Brown liquid trail in my ant farm

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thijnofant
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Brown liquid trail in my ant farm

Post: # 70082Post thijnofant
Tue May 19, 2020 4:05 am

I woke up this morning to a weird dark brown liquid trail on the inside of one of the tubes leading from my test tube with the colony to their outworld, can anyone tell me what this is?

The link below leads to the image.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1P8O--Lux7Zo5vnLraEveJC7CY1rANb7Z/view

AntChuck
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Re: Brown liquid trail in my ant farm

Post: # 70113Post AntChuck
Tue May 19, 2020 5:41 pm

Its more than likely ant waste. I captured a L. Humile queen, brood and a good deal of workers last summer which I eventually had to release due to the enormous amount of bodily waste they were producing.
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thijnofant
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Re: Brown liquid trail in my ant farm

Post: # 70125Post thijnofant
Wed May 20, 2020 1:51 am

That does seem pretty likely as they have also decided to use that location in the tube to store their garbage and dead. It just seems like a lot of waste for a small colony with just over 20 workers. The size of thew drop is larger than the workers themselves.

AntChuck
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Re: Brown liquid trail in my ant farm

Post: # 70161Post AntChuck
Thu May 21, 2020 1:51 am

It could be a combination of condensation and ant waste/garbage as well.
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