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FolloweroftheWay
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Solenopsis Richteri

Post: # 34960Post FolloweroftheWay
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:37 pm

So I've had my black imported fire ants through one hibernation and at one point I had five to seven workers. Now I only have one worker. I can't see any new eggs and I'm feeding her water, honey, and mealworms. What am I doing wrong? Shouldn't she have laid eggs by now? She is in a starter set up from AntsCanada store.

Thanks for any help.

M.
Solenopsis Richteri x 2
Lasius Neoniger x 2
Camponotus spp. x1
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PTasker15
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Re: Solenopsis Richteri

Post: # 34997Post PTasker15
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:05 pm

Send Pics
My current ants
Pogonomyrmex Barbatus
Psudomyrmex Graccilis
Temnothroax Longiveps
Tetramourium Bicarinatum
Pheidole Moerens
Pheidole Obscuriothorax
Brachymyrmex Patgonicus
Camponotus Decipens,And Castanus.

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Re: Solenopsis Richteri

Post: # 35018Post FolloweroftheWay
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:54 am

Solenopsis Richteri x 2
Lasius Neoniger x 2
Camponotus spp. x1
Wish List:

Monomorium pharaonis

PTasker15
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Re: Solenopsis Richteri

Post: # 35058Post PTasker15
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:23 pm

Use Flickr,Imrgur,Or Google Drive/Docs
My current ants
Pogonomyrmex Barbatus
Psudomyrmex Graccilis
Temnothroax Longiveps
Tetramourium Bicarinatum
Pheidole Moerens
Pheidole Obscuriothorax
Brachymyrmex Patgonicus
Camponotus Decipens,And Castanus.

PTasker15
Posts: 275
Joined: Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:41 am
Location: Crosby,TX

Re: Solenopsis Richteri

Post: # 35059Post PTasker15
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:23 pm

Use Flickr,Imrgur,Or Google Drive/Docs
My current ants
Pogonomyrmex Barbatus
Psudomyrmex Graccilis
Temnothroax Longiveps
Tetramourium Bicarinatum
Pheidole Moerens
Pheidole Obscuriothorax
Brachymyrmex Patgonicus
Camponotus Decipens,And Castanus.

FolloweroftheWay
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Location: Mississippi

Re: Solenopsis Richteri

Post: # 35060Post FolloweroftheWay
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:28 pm

The link should work now. Sorry about that.

Also I'm trying tuna rather than meal worms to see if that changes anything.

M.

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1Yl4QcsdVQWVIfauSLGPLBLUr8YPlzW2r
Solenopsis Richteri x 2
Lasius Neoniger x 2
Camponotus spp. x1
Wish List:

Monomorium pharaonis

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Re: Solenopsis Richteri

Post: # 35064Post idahoantgirl
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:25 pm

Best thing you can do is leave them alone. It is best to not feed them in the tube as this causes stress and mold. Use the drinking straw technique to feed them in an outworld
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

FolloweroftheWay
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Re: Solenopsis Richteri

Post: # 35067Post FolloweroftheWay
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:01 pm

I'll post a larger picture of the entire setup when I can. It's not just a test tube it's a test tube portal from AntsCanada.

I also installed a sugar water tube rather than using honey for sugar.


http://www.AntsCanada.com/shop/ac-test-tube-portal/

M.
Solenopsis Richteri x 2
Lasius Neoniger x 2
Camponotus spp. x1
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Monomorium pharaonis

Mortamir
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Re: Solenopsis Richteri

Post: # 35068Post Mortamir
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:44 am

Well my suggestion is that you take out the sugar tube. It will be bad in a week or so. You have the four way, so you can use that to drop in a very small dab of honey on foil with tweezers. Or jam, or tuna, or cat food. Whatever you want to try.
You can also replace the sugar tube with an empty tube or a regular water tube if you like as a place for them to put there trash or move into later if they mess up the tube they are in now, I like to give my ants options, and they can have four in that set up.
idahoantgirl wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:25 pm
Best thing you can do is leave them alone. It is best to not feed them in the tube as this causes stress and mold. Use the drinking straw technique to feed them in an outworld
Like she said, do what you can to not interfere in the process they probably don't need very much food if there is only two of them.
Meow
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Lasius Flavus
Camponotus Modoc
Polyrhacis Dives
Camponotus friedae

FolloweroftheWay
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Re: Solenopsis Richteri

Post: # 35072Post FolloweroftheWay
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:31 am

Ok. I'll be patient.

Thanks!

M.
Solenopsis Richteri x 2
Lasius Neoniger x 2
Camponotus spp. x1
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Monomorium pharaonis

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