How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?

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Re: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?

Post: # 35562Post antnest8
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:01 pm

oh I figured
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Re: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?

Post: # 35632Post AntsDakota
Fri May 04, 2018 4:52 pm

I even have an ant emoji! 🐜
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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Re: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?

Post: # 35661Post AntsDakota
Sun May 06, 2018 3:08 pm

The emoji on my iPad is more like a regular ant. When I submit it on the forum, it looks weird.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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Re: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?

Post: # 35662Post AntsDakota
Sun May 06, 2018 3:11 pm

Also, this conversation has gotten way off topic.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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Re: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?

Post: # 35727Post AntsCalifornia
Mon May 07, 2018 7:59 pm

Update
Week 5
OH WOW!! Her first workers are REALLY CUTE! 8-) :D :D :D :D
Housing-Tub and tube set-up
Brood- Eggs, larvae and pupae
Workers-1 NANITIC WORKER!!! 8-)
Temp-80 degrees F

I had to check on her today... I know it's not the 11th but....
I was getting worried because the food I was putting in (every 3 days) looked unused :? .... This was not like her. I had to see what was going on... I got my camera ready and lifted the test tube cover... OMG!! I HAVE A WORKER!! :lol: It's only a few hours old and still trying to walk.. I can't explain to you how happy I am. She must have been too busy to eat because she was grooming pupae. I'll keep adding fresh food (just in case)... :geek:

Also, when I went to check on her today she seemed less stressed by the light. Maybe, She feels more confident because she has a worker. I'll post another update in 3 days so we can see how they are doing. Well, that's it for today! OMG today was awesome!!! Here are the pics! I hope you all have a great day!
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Re: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?

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Tue May 08, 2018 5:25 am

congrats!! 8-)
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Re: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?

Post: # 35930Post AntsCalifornia
Mon May 14, 2018 4:01 pm

Update
Week 6
I NEED to move them again.... I'm not giving them proper hydration... The test tube is failing them.... 2 dead workers :cry: :cry:
Housing-Tub and tube set-up (NEED TO MOVE THEM)
Brood- Eggs, larvae and pupae
Workers-2 healthy Nanitic workers and 2 dead :o :( :( :( .... 50% success rate F- :oops: They need a better home....
Temp-80 degrees

I have a bit of sad news... but, don't worry I will do everything Possible to fix this problem.... I lost 2 workers....I got some pics of the healthy workers and some of the brood for you guys...I gave them another test tube.... But, they only use it to store seeds... They need to move.... PLEASE HELP :oops: what do you guys think would be a better home???? here are the good pics
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Re: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?

Post: # 35949Post antnest8
Tue May 15, 2018 5:41 am

if they are out of water provide them with a new test tube
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Re: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?

Post: # 35967Post AntsCalifornia
Tue May 15, 2018 12:38 pm

antnest8 wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 5:41 am
if they are out of water provide them with a new test tube
They aren't out of water... but, the cotton blocking the water looks too dry.


I put another test tube in last week.... They've only used it to store sesame seeds...

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Re: How often do you feed a "semi claustral" queen?

Post: # 35969Post AntsCalifornia
Tue May 15, 2018 12:57 pm

Am I over reacting? Have you guys had any problems like this???

2 out of 4 of her first workers did not make it....

My best and only guess is poor hydration....

Some good news...
The 2 healthy workers are working like crazy and the queen is still laying lots of eggs..

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