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#1 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted May 9 2024 - 10:11 AM

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I took a trip to the Santa Ana mountains a few weeks ago and I found 1 of these queens I also just got one queen from @Jeffbalderson


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Currently keeping: 2 C.vicinus colonies.2 C.sansabeanus. 1 C.leavissimus. 2 C.Ca02. 1 V.pergandei. 4 T.immigrans.1 F.pacifica. 1 C.hyatti

1 M.ergatognya

 

 

 

 

Trying to get my hands on :C.modoc,A.vercicolor, and Any Honeypots

  

 

 


#2 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted May 9 2024 - 10:13 AM

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These pics were taken about a week ago Now they both have small larva.

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Currently keeping: 2 C.vicinus colonies.2 C.sansabeanus. 1 C.leavissimus. 2 C.Ca02. 1 V.pergandei. 4 T.immigrans.1 F.pacifica. 1 C.hyatti

1 M.ergatognya

 

 

 

 

Trying to get my hands on :C.modoc,A.vercicolor, and Any Honeypots

  

 

 


#3 Online ZTYguy - Posted May 9 2024 - 11:15 AM

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Very cool! I love these ants, probably one of my favorite California native species. I’ll be rooting for your queens.
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#4 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted May 9 2024 - 11:19 AM

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Thanks! :D


Currently keeping: 2 C.vicinus colonies.2 C.sansabeanus. 1 C.leavissimus. 2 C.Ca02. 1 V.pergandei. 4 T.immigrans.1 F.pacifica. 1 C.hyatti

1 M.ergatognya

 

 

 

 

Trying to get my hands on :C.modoc,A.vercicolor, and Any Honeypots

  

 

 


#5 Offline The_Gaming-gate - Posted May 9 2024 - 11:41 AM

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I’d take those queens over C. floridanus in a heartbeat.

Ants are small creatures... but together... they can rule the world.

 

 

 


#6 Offline Artisan_Ants - Posted May 9 2024 - 5:10 PM

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I’d take those queens over C. floridanus in a heartbeat.

Give me any species of Camponotus and I’ll take it (compared to the keepers on this forum; I have no Camponotus but 3 species RIP).

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/


#7 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted May 19 2024 - 5:28 PM

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cocoons spotted! :yahoo:  :yahoo:


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Currently keeping: 2 C.vicinus colonies.2 C.sansabeanus. 1 C.leavissimus. 2 C.Ca02. 1 V.pergandei. 4 T.immigrans.1 F.pacifica. 1 C.hyatti

1 M.ergatognya

 

 

 

 

Trying to get my hands on :C.modoc,A.vercicolor, and Any Honeypots

  

 

 


#8 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted May 19 2024 - 5:31 PM

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pics

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Currently keeping: 2 C.vicinus colonies.2 C.sansabeanus. 1 C.leavissimus. 2 C.Ca02. 1 V.pergandei. 4 T.immigrans.1 F.pacifica. 1 C.hyatti

1 M.ergatognya

 

 

 

 

Trying to get my hands on :C.modoc,A.vercicolor, and Any Honeypots

  

 

 


#9 Offline The_Gaming-gate - Posted May 20 2024 - 11:44 AM

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One thing I like about Solenopsis is that you can tell what caste the pupae is before they eclose- making the wait shorter to see if the queen is fertile or not.

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Ants are small creatures... but together... they can rule the world.

 

 

 


#10 Online ZTYguy - Posted May 20 2024 - 2:05 PM

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One thing I like about Solenopsis is that you can tell what caste the pupae is before they eclose- making the wait shorter to see if the queen is fertile or not.

Generally alate cocoons are larger than that of workers. The outliers being species with larger castes ie. Camponotus, however when founding you can tell right away. Males are much larger compared to nanitics in most cases.

Side Note:

Congrats on having such an awesome species. Camponotus ca02 are my favorite California Camponotus and I love my big colony. I can’t wait for my multi queens to get their first workers to see how long they last together.

