Queen unable to use front legs.

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edwardwillms
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Queen unable to use front legs.

Post: # 77163Post edwardwillms
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:20 pm

What happen to her? What should I do? I'm afraid she will die.

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Re: Queen unable to use front legs.

Post: # 77164Post AM1C39
Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:32 pm

If a queen has 5 legs she will still be able to have a big colony.
My current colonies:
The miniature military(formica neogagates)
the power of war(camponotus novaeborecensis)
the black hearts(crematogaster cerasi
the blazing nation(Myrmica alaskensis)

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Re: Queen unable to use front legs.

Post: # 77259Post AntsLuxembourg
Mon May 03, 2021 2:02 am

I'm wondering if a queen with no legs would also keep going with the colony or if the would be carried by some workers. I don't want to try this but it would be interesting to know. I mean she would need an ant wheel chair for one thing. ;)
Food and water already comes to her via trophelaxis / mouth to mouth feeding.
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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