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Antacid
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Untidy Queen

Post: # 27629Post Antacid
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:49 pm

I have a Formica queen from this year in a test tube, she looks, unhappy. She hasn't got an actual frowny face but her general demeanour seems not right. Her test tube looks like a dump, there are a few eggs but she's pulled the cotton wool all over the place.
Some advice or explanations would be good.

tyty
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Re: Untidy Queen

Post: # 27641Post Nj6000
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:33 pm

Antacid wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:49 pm
I have a Formica queen from this year in a test tube, she looks, unhappy. She hasn't got an actual frowny face but her general demeanour seems not right. Her test tube looks like a dump, there are a few eggs but she's pulled the cotton wool all over the place.
Some advice or explanations would be good.

tyty
Have you been disturbing her a lot ?

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Antacid
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Re: Untidy Queen

Post: # 27692Post Antacid
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:44 am

Once a week checks, I know it should be less really.
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AntsOnTheCoast
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Re: Untidy Queen

Post: # 27694Post AntsOnTheCoast
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:19 am

Antacid wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:44 am
Once a week checks, I know it should be less really.
Leave her in a dark area, if you haven't already. Once a week isn't that bad, honestly.

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Re: Untidy Queen

Post: # 27697Post carsonman99
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:31 am

Not gonna lie I peak at my founding queens once a day and they don't seem to mind so you should be more than alright

Nj6000
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Re: Untidy Queen

Post: # 27701Post Nj6000
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:31 am

TBH , i check my queens twice a week .

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Antacid
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Re: Untidy Queen

Post: # 27730Post Antacid
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:19 pm

Today I've moved both my queens to a warmer cupboard, Formica still looks pissed off, Lasius looks great, sat on a heap of eggs and possibly smiling.
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Re: Inquiry

Post: # 27735Post Phoenix
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:30 pm

Probably To Enable Her To Grip Onto Glass A Lot Easier.
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Re: Untidy Queen

Post: # 27744Post Rhetorik
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:43 pm

Is there a chance she's not fertilized?
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Re: Untidy Queen

Post: # 27786Post Antacid
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:04 am

Rhetorik wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:43 pm
Is there a chance she's not fertilized?
I'm very new to the whole keeping and rearing ants game, there are a few eggs in the test tube but I don't know if that means she's definitely fertile. I've ordered a few syringes with needles so I can deliver a small spot of honey into the test tube without removing the cotton wool and disturbing the eggs.
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