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Dspdrew's Camponotus maritimus Journal [240] (Discontinued)

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#1 Online dspdrew - Posted April 15 2018 - 3:07 AM

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I found four of these queens on 3-30-2018 at Chaney Trail in Altadena, California. At first we weren't sure what they were, as they didn't look like all-black C. vicinus, and certainly did not look like C. quercicola. After doing some reading, nurbs found them to possibly be C. maritimus. I put one of mine under the microscope, and all the features seemed to match.
 
ID Thread: https://www.formicul...na-ca-3-30-2018
 
I have two of them in test tubes, and two in two of my starter formicariums.
 
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#2 Offline KBant - Posted April 15 2018 - 4:15 AM

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Beautiful species!

#3 Offline nurbs - Posted April 16 2018 - 2:01 PM

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My 20+ colony's queen from last year died in hibernation, so will have to restart from scratch this year :(

 

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Uploaded video. The major survived.

 


Edited by nurbs, April 16 2018 - 4:21 PM.

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Unidentified Myrmecocystus

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#4 Offline Dnail - Posted April 16 2018 - 9:03 PM

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My 20+ colony's queen from last year died in hibernation, so will have to restart from scratch this year :(

 

EDIT:

 

Uploaded video. The major survived.

 

sorry to hear that

is it common for ant to die when hibernate?


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2 Odontomachus aciculatus 

2 Polyrachis Dives

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#5 Offline antnest8 - Posted April 17 2018 - 1:36 PM

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most ants don't die but some still do :(


have 1 camponotus queen

1 crematogaster queen

5 lasius umbratus queens


#6 Online dspdrew - Posted June 10 2018 - 4:07 PM

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Update 6-10-2018

I think one of these must have died, because I only seem to have three of them. They all have workers now too, with two having only one worker, and the third having four.



#7 Offline Enderz - Posted July 17 2018 - 1:04 PM

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Update 6-10-2018

I think one of these must have died, because I only seem to have three of them. They all have workers now too, with two having only one worker, and the third having four.

Drew you should label the containers they are in to not lose track of species.


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#8 Offline StopSpazzing - Posted July 17 2018 - 2:11 PM

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Have one of these also. They are doing well. Noticed they like dark and dislike very high humidity. Before had vent hole in pencil box, they moved out into the valley of the empty test tube spots. Once I added a huge vent, moved back into test tube.


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#9 Online dspdrew - Posted July 17 2018 - 11:48 PM

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Update 6-10-2018

I think one of these must have died, because I only seem to have three of them. They all have workers now too, with two having only one worker, and the third having four.

Drew you should label the containers they are in to not lose track of species.

 

 

I do label my containers.



#10 Offline Rstheant - Posted December 21 2018 - 5:01 PM

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Update?

#11 Online dspdrew - Posted January 27 2019 - 8:54 AM

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Update 1-27-2019

Dead.



#12 Offline Rstheant - Posted January 27 2019 - 10:16 AM

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Um.. okay? Do you know why they died? If they died in hibernation, don’t even reply. Some ants die in hibernation. It’s okay. You will probably catch some more.

#13 Online dspdrew - Posted January 27 2019 - 10:51 AM

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Um.. okay? Do you know why they died? If they died in hibernation, don’t even reply. Some ants die in hibernation. It’s okay. You will probably catch some more.

 

I honestly don't even remember. They're been gone for a while, I just forgot to update this journal. I sell some of my colonies, some are duds and I get rid of them, and some slowly die off.



#14 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted January 27 2019 - 2:57 PM

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Update 1-27-2019
Dead.


The shortest update ever.

#15 Offline sirjordanncurtis - Posted March 17 2019 - 9:11 PM

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Any tips on keeping them?



#16 Offline nurbs - Posted March 18 2019 - 12:10 AM

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Stop killing your ants.

 

BTW mine are doing great!


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Unidentified Myrmecocystus

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Undescribed "Modoc"

https://www.formicul...mp-ca-5-4-2017/

 

Camponotus or Colobopsis yogi:

https://www.formicul...a-ca-1-28-2018/

 
Camponotus us-ca02
https://www.formicul...onotus-us-ca02/

 

Unidentified Formica

https://www.formicul...l-ca-6-27-2020/

 
Pencil Case and Test Tube Formicariums
https://www.formicul...m-and-outworld/
 
Bloodworm Soup
https://www.formicul...bloodworm-soup/


#17 Offline KBant - Posted March 18 2019 - 1:30 AM

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Beautiful species!


Now I have one!

#18 Offline Rstheant - Posted March 18 2019 - 7:55 AM

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Sirjordan climbed a tree to get one.
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#19 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted March 18 2019 - 9:03 AM

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Lol. That sounds like something I would do!

#20 Offline Rstheant - Posted March 18 2019 - 4:24 PM

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Oh, I climbed a tree part way, only to find a potbellied cricket. Something our location has.... don’t ask

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