Messor Barbarus Queen funny behaviour

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Re: Messor Barbarus Queen funny behaviour

Post: # 77013Post TalANTFlame
Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:44 pm

Sounds great! I have a feeling that this problem is over. Hopefully.
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Re: Messor Barbarus Queen funny behaviour

Post: # 77019Post AntsLuxembourg
Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:38 am

TalANTFlame wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:44 pm
Sounds great! I have a feeling that this problem is over. Hopefully.
Yeah so far there were no further issues and the queen seems to be still alive. I do have to try and empty the rest of their old cork nest tho. I may do a stream about this but I don't know yet.
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Re: Messor Barbarus Queen funny behaviour

Post: # 77165Post AntsLuxembourg
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:31 am

Ok, so here is an update on the colony and I first thought the queen may be dead, because I would a big body part that resembled the queens abdomen / gaster. But then I found the queen while trying to shake out some of the remaining workers. The colony seems to be loving the dry cork nest but there is mold in it so I have to clean that out for sure.

Anyway here are the two videos on the colony.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucO1AOXueY8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmwixLbK4fM
Doing some proper research is the best way to start an antcolony.

Colonies:
1 - Messor Barbarus
Founding colonies:
2 - Lasius Niger Colony
Need help or want to help? https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=18153#p70566

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