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Antnests c. pennsylvanicus journal

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:48 am
by antnest8
Hello here i am going to put the records of my other queen (bruenora). since she has a interesting history you can check the beginning of my old journal to find out. http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=5442

my queen just got out of hibernation with eggs. now a week later she has larvae and even though i know she is fully caustral i still fed her a spider leg and a piece of soaked meal worm because she is restarting the third time in a row. i estimate about 4 larvae and 8 eggs so far.

pictures in a few hours.

Re: Antnests c. pennsylvanicus journal

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:54 pm
by antnest8
Image
you might be able to see the larvae under her.

Re: Antnests c. pennsylvanicus journal

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:50 pm
by antnest8
still no developments but i think the larvae has grown a little

Re: Antnests c. pennsylvanicus journal

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:58 pm
by antnest8
i think i just caught my queen in the act of holding up one of her 4 larvae to cotton so it can spin a cocoon. if i see a pupae i will know if its true :D

Re: Antnests c. pennsylvanicus journal

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:30 am
by CherrieEvolved
Woot! Always exciting when they get that close to being workers!!! :D

Re: Antnests c. pennsylvanicus journal

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:30 am
by CherrieEvolved
...Pics or it didn't happen!!

Re: Antnests c. pennsylvanicus journal

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:59 pm
by antnest8
no pupae yet but she is still acting strangely with them :)
maybe i should put in some soil for them

and i know how it feels to get workers with her this is her second attempt last time she got up to 12 workers

Re: Antnests c. pennsylvanicus journal

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:43 pm
by antnest8
i moved her test tube into a Tupperware container with a red lid so i won't disturb her when i look at her. she seems to have eaten one of her larvae but she still has three. When i was moving them i saw the larvae moving it was really exiting to see how big they were.

Re: Antnests c. pennsylvanicus journal

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:12 pm
by antnest8
iv'e started to heat the queens test tube up

Re: Antnests c. pennsylvanicus journal

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:40 pm
by antnest8
UPDATE
so for the last day i have kept my queen in this huge Tupperware container with a see through red lid. Also i have been heating this box with a heating pad. today i took her test tube out for a good look at brood and saw the three huge larvae and lots of eggs! im really exited because this means that she will have brood on the way when the three larvae hatch.