Camponotus Moonwalking?

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Captain
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Camponotus Moonwalking?

Post: # 40633Post Captain
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:40 pm

https://youtu.be/faQdo0QTmhM
Has anyone else seen this behavior between a major/supermajor and her queen? This took place shortly after I connected a new tube with fresh water, clean cotton and honey to their test tube. The queen was nearly unresponsive and looked almost dead, curled around her brood before I attached the clean tube. Is she communicating to her queen about new territory with food and water? Since this video, the queen and her worker divided the brood between the two tubes, and I added a third because cotton was again mouldy, and I wanted to provide more honey (2 weeks later). Video of latter set up also on YouTube, “Camp Camponotus Update 2.”
https://youtu.be/1GF8grz5WLk
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Re: Camponotus Moonwalking?

Post: # 41051Post TheRealAntMan
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:23 pm

Looks like it was pulling cotton to me, rather than moon walking.
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Re: Camponotus Moonwalking?

Post: # 45478Post AntsDakota
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:24 pm

If she was curled up she might have been laying an egg.
"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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