Myrmica queen

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AntsRomania1999
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Myrmica queen

Post: # 29171Post AntsRomania1999
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:07 am

Hello guys!
A few days ago I captured a myrmica queen. I prepared an outworld and I connected her outworld to test tube
I gave her a few feet of cricket and a cotton with sugar water
Today I find her dead under the cotton with sugar water :(
Do you have any idea why?
My colonies :
lasius niger x3
formica cunicularia
tetramorium sp x2
myrmica sp (founding)

My dream species -- Polyergus rufescens

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tiger01vincent
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Re: Myrmica queen

Post: # 29186Post tiger01vincent
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:35 am

AntsRomania1999 wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:07 am
Hello guys!
A few days ago I captured a myrmica queen. I prepared an outworld and I connected her outworld to test tube
I gave her a few feet of cricket and a cotton with sugar water
Today I find her dead under the cotton with sugar water :(
Do you have any idea why?
Queens die sometimes for reasons unknown, but when you did connect the outworld and all, how long had you kept her? Cause if it was on the same day you did all that, plus the cotton, plus the cricket, maybie she got stressed out
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Re: Myrmica queen

Post: # 29191Post Batspiderfish
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:42 am

I'm guessing she got stuck. Keep in mind that some Myrmica are inquiline social parasites.
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

AntsRomania1999
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Re: Myrmica queen

Post: # 29193Post AntsRomania1999
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:48 am

Thanks guys for help ! :D
But I still have a question
Yesterday I did the same with two queens myrmica they did not die but from yesterday until now they did not even go to forage for food
Why ?
My colonies :
lasius niger x3
formica cunicularia
tetramorium sp x2
myrmica sp (founding)

My dream species -- Polyergus rufescens

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tiger01vincent
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Re: Myrmica queen

Post: # 29230Post tiger01vincent
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:24 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:42 am
I'm guessing she got stuck. Keep in mind that some Myrmica are inquiline social parasites.
OOh, new words! "inquiline social parasites" what does those mean!
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Re: Myrmica queen

Post: # 29237Post Batspiderfish
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:00 pm

Inquiline means "an animal which exploits the living space of another", and many species of Myrmica do this instead of having a worker caste.
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

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