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How to recover colony?


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#1 Offline B_rad0806 - Posted July 20 2019 - 4:04 PM

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So when I screw up on something with some of my colonies or something workers die. Then I can't seem to recover the colony later on. It seems like if one of my colonies starts to lose workers it is bad news for me. So I just wanted to ask some of you guys what you do.


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#2 Offline KBant - Posted July 20 2019 - 4:59 PM

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Verrrrrrry vague bro. Who knows what the problem with your care is. There is no way to say what we do. Be more specific with your question: mention a specific specifies, how you’re taking care of them, a specific problem with that species, etc.

#3 Offline dermy - Posted July 20 2019 - 9:35 PM

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I know some call it cheating but Brood Boosting with pupae from a wild colony is always an option.


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#4 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted July 21 2019 - 4:57 AM

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I know some call it cheating but Brood Boosting with pupae from a wild colony is always an option.

I don’t think it’s cheating I think it’s being smart.

#5 Offline Acutus - Posted July 21 2019 - 12:50 PM

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Verrrrrrry vague bro. Who knows what the problem with your care is. There is no way to say what we do. Be more specific with your question: mention a specific specifies, how you’re taking care of them, a specific problem with that species, etc.

 

I think this is very true! The real answer is to correct what is wrong. That's kind of a case by case basis type thing.

The key is learn as much as you possibly can about each species you care for and when you feel you've made mistakes don't be afraid or embarrassed to come here and seek specific help. With all the keepers here you can bet whatever mistakes you make have been made by a hundred of us as well and you will find people that know exactly what to do. :)

 

I remember not too long ago a small Crematogaster colony I have was down to 11 workers and I was bummed. I made the comment in another thread about it saying I didn't understand what I was doing wrong. Antdrew wrote back to give them more food, they eat a lot. Sure enough I now have more than 100 workers. I never realized such tiny ants ate so much! :D


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#6 Offline ponerinecat - Posted July 21 2019 - 5:59 PM

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I had a camponotus queen recover while I was in china. three pupae, one a darker color. not sure how it happened , but its possible


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