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Camponotus Vicinus (Low ElevationVariety)


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#1 Offline westhollywoodant - Posted July 24 2022 - 7:41 PM

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Got a small colony of around 20 workers, decent brood pile. 

This is a low elevation variety of C. Vicinus so its workers and queen are considerably smaller then the High elevation varieties. 

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#2 Offline antsriondel - Posted July 25 2022 - 7:13 AM

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Wow! That is one pretty queen!  (y)


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#3 Offline westhollywoodant - Posted July 25 2022 - 10:43 AM

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Agreed! I have a high elevation C. Vicinus too and they are gorgeous. 

I offered then a THA formicarium and they moved in overnight. 

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Closer shot of Queen 

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Nice brood pile

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#4 Offline westhollywoodant - Posted July 26 2022 - 7:55 AM

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Cleaner shot of Queen

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#5 Offline jasond1979 - Posted July 27 2022 - 7:10 PM

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They are really good looking.  I've found offering them fruit flys increases their growth.


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#6 Offline westhollywoodant - Posted July 27 2022 - 9:05 PM

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They are really good looking.  I've found offering them fruit flys increases their growth.

 

I agree. They feed off of insects primarily around the areas I have seen colonies seems like. Will be getting some feeder crickets.  



#7 Offline westhollywoodant - Posted July 27 2022 - 9:07 PM

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25 workers and steady brood pile. They are growing quick. 

Fed some maple syrup and mealworms. 

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#8 Offline westhollywoodant - Posted July 28 2022 - 12:47 PM

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Very cool shot of Trophallaxis  B)

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#9 Offline westhollywoodant - Posted July 29 2022 - 7:27 PM

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Build them an enclosed formicarium using my laying log nest I build out of Firebrick and then dipped in Concrete mix to coat interior. 

Curious to see if they like it! 

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#10 Offline smares - Posted July 30 2022 - 4:36 PM

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This is an awesome outworld! I love the trees. And great close up shots.

#11 Offline westhollywoodant - Posted July 30 2022 - 8:53 PM

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Thanks!   B)  :lol:



#12 Offline westhollywoodant - Posted July 31 2022 - 3:59 PM

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I ended up holding off on the Low Elevation species as it is not as far along and don't want to give too big of a new home. The brood pile is staying consistent and new eggs daily so they will be up in size in a few more weeks. 

I did move my larger colony, High land variety into this formicarium and they love it, https://www.formicul...high-elevation/

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#13 Offline westhollywoodant - Posted August 5 2022 - 6:02 PM

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Queen steady laying eggs, nice fairly fresh batch of about 20 eggs, nice amount of larve and pupa too. 

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