Are these two colonies the same species?

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carsonman99
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Are these two colonies the same species?

Post: # 24644Post carsonman99
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:53 pm

I have been raising these two colonies and one has stopped producing eggs and refuses to forage for any protein I offer while the other is open to any food and is thriving with egg production. My question is are these the same species because I plan to brood boost the thriving colony.

First colony pics http://imgur.com/ifWUvHO http://imgur.com/tMfy5b1

Second colony http://imgur.com/CAbzWUT http://imgur.com/B7g7cKp

carsonman99
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Re: Are these two colonies the same species?

Post: # 24647Post carsonman99
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:59 pm

Both colonies are Formica and similar size and color

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Re: Are these two colonies the same species?

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Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:43 am

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Re: Are these two colonies the same species?

Post: # 25131Post carsonman99
Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:23 am

Sorry the images didn't work but I went ahead and did it and the colony took in al the larvae and pupae and added it to their pile. One thing I've noticed is their larvae is different because the original colony has brown spots in the center and the donor colony is plain white. Also the colony is separating their larvae from the boosted larvae into two distinct piles

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