Will my solepnosis queen survive without workers?

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Jam1995
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Will my solepnosis queen survive without workers?

Post: # 32769Post Jam1995
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:39 am

Hi, I bought a solepnosis xyloni fire ant queen around september with 17 workers. It's November now and all of the workers died, will my ant queen still survive? because the AntsCanada team said that she will. If she does survive. how do I ensure her survival. Her colony won't eat anything, not even honey or sugar water.

idahoantgirl
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Re: Will my solepnosis queen survive without workers?

Post: # 32776Post idahoantgirl
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:46 am

Jam1995 wrote:
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:39 am
Hi, I bought a solepnosis xyloni fire ant queen around september with 17 workers. It's November now and all of the workers died, will my ant queen still survive? because the AntsCanada team said that she will. If she does survive. how do I ensure her survival. Her colony won't eat anything, not even honey or sugar water.
If they need to eat, they will. If they dont, they wont. It's as simple as that.
Proverbs 6:6-8

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.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Lasius Neoniger

antsRlife
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Re: Will my solepnosis queen survive without workers?

Post: # 32782Post antsRlife
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:14 pm

maybe once a week put a drop of honey iin to see if she eats, she is probably going back to the founding stages.
founding queens:
x2 componotus consobrinus
x1 iridimrmex bicknelli
x5+ Linepithema humile
x1 unknown queen (either phiodole or camponotus)

NoahNorman
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Re: Will my solepnosis queen survive without workers?

Post: # 33064Post NoahNorman
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:13 pm

She doesn't have her stored energy anymore so she can't last without food until she gets new workers, and is used to being taken care of and fed. Try and put the food as close as you can to her, to make it as easy as possible, if she isn't in a test tube setup I would recommend putting her in one so then she has an easy access to water and moisture.

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