Dead worker

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Carlevan2840
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Dead worker

Post: # 65708Post Carlevan2840
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:29 pm

I started a Lasius Americanus queen back in early August. From the first generation only one ant hatched. She was tending the queen, larvae, etc. I gave them a droplet of honey, water and a fruit fly. Then suddenly my worker died. How long do minims (the first generation) live...and...if another pupa doesn't hatch soon I'm going to loose the queen too aren't I? 🐱

Carlevan2840
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Re: Dead worker

Post: # 65717Post Carlevan2840
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:11 am

Well nevermind. It came back to life. I swear I was touching it with a toothpick last night and it's body was lifeless. 9 hours later I looked again and it was running around fine again. Can anyone explain that?

SYUTEO
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Re: Dead worker

Post: # 65735Post SYUTEO
Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:24 am

Its probably because of the seasons
Keeping:
1 Polyrhachis sp queen
2 Odontoponera queens
2 Camponotus parius colonies
2 Camponotus sp colony
2 Camponotus irritans colony
1 Myrmicaria carinata queen
1 Carebara diversa colony
Are you amazed? :D

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