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AntsKorea
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Camponotus atrox

Post: # 27939Post AntsKorea
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:19 am

I recently started keeping Camponouus atrox. It contains 1queen and 8workers.
I was planning to and another samll colony of these ants to have multi queens. But from my reserch i found out that in natural these ants rarly have multi queens. What chould i do. Will my ants join forces with each other if I connect their two test tubes or will they fight . What do you think? :?:

Nj6000
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Re: Camponotus atrox

Post: # 27968Post Nj6000
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:05 am

I would listen to what the internet says
and if it says they rarely have multiple queens I wouldn't combine them unless your ok if you lose a colony or both .

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Re: Camponotus atrox

Post: # 28075Post Jadeninja9
Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:08 pm

Most likely they would fight.
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AqdasHassaan
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Re: Camponotus atrox

Post: # 28162Post AqdasHassaan
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:00 am

merging two colonies can be disastrous and very risky. I would recommend not to merge them. You could potentially loose both the colonies.
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muhilanirudh
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Re: Camponotus atrox

Post: # 28166Post muhilanirudh
Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:43 pm

MOST CAMPONOTUS SPECIOUS DON'T USUALLY HAVE MULTIPLE QUEENS.


EVEN IF THEY HAVE THE TWO QUEENS WILL GO UNDER FOUNDING PROCESS WITHOUT A PROBLEM BUT AFTER FEW WORKERS ARRIVE THEY QUEENS WILL START TO FIGHT AND FILL SPRAY FORMIC ACID AT EACH OTHER AND ONLY ONE QUEEN WILL REMAIN OR EVEN BOTH QUEENS MIGHT DIE

POLYRHACHIS DIVES ARE POLYGYNOUS HAVING TWO TO FOUR QUEENS
TODAY I CAUGHT A POLYRHACHIS DIVES QUEEN AND ADDED TO A COLONY OF 3 WORKERS BUT THE OLDER QUENN BITE THE NEW ONE AND EVEN REMOVED A LEG SO I SUGGEST YOU BETTER NOT FUSE YOUR COLONIES
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POLYRACHIAS DIVES
ASIAN WEAVER ANT
CREMATOGASTER SP
SOLENOPSIS GEMINATE
PHIDOLE SP
CAMPONUTUS IRRITANS
CAMPONUTUS​ COMPRESSUS

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HUNCHBACK ANTS

AntsDakota
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Re: Camponotus atrox

Post: # 35666Post AntsDakota
Sun May 06, 2018 3:49 pm

AntsKorea wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:19 am
I recently started keeping Camponouus atrox. It contains 1queen and 8workers.
I was planning to and another samll colony of these ants to have multi queens. But from my reserch i found out that in natural these ants rarly have multi queens. What chould i do. Will my ants join forces with each other if I connect their two test tubes or will they fight . What do you think? :?:
They will fight to the death. Colonies have their own distinct pheromone and will attack anything that doesn't have that pheromone. Also, queens will fight to the death if put together with some species (called monogylous species). The queens will not tolerate one another. Human nations only has one leader.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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