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Natev5
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Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:40 pm
Location: Chicago Suburbs

Moving Apartments

Post: # 37628Post Natev5
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:23 pm

I currently have a camponotus Queen who started laying eggs about 9 days ago. I am about to move to a new apartment about 20 minutes away and I’m wondering what the best option for transporting her is. I was planning to put her in a shoe box with socks around her in the cab of the car, but I am still worried the vibrations will stress her out and she will eat her brood. I will be moving in 5 days so it will be 2 weeks total since she laid her first egg. She currently has 9 eggs in a test tube set up in a drawer. Does anyone have advice for transporting new queens?
Keeping:
C. pennsylvanicus
Founding:
Tetramorium sp.
Formica pallidefulva
Formica social parasite
Formica subsericea
Lasius social parasite

PTasker15
Posts: 268
Joined: Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:41 am
Location: Crosby,TX

Re: Moving Apartments

Post: # 37654Post PTasker15
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:30 pm

Just Put Her Tube In A Bag And Hold It Still
Colonies:
1 Tetramourium Binarcairtum
1 Crematogaster Biroi
Founding:
3 Camponotus Deciepens
7 Camponotus Ceastaus
1 Strumigenys Rogeri
1 Dormyrmex Bureni
6 Nylanderia Terricola
4 Brachymyrmex Pataginicus
Dream Species-Atta Texana

Natev5
Posts: 14
Joined: Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:40 pm
Location: Chicago Suburbs

Re: Moving Apartments

Post: # 39256Post Natev5
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:24 am

Thank you PTasker! Just wanted to update that she is doing well and retained all her eggs from before the move and some are now larvae :)
Keeping:
C. pennsylvanicus
Founding:
Tetramorium sp.
Formica pallidefulva
Formica social parasite
Formica subsericea
Lasius social parasite

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