ANTS KILLED ANT QUEEN

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ANTS KILLED ANT QUEEN

Post: # 77395Post GardenAnts
Fri May 07, 2021 12:00 pm

Hello,
Please help, i found out that my ants probably killed ant queen because i saw her without head and leg. Im asking because i have 2 same ant queens, and if it possible that i can conect workers from dead queen to new queen with 1 worker. This queen which died had 7 workers and 5 eggs, soo can i conect them??? Will they accept new queen???

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Re: ANTS KILLED ANT QUEEN

Post: # 77398Post AM1C39
Fri May 07, 2021 12:08 pm

They will probably not accept the queen, you should not do it.
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: ANTS KILLED ANT QUEEN

Post: # 77399Post Jager89
Fri May 07, 2021 12:11 pm

If they killed they original Queen i wouldn't risk trying to merge them

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Re: ANTS KILLED ANT QUEEN

Post: # 77400Post GardenAnts
Fri May 07, 2021 12:16 pm

Well thats the problem i didnt see them killed queen, just when i looked i saw her dead with no head, leg, and they moved it outside.

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Re: ANTS KILLED ANT QUEEN

Post: # 77402Post Jager89
Fri May 07, 2021 12:19 pm

GardenAnts wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 12:16 pm
Well thats the problem i didnt see them killed queen, just when i looked i saw her dead with no head, leg, and they moved it outside.
Outside? what kind of set up are you using?

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Re: ANTS KILLED ANT QUEEN

Post: # 77404Post GardenAnts
Fri May 07, 2021 12:22 pm

Jager89 wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 12:19 pm
GardenAnts wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 12:16 pm
Well thats the problem i didnt see them killed queen, just when i looked i saw her dead with no head, leg, and they moved it outside.
Outside? what kind of set up are you using?
Small tank connected to the tube.

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Re: ANTS KILLED ANT QUEEN

Post: # 77406Post Jager89
Fri May 07, 2021 12:30 pm

GardenAnts wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 12:22 pm
Jager89 wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 12:19 pm
GardenAnts wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 12:16 pm
Well thats the problem i didnt see them killed queen, just when i looked i saw her dead with no head, leg, and they moved it outside.
Outside? what kind of set up are you using?
Small tank connected to the tube.
If your colony is that small they should still be in a test tube setup from my understanding the Tank could be causing them stress. Unless the tank is filled with soil/sand/whatever your ant species likes to nest in naturally and they are forming their nest in the soil.

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Re: ANTS KILLED ANT QUEEN

Post: # 77407Post GardenAnts
Fri May 07, 2021 12:33 pm

Jager89 wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 12:30 pm
GardenAnts wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 12:22 pm
Jager89 wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 12:19 pm


Outside? what kind of set up are you using?
Small tank connected to the tube.
If your colony is that small they should still be in a test tube setup from my understanding the Tank could be causing them stress. Unless the tank is filled with soil/sand/whatever your ant species likes to nest in naturally and they are forming their nest in the soil.
I have them in like 4 months and this year she started to produce a lot of eggs, and i was so happy :). Im not sure if they were stressed /and if she was killed by workers, they hatched last week.

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Re: ANTS KILLED ANT QUEEN

Post: # 77409Post Jager89
Fri May 07, 2021 12:43 pm

GardenAnts wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 12:33 pm
Jager89 wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 12:30 pm
GardenAnts wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 12:22 pm


Small tank connected to the tube.
If your colony is that small they should still be in a test tube setup from my understanding the Tank could be causing them stress. Unless the tank is filled with soil/sand/whatever your ant species likes to nest in naturally and they are forming their nest in the soil.
I have them in like 4 months and this year she started to produce a lot of eggs, and i was so happy :). Im not sure if they were stressed /and if she was killed by workers, they hatched last week.
If your other queens are in open set ups like that as well i would keep them in a test tube set up until they have way more workers.

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Re: ANTS KILLED ANT QUEEN

Post: # 77411Post GardenAnts
Fri May 07, 2021 12:47 pm

Jager89 wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 12:43 pm
GardenAnts wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 12:33 pm
Jager89 wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 12:30 pm


If your colony is that small they should still be in a test tube setup from my understanding the Tank could be causing them stress. Unless the tank is filled with soil/sand/whatever your ant species likes to nest in naturally and they are forming their nest in the soil.
I have them in like 4 months and this year she started to produce a lot of eggs, and i was so happy :). Im not sure if they were stressed /and if she was killed by workers, they hatched last week.
If your other queens are in open set ups like that as well i would keep them in a test tube set up until they have way more workers.
When i put it in this set up queen had 9 ant workers and they are big, i have big specie, and i read that when u have about 10 worker ants (if big) u can put them in set up like this.

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