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is my camponotus queen dead?

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:22 pm
by newbie
hello everyone! i’m a really new ant keeper, and the queen is of camponotus irritans. today i woke up to see my queen stuck in honey. i kinda freaked out and gently took the queen out and placed her upright on a leaf. (she was moving) later on, i saw a worker grabbing her antenna and dragging her slowly. i’m not sure if she was moving, but i don’t think she was. i could be wrong. is my queen dead? what should i do? how do i get rid of the honey on her body? please, please help me. i’m really desperate and i love these ants so much. thank you so much i’m advance!!

Re: is my camponotus queen dead?

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:22 am
by Leiflen
If you put her on a leaf in the outworld id say the worker is trying to lead her back home. She'll clean herself along with the her workers.

Re: is my camponotus queen dead?

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:33 am
by newbie
Leiflen wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:22 am
If you put her on a leaf in the outworld id say the worker is trying to lead her back home. She'll clean herself along with the her workers.
Leiflen wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:22 am
If you put her on a leaf in the outworld id say the worker is trying to lead her back home. She'll clean herself along with the her workers.
thank you so much for your reply, leiflen! however, i think she’s dead... not sure why because she was alive when i took her out. thanks again!