Queens keep dying?

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Queens keep dying?

Post: # 27075Post EthanC
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:02 pm

I've been catching formica queens throughout July, but they always die after a few days when i test tube them.
Am i really unlucky, in the sense that they're all infertile?
Am I doing something wrong with the setup?
Does it have something to do with my room?
Please help

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Re: Queens keep dying?

Post: # 27081Post Mortamir
Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:58 pm

Have someone id one of them. Maybe they aren't what you think they are?
Keeper of:
Camponotus Laevigatus
Formica sp.
Lasius Flavus
Camponotus Modoc
Polyrhacis Dives
Camponotus friedae

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