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By Leafcutter
#10641
You can pull the cotton out of the test tube a bit now, I just pushed it far so that they wouldn't be thrown about in transport.
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By Dan
#10649
When these first arrived, I had noticed one was a bit twisted and looked like it was being attacked, but after a while they were fine. However, she really was being attacked this morning, so we separated her from the other 3. When I say 'we', that's my cousin and I, who has been vaguely interested in my hobby. I was quite surprised therefore when she asked if she could have 3 queens! My only problem is I'm not too sure if the one I'm left with is going to live. She was moving her antennae and after a while her legs, but she hasn't made much progress since then. A few minutes ago she did start pulling herself around the test tube. I'll check on her again tomorrow and see, but I really do like Lasius flavus so fingers crossed. :)
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By Dan
#10664
I tried putting the test tube upright so she was standing on the cotton, and it's much better. She kept falling over when on the edges (probably because they're rounded). The only problem is that the cotton is not in contact with the water reservoir, so I'll have to hope her balance improves long term.
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By Dan
#11538
My cousin's three Golden Girls are doing well - she thinks she might have a larva but it's difficult to see.

My Golden Girl is doing much better, and the test tube is now on its side. I gave her a cotton bud (Qtip in America) of sugar water but just left it in there, she seems to like climbing on it (or maybe I'm just too lazy). There may be eggs, but I really don't know.

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Are these eggs? I don't think so.
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By Dan
#11887
Leaving the cotton bud in the test tube was a bad idea and caused lots of mould, so Betty White (from Golden Girls) has been moved to a new test tube. She's doing fine, but no eggs. I haven't got her on the heat mat for the sole reason of it not being big enough, but the thermometer sitting beside her says the temperature is usually 23 degrees.

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By Dan
#12257
I can't really declare this journal dead as 3 of the Golden Girls are still doing fine, but after several weeks of not laying eggs, I found my Lasius flavus queen with her legs pulled up against her. I'm really not having the best of luck with ants. As some encouragement to beginners who feel like giving up, that's now my first five colonies of ants have died. But my sixth and seventh are doing fine. Keep trying!
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By Trina
#12258
I started to give up hope with mine but I had a good few days and I'm gaining hope again . Sorry to hear about the queen


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By Leafcutter
#12259
Dan wrote:I can't really declare this journal dead as 3 of the Golden Girls are still doing fine, but after several weeks of not laying eggs, I found my Lasius flavus queen with her legs pulled up against her. I'm really not having the best of luck with ants. As some encouragement to beginners who feel like giving up, that's now my first five colonies of ants have died. But my sixth and seventh are doing fine. Keep trying!


The other Lasius flavus Queens I separated have laid eggs and have larvae and cocoons now. The best thing to do is to leave the Queens in a warm dark place with little disturbances to lay eggs.

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