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TippyDisc911
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I'm correct?

Post: # 32508Post TippyDisc911
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:17 pm

My Formica Subcericia queen has one worker. That's it. No eggs, just the one worker.

Q1: I put them in the outworld with a sock covering it and a straw poking out so they can forage?

Q2: She won't lay anymore eggs because of the time of year and Formica don't keep eggs over the winter?
Keeping:
Formica subsericea: 1 worker
Tetramourium Immigrans: (soon to be colony)
solenopsis molesta: (soon to be colony)

"The ant's a centaur in his dragon world"-Ezra Pound

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antsRlife
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Re: I'm correct?

Post: # 32516Post antsRlife
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:01 pm

:?: :?: :?:
founding queens:
x2 componotus consobrinus
x1 iridimrmex calvus
x5+ Linepithema humile
x1 unknown queen (either phiodole or camponotus)

idahoantgirl
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Re: I'm correct?

Post: # 32518Post idahoantgirl
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:29 am

These are statements with question marks tacked on the end? :lol: I'm confused lol
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.

Keeper of Tetramorium Immigrans, Lasius Neoniger

TippyDisc911
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Re: I'm correct?

Post: # 32524Post TippyDisc911
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:03 pm

so both questions are that im trying ask is that: "Is this the proper way to do it?"
Keeping:
Formica subsericea: 1 worker
Tetramourium Immigrans: (soon to be colony)
solenopsis molesta: (soon to be colony)

"The ant's a centaur in his dragon world"-Ezra Pound

Dream species: Atta Texana

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AntViking
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Re: I'm correct?

Post: # 32758Post AntViking
Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:08 pm

I have never kept them so take this at face value. But for my camponotus penn. I keep them in a very small clear typer ware bin with a test tube wrapped in a couple paper towels and a straw at the end. And they seem to have covered the entrance with cotton and sealed it. They seem okay so far and it was very convenient for fridge hibernation. So I don't see why it wouldn't work for yours.

And yes I think all ants stop production when they are ready for hibernation

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