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what to do with my queen?

Poll ended at Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:32 pm

protect
0
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feed
3
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Total votes: 3

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jsantswag
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Post: # 22717Post jsantswag
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:32 pm

hi everyone! i just found a new campontotus queen! than i checked in a bit later and she died from stress. what to do? feed her to other wild ants, or bury her in a box to keep her protected?
shortly after i found a new one though
i'm awesome and sell ant queens. :twisted:

Martialis
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Post: # 22728Post Martialis
Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:08 pm

I preserve my dead queens in alcohol, although not many people do this. I'm going to vote "feed".
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Tetramorium caespitum

Camponotus chromaiodes

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Batspiderfish
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Post: # 22744Post Batspiderfish
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:53 pm

I don't think you can be sure why she died. Camponotus sometimes become infested by parasitic flies, so you could hold onto her and see if anything comes out.
Links:
Rules & Requirements for Identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=292

How to take pictures for identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=2167

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