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Queen dying?

Post: # 20389Post Pineapple
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:44 pm

My prenolepis imparis queen is barely moving, the will move one of her legs the odd time and is on her side. she will try to walk but fails to. she has water, heat, and privacy. I gave her some food What do i do?

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Re: Queen dying?

Post: # 20399Post Batspiderfish
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:14 pm

Why does Prenolepis imparis have heat?

Although it may not necessarily be the heat that is harming her, this species does not like the warmth (which is why they retreat deep underground during the summer).
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Re: Queen dying?

Post: # 20407Post Pineapple
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:37 pm

When I said heat I meant she isn't in the cold. She is in a 70-75 degree setup

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Post: # 20410Post AntsAreAwesome
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:00 pm

When did you catch her and does she have eggs?

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Re: Queen dying?

Post: # 20411Post JackPayne
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:07 pm

Pineapple wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:37 pm
When I said heat I meant she isn't in the cold. She is in a 70-75 degree setup
They prefer 60-65 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Re: Queen dying?

Post: # 20416Post Martialis
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:30 pm

JackPayne wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:07 pm
Pineapple wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:37 pm
When I said heat I meant she isn't in the cold. She is in a 70-75 degree setup
They prefer 60-65 degrees Fahrenheit.
That would nearly put the queen into diapause. 70-75 °F is fine.
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Re: Queen dying?

Post: # 20431Post Pineapple
Mon May 01, 2017 7:17 am

I caught her 2 weeks ago from today. She still hasnt layed eggs. I know she isnt a drone. She shedded 1 of her wings. The other is still on.

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Re: Queen dying?

Post: # 20432Post Aquaexploder
Mon May 01, 2017 8:48 am

I currently have my queen at 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit and she is doing fine.
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Re: Queen dying?

Post: # 20433Post Aquaexploder
Mon May 01, 2017 8:52 am

Pineapple wrote:
Mon May 01, 2017 7:17 am
I caught her 2 weeks ago from today. She still hasnt layed eggs. I know she isnt a drone. She shedded 1 of her wings. The other is still on.
She may be infertile, however you won't know for sure until she lays eggs.
Another thing is she could be stressed out and is eating her eggs.
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Re: Queen dying?

Post: # 20435Post Martialis
Mon May 01, 2017 9:22 am

This queen does sound like it is dying. Both of my Camponotus queens went through a similar process. You might look around the queen and see how she's doing.

Fertility and mated status likely have nothing to do with this.
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