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by timeshell
Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:29 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My crematogaster queen has eggs!
Replies: 68
Views: 21812

Re: My crematogaster queen has eggs!

Update The colony is doing well. I have mostly been feed them fruit flies over the winter. A few of the older workers have now died. The count appears to be over 50 workers now. Sadly, my second crematogaster queen didn't survive. The water in the main nest tube is almost dry so I'll need to be prep...
by timeshell
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My crematogaster queen has eggs!
Replies: 68
Views: 21812

Re: My crematogaster queen has eggs!

Short update. All's good. Not much activity. The first colony is very inactive. I have them in my buffet, not a fridge. Interestingly, the newest workers are still lighter colored even though they eclosed weeks ago. The new queen is still alive. She still has her wings. I placed a couple fruit flies...
by timeshell
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My crematogaster queen has eggs!
Replies: 68
Views: 21812

Re: My crematogaster queen has eggs!

As of today, there are about 35 workers with my first queen, Black Widow, with a small pile of brood.
by timeshell
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My crematogaster queen has eggs!
Replies: 68
Views: 21812

Re: My crematogaster queen has eggs!

I've caught so many crematogaster, but they are relatively difficult species to keep. I'm trying something different with my new crematogaster queen. All my other queens that I collected died when I placed them in a new test tube setup. I checked on my new queen a couple days after putting her in t...
by timeshell
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My crematogaster queen has eggs!
Replies: 68
Views: 21812

Re: My crematogaster queen has eggs!

antnest8 wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:45 am
I've caught so many crematogaster, but they are relatively difficult species to keep.
I guess I got lucky. My first crematogaster is the only queen I've had success with so far. All my other queens of all other species ended up dying. I hope my new queen works out.
by timeshell
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My crematogaster queen has eggs!
Replies: 68
Views: 21812

Re: My crematogaster queen has eggs!

Ants1so1cool wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:21 pm
I was wondering what was happening with your queen I was really enjoying the read you colony is looking great. I don't have an ant colony :( :( :( :( :( and I really want one to :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
Don't give up! Ants are abundant. I'm sure you'll find a queen some day!
by timeshell
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My crematogaster queen has eggs!
Replies: 68
Views: 21812

Re: My crematogaster queen has eggs!

Not much change this past week. Up to about 30 workers I think now. Getting a lot harder to count. When I peek in at them, they are pretty inactive right now. Today I by chance came across what may be another crematogaster queen! She still has her wings but has a a good sized gaster so hopefully tha...
by timeshell
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My crematogaster queen has eggs!
Replies: 68
Views: 21812

Re: My crematogaster queen has eggs!

More pictures have been added.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/vPmX6Rrg3tBtgrnT7
by timeshell
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My crematogaster queen has eggs!
Replies: 68
Views: 21812

Re: My crematogaster queen has eggs!

At least another 4 or 5 new workers eclosed over the last couple days. I'm starting to struggle to count them now. Would make at least 25 to 26 workers now with yet more still coming soon. They are still mostly clustering around the queen in the main nest. Most of them have very full gasters that lo...
by timeshell
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My crematogaster queen has eggs!
Replies: 68
Views: 21812

Re: My crematogaster queen has eggs!

I never place the food directly in their tube. They are connected to a small outworld I designed and 3D printed for them.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/vPmX6Rrg3tBtgrnT7