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#21 Offline Artisan_Ants - Posted April 5 2024 - 11:39 AM

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It has been a while since I updated. Not too many things changed although the fact that I stopped putting them on heat to often has it created way too much humidity so often; but I did feed them a Dubai roach (killed) and the next day; I say a HUGE batch of them eggs. Our queen is pumping them out at the most random times. We also have some larvae from a previous batch when the larger larvae were pupating. They are still in pupating stage of course and have not eclosed yet (although I am excited for when they do).
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Keeping:

2x - S. molesta (colonies)                1x - C. nearcticus (founding)  (y) New!

1x - C. chromaiodes (colony)           1x - C. subbarbatus (founding)  (y) New!

2x - F. pallidefulva (colonies)             1x T. sessile (mega colony)

2x - C. cerasi (founding)  workers are here!  :yahoo:

1x - B. depilis (founding but no eggs)

2x - P. imparis (colony) 2x P. imparis (founding)  Unfortunately no multi queen P. imparis colonies as all of the queens died due to fungus infection (assumed). RIP  :( 

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#22 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted April 17 2024 - 11:16 AM

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Upd on this colony?



Currently keeping
1.Camponotus vicinus. 5 workers
2.Camponotus modoc. 5 workers
3. Camponotus hyatti. 1 worker
4.Veromessor pergandei. founding
5 Linepithema humile. 70-100 workers 5 queens
6. Pheidole Californica. 65 workers
I want: Atta,Myrmecia,Myrmica,Myrmecocystus


#23 Offline Artisan_Ants - Posted April 17 2024 - 12:15 PM

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Right. I forgot to say that a new minor has eclosed yesterday. I didn’t get a pic ans she’s probably hiding near the queen. She was pretty big (bigger than a worker but I didn’t compare towards those “VIP workers” which are probably also some kind of minors). She wasn’t big enough to be a major of course. The large cocoon which looks like a median cocoon is still there. I shined some light through the water tower, and saw it developing well. She will probably close by Friday or Saturday. We’ll have to wait and see. Brood development is absolutely astounding. They have at least 60 or so eggs in all the batches combined (possibly even more) and like 14 - 18 larvae. As a matter of fact; the eggs before the last generation (the one after their hibernation or the one that has the large cocoon) are already pupated. They are small so they are workers. Hopefully that large cocoon is a median. I can’t wait too see! I will post some pics soon.
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Keeping:

2x - S. molesta (colonies)                1x - C. nearcticus (founding)  (y) New!

1x - C. chromaiodes (colony)           1x - C. subbarbatus (founding)  (y) New!

2x - F. pallidefulva (colonies)             1x T. sessile (mega colony)

2x - C. cerasi (founding)  workers are here!  :yahoo:

1x - B. depilis (founding but no eggs)

2x - P. imparis (colony) 2x P. imparis (founding)  Unfortunately no multi queen P. imparis colonies as all of the queens died due to fungus infection (assumed). RIP  :( 

Check out my C. nearcticus journal here: https://www.formicul...cticus-journal/

Check out my C. chromaiodes journal here: https://www.formicul...aiodes-journal/


#24 Offline Artisan_Ants - Posted April 19 2024 - 4:48 AM

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Pretty sure that a Minor worker eclosed today. Looks bigger than the “VIP Workers” although I’m not too sure.
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Keeping:

2x - S. molesta (colonies)                1x - C. nearcticus (founding)  (y) New!

1x - C. chromaiodes (colony)           1x - C. subbarbatus (founding)  (y) New!

2x - F. pallidefulva (colonies)             1x T. sessile (mega colony)

2x - C. cerasi (founding)  workers are here!  :yahoo:

1x - B. depilis (founding but no eggs)

2x - P. imparis (colony) 2x P. imparis (founding)  Unfortunately no multi queen P. imparis colonies as all of the queens died due to fungus infection (assumed). RIP  :( 

Check out my C. nearcticus journal here: https://www.formicul...cticus-journal/

Check out my C. chromaiodes journal here: https://www.formicul...aiodes-journal/


#25 Offline Artisan_Ants - Posted May 15 2024 - 1:34 PM

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Well it’s been a long time since I last posted about this colony and I honestly don’t know what to say. They have been growing like crazy compared to when I first got them out of hibernation. The workers and brood they have now is the wild compared to when they first had brood and workers. All of this is because I fed them one Dubia Roach (killed but not pictured as I took it out a week ago after they finished or in other words, it was a shell when I picked it up to with my tweezers). Yep; just one. Now I know why others Camponotus colonies grow so fast. Just look at them!

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Keeping:

2x - S. molesta (colonies)                1x - C. nearcticus (founding)  (y) New!

1x - C. chromaiodes (colony)           1x - C. subbarbatus (founding)  (y) New!

2x - F. pallidefulva (colonies)             1x T. sessile (mega colony)

2x - C. cerasi (founding)  workers are here!  :yahoo:

1x - B. depilis (founding but no eggs)

2x - P. imparis (colony) 2x P. imparis (founding)  Unfortunately no multi queen P. imparis colonies as all of the queens died due to fungus infection (assumed). RIP  :( 

Check out my C. nearcticus journal here: https://www.formicul...cticus-journal/

Check out my C. chromaiodes journal here: https://www.formicul...aiodes-journal/






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