Why does she do this ?

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Antkeepernoob

Why does she do this ?

Post: # 27581Post Antkeepernoob
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:04 am

Hey I'm new to the forum and I wanna know something.
My Lasius Niger queen has a lot (a ton, really) of pupae that I boosted her with, she keeps some of it with her close to the wet cotton (ina test tube setup) and some of it far away from her close to the exit cotton.
Why ? Is this normal ?

Thanks !

JackPayne
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Re: Why does she do this ?

Post: # 27583Post JackPayne
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:33 am

Should be fine.
Hi I'm Jack, How are you?

Serafine

Re: Why does she do this ?

Post: # 27585Post Serafine
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:19 am

It's normal. The location of pupae in the test tube is often determined by their age (she's kinda sorting them).

Antkeepernoob

Re: Why does she do this ?

Post: # 27589Post Antkeepernoob
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:47 am

Oh okay
Is there a way to determine wich ones are gonna hatch soon ?

Serafine

Re: Why does she do this ?

Post: # 27602Post Serafine
Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:04 am

Usually when the cocoons get a bit darker and start to look like old paper they gonna hatch soon.

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