My poor Camponotus Queen

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AceCadet
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My poor Camponotus Queen

Post: # 13145Post AceCadet
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:47 pm

My Camponotus Queen didn't even make it to founding. Poor ant... I felt so lucky for finding you as late as September. Maybe next year Ill find another. :( The first queen I ever lost and I only had her for a week. So sad...
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Re: My poor Camponotus Queen

Post: # 13146Post AceCadet
Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:01 pm

So probably just a dumb hopeful question, do larger ants hibernating faster than smaller ants? None of my other queens are hibernating...and Im sure Im just hoping shes not dead but. Is there a way she could be hibernating if it got cold in my room? And if so is there any way to check if she is hibernating or dead? Im sorry Im just having a hard time losing my first queen so Im hoping. Im going to at least leave her in her tube for a while longer, check her in a few days and just hope...
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Re: My poor Camponotus Queen

Post: # 13150Post Serafine
Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:39 am

As far as I know a lot of ants hibernate no matter the temperature. They have built-in clocks that tell them when to go to sleep even if the room temperature doesn't drop.
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