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J’s Camponotus castaneus


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#1 Offline Jonathan5608 - Posted August 25 2022 - 7:01 AM

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Recently picked up some queens and I must say that these are a beautiful camponotus species. The colors are outstanding. I’ll be featuring one queen and will update every week or so. Attached File  734B9E9C-A941-4921-9017-4B0D1ABFE774.jpeg   176.18KB   6 downloads

#2 Offline Jonathan5608 - Posted September 1 2022 - 3:18 AM

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One of my queen unfortunately lost all her eggs. The other has 5.

#3 Offline Jonathan5608 - Posted September 7 2022 - 8:07 AM

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One of my queens still has 5 eggs from last I checked and the other still has none

#4 Offline Jonathan5608 - Posted September 22 2022 - 8:07 AM

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Queen with 5 eggs ate them
Queen with no eggs has three now

#5 Offline Dan_Not_Found - Posted September 22 2022 - 1:22 PM

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I'd recommend you either do updates once your queen has some workers or you keep her in the light so she becomes desensitized to it. It seems as though she keeps eating her eggs because of stress from the light whenever you check up on her. Just a recommendation  :D


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#6 Offline ANTdrew - Posted September 22 2022 - 2:06 PM

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Agreed. This is a very shy species that should not be checked on too much.
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
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