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Kevin's Camponotus chromaiodes Journal


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#1 Offline Kevin - Posted May 27 2017 - 2:34 PM

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It's about time I do a real journal. These queens flew right before a freezing cold night a few weeks back, many died overnight digging their chambers, and of course I didn't blacklight figuring they wouldn't fly on a cold night.

 

I currently have 7 queens, some with eggs, some not. I found maybe 6-8 dead queens out of all. I will update this journal accordingly or every two weeks, whichever comes first. Please, bug me in the chatroom about it or I will forget.

 

(Update 0 - 5/27/2017)

 

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Edited by Kevin, January 28 2018 - 5:43 PM.

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#2 Offline Evanthomas89 - Posted May 29 2017 - 8:37 AM

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#3 Offline Kevin - Posted June 12 2017 - 12:27 PM

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(Update 1 - 6/12/2017)

 

Whoops, a bit late. Not much has changed. Only 3 queens have eggs, which isn't bad because my success with Camponotus is not very high.


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#4 Offline Kevin - Posted June 19 2017 - 2:38 PM

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(Update 2 - 6/19/2017)

 

I think weekly updates may be better at this point. Fed all the queens Sunburst and most of the started to lay more. I saw a few small larvae.


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#5 Offline Ameise - Posted June 19 2017 - 11:24 PM

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If you want to try (since my chromaiodes ate a ton of it) try a mixture of water with orange blossom honey. She rejected sugar water but ate that up for an hour. And got huge.



#6 Offline Kevin - Posted January 21 2018 - 9:01 AM

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(Update 3 - 1/21/2018)

 
All of these queens were sold weeks ago with several workers. I believe 2 of the colonies failed around 5 workers. I'll look for more in the spring when they fly again.

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