A Salutation to the small Myrmica colony that died in my care

Let us know of your ant colonies or queens that have passed away. We will grieve together but will also learn why your ants may not have succeeded.

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AntsDakota
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A Salutation to the small Myrmica colony that died in my care

Post: # 40127Post AntsDakota
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:39 pm

She had 2 workers and no brood, and were flooded in their test tube. They were captured under a sandbag, so maybe they were trying to dig in the cotton and broke the dam. But at least I captured another colony of the same species that is much larger!
"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: A Salutation to the small Myrmica colony that died in my care

Post: # 54937Post CreeperUniverse
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:17 pm

How did they get flooded?
I currently keep a bunch of Prenolepis imparis queens along with a Myrmica sp. queen.
EDIT: Recently caught a Camoponotus chromaiodes queen; hoping she's fertile!

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