Queen ant making cotton into balls?

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Swirlysnowflake
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Queen ant making cotton into balls?

Post: # 66764Post Swirlysnowflake
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:30 pm

I caught an unidentified queen ant back in December, and she is pulling out cotton and rolling it into balls. Today she rolled all these balls together, and is carrying around 1 large ball. It's not tearing at cotton, more like pulling it out and shaping it. She hd no brood or workers yet, sadly. She may be infertile :(

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antnest8
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Re: Queen ant making cotton into balls?

Post: # 66781Post antnest8
Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:57 pm

I would wait a bit longer, sometimes queens just wait.

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