Possible to add a new queen to a queen-less Solenopsis geminata colony?

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Cobaltplasma
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Possible to add a new queen to a queen-less Solenopsis geminata colony?

Post: # 32533Post Cobaltplasma
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:26 pm

I have a small (~200 or so workers) colony of Solenopsis geminata but it has no queen. I was wondering, with nuptial flights starting up here soon, would it be possible to add a freshly mated new queen to this colony or would they just kill her immediately? There's no chance really for me to be able to get the original colony's queen so I was wondering if this is a viable option. Thank you in advance!

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Re: Possible to add a new queen to a queen-less Solenopsis geminata colony?

Post: # 32534Post idahoantgirl
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:55 pm

They will most certainly kill her.
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.

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Cobaltplasma
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Re: Possible to add a new queen to a queen-less Solenopsis geminata colony?

Post: # 32535Post Cobaltplasma
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:03 pm

Thank you for the reply, I'll keep them separate; probably will keep this colony going until the workers die off from old age and when I get a new queen I'll start a separate test tube set up for her.

Thank you again :)

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Re: Inquiry

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Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:47 pm

It Has Worked For Me B4 On Numerous Occasions, I'll Say Go Ahead.
'Have Fun.' - Gabe Newell

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Re: Inquiry

Post: # 32548Post idahoantgirl
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:28 am

Phoenix wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:47 pm
It Has Worked For Me B4 On Numerous Occasions, I'll Say Go Ahead.
Rlly?! For solenopsis gemineta?
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

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Phoenix
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Re: Inquiry

Post: # 32549Post Phoenix
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:49 am

Yep.
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Cobaltplasma
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Re: Possible to add a new queen to a queen-less Solenopsis geminata colony?

Post: # 32550Post Cobaltplasma
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:29 am

Hmmm... this is interesting. I might give it a try since Phoenix and I are in similar areas (Malaysia and Hawaii), maybe it's a regional issue with being able to integrate a new queen in. I'll think about it a bit more..

Thank you again for the replies, everyone :)

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Re: Possible to add a new queen to a queen-less Solenopsis geminata colony?

Post: # 32552Post PTasker15
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:08 pm

It Worked For My S.Invicta Colony

Although They Won't Protect Her.They WILL Take Eggs And Feed Her,Though.
These Are My Pretty,Pretty Queens

Proud Owner Of;A Odontomachis Clarus Queen,A RIFA Colony,1 Pheidole Texana Colony,A Paratrechina Lonchicornus Colony,A Nylanderia Fulva Colony,And Lasius Neoniger.

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