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Re: My crematogaster queen has eggs!

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:47 am
by Ants1so1cool
I did actually find a queen two days ago but it died :( :( :( :( :( .

Re: My crematogaster queen has eggs!

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:51 am
by Ants1so1cool
You know I was going to go for my first trip overseas and was hoping to see different species of ants and then stuff happened and we didn't go.

Re: My crematogaster queen has eggs!

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:45 am
by antnest8
I've caught so many crematogaster, but they are relatively difficult species to keep.

Re: My crematogaster queen has eggs!

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:56 pm
by timeshell
antnest8 wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:45 am
I've caught so many crematogaster, but they are relatively difficult species to keep.
I guess I got lucky. My first crematogaster is the only queen I've had success with so far. All my other queens of all other species ended up dying. I hope my new queen works out.

Re: My crematogaster queen has eggs!

Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:28 pm
by timeshell
antnest8 wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:45 am
I've caught so many crematogaster, but they are relatively difficult species to keep.
I'm trying something different with my new crematogaster queen. All my other queens that I collected died when I placed them in a new test tube setup. I checked on my new queen a couple days after putting her in there and she was very unresponsive. I decided to connect her tube to a small outworld similar to my other one. I figure that maybe it's too humid for her in just the stopped up tube. This was about a week ago. As of today she is still alive and appears to be doing well. A couple days ago when I checked on her she was outside the tube in the outworld. Today she was back in the tube again. I placed a fruitfly in there today for her as my first crematogaster seemed to appreciate it. Incidentally, she still has her wings.

We'll have to see where it goes.

Re: My crematogaster queen has eggs!

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:16 pm
by timeshell
As of today, there are about 35 workers with my first queen, Black Widow, with a small pile of brood.

Re: My crematogaster queen has eggs!

Posted: Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:32 pm
by timeshell
Short update. All's good. Not much activity. The first colony is very inactive. I have them in my buffet, not a fridge. Interestingly, the newest workers are still lighter colored even though they eclosed weeks ago. The new queen is still alive. She still has her wings. I placed a couple fruit flies for her but she hasn't touched them. I have fed either otherwise.