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what is this queen doing? is she OK? what is the liquid? a failed egg?

eggs queen laying lasius neoniger

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#1 Offline futurebird - Posted July 4 2021 - 9:58 AM

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I figured out how to share the video I made of this strange event. The queen has been healthy, laying lots of eggs. I'm a little worried about her. Have any of you ever seen something like this?


Edited by futurebird, July 4 2021 - 10:39 PM.

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#2 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted July 4 2021 - 11:43 PM

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The vid is private. But I assume from what u said is that the "egg" is either poo or a half eaten egg.

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Ants epic :D
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My current ants: Nylanderia cf. kraepelini, Pheidole parva, Odontomachus simillimus, Tetramorium sp., Tapinoma melanocephalum, Oecophylla smaragdina, Dinomyrmex gigas, Pseudolasius streesemani, Camponotus parius, Iridomyrmex anceps, Solenopsis geminata, Pheidole cf. comata

 

Death count: idk there's too many that I've lost :(


#3 Offline futurebird - Posted July 5 2021 - 12:23 AM

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It was like pee? But if I peed that much I'd call a doctor. I think the video is fixed. 


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#4 Offline ANTS_KL - Posted July 5 2021 - 2:13 AM

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It was like pee? But if I peed that much I'd call a doctor. I think the video is fixed.

It's probably a trophic egg that she forgot to put a membrane on. It might even be a new discovery!

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Ants epic :D
YouTube: https://m.youtube.co...uKsahGliSH7EqOQ

My current ants: Nylanderia cf. kraepelini, Pheidole parva, Odontomachus simillimus, Tetramorium sp., Tapinoma melanocephalum, Oecophylla smaragdina, Dinomyrmex gigas, Pseudolasius streesemani, Camponotus parius, Iridomyrmex anceps, Solenopsis geminata, Pheidole cf. comata

 

Death count: idk there's too many that I've lost :(


#5 Offline futurebird - Posted July 5 2021 - 3:52 AM

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Attached File  screenshot_4095.png   1.05MB   1 downloads

 

I'm such a worry wort about my ants I was watching her like a hawk to see if she'd lay again... and she did take about a 24 hour break after the fluid... but she just started up again! THANK GOD. 

 

This colony has been doing so well and maybe she needed a break. She's been laying about 5-12 eggs a day for a week! Often see her laying. I want to get it in HD with good lighting, but I'm giving them a break from being under observation with bright lights for a few days. 

 

It's still odd how the workers were so excited by the fluid... but they will leave that egg hanging on her bum for a few minutes before noticing it and putting it in the pile. You can see them goofing off in this photo.


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