Did I do the right thing?

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Proverbs66
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Did I do the right thing?

Post: # 27278Post Proverbs66
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:45 pm

My first camponotus queen has successfully raised her first worker and more are on the way so I got excited and put their test tube setup into a plastic bin for them to forage but now I'm afraid I acted too quickly (I mean she only has one worker)so can someone please help me out? :oops:
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Serafine
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Re: Did I do the right thing?

Post: # 27297Post Serafine
Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:37 am

It's fine. You can add some food (tiny drop of sugar water and a fruit fly), they will probably stay in the nest until more workers arrive though. Also when a worker comes out to forage it will probably be during night (when it's dark).
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Proverbs66
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Re: Did I do the right thing?

Post: # 27328Post Proverbs66
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:07 am

Serafine wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:37 am
It's fine. You can add some food (tiny drop of sugar water and a fruit fly), they will probably stay in the nest until more workers arrive though. Also when a worker comes out to forage it will probably be during night (when it's dark).
Oh no! The worker is gone all I see is the queen what do I do :shock:
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Proverbs66
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Re: Did I do the right thing?

Post: # 27331Post Proverbs66
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:10 am

I really need help this is my first queen really don't want to mess things up :cry:
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Nj6000
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Re: Did I do the right thing?

Post: # 27739Post Nj6000
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:17 pm

Proverbs66 wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:10 am
I really need help this is my first queen really don't want to mess things up :cry:
Did you have a barrier at the top of your container ? Your queen should be fine if she had other pupae . Just make sure that the container your using for your outworld has a barrier that way other workers don't escape .

Proverbs66
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Re: Did I do the right thing?

Post: # 27814Post Proverbs66
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:25 pm

Nj6000 wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:17 pm
Proverbs66 wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:10 am
I really need help this is my first queen really don't want to mess things up :cry:
Did you have a barrier at the top of ypour container ? Your queen should be fine if she had other pupae . Just make sure that the container your using for your outworld has a barrier that way other workers don't escape .
I did have a barrier but it disappeared anyway maybe I should just get a test tube portal and use that instead what do you think?
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Nj6000
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Re: Did I do the right thing?

Post: # 27833Post Nj6000
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:21 pm

I don't know . I just started ant keeping . But I guess you could try the test tube portal .

Cartil
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Re: Did I do the right thing?

Post: # 27908Post Cartil
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:45 pm

The test tube portal would be the easiest, but you should investigate why the barrier did not work. What did you use?

Proverbs66
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Re: Did I do the right thing?

Post: # 28033Post Proverbs66
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:37 am

Cartil wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:45 pm
The test tube portal would be the easiest, but you should investigate why the barrier did not work. What did you use?
I used a plastic bin and put the test tube setup inside I also put a lid on the container and poked very small holes in it then placed dead crickets with honey in the setup as well and for the barrier I used baby powder and alcohol and applied generously am I missing something?
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Cartil
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Re: Did I do the right thing?

Post: # 28057Post Cartil
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:35 am

It doesn't seem like it, but maybe there was not enough baby powder applied? Not sure.

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