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08/02/2013 9:37 PM
08/02/2013 9:42 PM
Cyclops wrote:As in they are about to eclose? Camponotus Pennsylvanicus? You're kidding right? There is no way that Camponotus p. workers can eclose in 24 days.
Robotu2 wrote:I've definitely noticed a difference with heating my Camponotus pennsylvanicus. Ones that I kept in the past when I didn't heat my queens and their brood would take so long, and my current queen had her first worker a few weeks short of two months.
08/02/2013 9:58 PM
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08/03/2013 2:43 PM
Cyclops wrote:Give her a rest. Not every queen is meant to be raised in captivity. Besides, at least you have termites. All I have here is Japanese beetles on raspberry bushes and pill bugs to feed my ants.
08/03/2013 5:34 PM
08/03/2013 5:45 PM
Cyclops wrote:No, there- there is something wrong. Either those pupae are going to take one month to develop, or I'm going to buy a stetson just for the sake of throwing it on the ground and jumping on it. Angrily.
08/03/2013 7:09 PM
08/03/2013 7:40 PM
Michael of vancouver wrote:Cyclops wrote:No, there- there is something wrong. Either those pupae are going to take one month to develop, or I'm going to buy a stetson just for the sake of throwing it on the ground and jumping on it. Angrily.
Actually, one of my Lasius queens got her first pupa at 3 weeks after she layed eggs. But her pupa haven't eclosed yet (it's been a week or so).
It would be funny if the pupa took longer to develop than all the other phases combined.
Rhuarc wrote:This has been quite the entertainment. AtomAnt, you're a hoot.
08/11/2013 1:43 PM
08/12/2013 10:42 AM
Michael of vancouver wrote:Any update?
08/12/2013 9:48 PM
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08/13/2013 7:11 AM
Mercutia wrote:Your unknown queen is Solenopsis molesta. Thief ants! They're tiny. =)
They are polygynous.
08/13/2013 10:55 AM
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08/16/2013 7:41 PM
Crystals wrote:At least it was smart enough to come back and sit on the air hole until I noticed it.
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