Jackb3794 wrote:Thanks again John. Jack has her in his bedroom in a dark corner. He knows she won't do much until the spring. He is happy to just leave her, must admit I'm was surprised he didn't want to keep check. Jack has left her in the test tube and placed this (still shut by the cotton wool) in the outworld. This is for convenience more than anything else. Someone mentioned giving her sugar water, would he just put a small droplet in the test tube? Or would you say the water would be enough?
Well, it's your choice really. Different people do different things.
Personally I wouldn't put any food inside the tube at this time of year.
A recent tale: Last week[ish] I received a Lasis Niger Queen in a tube with a few workers and a few eggs. My carer Raj [Bullet Rajah] removed the cotton wool and connected the tube to an elbow-joint plus a "Mini Outworld" (RobJ introduced me to these) and I had a little bit of clean sand/soil/ tiny wood chip in that Outworld. I also left a small piece of foil with a small drop of honey water on it. Within a short period the Queen plus her eggs and brood had moved into the elbow. Also I slid a tube over transparent red acrylic over the test tube so they have some privacy (and what is dark for them!)
Then blow me down two days later she had moved them back again so at least she has a choice. Also they have carried the soil/sand to block the tube entrance. That means they have what they want.
Now re the honey water, when I took a peek at the Queen her faster (rear end) was blown up with the honey water!
I shall be switching their heating off next week and leaving them till February 2017.
Tomorrow Raj and I will try to post a photo.
Take care Anthony and Jack!