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JCRHJM's Camponotus Aeneopilosus


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#1 Offline JCRHJM - Posted October 13 2021 - 12:20 AM

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Received an Aeneopilosus queen and 2 nanitics today, these have always been a species I have wanted to keep. The queen was missing half a leg but she should be fine, the blue in the water was food colouring according to the seller. They have 1 cocoon, 2 large larvae a few smaller larvae. One thing about these are that they can climb fluon like its not even there, so keeping these guys contained could be challenging once they get up in numbers.

 

Nontheless, I'm looking forward to keeping these entertaining ants 

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#2 Offline That_one_ant_guy - Posted October 13 2021 - 7:45 AM

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Nice

#3 Offline JCRHJM - Posted Yesterday, 3:36 AM

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These ants are fast, like REALLY fast, not even my myrmecia nigrocincta can move it like these guys. At any disturbance the nanitics are zooming around and lunging rapidly at the air with their mandibles. So far they haven't taken in any of the mealworm pieces though they might be consuming some of it on the spot. I've got to be strategic how I do maintenance as they could run out at any time they have also sanded up their honey. They have also cut out the mouldy pieces of cotton and dumped it for me to remove which is pretty neat. Still a cocoon and a few larvae so far. Once they reach 5 workers I'm gonna move them into a formicarium to limit the chance of escapes


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#4 Offline BiiiigChungus - Posted Yesterday, 3:51 AM

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They so cool. I would love to keep these, but sadly they arent selled where i live :/.






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