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Carpenter Ant (Camponotus clarithorax)


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#1 Offline westhollywoodant - Posted June 22 2022 - 10:05 PM

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I got a 2 queen Poly of Camponotus clarithorax.

Got in mid May with a decent brood, no workers.

But after a few days the first worker emerged! 

May 17th 

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May 24th

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May 24th

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#2 Offline westhollywoodant - Posted June 22 2022 - 10:12 PM

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The two queens are doing well. Fed some honey which they loved. 

Up to 4 workers now. Brood pile is staying consistent with eggs, Larvae, and Pupa. 

May 29th - A pretty sweet macro shot of the two queens 

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May 30th 

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May 31st

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May 31st 

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#3 Offline ZTYguy - Posted June 22 2022 - 10:49 PM

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Nice! Where did you get these girls from. Probably one of my favorite Camponotus. Of course my favorite being the mini D. gigas (C. ca02)


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#4 Offline westhollywoodant - Posted June 22 2022 - 10:50 PM

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Unfortunately one queens got into a fight and one was pushed away. I think they fought as the one queen was missing three legs and the dominate queen one back leg. 

I seperated to try and save the situation but unfortunately the queen died. Sad

But the dominate queen seemed to respond by laying a nice size batch of eggs. Decent size brew pile. and just today the 5th worker emerged. 

June 20th - picture through the tubing. Not great but better then nothing.  

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June 20th 

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June 22nd 

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#5 Offline westhollywoodant - Posted June 22 2022 - 10:57 PM

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Nice! Where did you get these girls from. Probably one of my favorite Camponotus. Of course my favorite being the mini D. gigas (C. ca02)

 

From you  :lol:



#6 Offline ZTYguy - Posted June 23 2022 - 7:05 AM

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I thought they looked familiar. Haha
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Ant Keeping Since June 2018
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A. versicolor, C. vicinus, C. us-ca02, C. clarithorax, C. yogi, C. sansabeanus, C. semitestaceus, C. laevigatus , M. mimicus, M. mexicanus , P. montanus, V. andrei, V. pergandei, N. cockerelli, L. humile

GO CHECK OUT ANTSEMPORIUM HERE: https://antsemporium.com/

#7 Offline westhollywoodant - Posted June 23 2022 - 9:26 AM

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I thought they looked familiar. Haha


Yeah man! Sucks the queens didn’t work out together. But I have read similar things happening. And with the strong response in producing brood since she has taken over as the only queen is cool and interesting 😎🤙🏼
Cheers buddy 🍻

#8 Offline westhollywoodant - Posted June 24 2022 - 7:35 AM

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Brood pile looks great, all stages. 

June 24th

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#9 Offline westhollywoodant - Posted June 28 2022 - 7:53 AM

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They are doing well, 6 workers and a few later stage pupa, multiple larve and eggs. 

I was able to get a shot of the queen laying an egg. Still on the end of her abdomen. 

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Macro of the newer worker and brood. June 28th 

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