First time ant colony!

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First time ant colony!

Post: # 69652Post Nordking90
Sat May 02, 2020 11:27 am

Hello all I just got my first colony a wild caught camponotus chromaides queen a couple workers and surprisingly enough the GAN farmer I got them off said one of the first pupae to hatch was a major worker is this normal? Or did maybe this pupae get stolen from another colony in their quest to find a new home where they were found in a log? Also they don't seem too interested in the super worms I've offered... Is this normal moving transition ant stress? Or???

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Re: First time ant colony!

Post: # 69842Post CabboAntsGuy
Sat May 09, 2020 9:19 am

The major is very weird, I think the gan farmer didn't know what it was, or it might have been stolen. Not sure? And the not eating is proabbly stress. How many workers?
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Re: First time ant colony!

Post: # 70119Post AntChuck
Tue May 19, 2020 5:59 pm

Likely the farmer brood boosted to increase brood/worker count thus making it more valuable.
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