How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?

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Re: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?

Post: # 35973Post antnest8
Tue May 15, 2018 2:30 pm

if the cotton is to dry you can just get a tooth pick and push it in more.
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Re: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?

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Tue May 15, 2018 2:31 pm

or a easier solution just provide another test tube with water
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Re: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?

Post: # 35989Post AntsCalifornia
Tue May 15, 2018 3:25 pm

antnest8 wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 2:31 pm
or a easier solution just provide another test tube with water
Okay, 3rd time now...I have given them a new test tube set-up (with water)... It's not working... They are not moving in. They are filling it with seeds for some reason. So, maybe they will if i give them time... but i dont want to leave them in a set up that is failing them...

And, there is no way I'm poking around in their nest...These are harvester ants! :evil: I could get stung! They have a powerful sting.( 10 times worse than a bee sting )

I've purchased a few professionally made founding formicariums online (made for pogos)... My home made set up is most likely the problem.

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Re: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?

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Wed May 16, 2018 4:07 am

This made me jump! :lol: Had my hand too close.
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She is a mama bear ;)

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Re: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?

Post: # 36008Post antnest8
Wed May 16, 2018 5:24 am

if the ants do not move they might be comfortable and the ant setup might not be what is killing them. if the ants put seeds in the tubes keep the tubes their that means that the ants have found the tubes and are using it as a storage/garbage site also it is nice to have a back up if the setup actually fails.
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Re: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?

Post: # 36123Post AntsCalifornia
Sat May 19, 2018 11:44 pm

Well, from what I hear I was lucky to get this far... I just want them to thrive. Moving them will cause some stress... So, I must be careful about this... We will see how the second generation does in this set up.. If, they all survive I might keep them in there for a bit longer.

looks like I have some new workers coming soon!! ;)
They are looking good today.. :)
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