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cheetawolf
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drowning

Post: # 47652Post cheetawolf
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:10 pm

i guess i put too big of a drop of honey in my tetramorium queens test tube, and 2 nanatics of 3 drowned, any chance they could still be alive?
yay for ants!

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TheRealAntMan
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Re: drowning

Post: # 47655Post TheRealAntMan
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:33 pm

Are they completely submerged? They could be just stuck if they aren't completely submerged.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

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idahoantgirl
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Re: drowning

Post: # 47660Post idahoantgirl
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:01 pm

This happens pretty often. Take em out and run water over them. They should come to
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

cheetawolf
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Re: drowning

Post: # 47674Post cheetawolf
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:01 pm

TheRealAntMan wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:33 pm
Are they completely submerged? They could be just stuck if they aren't completely submerged.
they were completly submerged, i took them out and i dried them with tissue and put them back in the test-tube, theyre still not moving
yay for ants!

keeping
16x lasius niger

founding
1x tetramorium immigrans

searching for
c. pennsylvanicus

GAN farmer in richmond BC

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idahoantgirl
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Re: drowning

Post: # 47675Post idahoantgirl
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:27 pm

They are still covered in sticky fluid.You have got to put them in your hand and run them under lukewarm water.
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

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