Solenopsis Queen shedding her wings

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Solenopsis Queen shedding her wings

Post: # 20573Post MadVampy
Wed May 03, 2017 9:56 am

So I've collected many many many Queens before after a nuptial flight most with out wings and a few with wings but I've never come across the process of a Queen shedding her wings. Came across this Solenopsis Queen shedding her wings and though I would share it with you all.
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Re: Solenopsis Queen shedding her wings

Post: # 20574Post xTNxANTMANx
Wed May 03, 2017 10:14 am

Wow, that was neat. For some reason I always assumed they somehow managed to shed their wings in other ways but this was an amazing find. Thank you for recording this event for us all. Also, since you had a nuptial flight there, maybe they will have one here in TN soon. I really want Solenopsis invicta.
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Re: Solenopsis Queen shedding her wings

Post: # 20576Post Cormac
Wed May 03, 2017 10:26 am

Cool video and nice find!

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