Why did the queen die

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Why did the queen die

Post: # 97890Post AntsAntsAnts
Tue Jan 17, 2023 6:19 am

My camponotus queen ant died mysteriously. She left the nest and into the outworld and then she started dying. She eventually died... I think. but the next day her body MOVED back into another nesting space. But she still doesn't move.
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Re: Why did the queen die

Post: # 97892Post antperson24
Wed Jan 18, 2023 8:47 am

AntsAntsAnts wrote:
Tue Jan 17, 2023 6:19 am
My camponotus queen ant died mysteriously. She left the nest and into the outworld and then she started dying. She eventually died... I think. but the next day her body MOVED back into another nesting space. But she still doesn't move.
Did anything change with the nest recently? Her workers probably dragged her body back into the nest.
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Re: Why did the queen die

Post: # 97902Post Antloverhuman
Fri Jan 20, 2023 9:30 am

Did you catch her from a nuptial flight or from an established nest? How old was she? Did you feed something different to them?
Ants I have-
camponotus compressus colony- the shadow warriors.
Need more queens but mom won't allow it
Why do wild cats punch me :/

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Re: Why did the queen die

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Mon Jan 23, 2023 6:24 pm

Antloverhuman wrote:
Fri Jan 20, 2023 9:30 am
Did you catch her from a nuptial flight or from an established nest? How old was she? Did you feed something different to them?
I always fed the colony the same thing. I have no idea how old she was but she had 5 workers. Two died of age.

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