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antsRlife
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Queen near nest

Post: # 32345Post antsRlife
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:24 am

Hey people of ac. Today I found 4 queens, hooray, except 2 died from form acid spraying each other( I only bought 3 containers ) I lost one as it escaped but I found one way after I found the others near its nest. This is an iridimrmex species and they can have multiple queens, I don't know if it's fertilised but please leave eny suggestions about how you know if a queen is fertilised. If you've seen my other posts you will know I've had multiple queens, with no success. Thx antsRlife out.
founding queens:
x2 componotus consobrinus
x1 iridimrmex bicknelli
x5+ Linepithema humile
x1 unknown queen (either phiodole or camponotus)

idahoantgirl
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Re: Queen near nest

Post: # 32360Post idahoantgirl
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:08 pm

antsRlife wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:24 am
Hey people of ac. Today I found 4 queens, hooray, except 2 died from form acid spraying each other( I only bought 3 containers ) I lost one as it escaped but I found one way after I found the others near its nest. This is an iridimrmex species and they can have multiple queens, I don't know if it's fertilised but please leave eny suggestions about how you know if a queen is fertilised. If you've seen my other posts you will know I've had multiple queens, with no success. Thx antsRlife out.
you cant know till her brood well developed.
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Lasius Neoniger

antsRlife
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Re: Queen near nest

Post: # 32369Post antsRlife
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:33 pm

Well I found some males today and put them in the tube with her, but she the past half hour I've seen her playing with the tip of the gastris. Hope that was how to spell it. Thx antsRlife.
founding queens:
x2 componotus consobrinus
x1 iridimrmex bicknelli
x5+ Linepithema humile
x1 unknown queen (either phiodole or camponotus)

idahoantgirl
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Joined: Sat Sep 12, 2015 11:52 am
Location: Idaho, USA

Re: Queen near nest

Post: # 32400Post idahoantgirl
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:21 pm

antsRlife wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:33 pm
Well I found some males today and put them in the tube with her, but she the past half hour I've seen her playing with the tip of the gastris. Hope that was how to spell it. Thx antsRlife.
Take the males out. She will not mate in a test tube.
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Lasius Neoniger

antsRlife
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Joined: Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:27 am
Location: melbourn, victoria
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Re: Queen near nest

Post: # 32404Post antsRlife
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:56 pm

she pulled apart the cotton and escaped last night, but luckly i cought 4 camponotus queens and saw way more, so lets hope for luck
founding queens:
x2 componotus consobrinus
x1 iridimrmex bicknelli
x5+ Linepithema humile
x1 unknown queen (either phiodole or camponotus)

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