HELP !!! Ants Poop White Fluid

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KAMINOAN
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HELP !!! Ants Poop White Fluid

Post: # 14169Post KAMINOAN
Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:22 am

Help guys ! many of my Messor Babarus and Structor Queens caught this month are "pooping" some white liquid.
I'm afraid I stress them because I Keep them on 6cm tubes with wet cotton at one end that i need to wet every 3 or 4 days and some how they "abort" pooping the male sperm out. Is this possible? Or is just normal some time they poop white liquids????
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Re: HELP !!! Ants Poop White Fluid

Post: # 14171Post Batspiderfish
Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:59 am

She could be sick, or just excrementing solid particles, which adult ants can't digest.
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Re: HELP !!! Ants Poop White Fluid

Post: # 14179Post KAMINOAN
Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:28 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:She could be sick, or just excrementing solid particles, which adult ants can't digest.
So the case I said about they get stress and poop away the sperm doesnt happen? Some of them have been cotton pulling maybe some fibber or something. Hope is not a sickness :(

If any die I say something.


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Re: HELP !!! Ants Poop White Fluid

Post: # 14315Post ALLJOD
Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:47 am

I'ts normal for Messor species to do that, It are left overs they can't digest, since they chew open seeds, they always have 1 room where they "poop" be sure to clean it out some times or cycle nests.. It's a growing ground for bacteria.
Lasius -niger -flavus -emarginatus, Messor sp., Myrmica sp, Camponotus herculeanus -aethiops, Pheidole spathifera -pallidula, Brachymyrmex sp., Pheidologeton diversus,

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