So, back at the beginning of May, I caught a Camponotus modoc queen. This was really exciting for me, because this was the only non-Lasius queens I have ever found so far.
Here's a pic from when she was caught.
I was quite surprised by how fast her brood grew, especially since Camponotus colonies are supposed to take a long time to grow. She has medium sized larvae now. She's probably a little faster than my Lasius queens from last year!
I have high hopes for this queen, since I really want a species with majors/soldiers. How long do you guys think it'll take before her first major?
I also really like how big this species is. No more squinting to check what stage her brood is at!