Ants are no longer eating.

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AntLove4Evr
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Re: Ants are no longer eating.

Post: # 16676Post AntLove4Evr
Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:46 pm

Synedge wrote:My solenopsis geminata colony had about 75 - 150 workers. They won't eat anything now and are starting to die out real quick. Seen about 40 of them dead already.

What could be the problem?
Well, could be many different contributin factors. Temperature, disease, mites, bacteria, or maybe something in the enclosure that's making them uncomfortable.
(So wish I could keep Solenopsis Molesta... :lol: )

Synedge
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Re: Ants are no longer eating.

Post: # 16791Post Synedge
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:24 am

Final Update: Found my queen dead early today.

How in the world do you guys get these colonies started. I think this was my 4th attempt and I think I've lost my motivation to continue with this hobby.

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Serafine
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Re: Ants are no longer eating.

Post: # 16793Post Serafine
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:59 am

Maybe try another species. Or buy a colony that already has around 30 workers.
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