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Artisan_Ant’s - C. nearcticus Journal

camponotus workers brood eggs de-alate queen

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#1 Offline Artisan_Ants - Posted May 14 2024 - 5:12 PM


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I recently obtained A C. Nearcticus queen found on a large opening of a Norway Maple (opened by a neighboring Pileated Woodpecker) who was just walking around on the opening presumably looking for somewhere to start founding. She is a de-alate; more of a queen now as she has about 6-7 eggs inside her test tube right now. She has a nice healthy egg batch and I really can’t wait for her to get workers as this is the first time I have ever observed any other Camponotus species in captivity other than C. Chromaiodes.

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Edited by Artisan_Ants, May 15 2024 - 1:57 PM.


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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