Edited by ZTYguy, May 20 2024 - 2:09 PM.

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#11 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted May 20 2024 - 2:13 PM

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Yes that is very true and these cocoons are seemingly normal size nanitics


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Currently keeping: 2 C.vicinus colonies.2 C.sansabeanus. 1 C.leavissimus. 2 C.Ca02. 1 V.pergandei. 4 T.immigrans.1 F.pacifica. 1 C.hyatti

1 M.ergatognya

 

 

 

 

Trying to get my hands on :C.modoc,A.vercicolor, and Any Honeypots

  

 

 


#12 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted May 20 2024 - 4:38 PM

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Queen with more brood but no cocoon. Aka the one I caught

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Currently keeping: 2 C.vicinus colonies.2 C.sansabeanus. 1 C.leavissimus. 2 C.Ca02. 1 V.pergandei. 4 T.immigrans.1 F.pacifica. 1 C.hyatti

1 M.ergatognya

 

 

 

 

Trying to get my hands on :C.modoc,A.vercicolor, and Any Honeypots

  

 

 


#13 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted May 31 2024 - 5:09 PM

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Queen :A the one I caught has 4 cocoons.

Queen B the one I Bought has 2 cocoons.

 

One thing to note is the size difference Queen A is smaller than queen B

 

First and third pic are of queen B second pic is Queen A

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Edited by GOCAMPONOTUS, May 31 2024 - 5:13 PM.

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Currently keeping: 2 C.vicinus colonies.2 C.sansabeanus. 1 C.leavissimus. 2 C.Ca02. 1 V.pergandei. 4 T.immigrans.1 F.pacifica. 1 C.hyatti

1 M.ergatognya

 

 

 

 

Trying to get my hands on :C.modoc,A.vercicolor, and Any Honeypots

  

 

 


#14 Online AsdinAnts - Posted May 31 2024 - 6:03 PM

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Queen A looks very small and skinny, you should try and give her a drop of honey water.
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-B. patagonicus
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I will want to also keep some other lasius types in the future.
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#15 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted May 31 2024 - 6:07 PM

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Yes, I did I took these a few hours ago and now she looks like queen B


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Currently keeping: 2 C.vicinus colonies.2 C.sansabeanus. 1 C.leavissimus. 2 C.Ca02. 1 V.pergandei. 4 T.immigrans.1 F.pacifica. 1 C.hyatti

1 M.ergatognya

 

 

 

 

Trying to get my hands on :C.modoc,A.vercicolor, and Any Honeypots

  

 

 


#16 Online AsdinAnts - Posted May 31 2024 - 6:30 PM

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alright, that's good.
Good luck with these soon to be colonies!

Edited by AsdinAnts, May 31 2024 - 6:30 PM.

Currently keeping
-A. occidentalis
-B. patagonicus
-C. vicinus
-F. neogagates
-M. invidia
-Stennama spec..
I will want to also keep some other lasius types in the future.
You should also subscribe to my youtube channel! https://www.youtube.com/@AsdAnts

#17 Online GOCAMPONOTUS - Posted Yesterday, 12:46 PM

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6/13/24

 

Finally good news:

Queen B has gotten her first worker! :yahoo:

Queen A has 6 cocoons and has new eggs :)

 

First three pics of B last two pics of queen A

 

 

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Edited by GOCAMPONOTUS, Yesterday, 12:48 PM.

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Currently keeping: 2 C.vicinus colonies.2 C.sansabeanus. 1 C.leavissimus. 2 C.Ca02. 1 V.pergandei. 4 T.immigrans.1 F.pacifica. 1 C.hyatti

1 M.ergatognya

 

 

 

 

Trying to get my hands on :C.modoc,A.vercicolor, and Any Honeypots

  

 

 


#18 Offline BleepingBleepers - Posted Yesterday, 9:14 PM

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Congrats!  :) 

Brings back memories of my first time keeping ants, same time last year.

 

Very excited for you and good luck!


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