Neglectful Mommy?

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KSkuroooari
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Neglectful Mommy?

Post: # 27441Post KSkuroooari
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:04 pm

Yesterday, we were able to catch Queen #2's first nanitic coming out of its pupa. However, it's been about 20hrs now and the poor thing is still stuck inside. Queen #2 completely ignores it and just stands over her brood of eggs. Is this normal? Or is she being neglectful? We were just wondering.
Caring for Camponotus laevigatus (Queen #1) and Camponotus modoc (Queens #2 and #3).
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JackPayne
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Re: Neglectful Mommy?

Post: # 27462Post JackPayne
Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:52 pm

She should be fine, but don't get your hopes up, she could simply just pass.
They can be pretty brutal. :(
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KSkuroooari
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Re: Neglectful Mommy?

Post: # 27476Post KSkuroooari
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:13 am

JackPayne wrote:
Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:52 pm
She should be fine, but don't get your hopes up, she could simply just pass.
They can be pretty brutal. :(
Thanks. She finally made it out but she doesn't seem healthy, lots of leg-twitching and awkward movements. It's sad, but we're prepared to lose her. Hopefully, her siblings will come out soon and encourage her. 😊
Caring for Camponotus laevigatus (Queen #1) and Camponotus modoc (Queens #2 and #3).
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JackPayne
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Re: Neglectful Mommy?

Post: # 27485Post JackPayne
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:56 am

That's unfortunate, but the colony should be all good!
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