I want to move these two queens to new test tubes since the old ones are almost out of water and starting to show signs of mold, also I've made a couple of mistakes while making the old ones and now the seeds I put there not knowing lasius niger won't eat them are starting to grow:(. I have put them in a transparent container and put some special red foil around the new tubes. I've also put a light source shining directly at the old nest tube, and yet the queens still don't seem to want to move. What can I do to make them want to move ? What is the probability of them moving eventually ? I cannot dump them out from the old tubes to the new ones, because a lot of the eggs and cocoons is attached to the cotton, and i don't want to dump the plant seeds with the rest . Both of the queens moved to the new shady tubes for about 5min, sat there and came back to the old one with the light shining on them. They are not moving now.
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