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Futurebird’s Camponotus pennsylvanicus journal.

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#1 Offline futurebird - Posted June 17 2023 - 6:59 PM

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I will someday find all the videos I have of this colony going back two years and write their history, but today I just wanted to share this new video. (it has sound)


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#2 Offline Ernteameise - Posted June 18 2023 - 12:55 AM

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Beautiful



#3 Offline futurebird - Posted February 11 2024 - 7:55 PM

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The girls are well and truly awake and active now. When I was fixing the tube they chewed through, I noticed a small crack. Today I sealed the crack with epoxy (the clay kind) and they are NOT HAPPY. They are undoing my work right now. I was worried the epoxy would make them sick, now I'm just worried they will get so angry they expand the crack before it hardens.

I guess I need to get the steel mesh out.

 

 


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#4 Offline JesseTheAntKid - Posted February 11 2024 - 8:03 PM

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grrrrrrr! Rah! No epoxy!


Currently keeping: Pheidole obscurithorax (FINALLY I CAN STUDY THEM AND HAVE THEIR COOL MAJORS  B)), Tetramorium bicarinatum, Solenopsis spp. (probably xyloni, the queens are tiny hehe)

Wanting: Atta texana, Camponotus planatus (PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE CAN SOMEONE HOOK ME UP WITH ATTA)

Previously kept: Monomorium minimum, Pheidole dentata

 

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#5 Offline Mushu - Posted February 13 2024 - 5:28 AM

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Awesome video. Great close up.



#6 Offline futurebird - Posted February 13 2024 - 5:40 AM

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The epoxy is now hard and they have stopped messing with it. I didn't notice any ants getting sick either, which I was a little worried about. The fortress will hold. For now. 


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#7 Offline ZATrippit - Posted February 14 2024 - 12:21 AM

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Nice job, futuerbird :)

Edited by ZATrippit, February 14 2024 - 12:22 AM.

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#8 Offline futurebird - Posted February 18 2024 - 4:45 PM

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They seem to like their new outworld decoration. It's the perfect size and they are so excited!

 

I feel like maybe I'm a bad influence on them... giving them bad ideas... but ... They probably already had ideas like this. 


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#9 Offline antsriondel - Posted February 18 2024 - 4:57 PM

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They seem to like their new outworld decoration. It's the perfect size and they are so excited!

 

I feel like maybe I'm a bad influence on them... giving them bad ideas... but ... They probably already had ideas like this. 

Nice! Is that a decapitated head in the bottom right corner?  :o



#10 Offline futurebird - Posted February 18 2024 - 5:02 PM

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Yeah noticed that after I posted it. I think it was tucked under their old outworld decoration... They will take it to the graveyard I'm certain. 


Starting this July I'm posting videos of my ants every week on youTube.

I like to make relaxing videos that capture the joy of watching ants.

If that sounds like your kind of thing... follow me >here<


#11 Offline JesseTheAntKid - Posted February 18 2024 - 6:11 PM

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Did they just hijack a shipment of sugar?


Currently keeping: Pheidole obscurithorax (FINALLY I CAN STUDY THEM AND HAVE THEIR COOL MAJORS  B)), Tetramorium bicarinatum, Solenopsis spp. (probably xyloni, the queens are tiny hehe)

Wanting: Atta texana, Camponotus planatus (PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE CAN SOMEONE HOOK ME UP WITH ATTA)

Previously kept: Monomorium minimum, Pheidole dentata

 

"ATTAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!" -Me

"AAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" -Even more me

"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"- Me personified


#12 Offline futurebird - Posted February 18 2024 - 6:13 PM

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They prefer the term "liberate" to "hijack" 


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#13 Offline Full_Frontal_Yeti - Posted February 20 2024 - 12:54 PM

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They seem to like their new outworld decoration. It's the perfect size and they are so excited!

 

I feel like maybe I'm a bad influence on them... giving them bad ideas... but ... They probably already had ideas like this. 

Just say'n. That detached ant's head in the lower right corner of the shot kinda reduces the cute levels going on here. Gives it more of a heist gone horribly wrong vibe when you start out noitcing that first. ;)



#14 Offline TheAntKid - Posted February 20 2024 - 3:39 PM

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This setup is pretty cool.

Currently keeping:

2x Camponotus pennsylvanicus

1x Camponotus nearctius 

1x Lasius sp.

1x Unknown ant species (may not have a queen).
Past colonies:

Formica subsericea

Camponotus nearctius

Camponotus sp.

Lasius Claviger (only a couple days)






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