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Deathoria
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Need help!!

Post: # 34033Post Deathoria
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:40 pm

https://imgur.com/a/U7d2W

What has happned to my darling?!?! she had 20 something workers and they all died. Its only her and that lonely worker. i moved her to a clean test tube and i noticed when they crossed over she was not as round on her gaster as before.
i tried feed them a tiny droplett of hunny to give her some energy.

i keep them in test tube setup in my closet that we dont use. so they arent disturbed.

Thanks on before hand
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Re: Need help!!

Post: # 34035Post Jadeninja9
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:43 pm

How many times have you moved the colony?
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Re: Need help!!

Post: # 34036Post CherrieEvolved
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:47 pm

You're giving her protein as well right?
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Re: Need help!!

Post: # 34056Post Deathoria
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:45 am

Jadeninja9 wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:43 pm
How many times have you moved the colony?
Only once I put the 2 test tubes together and cover the new with something dark to make them walk over.
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Re: Need help!!

Post: # 34057Post Deathoria
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:47 am

CherrieEvolved wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:47 pm
You're giving her protein as well right?
Yea I killed some spiders from my basement and crushed them but she didn’t like it. I’m getting a delivery of maggots(not sure if that’s the right word) and small roaches on Monday
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Re: Need help!!

Post: # 34058Post Jadeninja9
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:52 am

I think that was your problem. It's a general rule of thumb not to feed wild bugs to your colonies as they may contain pesticides that can kill off your colony. Hopefully, your colony can recover.
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