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antsRlife
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First queen

Post: # 32035Post antsRlife
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:11 pm

Hi AC community I have just caught my first queen ant yesterday (lasius niger) and have put it in a test tube setup and would like to know some help about what I can do while the queen is laying and preparing its brood. Thx :D
founding queens:
x2 componotus consobrinus
x1 iridimrmex bicknelli
x5+ Linepithema humile
x1 unknown queen (either phiodole or camponotus)

AntsOnTheCoast
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Re: First queen

Post: # 32043Post AntsOnTheCoast
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:24 am

Great to hear, mate!

Do you have any pics of the queen? I'd love to see.

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Re: First queen

Post: # 32045Post Batspiderfish
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:33 am

No Lasius in Australia.
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antsRlife
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Re: First queen

Post: # 32061Post antsRlife
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:44 pm

i would but my little sister took the darn test tube and put to much water in it. so i moved the queen and quickly dryed the tube, it was all set but... the queen escaped and all i have now is a clean empty test tube. sigh :cry:
founding queens:
x2 componotus consobrinus
x1 iridimrmex bicknelli
x5+ Linepithema humile
x1 unknown queen (either phiodole or camponotus)

AntsOnTheCoast
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Re: First queen

Post: # 32064Post AntsOnTheCoast
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:54 pm

antsRlife wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:44 pm
i would but my little sister took the darn test tube and put to much water in it. so i moved the queen and quickly dryed the tube, it was all set but... the queen escaped and all i have now is a clean empty test tube. sigh :cry:
Maybe it got offended that you thought it was a lasius niger.

Bad luck, mate. You'll find something else eventually.

antsRlife
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Re: First queen

Post: # 32067Post antsRlife
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:47 am

Thx I saw a few around my mates place luckily he's in the ant busness to and I found it at his place, fingers crossed the test tube is ready and prepared for my next encounter. :D
founding queens:
x2 componotus consobrinus
x1 iridimrmex bicknelli
x5+ Linepithema humile
x1 unknown queen (either phiodole or camponotus)

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