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Chickalo's Dolichovespula arenaria Journal

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#1 Offline Chickalo - Posted September 30 2021 - 4:10 PM

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Hello!  Today whilst I was foraging the woods, I found this queen.  Obviously due to the title it's not an ant queen, rather a wasp queen.  Someone identified it as Dolichovespula arenaria, supposedly a hard-to-keep species.  Oh well.  I'll try my best non-the-less.  I'm assuming I disrupted her hibernation, so I'll start it asap.  You can see in the photos below that she enclosed herself like a Camponotus queen lol (I sent these photos to my friend with a fear of wasps due to allergies, rest assured he's fine... maybe):

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Edited by Chickalo, September 30 2021 - 4:12 PM.

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#2 Offline Chickalo - Posted October 4 2021 - 4:08 AM

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She's back in hibernation, will revive this journal in spring, see you all then!


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