Disturbing claustral queens

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Aerestes
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Disturbing claustral queens

Post: # 26827Post Aerestes
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:38 pm

May have turned up a claustral tapinoma or tetramorium queen, and she had a few eggs it looked like. I collected her and her eggs best I could. Did I just kill a potential colony or is there potential for her to make it? Should I give her a toothpick tipped with honey to replenish some energy?

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Re: Disturbing claustral queens

Post: # 26829Post Martialis
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:43 pm

Yes, just leave her alone in a suitable enclosure for as long as she needs.
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Aerestes
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Re: Disturbing claustral queens

Post: # 26840Post Aerestes
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:44 pm

Yes to which, that she is doomed, has potential, or to give a toothpick with honey for good luck and measure? Haha :) she is in a test tube setup that is roughly the same volume as the claustral chamber she had dug for herself, with two healthy eggs I managed to save out of roughly 5 that were with her. The two I saved seemed the most healthy. So yes to honey or potential? I didn't get chided so I'm assuming I didnt ruin a potentially healthy colony.

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Re: Disturbing claustral queens

Post: # 27063Post Aerestes
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:26 pm

Just an update, this queen didnt make it. I dont think I'll be taking any claustral queens out of their chambers if I find then in the yard again.

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