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by JadamJedi
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Queen Ant Behaviour Question
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: Queen Ant Behaviour Question

Ah okay, thanks Batspiderfish. Yeah, I hope this colony is more successful than my current one.... I think my queen of my formica fusca has lost her mind and she has just abandoned her workers.... Oh well... Thats good to hear about your queen btw!!! That dixie cup is a cheap idea!!! I wonder if she...
by JadamJedi
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Rebellion?
Replies: 12
Views: 452

Re: Rebellion?

Thanks for asking! No, she seems to still just sit atop this rock in the out world. Although her workers are finally beginning to tunnel into the sand, but she just sits up there... She isn't fleeing her workers anymore, she just occasionally bumps antenna with them. She is definitely isolating hers...
by JadamJedi
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Queen Ant Behaviour Question
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: Queen Ant Behaviour Question

There's not very many but even the pest control experts are saying they are moving in. And it definitely gets warm enough here in Seattle...

Anyways do you know I that's normal behavior or not?
by JadamJedi
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Queen Ant Behaviour Question
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Queen Ant Behaviour Question

So my question is fairly odd... My Soleonopsis Invicta Queen is sitting in her small container. (No test tubes here, just clear film roll containers with paper towels and sugar water) She has already laid eggs after two days!!! However, I noticed she hasnt set them down anywhere, she just keeps them...
by JadamJedi
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Nuptial Flight Schedules and Sightings
Topic: Ant Watch Western Washington
Replies: 29
Views: 2179

Re: Ant Watch Western Washington

I found 2 Soleonopsis Queens here in West Seattle down on Alki beach!!! Wings were gone and they were being swarmed by pavement ants, but I heroically charged in and protected the Queens!!! I now have them set up in the Royal Chambers, and as soon as they were put in they immediate began to relax an...
by JadamJedi
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Rebellion?
Replies: 12
Views: 452

Re: Rebellion?

So, I checked up on them two days ago... She had gone back into hiding. This was all good and dandy, so i put an apple slice in and the workers devoured it as fast as possible. I also put some termites and some kind of cricket baby things... Maybe earwhig children? Anyways... They devoured those too...
by JadamJedi
Fri May 25, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: [Important] How long will it take for my queen ant's eggs to become workers?
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Re: [Important] How long will it take for my queen ant's eggs to become workers?

S. Invicta, a beautiful warrior breed, has been reported to take anywhere from 5 weeks to 10 weeks. I know this species is known for exploding... EXPLODING colonial growth...
by JadamJedi
Fri May 25, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Rebellion?
Replies: 12
Views: 452

Re: Rebellion?

Why do you say that? :?:
by JadamJedi
Thu May 24, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Rebellion?
Replies: 12
Views: 452

Re: Rebellion?

She has 20 workers... So I definitely think its an issue of checking up on her too much... She has brood and stopped laying eggs... And now she just hangs out in the outworld away from her workers... I definitely think this is my fault of impatience.... I can try to leave her alone for a week or two...
by JadamJedi
Wed May 23, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Rebellion?
Replies: 12
Views: 452

Re: Rebellion?

A callow worker? Oh and I have a new problem, the queen is abandoning her workers and her brood and refuses to lay eggs.... Some days she is in her little cavern and other times she is just running wildly around the outworld.... What am I supposed to do? The workers dont seem to concerned with her e...