My stigmatomma queen and workers died.

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AntsDakota
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My stigmatomma queen and workers died.

Post: # 40126Post AntsDakota
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:37 pm

They came from the wild, and I put them in a test tube setup. Maybe they just didn't adjust to captivity well, or couldn't go a week without food.
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Re: My stigmatomma queen and workers died.

Post: # 40181Post FaranAli
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:41 am

Why u people dont understand a queen only could live without food i her first round of egg laying but when egg becomes worker and you still want them to live in test tube u have to provide small pieces of food.. :geek: :geek: :geek:
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Re: My stigmatomma queen and workers died.

Post: # 40201Post TheRealAntMan
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:10 pm

FaranAli wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:41 am
Why u people dont understand a queen only could live without food i her first round of egg laying but when egg becomes worker and you still want them to live in test tube u have to provide small pieces of food.. :geek: :geek: :geek:
That species is semi-claustral meaning that they do need food in the founding stage.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

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Re: My stigmatomma queen and workers died.

Post: # 40212Post Batspiderfish
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:01 pm

I doubt it was that kind of issue. Sorry to hear this news!
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FaranAli
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Re: My stigmatomma queen and workers died.

Post: # 40288Post FaranAli
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:18 am

The queen is semi clustral not the workers...u should feed workers next time
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Re: My stigmatomma queen and workers died.

Post: # 40394Post AntsDakota
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:11 pm

FaranAli wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:41 am
Why u people dont understand a queen only could live without food i her first round of egg laying but when egg becomes worker and you still want them to live in test tube u have to provide small pieces of food.. :geek: :geek: :geek:
I planned to feed them a centipede once I could find one. I understand very well about how to feed an ant colony and about fully and semi claustral queens.
"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: My stigmatomma queen and workers died.

Post: # 40430Post FaranAli
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:10 am

Ok...your queen your problem. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: My stigmatomma queen and workers died.

Post: # 40451Post Batspiderfish
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:05 am

FaranAli wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:10 am
Ok...your queen your problem. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Geophilomorph centipedes are the natural food of Stigmatomma pallipes.
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