Myrmica Rubra ants are acting weird.

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Myrmica Rubra ants are acting weird.

Post: # 70179Post Etavolantis
Thu May 21, 2020 5:18 pm


I've already gone to Reddit for this, but I can't seem to get an answer to what's happening, cause it kinda scares me.

I've had my Myrmica Rubra colony for a while now, everything has gone fine until I spotted two ants randomly standing there, one keeping the other from moving which causes that ant to shake uncontrollably. When I poke the ants, the one ant holding the other runs off while keeping it in its mouth.

No, they're not transferring food from one another; one ant is just holding the other still for what seems to be no reason, causing the other ant to shake weirdly.

Does anyone know what this means?

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Re: Myrmica Rubra ants are acting weird.

Post: # 70193Post Vincex
Fri May 22, 2020 12:05 am

Mine do the same thing one ant grabs another and carries him around ! They also do it with dead ants too perhaps the ant is sick or near death or just wanna hug😂
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