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Martialis
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URGENT

Post: # 13175Post Martialis
Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:01 pm

Help! My colony flooded earlier today when I was filling their water. Luckily, I noticed it and immediately got some cotton swabs to clean it. They're Tetramorium and are in a Tar Heel Ants inception chamber. Will they be okay?
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idahoantgirl
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Re: URGENT

Post: # 18206Post idahoantgirl
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:24 pm

Martialis wrote:
Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:01 pm
Help! My colony flooded earlier today when I was filling their water. Luckily, I noticed it and immediately got some cotton swabs to clean it. They're Tetramorium and are in a Tar Heel Ants inception chamber. Will they be okay?
I realise that this was a long time ago, but how are they? I know that ants cannot drown. (even when submerged for weeks)
Proverbs 6:6-11

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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Canadiananter
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Re: URGENT

Post: # 18211Post Canadiananter
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:28 pm

They will probably be ok but idahoantgirl, Ants CAN drown

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Re: URGENT

Post: # 18219Post Martialis
Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:04 pm

They're fine now. They've been hibernating for a while.
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Re: URGENT

Post: # 18244Post idahoantgirl
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:23 pm

Canadiananter wrote:
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:28 pm
They will probably be ok but idahoantgirl, Ants CAN drown
yes, but realistically, it takes a super duper long time. look it up. It's crazy how long they can go!
Proverbs 6:6-11

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.

Keeper of Tetramorium Sp. E, Lasius Neoniger

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