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Firecatto21
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Emergency with ant queen

Post: # 28513Post Firecatto21
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:56 am

I was emptying my sunflower pot and I found am ant queen with nanitics. I have now out her in a test tube with sugar but is there anything else I need to do or am I doing something wrong. The queen is laid niger

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Re: Emergency with ant queen

Post: # 28517Post AqdasHassaan
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:47 am

Firecatto21 wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:56 am
I was emptying my sunflower pot and I found am ant queen with nanitics. I have now out her in a test tube with sugar but is there anything else I need to do or am I doing something wrong. The queen is laid niger
sugar or sugar water.? I'd say a regular test tube set up is the best solution in such situations. Just put her in a dark spot.
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Re: Emergency with ant queen

Post: # 28520Post Cartil
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:25 am

If you want to keep her and don't have any experience keeping ants, I would recommend watching the tutorials from AntsCanada on youtube.

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Re: Emergency with ant queen

Post: # 28524Post idahoantgirl
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:48 am

Your testube has water in it stopped with cotton? and cotton blocking the exit? If so, take a drinking straw (an inch in length should do) and stuff it between the side of the tube and the exit cotton. this acts as a tunnel for the ants to travel through. place the setup in a outworld with a baby powder or fluon border. then place whatever food you plan on feeding them in the outworld, not the tube. ( feeding in the tube makes a giant mess and stresses out the colony.)
Proverbs 6:6-11

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

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Re: Emergency with ant queen

Post: # 28562Post abaek2020
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:36 pm

Firecatto21 wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:56 am
I was emptying my sunflower pot and I found am ant queen with nanitics. I have now out her in a test tube with sugar but is there anything else I need to do or am I doing something wrong. The queen is laid niger
I think you'll be fine. Lasius Niger is a pretty easy species to keep. Just remember to do research and don't disturb the queen to much GOOD LUCK :D

Firecatto21
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Re: Emergency with ant queen

Post: # 28598Post Firecatto21
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:14 am

I put water and cotton. Now I have to wait 8-10 weeks will she lays eggs and they hatch. How often should I check on her?

Firecatto21
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Re: Emergency with ant queen

Post: # 28599Post Firecatto21
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:15 am

And since she has had nanitics will she have them again?

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Re: Emergency with ant queen

Post: # 28602Post AqdasHassaan
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:45 am

Firecatto21 wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:15 am
And since she has had nanitics will she have them again?
Where are the old ones.?
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Re: Emergency with ant queen

Post: # 28603Post AqdasHassaan
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:47 am

Firecatto21 wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:14 am
I put water and cotton. Now I have to wait 8-10 weeks will she lays eggs and they hatch. How often should I check on her?
checking on a queen once every week is completely fine and if she feels safe and comfortable, she'll soon lay eggs again.
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Re: Emergency with ant queen

Post: # 28604Post Firecatto21
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:37 am

I dunno where are the nanitics

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