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Re: My queen ant journal

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:38 am
by Antloverhuman
11 October 2021
Nooooooo it seems like one ant is dying :cry: i dont know how long the camponotus compressus ant live for. If one nanitic is dying others would also be dying soon :cry:

Re: My queen ant journal

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:11 pm
by CombinedHalo467
:(

Re: My queen ant journal

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:46 pm
by SYUTEO
Nanitics often live shorter than mature workers, if there are already some workers in the second generation, they should be fine. Also check for other factors such as parasites, contaminated food or water, dirty environment and air quality.

Re: My queen ant journal

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:17 pm
by Antloverhuman
Dirty water could be the reason as their test tube water is turning yellow. I have made a test tube setup in the outworld and slightly closed the entrance so the humidity is stable but ants dont seem to move. Should i force them?

Re: My queen ant journal

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:59 pm
by SYUTEO
Not now, if you see more workers that are dying (especially the callows) then you should.

Re: My queen ant journal

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:19 am
by Antloverhuman
Ok. Thank you

Re: My queen ant journal

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:54 am
by Antloverhuman
Another ant died and i think it died yesterday. The weird thing is that the dead ant is torn apart!! The gaster is removed and dropped in the honey i gave them and the rest of body is thrown away! Is this normal would ants do that?

Re: My queen ant journal

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 5:11 am
by SYUTEO
When dead ants dry up, they can be really easily torn apart and sometimes they detach themselves. The ants probably want to dry up the honey and they took the ant's gaster and dump it in the honey.

Re: My queen ant journal

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:58 am
by Antloverhuman
Oh ok. Currently i am trying to move them into the other test tube so i have put up my phone's flash light on it but they shifted to the other end of the tedt tube

Re: My queen ant journal

Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 8:05 am
by Antmanboy
Antloverhuman wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:54 am
Another ant died and i think it died yesterday. The weird thing is that the dead ant is torn apart!! The gaster is removed and dropped in the honey i gave them and the rest of body is thrown away! Is this normal would ants do that?

I noticed this with my camponotus ants. Glad I found out