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#1 Online M_Ants - Posted October 15 2020 - 4:43 PM

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My best Crematogaster queen lost a nanitic. Not sure why. The others seem fine. Wasn't due to age so I'm stumped. Any ideas? 

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#2 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted October 15 2020 - 5:30 PM

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probably the first to hatch and the most malnourished. 


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#3 Offline Manitobant - Posted October 15 2020 - 5:52 PM

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I wouldn't be too concerned about the loss of a single nanitic.
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#4 Offline ANTdrew - Posted October 15 2020 - 5:57 PM

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Yeah, no big deal unless it becomes a pattern. My Crematogasters’ graveyard is the size of some people’s colonies on here.
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#5 Online M_Ants - Posted October 15 2020 - 6:09 PM

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That's what I figured. Thanks.


Solenopsis molesta- 2 queens all workers escaped :(

Pheidole sp. 1 (1)

Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 50ish workers and brood

Veromessor andrei-multiple colonies 2 for sale

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#6 Online M_Ants - Posted October 19 2020 - 4:34 PM

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One of my other queens keeps losing her nanitics. I'm more concerned about this one. She hasn't kept a worker for more than a day but still has some brood. Why do they keep dying? Am I not feeding enough?


Solenopsis molesta- 2 queens all workers escaped :(

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Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 50ish workers and brood

Veromessor andrei-multiple colonies 2 for sale

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#7 Offline ANTdrew - Posted October 19 2020 - 4:40 PM

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Do they have constant access to sugars? Crematogaster nanitics die really quick without fresh nectar. I recommend giving them a byFormica feeder as soon as possible if you haven’t done so.
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#8 Online M_Ants - Posted October 19 2020 - 4:41 PM

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Yeah they're in a test tube that's kind of hard to get to so I may not be feeding them enough. I don't have any outworlds for them for a liquid feeder though. I'm just trying to get them big enough to sell.


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Solenopsis molesta- 2 queens all workers escaped :(

Pheidole sp. 1 (1)

Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 50ish workers and brood

Veromessor andrei-multiple colonies 2 for sale

https://www.youtube....FG7utFVBA/about


#9 Offline ANTdrew - Posted October 19 2020 - 4:50 PM

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Then it will be impetative that you renew their nectar drop daily in the tube.

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#10 Online M_Ants - Posted October 19 2020 - 4:53 PM

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Okay thanks. I will make sure to do that.


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Solenopsis molesta- 2 queens all workers escaped :(

Pheidole sp. 1 (1)

Veromessor pergandei- 3 queens 50ish workers and brood

Veromessor andrei-multiple colonies 2 for sale

https://www.youtube....FG7utFVBA/about


#11 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted October 20 2020 - 7:12 AM

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Yeah they're in a test tube that's kind of hard to get to so I may not be feeding them enough. I don't have any outworlds for them for a liquid feeder though. I'm just trying to get them big enough to sell.

this has been my problem as well. i always feed my ants to little while they are in a test tube. give them an outworld as soon as they have over 8 nanitics. that is what i do.


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#12 Offline AntsDakota - Posted October 20 2020 - 7:22 AM

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Then it will be impetative that you renew their nectar drop daily in the tube.

Until they get large enough to come boiling out of the tube........


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#13 Offline Ants_Dakota - Posted October 20 2020 - 7:42 AM

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Then it will be impetative that you renew their nectar drop daily in the tube.

Until they get large enough to come boiling out of the tube........

 

hopefully you have an outworld by then...


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#14 Online KitsAntVa - Posted October 20 2020 - 8:41 AM

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you can make outworlds out of everyday items such as food containers i made mine out of panera salad containers for my 50m test tubes with paper towel taped over a hole for air.


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