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#1 Offline DaAnt - Posted July 9 2021 - 9:45 AM

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Today I checked on my P. californicus queen and I saw some yellow mold on one of the seeds.  I am wondering if this mold will harm the ant?  If this is dangerous mold, what is the bestr way to remove it?

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#2 Offline ReignofRage - Posted July 9 2021 - 9:59 AM

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You can either remove the molding seeds or move the queen. Also, if that is a test tube setup you don't need substrate really. 


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#3 Offline Manitobant - Posted July 9 2021 - 10:36 AM

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Yes, this mold is dangerous and WILL kill your queen if it or the queen is not moved. I have had many colonies die to it, so remove it as soon as possible.
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#4 Offline DaAnt - Posted July 9 2021 - 11:18 AM

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Ok



#5 Offline DaAnt - Posted July 9 2021 - 11:24 AM

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I removed the mold.  There is also white mold in it do, you think that will harm the ant?


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#6 Offline Manitobant - Posted July 9 2021 - 12:30 PM

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I removed the mold.  There is also white mold in it do, you think that will harm the ant?

send pics

#7 Offline DDD101DDD - Posted July 9 2021 - 4:16 PM

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You can either remove the molding seeds or move the queen. Also, if that is a test tube setup you don't need substrate really. 

 

Don't Pogonomyrmex do a lot better with substrate though?


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#8 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted July 9 2021 - 4:40 PM

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You can either remove the molding seeds or move the queen. Also, if that is a test tube setup you don't need substrate really.


Don't Pogonomyrmex do a lot better with substrate though?
I don’t think I’ve ever seen them founded without substrate, but maybe they can go without it?

#9 Offline ReignofRage - Posted July 9 2021 - 5:02 PM

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You can either remove the molding seeds or move the queen. Also, if that is a test tube setup you don't need substrate really. 

 

Don't Pogonomyrmex do a lot better with substrate though?

 

I've heard both of they don't need it and they do, same with founding them in test tubes or dirt boxes. Mine are doing great without substrate.


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#11 Offline DaAnt - Posted July 12 2021 - 2:26 PM

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I removed the mold.  There is also white mold in it do, you think that will harm the ant?

send pics

 

I will get pics in a few days.






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