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Venom's Vespula germanica Journal

yellow jacket wasp vespula

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#1 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted April 15 2022 - 9:00 AM

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Hello everyone!!
This morning I caught a Vespula germanica queen and so I decided to try and raise her.
I built her setup by noon and this is what it contains:
-A nesting box with the inside completely cardboard
-A larger container with a stainless steel mesh lid for easy access
-A nesting corner in case she wants to do that instead
-A Birchwood trunk cut that is for nesting material, water, and food.
-Enough space for flight and hovering

If you guys have any more suggestions, let me know!! I'm hoping that this gives her the best chance of survival in captivity!

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Edited by VenomousBeast, April 15 2022 - 9:04 AM.

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Keeps:
1:Tetramorium immigrans
1:Stigmatomma pallipes
1:Proceratium sp.
2:Prenolepis imparis (founding)
2:Camponotus casteanus
8:Camponotus chromaiodes
1:Vollenhovia emeryi
1:Trachymyrmex septentrionalis
1:Crematogaster sp. Queen (founding)

#2 Offline NicholasP - Posted April 16 2022 - 9:58 PM

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Man... It looks like a fun species! Good luck!


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#3 Offline That_one_ant_guy - Posted May 8 2022 - 9:32 AM

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Update?

#4 Offline VenomousBeast - Posted May 8 2022 - 3:34 PM

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Update?

She's still alive, she still hasn't made a nest yet but she's doing well and is super active. She hunts meat and continues to eat sugars, so I'm just testing different wood mediums to see which one she'll use🤷‍♂️
Keeps:
1:Tetramorium immigrans
1:Stigmatomma pallipes
1:Proceratium sp.
2:Prenolepis imparis (founding)
2:Camponotus casteanus
8:Camponotus chromaiodes
1:Vollenhovia emeryi
1:Trachymyrmex septentrionalis
1:Crematogaster sp. Queen (founding)





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