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jwatson16202
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Nanitics almost here!

Post: # 18728Post jwatson16202
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:47 pm

I just dug my L. niger queen out of the drawer to see how she's getting on.
She's been a bit slow with her first batch of workers, possibly due to her coming out of hibernation in Jan (early I know!)

I'm happy to report the brood is developing well and we have a couple of naked pupa that are visibly looking like ants :D

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Re: Nanitics almost here!

Post: # 18733Post Martialis
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:51 pm

Nice! I cant wait to see my Crematogaster's or Camponotus's nanitics.
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Re: Nanitics almost here!

Post: # 18737Post jwatson16202
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:53 pm

Oddly enough she also has one solitary cocoon in the brood pile as well :?
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Re: Nanitics almost here!

Post: # 18738Post Martialis
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:58 pm

Weirs. Hopefully that number will rise once she ecloses.
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Re: Nanitics almost here!

Post: # 18742Post jwatson16202
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:07 pm

I read somewhere that workers normally put soil/sand on the larva when they spin the cocoon? perhaps once they're in the nest in a few months they'll be able to use sand from the outworld to do the same thing. I just thought it was funny that there's 3 or 4 naked pupa and one thats spun itself into a cocoon :)
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Post: # 18744Post Martialis
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:41 pm

huh. Maybe try giving them a small amount of soil or substrate when you get workers.
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Re: Nanitics almost here!

Post: # 18746Post jwatson16202
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:10 pm

Yeh I think i'll put her test tube into the test tube portal and leave a little sand in there, see how that works out.
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