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antnest8's cremotogaster journal

Post: # 33985Post antnest8
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:17 pm

hello and here i am going to share the story of Cassy my crematogaster queen i just took her out of hibernation if you want mre information about my colonies look here http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=5442

Cassy is currently in a test tube setup with another test tube covered in paper connected to it. her water reservoir is dry so i did this so she can drink. look how bloated her gaster is!
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you can't see it but she has small larvae somewhere
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Post: # 33988Post Jadeninja9
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:25 pm

That’s pretty cool
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Post: # 33990Post Jadeninja9
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:03 pm

Ok so since your queen does not have any workers yet and is not semi-claustraul, she actually doesn’t even need a foraging area and doesn’t need to be fed. My Lasius alienus queens had dried up test tubes, so I connected another test tube setup to their current ones. Even if they don’t move over to the new test tube, I find that the humidity from the new test tube setup is enough to drift over to the queens in the old setup and provide them with moisture. What you do is you place the two test tubes so that the openings of the tubes are an extremely small distance from each other. Then you wrap it up with tape and poke holes through the tape so air can get in.
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Post: # 33998Post antnest8
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:50 am

i don't have an out world connected but i love the poking holes in the tape idea it will make life a lot easier
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3 C novaeboracensis

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Post: # 34010Post Jadeninja9
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:07 pm

Then what is the thing with the test tube portal in your old journal with the toothpicks?
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Post: # 34019Post antnest8
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:17 pm

oh i took her out after realizing she would not move and that it was just stopping the humidity form coming over.
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Post: # 34119Post antnest8
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:46 am

not much has happened with her but i do think she has more eggs because her gaster is smaller. i still have not been able to get a good look at them. so not much happining
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Post: # 34166Post antnest8
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:55 pm

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here is a picture of her sorry you can't see the huge pile of eggs she has.
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Post: # 34198Post antnest8
Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:58 pm

I can't tell if the eggs hatched into larvae because they are so small.
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Re: antnest8's cremotogaster journal

Post: # 34219Post antnest8
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:40 am

UPDATE
Cassy has decided to eat about half of her eggs but left like 6-10 larvae which just hatched (unless the eggs are hiding somewhere)

(sorry for no picture this time I don't want to disturb her.) ;)
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3 C. pennsylvanicus
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