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death after death

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:30 pm
by ants1fan
EVERY QUEEN I EVER HAD IS DEAD!! :cry: I think I'm not a good ant keeper but, I will never give up! I will capture a Lasius queen and I will Raise IT! hopefully :(

Re: death after death

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:36 am
by SkittlesH
I felt the same every Lasius Queen ever died- and like whaaattt these are suposed to be the easy guys !!Then I learnt the secret of Ant keeping. Are you ready this took me 5 years and 1 million dead queens but the secret is... Do nothing leave them for 3 months and never check on them... EVER. Then you will have your first nantic. God I wished I learned the secret faster so many lives would've been spared :lol:

Re: death after death

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:37 am
by Serafine
That's pretty much it. Put them into a test tube and (unless they're semi-claustral queens like Myrmica) put them into a dark, (not too) warm place. Then forget about them for 4 weeks (make that 8 weeks for Camponotus).
Fully claustral queens do best when they're just completely left alone and not disturbed ever until they have their first workers.

Re: death after death

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:21 pm
by KipMoore
ants1fan wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:30 pm
EVERY QUEEN I EVER HAD IS DEAD!! :cry: I think I'm not a good ant keeper but, I will never give up! I will capture a Lasius queen and I will Raise IT! hopefully :(
What you need is something like say.....?

A colony of tartigrades! :D