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by AntsCalifornia
Mon May 21, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?
Replies: 37
Views: 940

Re: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?

Yeah, I've learned that this stage is very difficult for them to survive through... But, she is still looking good and her two workers will help her raise the next generation. I might have been too quick to blame my set-up...Maybe, she laid too many eggs and could not handle the work load by herself...
by AntsCalifornia
Sat May 19, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?
Replies: 37
Views: 940

Re: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?

Well, from what I hear I was lucky to get this far... I just want them to thrive. Moving them will cause some stress... So, I must be careful about this... We will see how the second generation does in this set up.. If, they all survive I might keep them in there for a bit longer. looks like I have ...
by AntsCalifornia
Wed May 16, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?
Replies: 37
Views: 940

Re: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?

This made me jump! :lol: Had my hand too close.
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She is a mama bear ;)
by AntsCalifornia
Tue May 15, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?
Replies: 37
Views: 940

Re: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?

or a easier solution just provide another test tube with water Okay, 3rd time now...I have given them a new test tube set-up (with water)... It's not working... They are not moving in. They are filling it with seeds for some reason. So, maybe they will if i give them time... but i dont want to leav...
by AntsCalifornia
Tue May 15, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?
Replies: 37
Views: 940

Re: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?

Am I over reacting? Have you guys had any problems like this???

2 out of 4 of her first workers did not make it....

My best and only guess is poor hydration....

Some good news...
The 2 healthy workers are working like crazy and the queen is still laying lots of eggs..
by AntsCalifornia
Tue May 15, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?
Replies: 37
Views: 940

Re: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?

antnest8 wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 5:41 am
if they are out of water provide them with a new test tube
They aren't out of water... but, the cotton blocking the water looks too dry.


I put another test tube in last week.... They've only used it to store sesame seeds...
by AntsCalifornia
Mon May 14, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?
Replies: 37
Views: 940

Re: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?

Update Week 6 I NEED to move them again.... I'm not giving them proper hydration... The test tube is failing them.... 2 dead workers :cry: :cry: Housing -Tub and tube set-up (NEED TO MOVE THEM) Brood - Eggs, larvae and pupae Workers -2 healthy Nanitic workers and 2 dead :o :( :( :( .... 50% success...
by AntsCalifornia
Mon May 07, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?
Replies: 37
Views: 940

Re: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?

Update Week 5 OH WOW!! Her first workers are REALLY CUTE! 8-) :D :D :D :D Housing -Tub and tube set-up Brood - Eggs, larvae and pupae Workers -1 NANITIC WORKER!!! 8-) Temp -80 degrees F I had to check on her today... I know it's not the 11th but.... I was getting worried because the food I was putt...
by AntsCalifornia
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: The AntsCanada Ant Main Forums
Topic: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?
Replies: 37
Views: 940

Re: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?

Pogonomyrmex occodentalis lives in South Dakota. I wish I could find them. Don't give up The bulk of them start to fly from now till late July!!! I'm going to try to find more. We have many different species here in south California. I found this queen about 3 ft from another nest (same species). M...
by AntsCalifornia
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Ant Species Identification Center
Topic: What species is this queen ant?
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: What species is this queen ant?

Looks to me like Trichomyrmex destructor :twisted: A.K.A "Singapore ant"
Trichomyrmex is a genus close to Monomorium. Mickey kept this species. You need to check out his video...