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Moving the Queen to a new test tube?

Post: # 17706Post Jackb3794
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:25 am

Hi All



Jack's Lasius Niger Queen is due to come out of hibernation this week, weather is warming up and she is starting to get active. The problem is the test tube is now quite dirty, and the water at the bottom is all but dried up so will need to move her to a new test tube. She does not have any eggs or workers. Is the a good way of doing this?



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Re: Moving the Queen to a new test tube?

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Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:34 am

Offer a better situation. Let her decide when to move.
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Re: Moving the Queen to a new test tube?

Post: # 17708Post Cale3459
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:42 am

Martialis wrote:
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:34 am
Offer a better situation. Let her decide when to move.
Just to add a bit of clarification on this in case you didn't understand what he meant, make a new test tube up and connect them somehow. A lot of people tape them together but try to make sure there is a way for air to still get into it somehow. Another method is if you have a test tube portal that would allow you to connect two of them together. Don't try to force her to move she will move when she is ready to. Good luck!
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Re: Moving the Queen to a new test tube?

Post: # 17759Post ItShallBeJordan
Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:43 pm

Jackb3794 wrote:
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:25 am
Hi All



Jack's Lasius Niger Queen is due to come out of hibernation this week, weather is warming up and she is starting to get active. The problem is the test tube is now quite dirty, and the water at the bottom is all but dried up so will need to move her to a new test tube. She does not have any eggs or workers. Is the a good way of doing this?



Thanks in advance



Anthony
Hey Jack put the old test tube with her in it into a bowl or something along with another test tube with water. After some time she should move to the one with water then cover the new one.
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Re: Moving the Queen to a new test tube?

Post: # 17917Post Jackb3794
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:09 am

Hi all

Thanks for the help
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