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Aquaexploder
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Post: # 20744Post Aquaexploder
Sun May 07, 2017 11:18 am

I have 2 prenolepis imparis queens that have laid eggs in a test tube setup together and their water supply is close to running out. Should I use a syringe to fill it up again?
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Camponotus nearcticus

Prenolepis imparis

Myrmica

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Re: Question

Post: # 20746Post Batspiderfish
Sun May 07, 2017 11:42 am

if vinyl tubing can fit snugly inside the test tube, you can connect two of them together and cut a hole which you can plug with cotton. Alternatively, you can place the two test tubes facing each other inside a foraging arena. The queens should gravitate towards their preferred humidity level. Just try not to force anything.
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Rules & Requirements for Identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=292

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http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=2167

idahoantgirl
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Re: Question

Post: # 20809Post idahoantgirl
Mon May 08, 2017 6:46 pm

Dont use a syringe. It can cause flooding
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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