Worker and 3 Drones

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AntsArizona
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Worker and 3 Drones

Post: # 30477Post AntsArizona
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:13 pm

I have a Brachymyrmex Queen and its been about 3-4 weeks now. She has 1 worker and 3 drones and a small pile of brood and some in the pupa stage. Seeing that she has 3 winged drones, does this mean she is most likely infertile. I guess I'm trying to see if I should just release them or hold on to them for a couple more weeks to see what else she produces.

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Re: Worker and 3 Drones

Post: # 30480Post af4545
Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:19 pm

Did she produce the worker and drone herself?
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Re: Inquiry

Post: # 30512Post Phoenix
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:29 pm

As Long As She Was The One Who Produced That Single Worker, Then Yes - She Is Fertile.
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Re: Worker and 3 Drones

Post: # 30547Post AntsArizona
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:39 am

Yes she produced the worker and her drones herself. I did not do any brood boosting or anything like that. Sounds like she may be fertile so I guess I'll wait and see :D

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