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Dan's Camponotus us-ca02 journal


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#21 Offline Dan_Not_Found - Posted June 19 2022 - 5:05 PM

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Small Update

Both the MH queen and Fortress Queen have a bunch of cocoons so I expect both colonies to have 13-14 workers by the end of summer or a bit earlier.

I do think they could grow faster but unfortunately I don't have the insects to make that happen. The last of my darkling beetles died out yesterday and there are no signs of mealworms :(

Also, disregard what I said about these ant launching themselves across the fluon barrier. I literally watched one worker from the Fortress colony walk across it and back with 0 problems. I'm not completely sure why that is, but it isn't much of a problem for now so I won't try to fix it.
My guess is that the plastic on the Fortress got really dirty or something so the ants can easily grip onto particles stuck onto it.f7cec10a227925ad00d137b1c059f0d1.jpgf342048fa81d0a9b7feac70090e97ae0.jpg

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#22 Offline ZTYguy - Posted June 19 2022 - 5:55 PM

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Even though there are no signs that baby mealworms are present, don’t loose hope. Mealworms take a bit to grow up to see-able sizes so. I have that same issue. 


Edited by ZTYguy, June 19 2022 - 5:56 PM.

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#23 Offline Dan_Not_Found - Posted June 30 2022 - 10:48 AM

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The MH colony can also climb over the barrier... maybe I'm just really bad at applying fluon 🥲

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#24 Offline ANTdrew - Posted June 30 2022 - 12:18 PM

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Increase ventilation and decrease humidity and the fluon will work.
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#25 Offline Dan_Not_Found - Posted Today, 9:04 AM

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7/4/22

 

Both colonies have around 10 workers.

Hopefully they can grow up to 20-25 workers before summer ends  :D


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