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AntsSA
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Moving queen

Post: # 22140Post AntsSA
Wed May 31, 2017 12:23 pm

So the reason for this move is the water is running out. Will this work. I taped 2 tubes together leaving some space for ventilation.I covered the new one.
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Will this work. Also how long do your monomorium queen take to move?
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lepisiota capensis colony
Cardiocondyla sp.
Founding
Messor. Sp. X 4
Myrmicine Sp. X 2
atopomyrmex Sp. X 2
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Re: Moving queen

Post: # 22142Post Batspiderfish
Wed May 31, 2017 12:49 pm

There is enough moisture in that tube to last her a while -- she may not move at all, with adequate humidity coming from the other tube. Regardless, she should be comfortable until her first workers.
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Re: Moving queen

Post: # 22143Post AntsSA
Wed May 31, 2017 1:12 pm

Should I put both tubes away still together in my draw?
Keeping.
lepisiota capensis colony
Cardiocondyla sp.
Founding
Messor. Sp. X 4
Myrmicine Sp. X 2
atopomyrmex Sp. X 2
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Batspiderfish
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Re: Moving queen

Post: # 22144Post Batspiderfish
Wed May 31, 2017 1:42 pm

Yes, I think so.
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BleedingRaindrops
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Re: Moving queen

Post: # 22202Post BleedingRaindrops
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:29 am

Just make sure the gap isn't too large. One of my queens escaped that way.
Ants kept
Nylanderia sp.
Camponotus sp.
Paratrechina Longicornis
Pheidole sp.

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Re: Moving queen

Post: # 22259Post AntsSA
Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:04 am

no the gap is minute
Keeping.
lepisiota capensis colony
Cardiocondyla sp.
Founding
Messor. Sp. X 4
Myrmicine Sp. X 2
atopomyrmex Sp. X 2
Ants SA
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