Lasius queen died 5 days after capture

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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

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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.

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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

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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.
Tetramorium immigrans * Lasius Neoniger * Lasius Claviger * Messor Aciculatus * Myrmica Rubra * Camponotus Novaeboracensis * Camponotus Turkastanus * Pheidole Pallidula

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