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Will an injured queen still survive and found a colony?

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#1 Offline SYUTEO - Posted September 30 2021 - 2:40 AM

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I caught a Crematogaster queen and while on the car, she got her head stuck in the wet cotton and since I didn't bring tweezers, I had to use my finger to get her out and accidentally injured her gaster, will she still found a colony? And is there anything I can do to save her?


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#2 Offline GreekAnts - Posted September 30 2021 - 2:52 AM

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Sorry to hear that  :( 
As far as I know exoskeleton can't be replaced/heal on ants, so unfortunately, she will probably die.


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#3 Offline SYUTEO - Posted September 30 2021 - 3:16 AM

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Sorry to hear that  :( 
As far as I know exoskeleton can't be replaced/heal on ants, so unfortunately, she will probably die.

I see, I guess there's nothing I can do to save her. If she dies I will preserve her for remembrance.


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#4 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted September 30 2021 - 5:40 AM

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Sorry to hear that  :( 
As far as I know exoskeleton can't be replaced/heal on ants, so unfortunately, she will probably die.

I see, I guess there's nothing I can do to save her. If she dies I will preserve her for remembrance.

 

it depends on how badly she was injured can you give a pic?


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#5 Offline PetsNotPests - Posted September 30 2021 - 6:16 AM

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I have a Tetramorium queen with only 1 leg, and she's made one of the fastest growing colonies I have. Like Antkeeper01 said, it depends on how badly she was injured. 


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#6 Offline antgallery - Posted September 30 2021 - 6:53 AM

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I have a C. nearcticus queen with a damaged gaster and she is doing just fine!



#7 Offline GreekAnts - Posted September 30 2021 - 7:06 AM

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yea its 

 

 

 

Sorry to hear that  :( 
As far as I know exoskeleton can't be replaced/heal on ants, so unfortunately, she will probably die.

I see, I guess there's nothing I can do to save her. If she dies I will preserve her for remembrance.

 

it depends on how badly she was injured can you give a pic?

 

Yea that's true but I mean like if the gaster has been damaged would she be able to lay eggs?


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#8 Offline TestSubjectOne - Posted September 30 2021 - 7:53 AM

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I have a Liometopum occidentale queen with a mildly dented gaster. She is completely fine and lays eggs at the rate that this genus is known for. The injury could be fatal, could slow down your queen or could have no impact. The only way to know is to take good care of her and wait.


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#9 Offline SYUTEO - Posted September 30 2021 - 10:46 PM

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Here's some pictures of her, you should be able to see the injured part of her gaster.

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#10 Offline GreekAnts - Posted October 1 2021 - 3:24 AM

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She might be fine, just treat her normally and wait, it might be nothing after all, I thought the injury on the gaster was like on the end in the place she lays the eggs.


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