The start of Angelique's Colony

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Re: The start of Angelique's Colony

Post: # 4964Post MadVampy
Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:05 pm

Ok well all's been going well with the colony so far. They and fully accepted the queen as their own, she has been laying eggs and today I noticed two large pupa! Looks like they have progressed far enough that they have decided they need some larger sisters!

The picture seems a little fuzzy but thats because the humidity is a little high right this second (just added water yesterday and unlike vertical nests it settles on the glass of the hybrid nest) but you can see the two larger pupa.


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Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:17 pm

A little better photo.

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Re: The start of Angelique's Colony

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Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:21 am

Wow that is great that the queen has been accepted! Question: How are you heating the nest?
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Re: The start of Angelique's Colony

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Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:59 pm

ooper01 wrote:Wow that is great that the queen has been accepted! Question: How are you heating the nest?
Small little 5 watt flat tank heater setting near it. Not under it becauses extreme condensation. Normally it's on a timer that powers it during the day and at night it shuts down. Simulating day warmth.
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Re: The start of Angelique's Colony

Post: # 17744Post Martialis
Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:44 pm

I'm assuming they're dead?
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Re: The start of Angelique's Colony

Post: # 17748Post MadVampy
Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:42 pm

Nope, the queen died but I transplanted another queen and moved them into the soil nest. Thriving and getting bigger every day. Posting a video on the soil nest in a few mins showing them swarming some superworms I fed them today.
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Re: The start of Angelique's Colony

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Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:56 pm

Alright. Thanks!
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Re: The start of Angelique's Colony

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Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:33 pm

Wait so this is the third queen? Or the second?

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Re: The start of Angelique's Colony

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Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:50 am

IridomyrmexJ wrote:
Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:33 pm
Wait so this is the third queen? Or the second?
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