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by EerieEcho
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My queen has abandoned her eggs. Help.
Replies: 44
Views: 3026

Re: My queen has abandoned her eggs. Help.

Oh my gosh she is perfect XD She is absolutely beautiful! Your coworker has so real talent! I wish I had that much skill. But yeah the greatest news came yesterday, went to check on the queens who had laid, baby ants are hatching :3 they are so small but mom is carrying them around to help them drin...
by EerieEcho
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My queen has abandoned her eggs. Help.
Replies: 44
Views: 3026

Re: My queen has abandoned her eggs. Help.

Yeah, still a bummer, though. :/ I feel like all of the help thus far was in vain, first with the not laying, then with the abandoning of eggs, and now we have ant death on the table. Victoria was drama, lots of drama. Drama mama. Anyways! I now have five queens laying, but one of the five ate her e...
by EerieEcho
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My queen has abandoned her eggs. Help.
Replies: 44
Views: 3026

Re: My queen has abandoned her eggs. Help.

Sad thing is there are so many ways to treat fungus, I just would have had to find the right solution for her. If only I had known. At least if it happens with my new queens I'll definately be ready for it!
by EerieEcho
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My queen has abandoned her eggs. Help.
Replies: 44
Views: 3026

Re: My queen has abandoned her eggs. Help.

It is confirmed, Victoria is dead. And as an added bonus, I know what killed her now. Only a day after I wrote, fungus was using her body as a garden! She had a fungal infection :(
by EerieEcho
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My queen has abandoned her eggs. Help.
Replies: 44
Views: 3026

Re: My queen has abandoned her eggs. Help.

I just went to check on her after her bath (she had moved her antennae once, and now there is no movement at all, not even in contact with light. I think she might be gone :( Also! I am now preeeeetty sure my ant girls are tetramorium sp.e. And since four queens are now laying eggs, anyone happen to...
by EerieEcho
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My queen has abandoned her eggs. Help.
Replies: 44
Views: 3026

Re: My queen has abandoned her eggs. Help.

I will have to give this a try, anything to try and help even a little bit. Also I'm sorry to hear about that and I wish you luck with your new queens! I also decided to try and be smart, last night I took the two remaining males and am now cycling them through the test tubes of queens without eggs,...
by EerieEcho
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My queen has abandoned her eggs. Help.
Replies: 44
Views: 3026

Re: My queen has abandoned her eggs. Help.

I'm pretty sure I have Lasius niger queens as well, which is why I asked you since you also have lasius niger. I can send pictures if you want as I am proud of my haul from work :) (10 queens, three perished, so now I have seven queens and two live males that have survived a week now, yay me). As fo...
by EerieEcho
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My queen has abandoned her eggs. Help.
Replies: 44
Views: 3026

Re: My queen has abandoned her eggs. Help.

I got it from a local store, it was a small spray bottle for travel size, but I modified it to be able to connect the test tube. Nothing was inside as it was an empty bottle, and as such I never really cleaned it out since yes it was new, and it had no dust on it anywhere. The water was clean bottle...
by EerieEcho
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My queen has abandoned her eggs. Help.
Replies: 44
Views: 3026

Re: My queen has abandoned her eggs. Help.

This was the set up I had her in before she began to act strangely. I did not have a big enough test tub at the time so I shimmied together some spare objects to make it livable for her. The test tube is full of water, the purple bit was to keep light at a minimum even when I peeked in to check on h...
by EerieEcho
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: My queen has abandoned her eggs. Help.
Replies: 44
Views: 3026

Re: My queen has abandoned her eggs. Help.

This is a video I just took. She started showing life again, but her jaws are still locked shut, but she is reacting to the bright light.

https://imgur.com/a/6fqVsyA