Help, I don't whether I hurt the queen

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vexvox31
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Help, I don't whether I hurt the queen

Post: # 67433Post vexvox31
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:58 am

Hey guys,
I got my new camponotus ants today and when I went to give them a little honey the two workers escaped and when I finally managed to get them back in, one of the workers was hurt and I'm scared I've stress ed out the queen too much and now they are ignoring her. Will the queen be alright? She has her current brood near her and will the worker still care for her?

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Re: Help, I don't whether I hurt the queen

Post: # 67485Post AusAnts
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:49 pm

vexvox31 wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:58 am
Hey guys,
I got my new camponotus ants today and when I went to give them a little honey the two workers escaped and when I finally managed to get them back in, one of the workers was hurt and I'm scared I've stress ed out the queen too much and now they are ignoring her. Will the queen be alright? She has her current brood near her and will the worker still care for her?
The colony should be fine, But the nanitic may either die or be used to store food. Just leave them alone and and they should recover. When She gets to about 5 workers place her in a small outworld to make feeding easier.
2 x iridomyrmex sp Queen:15+ workers
2 x iridomyrmex pallidus: 40+ workers
1 x pheidole megacephala:2 queen 300 workers.
1 x opisthopsis Queen: 14 workers

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