mate in Captivity?

Questions from those who are just starting or considering getting into the ant keeping hobby. If you’re intimidated or confused by the in-depth posts of the other sections of this forum, feel free to post here, and we'll start from square one!

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AntsFromKeyds
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mate in Captivity?

Post: # 36816Post AntsFromKeyds
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:42 am

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Is it really possible for a drone and a queen to mate in captivity?

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antnest8
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Re: mate in Captivity?

Post: # 36862Post antnest8
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:28 pm

it's has been done in rare cases but only rarely. many people have tried but failed. I have always wanted to try though.
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2 lasius umbratus/neoniger colony
1 queen colony of prenolepis
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis
1 Myrmica queen
1 tapinoma sessile colony

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