23rd March 2022
It's been nearly a month with no updates...
Camponotus parius (1Q, 200W)
They have stopped putting brood in the outworld. The larvae have also begun to spin cocoons.
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Can't wait for all those to become workers.
Camponotus turkestanus (1Q, 30W)
Cocoons have started to pop up due to warmer temperature. I have yet to see any eggs but those should appear soon.
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Camponotus lianghuang (1Q, 100W)
I literally cannot get any good pics of them
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They have been getting more workers tho so that is great.
Cataulacus granulatus (1Q, 15W)
Two more workers came but one worker died today when I checked on them. There is less brood than I wanted so that's not very good.
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Pseudoneoponera rufipes 2021 (1Q, 1W)
Two new cocoons and three new larvae. Very good.
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Gnamtogenys bicolor (30W)
More brood seemed to have shown up. Some cocoons also formed.
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I was surprised to see a new worker appearing too. This colony should be able to bounce back.
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Camponotus nicobarensis (2Q, 2Q)
Some new additions. Reminded me of 2020 when I first started ant keeping. My first colony was one of these guys and they escaped. Currently I have two pairs of founding queens so let's see how they do.
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Paratopula sp. (1Q) (Queens 8-9mm, Workers 5-6mm)
I saved the best for last. This is my main target for 2022. Excited to raise her up to a colony.
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Not sure if she is P. bauhinia or P. ceylonica. I should be able to find out when I get workers.