too dry in test tube?

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MightyScott
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too dry in test tube?

Post: # 47550Post MightyScott
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:54 am

Hi,

I'm worried this queen is too dry because she's so slow looking. Do you think she's dying?

Scott

https://youtu.be/4Thjd8jQSqk

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idahoantgirl
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Re: too dry in test tube?

Post: # 47563Post idahoantgirl
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:29 pm

She looks fine. She doesn't have a need to move around a lot, so why would she? she wants to save energy.
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

MightyScott
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Re: too dry in test tube?

Post: # 47574Post MightyScott
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:32 pm

Thanks. That cotton ball is so tightly packed I was worried it wasn't letting any moisture in.

oOFutteOo
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Re: too dry in test tube?

Post: # 47609Post oOFutteOo
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:31 am

if you press the cotton toward the water, water should run/seap thru it, but watch out it is easy to flood the hole founding chamber :roll:
that happend to me.

MightyScott
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Re: too dry in test tube?

Post: # 47628Post MightyScott
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:24 am

Any idea what kind of ant this is?

oboethefish
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Re: too dry in test tube?

Post: # 47632Post oboethefish
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:54 am

Looks like a formica to me but Im no ant expert so don't take my advice too seriously

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