RIP Crematogaster sp.

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.

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LukeTheGreat
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RIP Crematogaster sp.

Post: # 20321Post LukeTheGreat
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:24 pm

I am such an idiot
So I planned to heat my first and only queen, and I bought this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001D6IUB6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 thinking it would be a good idea. I left it on the end of her tube and left her for 3 hours. Coming back in 2 hours, the tube was hot to the touch, and my queen dug into her water in attempt to escape the heat and died of overheating.

Mistakes:
-Not testing the heating cable
-Not giving the queen a escape route
-Useing a beer keg heating cable on a test tube.

RIP Crematogaster Sp.
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Martialis
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Re: RIP Crematogaster sp.

Post: # 20322Post Martialis
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:27 pm

That should work. Don't heat the entire tube, though. Only a small section of it.
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Aphaenogaster cf. rudis

Tetramorium caespitum

Crematogaster sp.

Tapinoma sessile

LukeTheGreat
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Re: RIP Crematogaster sp.

Post: # 20330Post LukeTheGreat
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:11 pm

I did.
I guess glass conducts heat better that I thought.

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Batspiderfish
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Re: RIP Crematogaster sp.

Post: # 20332Post Batspiderfish
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:32 pm

I think something designed to heat up large volumes of liquid will start significantly hotter than what pet-owners use.

Sorry about your loss. I'm sure this year will be fruitful for you.
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LukeTheGreat
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Re: RIP Crematogaster sp.

Post: # 20334Post LukeTheGreat
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:40 pm

That's my thinking.
Thanks for the condolences.
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xTNxANTMANx
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Re: RIP Crematogaster sp.

Post: # 20575Post xTNxANTMANx
Wed May 03, 2017 10:21 am

Oh my...i can't imagine that...especially being your first/only queen. We all learn from our mistakes tho...may the Ant-queen gods bless you during nuptial flight season :D
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Aphaenogaster sp
Tapinoma sessile
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idahoantgirl
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Re: RIP Crematogaster sp.

Post: # 20594Post idahoantgirl
Wed May 03, 2017 6:37 pm

My first queen got to have about 10 workers.... then I left her in the sun on a window sil.... don't do that :cry:
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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