New queen question

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emtffkev
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New queen question

Post: # 58957Post emtffkev
Fri May 31, 2019 4:27 pm

Hey everyone. New guy and just got my first queen ascot a week ago. I've got a camponotus queen that I checked on yesterday and was happy to see that she's laid about 10 eggs so far. My concern is that she seems to be dragging her gastor or having trouble holding it up. Part of me is thinking that is normal, she does have a pretty big backside after all, but I'm not sure if this should be a cause for concern?

Thanks everyone.
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Jgibbss
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Re: New queen question

Post: # 58989Post Jgibbss
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:20 pm

Dont know mght have been injured any white stuff spewing could be internal organs if you have an image insert it ill check or a vid on youtube of her dragging it

emtffkev
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Re: New queen question

Post: # 59028Post emtffkev
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:03 am

I'll try to get a pic or video tomorrow when I get home. It doesn't look injured, no guts, she is laying eggs. It almost seems like it's heavy and she's struggling supporting it.
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Rowan123
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New queen question

Post: # 59345Post Rowan123
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:03 pm

So I am going to purchase a labor day ant queen and do any of you have any tips on how to cair for those ants (thanks ,new to ant keeping)

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