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MatLaf
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Need help please guys

Post: # 38825Post MatLaf
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:29 am

Hey guys , last years I manage to capture 3 queens , two of them dies sadly ... but the last one was going super well , she got up to 6 workers it was beautiful and i was super happy.

Then the winter arrive so i kept them in a cold place but not to cold and now that summer is coming back i was happy to see that the queen survive and i change her test tube cause the cotton was getting black and now she only have 1 workers left !! I check many time if they escape but it would be impossible cause the test tube is a containers with a barrier near the top.

Should a feed them more ? Or not ? I uselly fed them a drop of honey like once a week and i try to give them a piece of apple once but they didn’t seen interested

So help me out guys ! It a camponotus colony btw

And last week i capture another camponotus queen and she already have a bunch of egg ( feeling happy )

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Re: Need help please guys

Post: # 38842Post Wardword
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:27 am

MatLaf wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:29 am
Hey guys , last years I manage to capture 3 queens , two of them dies sadly ... but the last one was going super well , she got up to 6 workers it was beautiful and i was super happy.

Then the winter arrive so i kept them in a cold place but not to cold and now that summer is coming back i was happy to see that the queen survive and i change her test tube cause the cotton was getting black and now she only have 1 workers left !! I check many time if they escape but it would be impossible cause the test tube is a containers with a barrier near the top.

Should a feed them more ? Or not ? I uselly fed them a drop of honey like once a week and i try to give them a piece of apple once but they didn’t seen interested

So help me out guys ! It a camponotus colony btw

And last week i capture another camponotus queen and she already have a bunch of egg ( feeling happy )
Some queens just do not do well, all 3 of my Campanotus queens have eggs and larva right now.
2 of them only have 5 to 15 eggs max, while one of them has close to 30+ and is on her 2nd batch, she is waaay ahead of the others, and they were caught at nearly the same time too !.

MatLaf
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Re: Need help please guys

Post: # 38849Post MatLaf
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:57 am

Yeah i notice the same between the 3 queen from last years , but im affraid that my last queen from last years will dies too, i means why all her workers start to dies ?

And while we are here how long a worker ants live normally ? Does anybody know that ?

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Post: # 38855Post AntsRule
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:31 pm

They might have escaped, what was your barrier? As said above camp. Are very finicky. Give them peace and hope for the best. Have you feed them,
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MatLaf
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Post: # 38875Post MatLaf
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:15 pm

My barrier is on the vertical side of a big plastic containers i try it with some other random ant before putting my test tube in and it work perfectly.

And I been feeding them a drop a honey about every week or so and clean the old honey at the same time.

It is normal that the nanitic die only after one years ?

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Post: # 39368Post antnest8
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:05 am

what was the material you used as a barrier. Vaseline, baby powder, flu-on, etc.
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Post: # 39773Post MatLaf
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:16 am

Baby powder mic woth rubbing alcool and the up side down part of the containter ( it look like a vase with a small hole on top ) so no escape ants i just did a test with a ant from outside and she can’t get out she slip everytime

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