Mangled Solensopsis amblychila Queen

Let us know of your ant colonies or queens that have passed away. We will grieve together but will also learn why your ants may not have succeeded.

Moderator: ooper01

Post Reply
User avatar
Gregory2455
Posts: 158
Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:28 am
Location: Simi Valley, CA
Contact:

Mangled Solensopsis amblychila Queen

Post: # 559Post Gregory2455
Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:46 pm

Do not ask how this happened, I really do not know... :lol:
Image
Image

User avatar
antscanada
Main Forum Admin
Posts: 323
Joined: Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:51 am
Location: Manila, Philippines/Toronto, Canada
Contact:

Re: Mangled Solensopsis amblychila Queen

Post: # 657Post antscanada
Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:35 am

Oh no!!! How strange. Sorry to hear about this. Is this what you saw in the test tube one day?
Ant Love Forever.

User avatar
Gregory2455
Posts: 158
Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:28 am
Location: Simi Valley, CA
Contact:

Re: Mangled Solensopsis amblychila Queen

Post: # 791Post Gregory2455
Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:23 am

AntsCanada wrote:Oh no!!! How strange. Sorry to hear about this. Is this what you saw in the test tube one day?
I do not remember... I think? The reason this one died may be phorid flies, but I do not know. My single Novomessor cockerelli queen exploded with phorid fly maggots or something of the sort a few days ago, but this would definitely need to be a different species. Way too many of these queens have died. I started with 16 queens and am down to only 5 now. At the end of this, I may only get one successful one who how has her own larvae. As of a few days ago, her brood looks like this.
Image

User avatar
antscanada
Main Forum Admin
Posts: 323
Joined: Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:51 am
Location: Manila, Philippines/Toronto, Canada
Contact:

Re: Mangled Solensopsis amblychila Queen

Post: # 855Post antscanada
Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:11 pm

I see. Well, good luck on the colony. I believe nature works this way, too. Lots start off but inly the hardiest survive.
Ant Love Forever.

User avatar
Gregory2455
Posts: 158
Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:28 am
Location: Simi Valley, CA
Contact:

Re: Mangled Solensopsis amblychila Queen

Post: # 890Post Gregory2455
Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:22 pm

AntsCanada wrote:I see. Well, good luck on the colony. I believe nature works this way, too. Lots start off but inly the hardiest survive.
Yeah... Oh by the way in case you are wondering about those Solenopsis xyloni workers there, if it was not made clear some people think that these are parasitic, and so far that theory seems to be holding up.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest