120041.jpg But that about sums it up 😊 👋

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#2 Offline KadinB - Posted September 21 2021 - 3:42 PM

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I love this sp. I will for sure be following along on this journal.


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#3 Offline That_one_ant_guy - Posted September 26 2021 - 9:52 AM

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Big update! They have more then doubled their size! They were at 3 workers, now there at 8 :) (in the corner you can see a bit of trophallaxis going on)20210926-104356.jpgI have also given them small cricket that they have absolutely demolished20210926-104313.jpgI've seen people use ByFormica feeders so I bought some, put some nector in their and gave it to them, they REALLY like the feeder, it's only been 3 days and it's already halfway finished20210926-105139.jpgSooo that's about it :) :) :)
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#4 Offline Lillyrose - Posted September 26 2021 - 10:24 AM

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Wow! They're loving the feeder .. they were the best investment I made.

I love your pictures
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#5 Offline That_one_ant_guy - Posted September 27 2021 - 1:04 PM

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Not really sure how to identify larvae, but is the one that the worker a major or just more mature?20210927-140212.jpg

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#6 Offline That_one_ant_guy - Posted September 30 2021 - 6:59 PM

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Okay well now I'm pretty confident we have a major on the way😁Attached File  20210930_195803.jpg   181.8KB   5 downloads
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#7 Offline Dumpling - Posted October 1 2021 - 10:25 AM

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Okay well now I'm pretty confident we have a major on the wayattachicon.gif20210930_195803.jpg

big.


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#8 Offline That_one_ant_guy - Posted October 1 2021 - 1:14 PM

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Okay well now I'm pretty confident we have a major on the wayattachicon.gif20210930_195803.jpg

big.
lol

#9 Offline That_one_ant_guy - Posted October 12 2021 - 8:34 AM

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Sooo I checked up on her today and the major larvae is now a cocoon, and even though it's nearing winter, the queen doesn't care and produces eggs like CrAzYAttached File  20211012_092718.jpg   210.55KB   0 downloadsAttached File  20211012_092718~2.jpg   214.62KB   0 downloads so yea I estimate around 25ish eggs are there.
This'll concluded this update, cya😁
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#10 Offline Bigchungus2137 - Posted October 12 2021 - 10:15 AM

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Nice colony 👍
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#11 Offline azzaaazzzz00 - Posted October 12 2021 - 4:51 PM

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Can't wait for that major to eclose!


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