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RaveLuth
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input needed

Post: # 31594Post RaveLuth
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:50 pm

Hi AC fam... so i got my first queen, a nice big black carpenter ant. I put her in a nice dark drawer. Just peeked in on her tonight and she still has her wings attached and is just pulling the cotton apart but has not escaped..... Thoughts? not mated? i know she needs time, and may even hybernate before making eggs but she seems bound and determined to get out.

http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=4947

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idahoantgirl
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Re: input needed

Post: # 31600Post idahoantgirl
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:49 pm

RaveLuth wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:50 pm
Hi AC fam... so i got my first queen, a nice big black carpenter ant. I put her in a nice dark drawer. Just peeked in on her tonight and she still has her wings attached and is just pulling the cotton apart but has not escaped..... Thoughts? not mated? i know she needs time, and may even hybernate before making eggs but she seems bound and determined to get out.

http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=4947

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They all do this. She is probably a little stressed, so leave her alone for a week (no checking). she might also just be trying to make it more comfortable.
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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