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Dspdrew's Camponotus vicinus Journal [145] (Discontinued)

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#61 Offline Rstheant - Posted December 3 2018 - 3:53 PM

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#62 Offline dspdrew - Posted June 11 2019 - 2:27 AM

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Update 6-11-2019

 

Found a few of the smaller low elevation variety of these queens at Chaney Trail on 3-17-2019.

 

They got their first workers about a month and a half later.

 

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Found a bunch of the larger C. vicinus up in Mount Baldy on 4-8-2019.

 

These also got their first workers about a month and a half later.

 

I then found a few of the smaller all-black variety up near Angelus Oaks on 6-6-2019.

 

The all-black queens have all laid eggs at this point.


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#63 Offline dspdrew - Posted December 4 2019 - 1:34 AM

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Update 12-4-2019

 

The all-black variety eventually died off. I still have, and are selling some of the smaller lower elevation variety. I just put the larger higher elevation variety into hibernation. Most of them have around 10 or so workers.



#64 Offline dspdrew - Posted May 20 2020 - 7:42 PM

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Update 5-20-2020

 

I just took these out of hibernation. They actually did really well and hardly lost any workers. I am keeping the three largest colonies with eight workers each.

 

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#65 Offline dspdrew - Posted September 19 2020 - 10:20 PM

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Update 9-19-2020

 

They're all dead now. I think the heatwave was too much.



#66 Offline TechAnt - Posted September 19 2020 - 11:08 PM

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Update 9-19-2020
 
They're all dead now. I think the heatwave was too much.

Rest In Peace too.
My Ants:
(x1) Campontous semitstaceus ~20 workers, 1 Queen
(x1) Camponotus vicinus ~10 workers, 1 Queen (all black variety)
(x1) Tetramorium immigrans ~100 workers, 1 Queen
(x1) Myrmercocystus mexicanus -1 Queen
(x2) Mymercocystus mimcus -1 Queen
(x1) Mymercocystus testaceus ~45 workers, 1 Queen





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