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TippyDisc911
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I had to

Post: # 31919Post TippyDisc911
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:04 pm

My Formica subcericia colony has one worker and a queen (duh) and I kept trying to move them into a new test tube because the mold on the other one was so incredibly bad and they wouldn’t move into the new one, I had it setup in the moving for days! So I had to move them into the nest, I placed their test tube in the outworld, I know they won’t leave the test tube, any tips? I know this was stupid
Keeping:
Formica subsericea: 1 worker
Tetramourium sp. e: (soon to be colony)
solenopsis molesta: (soon to be colony)

"The ant's a centaur in his dragon world"-Ezra Pound

Dream species: Atta Texana

TippyDisc911
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Re: I had to

Post: # 31922Post TippyDisc911
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:56 pm

Update: they have moved into nest! But advice is appreciated
Keeping:
Formica subsericea: 1 worker
Tetramourium sp. e: (soon to be colony)
solenopsis molesta: (soon to be colony)

"The ant's a centaur in his dragon world"-Ezra Pound

Dream species: Atta Texana

SpooderAnt
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Location: Concord, North Carolina

Re: I had to

Post: # 31932Post SpooderAnt
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:30 pm

TippyDisc911 wrote:
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:56 pm
Update: they have moved into nest! But advice is appreciated
Since they've already moved into the nest I'm not sure how this will help if your queen stays in her chamber, but if you ever catch her in the outworld I would suggest just closing off the outworld and having her live in it. Since putting them into the nest too early can stress them and if they start leaving food residue, dead ants, or poop inside the nest it can cause molding or it can attract mites.
Currently Housing:

- Formica Fusca

TippyDisc911
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Re: I had to

Post: # 31950Post TippyDisc911
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:25 pm

New update: I caught her and the worker! They are back in a fresh, new, clean test tube! Thanks for the help
Keeping:
Formica subsericea: 1 worker
Tetramourium sp. e: (soon to be colony)
solenopsis molesta: (soon to be colony)

"The ant's a centaur in his dragon world"-Ezra Pound

Dream species: Atta Texana

SpooderAnt
Posts: 14
Joined: Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:52 pm
Location: Concord, North Carolina

Re: I had to

Post: # 32056Post SpooderAnt
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:25 pm

TippyDisc911 wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:25 pm
New update: I caught her and the worker! They are back in a fresh, new, clean test tube! Thanks for the help
Wonderful! :D
Currently Housing:

- Formica Fusca

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