Camponotus or Iridomyrmex colony.

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AntNoobster
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Re: Camponotus or Iridomyrmex colony.

Post: # 36736Post AntNoobster
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:36 am

its hard to say whats going wrong. can the workers get to the water source easily? it seems quite high. good luck!
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8x Iridomyrmex sp.
1x Pheidole sp.

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Re: Camponotus or Iridomyrmex colony.

Post: # 37107Post JustinCredible
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:44 pm

Worst news ever.
I checked on the queen ant and she was dead. I failed her.

I ordered the AC portal and test tubes packs that i was going to move her into. Too little too late.

Not the best experience for the first attempt at ant keeping. I guess I'll have the right gear for the 2nd attempt.

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Re: Camponotus or Iridomyrmex colony.

Post: # 37269Post Hitch3
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:48 am

Such a shame. :( Considering her workers keep dying, she may of had a disease. And don’t be too sad about the death, you’ve learned a lot and given her a good shot a life. Hopefully you’ll be able to catch some of the Iridomyrmex that fly during winter, otherwise the next flight will occur late october. RIP and better luck next time.
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2 x Nylanderia sp
Camponotus Consobrinus
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12x Iridomyrmex Bicknelli
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Re: Camponotus or Iridomyrmex colony.

Post: # 37826Post antnest8
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:55 am

i always think when my queens die that they have a 1/1000 chance outside. when we catch then they have like a 1/7 chance to live a long life
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

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