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Help! Pheidole Colony dying.


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#1 Offline TechAnt - Posted September 15 2020 - 8:05 AM

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My P. Californicia are down to 100-50 workers, the 4 queens are alive, but there are so many dead workers and majors in the outworld. Their brood pile has shrinked and I'm not sure what to do. I will get photos later. 


Ants:
(x1) Campontous semitstaceus ~20 workers, 1 Queen
(x1) Pheidole californica 100-50 workers, 4 Queens
(x1) Camponotus vicinus ~10 workers, 1 Queen (all black variety)
(x1) Tetramorium immigrans ~lots and lots of brood / ~too many workers, 1 Queen
(x8) Myrmercocystus mexicanus -1 Queen
(x5) Mymercocystus mimcus -1 Queen
(x1) Mymercocystus testaceus ~15 workers, 1 Queen

A little topic I'm working on: https://www.formicul...ve/#entry164553

 


#2 Offline Antkid12 - Posted September 15 2020 - 8:06 AM

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You are giving them water and hydrating the formicarium right?


Ants I have: Tapinoma sessile(2 queen colony). RED MORPH Camponotus neacticus(now has pupae!), Tetramorium immigrans (x3), Aphaenogaster sp, Temnothorax sp, Brachymyrmex sp.   possibly infertile   :(,  Ponera pennsylvanica, and Pheidole morrisi!  :yahoo: 

 

Other insects: Polistes sp. Queen

                    

Ants I need: Pheidole sp., Trachymyrmex sp., Crematogaster cerasi , Dorymyrmex sp. Most wanted: Pheidole morrisii

 

                    

                   

 

 


#3 Offline TechAnt - Posted September 15 2020 - 8:08 AM

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You are giving them water and hydrating the formicarium right?

Yes, I have been hydrating them regularly.

 

They refuse any food I drop in the outworld even though I have been giving a variety as usual. There are also just dead workers laying in the outworld


Ants:
(x1) Campontous semitstaceus ~20 workers, 1 Queen
(x1) Pheidole californica 100-50 workers, 4 Queens
(x1) Camponotus vicinus ~10 workers, 1 Queen (all black variety)
(x1) Tetramorium immigrans ~lots and lots of brood / ~too many workers, 1 Queen
(x8) Myrmercocystus mexicanus -1 Queen
(x5) Mymercocystus mimcus -1 Queen
(x1) Mymercocystus testaceus ~15 workers, 1 Queen

A little topic I'm working on: https://www.formicul...ve/#entry164553

 


#4 Offline ANTdrew - Posted September 15 2020 - 8:14 AM

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Are they warm enough?


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#5 Offline TechAnt - Posted September 15 2020 - 8:21 AM

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Are they warm enough?

Perhaps.. I think I would have noticed sooner if anything was wrong though as I removed their heater months ago. I will put them back on their heating pad and see if they like it.


Edited by TechAnt, September 15 2020 - 8:24 AM.

Ants:
(x1) Campontous semitstaceus ~20 workers, 1 Queen
(x1) Pheidole californica 100-50 workers, 4 Queens
(x1) Camponotus vicinus ~10 workers, 1 Queen (all black variety)
(x1) Tetramorium immigrans ~lots and lots of brood / ~too many workers, 1 Queen
(x8) Myrmercocystus mexicanus -1 Queen
(x5) Mymercocystus mimcus -1 Queen
(x1) Mymercocystus testaceus ~15 workers, 1 Queen

A little topic I'm working on: https://www.formicul...ve/#entry164553

 





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