Ant died while harvesting a cricket. (Prenolepis Imparis)

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Ant died while harvesting a cricket. (Prenolepis Imparis)

Post: # 32785Post tasched
Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:32 pm

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She is dead, and stuck very firmly to the cricket. (Store bought)

It appears the other ants have collected the liquid from her gastor as well.

Anyone know what might have caused this?

The cricket was mostly frozen when I initially placed it in the feeding area, but later that day there were no issues, I found her when I was cleaning out the bits of cricket left over when I came home after the weekend.

It is a relatively small colony in it's first year with only one queen and ~ 20 workers.

Thanks for the help.

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Re: Ant died while harvesting a cricket. (Prenolepis Imparis)

Post: # 32817Post antsRlife
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:25 pm

:?: :?: :?: i have never seen this :?: :?: :?:
founding queens:
x2 componotus consobrinus
x1 iridimrmex bicknelli
x5+ Linepithema humile
x1 unknown queen (either phiodole or camponotus)

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