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crematogaster cerasi i like this species

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#21 Offline ColAnt735 - Posted September 4 2022 - 5:15 PM

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I recently went on vacation for a week and this colony had a HUGE die off due to dehydration, before I left I had watered their nest but forgot to refill their water source in the outworld and the colony had around 70% of the colony die due to my negligence I hate myself right now.
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#22 Offline DRpepper - Posted September 4 2022 - 8:11 PM

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I'm sorry for your loss. one trick i use when i know i won't be able to check on my colonies a lot is to keep them in a cooler place so they need less water. :)



#23 Offline ANTdrew - Posted September 5 2022 - 5:24 AM

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Really sorry to hear this. This species drinks water likes it’s 1999. As long as the queen and some workers survived, they should recover fine.

Edited by ANTdrew, October 17 2022 - 1:35 PM.

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#24 Offline ColAnt735 - Posted October 17 2022 - 1:09 PM

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Diapause update 17/10/22

 

This colony has recovered pretty well from the die off. At the moment they number at around 150 workers with a TON of eggs and small larvae that are being overwintered. I really really like this species and hope they survive diapause. The queen that I caught  this year has also been put in diapause and I hope she survives the winter.

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Sorry for the bad quality the queen was not cooperating also some of the brood

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Edited by ColAnt735, October 17 2022 - 1:10 PM.

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