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Ant_Dude2908's Camponotus chromaides Journal (Discontinued)

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#81 Offline Acutus - Posted April 24 2019 - 7:40 PM

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Mine has around 230 workers.

 

Have no idea how many I have. LOTS! LOL!


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Camponotus chromaiodes

Camponotus castaneus

Formica subsericea


#82 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted April 29 2019 - 9:09 AM

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Colony #1

Around 240 workers now! Tons of brood. I can't count them anymore! They took a cricket today, and there is always at least 1 major in the outworld now.
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#83 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 5 2019 - 4:26 AM

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Sensei, do you think these ants would do well in a dirt set up like the Drewcarium? I’ve read that they nest in soil, and I’m getting more intrigued by natural set ups.
"The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer." Prov. 30:25
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#84 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted May 5 2019 - 6:04 AM

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Yes, I think they might. Especially a Drewcarium.
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#85 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted May 7 2019 - 7:09 AM

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Polygynous colony #1

I made a 3 queen chromaiodes tube. :D One queen has the rare deep red gene. She has red on her thorax, legs and abdomen. :)
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#86 Offline Ferox_Formicae - Posted May 7 2019 - 7:14 AM

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Polygynous colony #1

I made a 3 queen chromaiodes tube. :D One queen has the rare deep red gene. She has red on her thorax, legs and abdomen. :)

Mine all have something like this. It seems that these queens are pretty variable. The queens that I've seen on the Tar Heel Ants YouTube channel are almost pitch black, but mine have lots of red on them.


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#87 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted May 7 2019 - 7:15 AM

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3 out of 13 remaining queens have this rare gene for me.

Edited by Ant_Dude2908, May 7 2019 - 7:16 AM.

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#88 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted May 16 2019 - 8:21 AM

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Colony #1

Freya has laid more eggs, and the largest major yet has eclosed! When is pushing 15 millimeters! I'm guessing around 280 workers and 300 brood. Most of the brood is pupae and large larvae.

Colony #2

They have come out of their little diapause, and are doing well with about 100 workers.

Polygynous colony #1

They have a cute little pile of eggs. :)
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#89 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted May 18 2019 - 6:45 AM

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Colony #1

Freya laid over 200 eggs since the last update. :yahoo: Another major eclosed, breaking the record of 15 millimeters, and set the bar at almost 18 millimeters!!! Her head is bigger than the Freya's! She is about .5 millimeters bigger than Freya. Even more pupae and a ton of small and medium larvae! They will not stop eating!

Edited by Ant_Dude2908, May 18 2019 - 6:45 AM.

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#90 Offline ANTdrew - Posted May 18 2019 - 8:44 AM

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One of my girls has two big larvae now. I have four with eggs total.
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#91 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted May 18 2019 - 9:00 AM

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My C. pennslyvanicus queen #2 has 3 workers already. :yahoo:

#92 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted May 20 2019 - 6:50 AM

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Polygynous colony #1

All three queens are still alive, and happy with almost 40 eggs!
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