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PRW3ants
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Monomorium minimum. NEW COLONY.

Post: # 32668Post PRW3ants
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:43 pm

Any tips or advice for raising my new colony of a couple hundred, I have 1 queen I believe possibly 2.
Arkansas, USA. Looking for people in my area to help buy and sell queen ants native to Arkansas.

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Re: Monomorium minimum. NEW COLONY.

Post: # 32673Post PTasker15
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:35 am

A Cockroach A Week Should Do.Hibernate Them During Summer In Australia,And Winter Anywhere Else.
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Re: Monomorium minimum. NEW COLONY.

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Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:48 pm

They would appreciate a sugar-water test tube somewhere in the setup as well.
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Re: Monomorium minimum. NEW COLONY.

Post: # 32691Post PRW3ants
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:06 pm

Question. Do I have to hibernate them every year?
From what I found a monomorium minimum queen only lives a yeaf?
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Re: Monomorium minimum. NEW COLONY.

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Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:16 pm

I suspect they live longer than a year. I've had a Tetramorium sp E colony for 3.5 years now and they seem to be going strong. (Very similar to M. minimum. They would have to live long enough at least to create alates in order to preserve the species.

Regarding your question hibernation, it is up to you as an ant keeper. I think the general consensus is to hibernate them every year though, at least for a couple of months.
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Re: Monomorium minimum. NEW COLONY.

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Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:24 am

https://flic.kr/p/211rtGm
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Re: Monomorium minimum. NEW COLONY.

Post: # 32705Post PTasker15
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:09 am

PRW3ants wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:24 am
https://flic.kr/p/211rtGm
Yep M.Minium.
Look Healthy.Should Do Good.
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,Lasius Neoniger,And Ponera pennsylvanica

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Re: Monomorium minimum. NEW COLONY.

Post: # 32709Post PRW3ants
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:23 am

PTasker15 wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:09 am
PRW3ants wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:24 am
https://flic.kr/p/211rtGm
Yep M.Minium.
Look Healthy.Should Do Good.
I have a small brood of smaller light colored almost white ants that I accidently excavated with the m.min. colony
Arkansas, USA. Looking for people in my area to help buy and sell queen ants native to Arkansas.

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Re: Monomorium minimum. NEW COLONY.

Post: # 32753Post PTasker15
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:31 am

That's Okay.Those Are Most Likley Springtraps Or Workers That Recently Emgered. ;) ;) ;) :)
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,Lasius Neoniger,And Ponera pennsylvanica

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