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DanEyres
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What next?

Post: # 34714Post DanEyres
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:55 am

I have had my ant queen for 9 months now and she only has 5 workers. I dont know if im doing something wrong or she is taking her time. My first post was about, how I thought my queen was stressed and people suggested that I just leave her in a dark place and check on her monthly and I have dont just that. I have changed her test tube a few times and given her honey once or twise but she hasn't made as much progress as I’d hoped within the time I’ve had her. Any suggestions on what to do next?

Thanks, Dan

Rhetorik
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Re: What next?

Post: # 34715Post Rhetorik
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:58 am

Hi Dan,

What species are we dealing with?
Yaaas my queen
-Me

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antnest8
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Location: michigan

Re: What next?

Post: # 34728Post antnest8
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:08 pm

does she still have those workers. if she does she might want an outworld
almost one year of ant keeping :D

keeping:
a restarting camponotus queen
one crematogaster queen
and a bunch of lasius umbratus queens (to lazy to count them all) :lol:

DanEyres
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Re: What next?

Post: # 34729Post DanEyres
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:27 pm

Rhetorik, Im pretty sure she is a lasius niger queen.

antnest8, I have an out world but my last lasius niger queen I had, she had about 5 workers and when I put her in it her colony failed so I dont really want to risk it. 😕

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antnest8
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Re: What next?

Post: # 34760Post antnest8
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:32 pm

i feel your pain my camponotus colony got up to 12 workers before it's slow decline when right before hibernation the last worker died. all that was left was the queen. i feed my queen and put her in hibernation and you can read my journal she is about to get two workers!
i would feed her if she has no workers left take her out of the out world and put her in the normal test tube set up and feed her protein. leave her alone and check on her every week and a half she will have to go through the founding stage again. hope she makes it :D .(also you can brood boost her if you want)
almost one year of ant keeping :D

keeping:
a restarting camponotus queen
one crematogaster queen
and a bunch of lasius umbratus queens (to lazy to count them all) :lol:

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