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Monomorium Queen?

Post: # 20327Post CreeperUniverse
Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:27 pm

So, besides the 4 parasites I got, I DID find one small queen alate running on the pavement. She has wings but never used them and was alone walking around. So, I'm hoping she's fertile. Looks a bit different to the T. Sessile queen I got a few days ago that died. The long gåster makes me think it's Monomorium. Ideas? Image Image Image
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Re: Monomorium Queen?

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Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:02 pm

Measurement??

Looks like Nylanderia sp.
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Re: Monomorium Queen?

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Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:37 pm

Batspiderfish wrote:
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:02 pm
Measurement??

Looks like Nylanderia sp.
I put the tube next to a ruler. Measurement is in inches. About 1/4 of an inch.
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Re: Monomorium Queen?

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Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:35 am

The place I put her in is about 75* and isn't disturbed much. It's under the kitchen sink. If she is fertile, about how long undisturbed will it take for her to lay eggs and or drop her wings? Can I check on her in a day or two to see if she's ok?
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Re: Monomorium Queen?

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Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:01 am

She is a claustral species, so she will be fine until her first workers arrive, if she is indeed mated.
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Re: Monomorium Queen?

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Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:43 am

Batspiderfish wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:01 am
She is a claustral species, so she will be fine until her first workers arrive, if she is indeed mated.
The queen is very tiny. If she lays eggs will I be able to see them? I think I'll check on her on Monday or Tuesday.
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Re: Monomorium Queen?

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Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:32 pm

CreeperUniverse wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:43 am
Batspiderfish wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:01 am
She is a claustral species, so she will be fine until her first workers arrive, if she is indeed mated.
The queen is very tiny. If she lays eggs will I be able to see them? I think I'll check on her on Monday or Tuesday.
Check once a week.
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Re: Monomorium Queen?

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Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:31 pm

JackPayne wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:32 pm
CreeperUniverse wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:43 am
Batspiderfish wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:01 am
She is a claustral species, so she will be fine until her first workers arrive, if she is indeed mated.
The queen is very tiny. If she lays eggs will I be able to see them? I think I'll check on her on Monday or Tuesday.
Check once a week.
Ok. That's what I did with my Formica queen. If she got workers within about 4 weeks, how long will these take in the same environment? She did lay eggs within the first day or two though.
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Re: Monomorium Queen?

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Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:41 pm

CreeperUniverse wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:31 pm
JackPayne wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:32 pm
CreeperUniverse wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:43 am
The queen is very tiny. If she lays eggs will I be able to see them? I think I'll check on her on Monday or Tuesday.
Check once a week.
Ok. That's what I did with my Formica queen. If she got workers within about 4 weeks, how long will these take in the same environment? She did lay eggs within the first day or two though.
About a month or two, that's pretty average.
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Re: Monomorium Queen?

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Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:26 pm

JackPayne wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:41 pm
CreeperUniverse wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:31 pm
JackPayne wrote:
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:32 pm


Check once a week.
Ok. That's what I did with my Formica queen. If she got workers within about 4 weeks, how long will these take in the same environment? She did lay eggs within the first day or two though.
About a month or two, that's pretty average.
Woah, really? That's pretty long saying such big ants were so fast. :lol: I made a little journal post, I'll check on her tomorrow, if she seems to be ok and/or something new happens I'll add a post. Like wings dropping, eggs, etc. If she drops her wings, is that a sign that she is fertile and/or will start laying soon? Thanks!
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