Accidentally crushed a worker

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maliqua
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Accidentally crushed a worker

Post: # 48812Post maliqua
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:19 pm

I know this isn't quite on par with a colony loss, but i just accidentally crushed a worker to death with my suasage fingers and feel horrible.

at first i thought it wasn't dead because it was still moving a lot (ganglia i guess) upon putting him in a bunch of other workers tried to get its attention but the dragged him off to the garbage pile instead.

Never thought killing a single ant would make me sad, but here we are. (the colony is small but should be fine 30+ workers still)

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idahoantgirl
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Re: Accidentally crushed a worker

Post: # 48813Post idahoantgirl
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:34 pm

Wait till you are faced with the task of moving a colony of thousands with lots of connections that need to be taken apart and then forced back into other connections. Casualties are inevitable. I personally don't feel for the individual, mostly the superorginism as a whole
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

maliqua
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Re: Accidentally crushed a worker

Post: # 48814Post maliqua
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:58 pm

THE LITTLE BUGGER JUST WALKED OUT OF THE GARBAGE PILE AND BACK TO THE NEST!

well limped

Hunter36o
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Re: Accidentally crushed a worker

Post: # 48952Post Hunter36o
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:11 am

She is going back to her sister to give them s**t over dragging her to the grave with out confirming her death. Oh yeah all ur workers are female ๐Ÿ˜
Like think about it if they were all male the ants would not be as clean and as organised xD
I am a dude btw so do not think I am being sexist ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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1x Myrmica Rubra with one worker

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idahoantgirl
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Re: Accidentally crushed a worker

Post: # 48967Post idahoantgirl
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:25 am

Hunter36o wrote: โ†‘
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:11 am
She is going back to her sister to give them s**t over dragging her to the grave with out confirming her death. Oh yeah all ur workers are female ๐Ÿ˜
Like think about it if they were all male the ants would not be as clean and as organised xD
I am a dude btw so do not think I am being sexist ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Please refrain from swearing, even when abbreviated.
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

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antnest8
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Re: Accidentally crushed a worker

Post: # 49034Post antnest8
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:32 am

idahoantgirl wrote: โ†‘
Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:25 am
Hunter36o wrote: โ†‘
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:11 am
She is going back to her sister to give them s**t over dragging her to the grave with out confirming her death. Oh yeah all ur workers are female ๐Ÿ˜
Like think about it if they were all male the ants would not be as clean and as organised xD
I am a dude btw so do not think I am being sexist ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Please refrain from swearing, even when abbreviated.
thanks idahoantgirl
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3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

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