one of the workers(Pogonomyrmex c.) became totally obsessed with cleaning? her gaster.
She stays bent in half and is endlessly fussing with herself like she's cleaning her gaster or something.
She blocked up the tube and wouldn't move or notice the other ants trying to get around her. Like full OCD here there is nothing else in the world but her gaster.
Even if she starts moving around she stays a bit folder over with her gaster folded under her. But mostly just can't stop doing anything but cleaning herself with a focus on her gaster.
I isolated her to the test tube in case she was sick with something that could spread.
Anyone got any clues on this?
Is this just normal "old dying" ant behavior to know about or is she being weird-o on me here?
She's been doing this now as I post for about 20+ min no stop. Even the process of moving her from the walk way tube into the test tube, she didn't stop doing this and behaved totally oblivious to my actions.
Thanks for any time and attention to this,