Keeping a queen without a test tube.

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Keeping a queen without a test tube.

Post: # 40760Post SaneReality
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:41 pm

So today 2 queen elates (lasius niger) just walked into my house and i decided i would try to found a colony from them (this is my first attempt at it and honestly i never planned to get a colony this soon but when opportunity walks in twice then why not) however i am woefully under equipped for this, right now their housed inside some clean takeaway containers with a moist cotton ball for water and a couple pinpricks for air and stored them in a dark corner of my room. Due to personal circumstances im not able to buy any equipment for them for a few months so what im asking is would the current "set up" be suitable for them for that time and if so are there any tips or advice or should i just release them and try again next year?

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Re: Keeping a queen without a test tube.

Post: # 40810Post antnest8
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:41 am

the set up is fine as long as you water the cotton regularly about twice a week and keep her in the dark.
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