Edited by Jamiesname, September 30 2017 - 12:40 PM.
Hatching from cocoon -DOA?
Offline - Posted September 30 2017 - 12:40 PM
Offline - Posted September 30 2017 - 1:46 PM
My Pogonomyrmex rugosus woorkers have laid sideways and kick when they are barely coming out of the pupae stage. I've also seen workers taken out of there cocoons prematurely from my other colonies and they'll lay there for a few days.
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Offline - Posted September 30 2017 - 5:59 PM
I've also seen workers taken out of there cocoons prematurely from my other colonies and they'll lay there for a few days.
I hope that's the case here. The nanitic is still upside down and only moves when it's touched by the other nanitics. It still kicks it's legs a little, moves it's mandibles and it's antennae.
Offline - Posted September 30 2017 - 9:49 PM
Keep observing. My species don't form cocoons but my P. rugosus and P. subnitidus had new workers like that where they're laying down for a while and they'll move but they're not standing. They eventually do get up though. Maybe they opened the cocoons prematurely like Pleming mentioned which makes sense.
Sold out! - Try again next year. I might let some other colonies go like Myrmecocystus colonies go later but I'm not sure yet.
YouTube - Keeping:
Ants: Myrmecocystus mexicanus - Myrmecocystus mimicus - Pheidole xerophila - Pogonomyrmex rugosus
Aquariums: Apistogramma panduro and fry - Bolivian Ram and fry - Celestial Pearl Danio and fry
Journals: Pogonomyrmex subnitidus
Offline - Posted October 1 2017 - 9:16 AM
Normally I wouldn't think twice about losing an ant, but this would be the queen's 4th nanitic and she needs all the help she can muster.
Anyways I'll update later, hopefully with better news.
Edited by Jamiesname, October 1 2017 - 11:53 AM.
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Offline - Posted October 4 2017 - 5:55 PM
Tonight it's improved so much that when I was watching them I couldn't distinguish that nanitic from the other three.
I'll continue to update this when something happens one way or the other, but it seems like things are headed in the right direction.
Edited by Jamiesname, October 4 2017 - 5:56 PM.
Offline - Posted October 9 2017 - 3:15 PM
With that said, thank you, Pleming.
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Offline - Posted October 9 2017 - 3:48 PM
That... is really surprising and interesting to know. Thanks for all the updates.
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Offline - Posted October 13 2017 - 8:11 AM
Good to know, will definitely keep this in mind going forward!
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