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by Kherafox
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1610
Views: 270388

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

I read that queens lay "trophic eggs" which are eggs that are purposely laid to be eaten. Gives the colony a great source of protein. That too! But do the trophic eggs grow in size or just stay egg sized? (I'm pretty sure my queen was stress-eating. I'm completely leaving her alone until the 10th, ...
by Kherafox
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1610
Views: 270388

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Quick update: Estrella still has about 7 or 8 workers, and I'm having a little trouble on the protein front with them, I gave them a baby cricket, no game, baby katydid(grasshopper), no game, I don't know what else to try. The rest of my queens are all still alone in-fact the other campos I have, a...
by Kherafox
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1610
Views: 270388

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Well I'd say you're 99% there on a solution. If you have a spare tube... A bit late on the draw there, Hawkeye. ;) I -think- I posted what happened, but long story short, I taped two tubes with a light and a dark new tube, and she didn't seem stressed, but did seem indecisive about exploring or mov...
by Kherafox
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1610
Views: 270388

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

The two days before she died she was acting strangely, she was always trying to roll onto her back or side, I can't say I know what the reason was that your queen died, but I find it strange that during my transfer from old tube to new, occasionally Helena would curl up, rest on the top side of her...
by Kherafox
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1610
Views: 270388

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

I've been told to leave Helena alone for a couple weeks, just forget about her. It's hard though, not used to leaving a living critter alone and not interacting with them every day. :( I peeked in for a few seconds, I think she gathered up the eggs I managed to transfer, but she has them away from t...
by Kherafox
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1610
Views: 270388

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

*sigh* Helena ended up eating most of her eggs, so I just tipped her in the new tube and as gently as I could, q-tip transferred about 4-5 eggs that were left. Hopefully she gathers them up and doesn't eat them, but at this point it's kind of moot. She's got plenty of water to last a long while and ...
by Kherafox
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1610
Views: 270388

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

Remember try to make sure that the water pick isn't getting too hot.


I'm checking now and then but it's an led light so it doesn't generate heat much. But I am checking. She had a few eggs in her mouth a moment ago, turning in circles like " I dunno, I dunno" and then just set them back down. :P
by Kherafox
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1610
Views: 270388

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

I've got her old water pick tube connected to a darkened ac tube, and she's gone into the tube a couple times but hasn't moved brood yet. I've a sock over the ac tube and an led light on the water pick tube. Looks like she has about two dozen brood, maybe about four or five that are 3x the size of t...
by Kherafox
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1610
Views: 270388

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

so, just peeked in at the queens, helena's water is really low, less than a quarter full. What should I do?? :/ I don't want to disturb her but I know she'll run out of water before she has workers at this rate. I can set her up to be attached to a bigger tube and she can move herself over or just h...
by Kherafox
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!
Replies: 1610
Views: 270388

Re: Welcome to the Camponotus Crew!

When do you suggest I feed the nanitics?
I'm actually curious about that answer myself!

(Yay post 100 for me! :lol: )