Small formica cunicularia colony

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AntsRomania1999
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Small formica cunicularia colony

Post: # 31991Post AntsRomania1999
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:19 pm

Hello guys!
A week ago, I moved forcefully a colony of eight-worker formica cunicularia into a new test tube
They have rarely eaten since then and we have found a dead worker today.
Do you have any advice what can I do?
My colonies :
lasius niger x3
formica cunicularia
tetramorium sp x2
myrmica sp (founding)

My dream species -- Polyergus rufescens

idahoantgirl
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Re: Small formica cunicularia colony

Post: # 32240Post idahoantgirl
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:50 pm

AntsRomania1999 wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:19 pm
Hello guys!
A week ago, I moved forcefully a colony of eight-worker formica cunicularia into a new test tube
They have rarely eaten since then and we have found a dead worker today.
Do you have any advice what can I do?
Let them relax, dont check on them often, and provide food in an outworld, not the tube. ( I assume you have the drinking straw setup with your test tube in an outworld?)
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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