Queen Setup - Will this work?

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TheCrusader
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Queen Setup - Will this work?

Post: # 27305Post TheCrusader
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:12 am

I caught 3 queens and have each queen in a Jam/Jelly jar. In the jars there is dirt at the bottom and 2 of them have made a small hole near the glass so i can see them (Although I have no camera to take pics with). I watered the dirt when I put them in and they seem to be doing well. I was wondering is there are any problems with raising a colony starting in a jar instead of a test tube set up.

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Re: Queen Setup - Will this work?

Post: # 27311Post Jadeninja9
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:32 am

Should be fine as long as there are holes in the lid. You should apply a barrier at the top so when she gets workers they can't escape when you wanna open the lid.
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TheCrusader
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Re: Queen Setup - Will this work?

Post: # 27398Post TheCrusader
Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:32 pm

I also noticed one of the queens tries to get out while the other two have made their own burrows. Should I let her go in case she's not fertilized?

Cartil
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Re: Queen Setup - Will this work?

Post: # 27909Post Cartil
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:47 pm

I am just starting too, but from what I heard, it does not mean she is not fertilized. She might just be stressed but will lay eggs after a while.

lossanmu
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Re: Queen Setup - Will this work?

Post: # 30405Post lossanmu
Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:45 pm

She probably is fertilized but might not feel comfortable in the setup. Are they the same species of ants that you keep in the jar?

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