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#1 Offline JustabirdfromFlorida - Posted November 24 2023 - 12:43 PM

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I found this queen with half a wing cut of rendering her flight less. She was walking dangerously close to my dog. I caught her in the hummingbird feeder I was holding and brought her in.

I built her a front opening enclosure and gave her a old Polistes fuscatus nest I had lying around and a piece of wood with tons of nooks and cranies if she decideds to hibernate. She has been standing on the nest day in day out. I have to dip a q-tip in honey to feed her. 20231124-153019.jpg

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Edited by asim, November 24 2023 - 12:44 PM.

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#2 Offline Virginian_ants - Posted November 24 2023 - 1:09 PM

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I want wasps or bees but my parents won't allow me. Good luck she is beautiful.

#3 Offline JustabirdfromFlorida - Posted December 3 2023 - 3:58 PM

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She is still doing well (surprisingly)
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#4 Offline 100lols - Posted December 6 2023 - 12:21 AM

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Is she still just hanging out on the nest?

#5 Offline JustabirdfromFlorida - Posted December 10 2023 - 12:41 PM

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I modified a ten gallon tank for her. She does not seem to be interested in the nest any more. She keeps hiding in the old purple Martin nest I put in there. I do believe she wants to hibernate. So I put the tank in the garage for her.

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#6 Offline Locness - Posted December 10 2023 - 1:38 PM

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Was there an alien attack when you took these pictures?
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#7 Offline JustabirdfromFlorida - Posted December 11 2023 - 4:13 AM

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I was just trying to hurry because it was cold in the garage and I did not have a jacket
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#8 Offline JesseTheAntKid - Posted December 14 2023 - 4:29 PM

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Was there an alien attack when you took these pictures?

lol


Currently keeping: Pheidole obscurithorax (FINALLY I CAN STUDY THEM AND HAVE THEIR COOL MAJORS  B)), Tetramorium bicarinatum, Solenopsis spp. (probably xyloni, the queens are tiny hehe)

Wanting: Atta texana, Camponotus planatus (PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE CAN SOMEONE HOOK ME UP WITH ATTA)

Previously kept: Monomorium minimum, Pheidole dentata

 

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#9 Offline AsdinAnts - Posted December 24 2023 - 8:28 AM

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update?

#10 Offline JustabirdfromFlorida - Posted January 8 2024 - 10:31 AM

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she died :*(


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#11 Offline ZATrippit - Posted January 8 2024 - 3:22 PM

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she died :*(


Do you know why?
FROM NEW ZEALAND YEAHHHHHH!!!!!!!Species I have:3x Iridomyrmex undescribed2x Ochetellus glaberFree Queen Ants- 100% Legit (not a scam):<p>https://blogs.mtdv.m...free-queen-ants

#12 Offline JustabirdfromFlorida - Posted January 9 2024 - 9:26 AM

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No I just found her on the bottom of the tank upside down


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#13 Offline thatoneperson - Posted January 10 2024 - 6:21 PM

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R.I.P.


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