time lapse solenopsis moving

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time lapse solenopsis moving

Post: # 3161Post larynx
Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:53 am

in this video i am moving a colony from an spent test tube setup to a new fresh one.
the workers move the eggs and larva to the straw tunnel then the queen.
after this they move the whole clan into the new setup, queen and all.
i achieved this by connecting the old and new test tube via a straw through the cotton plugs, then slowly moving a heat cable closer and closer to them from underneath the test tube, then eventually under the straw till they all go into the new test tube.
this took about an hour and a half. i shortened it to about 13 min.
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Re: time lapse solenopsis moving

Post: # 3177Post MadVampy
Mon Aug 31, 2015 3:34 pm

Great job! Now if any are looking on how to move queen and brood between tubes this is a good example! Thanks!

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