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Lazyant's AMAZING Camponotus Journal


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#1 Offline lazyant - Posted April 17 2022 - 7:24 AM

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Welcome to my journal Of Some polygunus Camponotus. Backstory is i wanted a Established colony With like 40 workers so I bought A Large polygunus camponotus colony after like a month they exploded now A JOURNAL

 

Week 1 of journal

 

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The nest is all Sandy but they are fine!

 

I do not have any more Pics Right now so its all for now!

 

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Edited by lazyant, April 17 2022 - 8:32 PM.

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#2 Offline NicholasP - Posted April 17 2022 - 7:34 AM

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Welcome to my journal Of Some polygunus Camponotus. Backstory is i wanted a Established colony With like 40 workers so I bought A Large polygunus colony after like a month they exploded now A JOURNAL

 

Week 1 of journal

 

attachicon.gif20220416_075059.jpg

 

The nest is all Sandy but they are fine!

 

I do not have any more Pics Right now so its all for now!

 

attachicon.gifzuker.jpeg

Do you live in the U.S? If so then I have to say those Camponotus look like C. vicinus.



#3 Offline lazyant - Posted April 17 2022 - 7:36 AM

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Welcome to my journal Of Some polygunus Camponotus. Backstory is i wanted a Established colony With like 40 workers so I bought A Large polygunus colony after like a month they exploded now A JOURNAL

 

Week 1 of journal

 

attachicon.gif20220416_075059.jpg

 

The nest is all Sandy but they are fine!

 

I do not have any more Pics Right now so its all for now!

 

attachicon.gifzuker.jpeg

Do you live in the U.S? If so then I have to say those Camponotus look like C. vicinus.

 

Yes in Cali


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#4 Offline NicholasP - Posted April 17 2022 - 7:45 AM

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Actually. I'm not sure if they're vicinus anymore. The majors and super majors look weird. I'm still going to leave my vicinus suggestion though.



#5 Offline NickAnter - Posted April 17 2022 - 7:49 AM

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Looks like a Myrmentoma species to me.


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Species being kept:

 

 Solenopsis "plebeius", Camponotus vicinus, Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Nylanderia vividula, Temnothorax rudis and a Hypoponera sp.

 

Hoping to find this year:

Myrmecocystus, Liometopum occidentale, Camponotus essigi, Camponotus fragilis, Manica bradleyi, Formica perpilosa, Pheidole hyatti, and a Parasitic Formica sp.

 

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#6 Offline lazyant - Posted April 17 2022 - 8:05 AM

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Looks like a Myrmentoma species to me.

Looking at them know I don't know what to think


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#7 Offline azzaaazzzz00 - Posted April 17 2022 - 2:54 PM

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Welcome to my journal Of Some polygunus Camponotus. Backstory is i wanted a Established colony With like 40 workers so I bought A Large polygunus colony after like a month they exploded now A JOURNAL

 

Week 1 of journal

 

attachicon.gif20220416_075059.jpg

 

The nest is all Sandy but they are fine!

 

I do not have any more Pics Right now so its all for now!

 

attachicon.gifzuker.jpeg

You spelled polygynous. Sorry I just had to say it


Edited by azzaaazzzz00, April 17 2022 - 2:54 PM.

Been keeping ants since January of 2021

 

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#8 Offline lazyant - Posted April 17 2022 - 3:01 PM

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Welcome to my journal Of Some polygunus Camponotus. Backstory is i wanted a Established colony With like 40 workers so I bought A Large polygunus colony after like a month they exploded now A JOURNAL

 

Week 1 of journal

 

attachicon.gif20220416_075059.jpg

 

The nest is all Sandy but they are fine!

 

I do not have any more Pics Right now so its all for now!

 

attachicon.gifzuker.jpeg

You spelled polygynous. Sorry I just had to say it

 

Nah its ok i wanted to say a large polygynous camponotus colony I'm just stupid like that


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#9 Offline azzaaazzzz00 - Posted April 17 2022 - 3:14 PM

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I should probably go fix my own typos before pointing out others lol


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#10 Offline lazyant - Posted April 17 2022 - 9:32 PM

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Just my ants chillin eatin' AT 10:30

PS: Is it ok if I make a meme thread I dunno  if people might see it as useless

 

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Edited by lazyant, April 17 2022 - 9:35 PM.

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#11 Offline NicholasP - Posted April 18 2022 - 6:24 AM

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Just my ants chillin eatin' AT 10:30

PS: Is it ok if I make a meme thread I dunno  if people might see it as useless

 

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There is already a meme thread but sure.


Edited by NicholasP, April 18 2022 - 6:24 AM.


#12 Offline azzaaazzzz00 - Posted April 19 2022 - 1:49 PM

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I think that thread died already


Been keeping ants since January of 2021

 

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#13 Offline lazyant - Posted April 21 2022 - 3:41 PM

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So on tuesday my Camponotus randomly moved to the smaller nest and the tubing Because my niece flooded the nest! Also I prettied up the outworld also sorry for ugly picture Attached File  20220418_143304.jpg   279.76KB   3 downloads

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#14 Offline SolenopsisKeeper- - Posted April 21 2022 - 3:52 PM

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Oof. At least they survived the flood.
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#15 Offline ANTdrew - Posted April 21 2022 - 4:37 PM

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The meme thread is certainly not dead.
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#16 Offline AntsDakota - Posted April 21 2022 - 5:03 PM

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These are definitely from the Myrmentoma subgenus. C. vicinus is from the Tanaemyrmex subgenus, whose workers are noticeably less compact, and have longer, more spindly limbs and antennae.


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#17 Offline lazyant - Posted April 21 2022 - 5:42 PM

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These are definitely from the Myrmentoma subgenus. C. vicinus is from the Tanaemyrmex subgenus, whose workers are noticeably less compact, and have longer, more spindly limbs and antennae.

The original message from the guy I bought from does say it C. vicinus 


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#18 Offline SolenopsisKeeper- - Posted April 22 2022 - 2:41 AM

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Maybe it was like buying Camponotus discolor, you don’t know if you’re going to get discolor or the sub species.

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#19 Offline AntsDakota - Posted April 22 2022 - 7:36 AM

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These are definitely from the Myrmentoma subgenus. C. vicinus is from the Tanaemyrmex subgenus, whose workers are noticeably less compact, and have longer, more spindly limbs and antennae.

The original message from the guy I bought from does say it C. vicinus 

 

It is not.


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#20 Offline NicholasP - Posted April 22 2022 - 8:10 AM

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These are definitely from the Myrmentoma subgenus. C. vicinus is from the Tanaemyrmex subgenus, whose workers are noticeably less compact, and have longer, more spindly limbs and antennae.

The original message from the guy I bought from does say it C. vicinus 

 

I can say as well after observing some of my old vicinus pictures that it is NOT vicinus. As others have said, it is of the Myrmentoma subgenus. It'll be hard to get down to species level though.






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