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AntsRomania1999
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Solenopsis fugax

Post: # 31296Post AntsRomania1999
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:49 am

hello guys!

A week ago, we put five fugax solenopsis queens in 3 different test tubes and they all died
Why ?
My colonies :
lasius niger x3
formica cunicularia
tetramorium sp x2
myrmica sp (founding)

My dream species -- Polyergus rufescens

AntsDakota
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Re: Solenopsis fugax

Post: # 35440Post AntsDakota
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:58 pm

They could have not been mated, or you stressed them out too much by checking them too often.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

Mortamir
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Re: Solenopsis fugax

Post: # 35498Post Mortamir
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:14 am

If they died that fast, I would say they were possibly males. Queens usually have some reserves. Even semi claustrial ones. They will live longer. Males tend to die right off. Even workers tend to live longer.

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AntsDakota
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Re: Solenopsis fugax

Post: # 35523Post AntsDakota
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:48 pm

8-)
Mortamir wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:14 am
If they died that fast, I would say they were possibly males. Queens usually have some reserves. Even semi claustrial ones. They will live longer. Males tend to die right off. Even workers tend to live longer.

Meow
Meow? :?
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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