Stillborn/deformed ant

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Canadant
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Stillborn/deformed ant

Post: # 30689Post Canadant
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:12 pm

My Camponotus novoboracensis colony is doing well. Its been about three months and there are just over twenty ants and two days ago i got my first major!

Today however the ants helped a another ant eclose. I noticed immediately the there was something wrong. Ants started swarming the little guy. It was hard to get a good look but it didnt look 'normal'. Its legs were joined together behind it as if not fully developed. It was alive though.

So... the question is should i be worried or does this thing happen grom time to time? Is it a symptom of something?

Also ehen can i start to see dead ants and what do they do with each other? Ehat is the lifespan of the average ant.

Thanks

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Re: Stillborn/deformed ant

Post: # 30695Post AntsOnTheCoast
Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:44 am

The lifespan of an ant goes from around 2 months to a year, depending on the species. Post a pic about the deformity.

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