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Ltislander
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My queen injured her leg

Post: # 38054Post Ltislander
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:57 pm

What should I do?
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Re: My queen injured her leg

Post: # 38123Post AntNoobster
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:18 am

If it's severe then you can't really do anything but if it's just a leg that's slightly injured then it should be fine.
"Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest." Proverbs 6:6-8


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JustCliff
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Re: My queen injured her leg

Post: # 38218Post JustCliff
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:55 pm

I've seen tons of leg injuries on queens while searching, 50% of them seem to be missing at least one leg or their entire abdomen. :o
The world of the queen ant must be rough.

I caught two C. Pennsylvanicus queens today, one of them was missing half of her legs... but they're all missing from the same side.
Goes without saying she can't right herself, I put it a tinny bit of mulch so that she has something to right herself on. Checked on her before I put her into storage and she was using the mulch for exactly that.

I'll update this when I see if she survives the founding process.
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Ltislander
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Re: My queen injured her leg

Post: # 38353Post Ltislander
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:02 am

She got better... when I was checking on her I thought she was seizing, but 2 seconds later she layed an egg!
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JustCliff
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Re: My queen injured her leg

Post: # 38421Post JustCliff
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:20 pm

The queen with 3 legs didn't make it. Kinda expected it.

I imagine it'd be hard with legs on only one side.
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tencarnacion
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Re: My queen injured her leg

Post: # 38424Post tencarnacion
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:22 pm

yeah the queen i just caught has an injured back leg, but she moves just fine. hopefully it doesnt prevent the founding of a colony!

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