Ants keeping Pupea outside of nest

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GBonneau
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Ants keeping Pupea outside of nest

Post: # 41402Post GBonneau
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:35 pm

Hi, my ant colony keeps bringing their pupea outside of there nest then back in. Maybe once or twice a day. I have a natural setup combining the dirt/sand nest with bigger gravel at the buttom. Im thinking maybe the nest is too demp. Im not sure. What are your thoughs? I originally found the colony from the wild with a queen in a sandy playground. Specie, for what i think is Formica Fusca. They now have around 25 to 35 worker and the same amount of pupea. They dont bring any eggs or larvae out. Just the pupea.

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Re: Ants keeping Pupea outside of nest

Post: # 41429Post TheRealAntMan
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:45 pm

Some Formica ants and other ant genuses (if that’s a word lol :lol: ) create hills, and bring up their pupae around there. They essentially “bake their pupae” so the pupae develops faster. So don’t worry about anything.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

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Re: Ants keeping Pupea outside of nest

Post: # 41445Post colo3000
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:22 am

Like TheRealAntMan said, they move them up there to warm them up. The warmer insects are, the faster their body processes go, this includes pupae development.
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Re: Ants keeping Pupea outside of nest

Post: # 41528Post GBonneau
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:39 pm

Thank you for the answers!

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Re: Ants keeping Pupea outside of nest

Post: # 41634Post AntsDakota
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:53 pm

TheRealAntMan wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:45 pm
Some Formica ants and other ant genuses (if that’s a word lol :lol: ) create hills, and bring up their pupae around there. They essentially “bake their pupae” so the pupae develops faster. So don’t worry about anything.
The word is genera.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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