RIP Crematogaster sp.

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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.

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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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Tetramorium caespitum

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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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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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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
Keeping:
Camponotus subbarbatus
Camponotus pennsylvanicus x2
Crematogaster ashmeadi
Crematogaster missouriensis
Formica pallidefulva x2
Formica subsericea x2
Lasius sp x2
Pheidole sp. x3
Tetramorium immigrans x2
Unknown sp.

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 6:6-8

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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jsantswag
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Re: RIP Crematogaster sp.

Post: # 22660Post jsantswag
Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:03 pm

imagine being in that situation yourself! not trying to make you feel bad.
i'm awesome and sell ant queens. :twisted:

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