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FolloweroftheWay
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What should I do?

Post: # 30820Post FolloweroftheWay
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:41 am

I've caught 5 Solenopsis richteri queens yesterday. I put them in test tube setups and they are in the warmest room if my house in the darkness of a shoebox full of towels.

Do I need to feed them?

How long do I wait till I see eggs?

Excited...

M.J.

Pictures if you are interested.

They are ~7mm long.

Here are the first pictures.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwEls2qBLW1oSklIOWlzemN5Vm8/view?usp=drivesdk

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwEls2qBLW1oeFQtTkRXbjhxSzQ/view?usp=drivesdk

Here are the second pictures.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwEls2qBLW1oZHhwREc2ZTVoQ00/view?usp=drivesdk

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwEls2qBLW1oZFpxUjctclNrc0E/view?usp=drivesdk

Thanks so much.

M.J.
Solenopsis Richteri x 2
Lasius Neoniger x 2

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Monomorium pharaonis

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Re: Inquiry

Post: # 30827Post Phoenix
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:49 am

Fully-Claustral - No Need To Feed Them During This Period.
Just Keep Them In The Dark, And Check Up On Them Once A Week.
'Have Fun.' - Gabe Newell

FolloweroftheWay
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Re: What should I do?

Post: # 30868Post FolloweroftheWay
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:19 pm

Thanks!
Solenopsis Richteri x 2
Lasius Neoniger x 2

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Monomorium pharaonis

FolloweroftheWay
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Re: What should I do? solenopsis richteri

Post: # 31062Post FolloweroftheWay
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:12 pm

So I have one solenopsis richteri queen that laid eggs. They are very tiny and next to the cotton ball. My wife couldn't stand not looking even though I caught them only 6 days ago.

Anyway, I have bought the Omni All You Need Gear in preparation for a colony.

http://www.AntsCanada.com/shop/all-you-need-omni-starter-gear-pack/

My question...

If it is already September (NE Mississippi) and getting close to winter, am I going to have a small colony before they hibernate? Should I do anything to help them?

M.J.
Solenopsis Richteri x 2
Lasius Neoniger x 2

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Monomorium pharaonis

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