Lasius queen died 5 days after capture

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kld653
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Lasius queen died 5 days after capture

Post: # 51095Post kld653
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:08 am

My first queen, don't know what I did wrong but she died 5 days after capture.. She was in a test tube setup and covered with a towel to reduce vibrations and keep it dark. Temp is probably 77 F in our house. Any ideas? I don't think she is a social parasite because her head was so small

TheRealAntMan
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Re: Lasius queen died 5 days after capture

Post: # 51149Post TheRealAntMan
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:24 pm

Can we see pictures of her set up and her herself if you still have her?
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

AntsDakota
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Re: Lasius queen died 5 days after capture

Post: # 51787Post AntsDakota
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:27 pm

The most likely scenario is that she wasn't mated.
"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

JoeHostile1
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Re: Lasius queen died 5 days after capture

Post: # 52468Post JoeHostile1
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:21 am

Lots of queens just don’t make it.
Keeping:
Tetramorium immigrans * Lasius Neoniger * Lasius Claviger * Messor Aciculatus * Myrmica Rubra * Camponotus Novaeboracensis * Camponotus Turkastanus * Pheidole Pallidula

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Re: Lasius queen died 5 days after capture

Post: # 54778Post Hunter36o
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:03 am

JoeHostile1 wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:21 am
Lots of queens just don’t make it.
I was literally about to say this.

Nature has a natural kill switch in ants and dozens of other creatures around the world. Particularly insects. This is nature's way of controlling over population world wide.
For this reason alone it is adviced to catch about 3 queen's so you have a solid chance at having a colony. It's a sad but true fact and one we can never control. I am sorry you lost your queen.

I had 11 Lasius Niger queen's all in the same set ups all looked after the same way.
5 survived.
Officially caring for 5 Lasius colonies :D :D :D

Founding stage:
1x Myrmica Rubra with one worker

3 Lasius Niger colonies will be on sale AFTER hibernation.

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