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#41 Offline ANTdrew - Posted March 12 2021 - 9:26 AM

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Dang, I wonder why they're struggling? Hopefully some rest will rejuvenate the queen.


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#42 Offline ArmansAnts - Posted March 13 2021 - 10:16 AM

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Dang, I wonder why they're struggling? Hopefully some rest will rejuvenate the queen.

For a few weeks I had them way overheated and the egg mortality skyrocketed, so I'm guessing she either did lay a ton of eggs and now is too exhausted to keep that up, or is actually permanently damaged from the heat. If she can recover, this little rest might be able to get it done. I've also been seeing a hefty amount of workers dead in the outworld, but it's probably age since most are doing fine.


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#43 Offline ANTdrew - Posted March 13 2021 - 10:22 AM

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Yeah, the minors don’t live that long it seems. I cleaned out a teaspoon full of dead workers after waking mine up last week. I hope your queen bounces back.
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#44 Offline ArmansAnts - Posted March 14 2021 - 6:11 PM

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Crematogaster cerasi

Here's a video, this time in 60 fps and 4k. https://youtu.be/X9i2D2owMUc

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#45 Offline ANTdrew - Posted March 15 2021 - 2:27 AM

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That queen is pretty swole! I just got first workers with a new Crematogaster queen.
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#46 Offline ArmansAnts - Posted March 15 2021 - 6:07 AM

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That queen is pretty swole! I just got first workers with a new Crematogaster queen.

Yeah, it took a bit but she's definitely getting there. Next year she'll probably be massive.


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#47 Offline ArmansAnts - Posted April 17 2021 - 9:19 PM

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Pheidole bicarinata

Finally got them back to normal, so hopefully they grow.

Video: https://youtu.be/4PjyECS17lw

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#48 Offline ArmansAnts - Posted June 3 2021 - 6:47 PM

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I haven't posted in ages, so here's some videos of new stuff:


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