A strange sad death

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Gatekey56
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A strange sad death

Post: # 49224Post Gatekey56
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:03 am

So I just finished posting about this in my journal page here on the Forum, but figured this would be a place to maybe get some questions answered. Today I woke up to find I had lost one of my queens. She was doing well with a few nanitics tending her, and a sizeable brood. In the last week and a half id noticed shed dug her way into her cotton on the water filled end of her testube. Reaching about a quarter of the way into the cotton. this being something id never seen before as I am new to all of this. one the less I woke up to find her out of her cotton burrow this morning. Of course this excited me at first but I quickly realized she was far to still, and moments later i realized she had died. I have no idea why or what happened so im hoping some one here may know more .

Alexander
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Re: A strange sad death

Post: # 49849Post Alexander
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:25 am

Maybe some water leaked and he queen drowned?
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AntsDakota
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Re: A strange sad death

Post: # 50398Post AntsDakota
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:03 pm

Alexander wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:25 am
Maybe some water leaked and he queen drowned?
Yes, that is probably what happened. This has happened quite a few times with queens and young colonies.
"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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