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T.C.'s Camponotus pennsylvanicus Journal | #2

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#1 Offline T.C. - Posted May 21 2018 - 3:45 PM

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T.C.'s Camponotus pennsylvanicus Journal

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I caught many Camponotus pennsylvanicus queens on May 18th and 19th. I as well have another small colony. I'll just pour them all into one. The older journal on this species had to poor quality of images for my liking.

 

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Queens and Colonies

 

 


Edited by T.C., September 21 2022 - 9:06 PM.

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#2 Offline KBant - Posted May 21 2018 - 4:57 PM

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high quality pics, best part of a journal. love the color of the eggs.


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#3 Offline IcarusSkybound - Posted May 22 2018 - 5:45 AM

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high quality pics, best part of a journal. love the color of the eggs.

I was quite surprised to see eggs that yellow/orange from my own C. Pennsylvanicus the first time around. I thought I was doing something wrong lol


Founding: 

Camponotus Pennsylvanicus x4

Camponotus Chromaiodes x4

Camponotus Nearcticus x9

Camponotus Snellingi x1

Tapinoma Sessile x1


#4 Offline T.C. - Posted May 24 2018 - 1:25 PM

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These guys have been flying pretty regularly. Here is a neat picture I took during a flight.

 


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#5 Offline antnest8 - Posted May 25 2018 - 8:35 AM

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i always find that you can catch all of the camponotus queens you like because they are everywhere. You  might sometimes think that for such a large ant queen their would be less of them because it takes a lot of energy to raise them.


have 1 camponotus queen

1 crematogaster queen

5 lasius umbratus queens


#6 Offline T.C. - Posted May 31 2018 - 1:48 PM

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For the recently caught queens, all but one have eggs.

 


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#7 Offline T.C. - Posted November 3 2022 - 8:21 PM

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I'm aware this journal is well over 4 Years old since an update, but I'm gonna document my new queens here from last season.

 

 

 

 

All these Queens were caught in early May

 

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They Made Quick progress over the Spring/Summer 2022

 

 

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All of them are now in Hibernation. I promise better photos in 2023.


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#8 Offline T.C. - Posted January 24 2023 - 8:54 PM

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Welcome them back from a few months in the fridge.  (They went in to hibernation Sept.  15th and came out today.) Hopefully the few workers looking very much dead aren't dead. 

 

 

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