My 20 Worker Colony Went Down

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Re: My 20 Worker Colony Went Down

Post: # 84840Post ColinKim
Mon Nov 08, 2021 6:00 am

its just that i am very much worried about this. this might be the end or whatever negativity comes into mind all the time.

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Re: My 20 Worker Colony Went Down

Post: # 84842Post AntsLuxembourg
Mon Nov 08, 2021 9:44 am

I know. But sadly I don't have a video of this at the ready. It shouldn't be too difficult to shake them out of the setup. I don't think they have too much grip inside of your plastic nest so they should be easy to move. You could of course also attache a testtube to their current setup so they can move into the testtube themself.
Doing some proper research is the best way to start an antcolony.

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Re: My 20 Worker Colony Went Down

Post: # 84858Post ColinKim
Tue Nov 09, 2021 7:57 am

AM1C39 wrote:
Tue Nov 02, 2021 7:34 am
But are there any chances that this might be the colony’s end?

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Re: My 20 Worker Colony Went Down

Post: # 84859Post AM1C39
Tue Nov 09, 2021 8:58 am

Its possible but you should not worry about it.
My current colonies:
The miniature military(formica neogagates)
the power of war(camponotus novaeborecensis)
the black hearts(crematogaster cerasi
the blazing nation(Myrmica alaskensis)

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Re: My 20 Worker Colony Went Down

Post: # 84860Post AntsLuxembourg
Tue Nov 09, 2021 9:58 am

ColinKim wrote:
Tue Nov 09, 2021 7:57 am
But are there any chances that this might be the colony’s end?
It's only the end if you give up or if they are all dead.
Doing some proper research is the best way to start an antcolony.

Colonies:
1 - Messor Barbarus
Founding colonies:
2 - Lasius Niger Colony
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Re: My 20 Worker Colony Went Down

Post: # 85271Post ColinKim
Sun Nov 21, 2021 8:56 am

AM1C39 wrote:
Tue Nov 09, 2021 8:58 am
Its possible but you should not worry about it.
Oh yeah, one thing I didn’t note was that the queen dosen’t seem to lay eggs. Are there reasons? I put them mostly on 25 to 30 degrees and looks at it once ever 1 to 4 days.

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Re: My 20 Worker Colony Went Down

Post: # 85295Post AntsLuxembourg
Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:45 am

Depending on the species, they are hibernating. Or the queen is taking a break.
Doing some proper research is the best way to start an antcolony.

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1 - Messor Barbarus
Founding colonies:
2 - Lasius Niger Colony
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Re: My 20 Worker Colony Went Down

Post: # 85677Post ColinKim
Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:29 pm

usually, how long is the break? since i live in singapore, theres no hibernation. the queen didnt see to lay any eggs for 3 months to 6 months.

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Re: My 20 Worker Colony Went Down

Post: # 85752Post AntsLuxembourg
Tue Dec 07, 2021 4:51 am

Well it really depends on the species. If they hibernate. Then they may hibernate until March. If they don't hibernate, they might just take a break for a few weeks or months. But it really comes down to what species of ants you have.
Doing some proper research is the best way to start an antcolony.

Colonies:
1 - Messor Barbarus
Founding colonies:
2 - Lasius Niger Colony
Need help or want to help? https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=18153#p70566

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Re: My 20 Worker Colony Went Down

Post: # 86197Post ColinKim
Sat Dec 25, 2021 8:54 am

it has been quite a while now, im afraid they are carpenter ants.
their break would of outlasted until now, no eggs are formed. i heard they lay in batches.
only 5 workers are left and i have no baby powder and cant acces it because of the marts closing (covid)
should i just try to keep them healty until their next batch of eggs?

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