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Dspdrew's Forelius sp.1 Journal [86] (Discontinued)

Forelius Dspdrew journal

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#1 Offline dspdrew - Posted September 16 2013 - 10:37 PM

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8-1-2013

 

I found these four Forelius sp. queens on July 27th 2013, walking in a trail along with workers from their colony, just outside of Caspers Regional Park in Southern California.

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I put all four of them in a test tube along with five or so workers, and very shortly after, they started laying more eggs.

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#2 Offline dspdrew - Posted September 16 2013 - 10:39 PM

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Update 9-16-2013

 

These queens laid a little pile of eggs at first, but slowly they all seem to have disapeared. All of the workers have died off by now too.



#3 Offline dspdrew - Posted September 21 2013 - 3:47 AM

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Update 9-21-2013

 

Two of the queens just died, leaving only one queen and no workers or brood.



#4 Offline dspdrew - Posted October 20 2013 - 12:12 AM

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Update 10-20-2013

 

The last queen finally died.



#5 Offline Crystals - Posted October 20 2013 - 7:08 AM

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So sad. 


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#6 Offline wook - Posted October 20 2013 - 3:12 PM

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What could be the reason?


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#7 Offline dspdrew - Posted October 20 2013 - 6:48 PM

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Who knows. I collected them while they were moving their nest, and this last living queen I don't think ever laid any eggs while I had her.



#8 Offline wook - Posted October 22 2013 - 10:05 AM

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Very odd. :o


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