Need advice with the health of my queen.

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JakeM0816
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Joined: Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:58 pm
Location: Chicago

Need advice with the health of my queen.

Post: # 38484Post JakeM0816
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:16 pm

So I found this one pavement ant queen writhing around on the ground, as it turns out it only had its front pair of legs, in no way did it seem to hurt the ant, the ant managed to move around with some trouble but it seemed to know what to do, it is acting fine now but I was wondering if it would be able to take care of a colony even though it is disabled, thanks.
Keeping:
1xPrenolepis imparis
1xformica Palifidulva
1xTetramorium Immigrans
1xCamponatus Pennsylvanicus


Founding:
4x tetramorium Immigrans
2xFormica Fusca
4xFormica Sp.
2xLasius Umbratus
2x Formica Subcericia

Huntley GAN Farmer :D

Alexander
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Joined: Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:55 pm
Location: Portugal

Re: Need advice with the health of my queen.

Post: # 38490Post Alexander
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:43 pm

Hi,
I have kept a lasius queen who had just 3 legs and she did a perfect job at founding a colony!
You are probably ok,
Hope this helped
Keeper of:
Lasius niger
Messor barbarus
Campanotus Barbaricus
Pheidole Palidula
Tetramorium Caespitum
Campanotus Vagus
Tapinoma sp.

Crematogaster scutellaris

JakeM0816
Posts: 21
Joined: Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:58 pm
Location: Chicago

Re: Need advice with the health of my queen.

Post: # 38496Post JakeM0816
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:49 pm

Thanks!! Yeah she is acting like she is fertile and was wingless when I found her, it looks like she was born with two legs because she knows how to get around pretty well! I can see tiny little bitty leg stubs. Hopefully she founds well, fingers crossed.
Keeping:
1xPrenolepis imparis
1xformica Palifidulva
1xTetramorium Immigrans
1xCamponatus Pennsylvanicus


Founding:
4x tetramorium Immigrans
2xFormica Fusca
4xFormica Sp.
2xLasius Umbratus
2x Formica Subcericia

Huntley GAN Farmer :D

JakeM0816
Posts: 21
Joined: Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:58 pm
Location: Chicago

Re: Need advice with the health of my queen.

Post: # 38619Post JakeM0816
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:32 am

Checked on her about 1.5 weeks from capture and she happily has 25+ eggs in a pile, she is bloated too! It just makes me laugh to watch her get stuff done.
Keeping:
1xPrenolepis imparis
1xformica Palifidulva
1xTetramorium Immigrans
1xCamponatus Pennsylvanicus


Founding:
4x tetramorium Immigrans
2xFormica Fusca
4xFormica Sp.
2xLasius Umbratus
2x Formica Subcericia

Huntley GAN Farmer :D

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