How do I move my ants?

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How do I move my ants?

Post: # 32512Post Antoniomisztal
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:00 pm

So a couple days ago I tried moving my queen to a different test tube and I put a light and everything I also put a cover over the tubes I want to move her and her workers why isn’t she moving and how or what am I doing wrong
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Re: How do I move my ants?

Post: # 32515Post Idahoantguy
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:19 pm

She’ll probably move, just be patient.
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Re: How do I move my ants?

Post: # 32520Post idahoantgirl
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:35 am

Be careful that you don't fry them with the heat.
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

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Re: How do I move my ants?

Post: # 32529Post antsRlife
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:30 pm

move the lamp up a bit more, so its just for light and the rest is patience.
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Re: How do I move my ants?

Post: # 32559Post PTasker15
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:24 pm

This Is Last Resort,But Tap The Tube You Want Them Out Of(Not Too Hard)
7 S.Invicta
3 Pheidole Pallidula
1 T.Melanocephalum
1 Psudomyrmex Ejectus
1 T.Binacaruim
2 C.Ashmeadi
20+ S.Invicta
1 P.Gracciles
2 Solenopsis Ricthetri(1 Pure,1 Cross Ricteri x Invicta)
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