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AntsSoutheast
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My wevaer ants keep on eating

Post: # 73806Post AntsSoutheast
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:39 pm

As soon as I put food, they kill and eat it. Is it normal? :D :D :D
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1. Oecophylla smaragdina
2. Tetramorium sp.
3. Paratrechina longicornis
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ANTLORD
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Post: # 73807Post ANTLORD
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:54 pm

Do you know what species it is? It might just be an aggressive species.
Trying to find a queen ant :D

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Post: # 73820Post antnest8
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:00 am

So far my camponotus have been conservative. Only sending 1 or 2 workers out, barely taking in food and just waiting. I think they are cold and preparing for hibernation and I wish my sister did not take my heating pad for her fish. :lol:
Some of My Informative Sheets
https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=19099
Includes :
  • Ant Care Sheets
    Queen Hunting
    How To Identify Ants

ZstP77
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Post: # 73865Post ZstP77
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:22 pm

My camponatus Pennsylvanias has mold on her is it to late for her

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Post: # 73873Post ZstP77
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:48 pm

ZstP77 wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:22 pm
My camponatus Pennsylvanias has mold on her is it to late for her
Also I really need someone patient to help me out in private messages because I am really confused

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antnest8
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Post: # 73889Post antnest8
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:00 am

Is she dead??, or is there just mold on her?

If she has mold on her I would get her out of the test tube she is in and wash her somehow. Then move her brood to another tube carefuly
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https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=19099
Includes :
  • Ant Care Sheets
    Queen Hunting
    How To Identify Ants

ArizonanAnts
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Post: # 73907Post ArizonanAnts
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:42 pm

antnest8 wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:00 am
Is she dead??, or is there just mold on her?

If she has mold on her I would get her out of the test tube she is in and wash her somehow. Then move her brood to another tube carefuly
I know it might be simple but how would you move brood. I tried to move it for one of my queens and then after that, she ate them all and died.
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3 Forelius Pruinosis (All queens are together)
Queen Name: Azucar Forelia II (Check the Forelius Clan), Florencia, Zulca Rosa
IDK what Stage: ~30 eggs, 0 larvae, 0 pupae, 2 workers

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ArizonanAnts
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Post: # 73908Post ArizonanAnts
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:43 pm

BTW Scarlet Shepard has died :( R.I.P.
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3 Forelius Pruinosis (All queens are together)
Queen Name: Azucar Forelia II (Check the Forelius Clan), Florencia, Zulca Rosa
IDK what Stage: ~30 eggs, 0 larvae, 0 pupae, 2 workers

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Post: # 73923Post antnest8
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:17 pm

ArizonanAnts wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:42 pm
antnest8 wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:00 am
Is she dead??, or is there just mold on her?

If she has mold on her I would get her out of the test tube she is in and wash her somehow. Then move her brood to another tube carefuly
I know it might be simple but how would you move brood. I tried to move it for one of my queens and then after that, she ate them all and died.
When I once moved brood, I used a Q-Tip and gently touched the brood and they stuck to it, and then, moving over a solid surface, very gently deposit the brood in the test tube.

It is definitely risky but if the queen is growing mold, then she is probably close to death and needs to be relocated
Some of My Informative Sheets
https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=19099
Includes :
  • Ant Care Sheets
    Queen Hunting
    How To Identify Ants

SYUTEO
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Post: # 73960Post SYUTEO
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:36 am

I haven't posted for a very long time now, but I just wanted all of you to know that my Camponotus parius colony is 1 year old now.
Keeping:
1 Camponotus parius colony
1 Crematogaster colony
1 unkown sp queen
1 Meranoplus cf bicolor queen

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