Adding wild workers to my argentine colony

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Adding wild workers to my argentine colony

Post: # 30113Post MrSmiley
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:37 pm

I have a colony that I think is argentine with 6 workers and a few eggs. I heard that argentine ants from different colonies don't fight so i was wondering if i could add wild workers to their colony.

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Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:08 pm

You Could, But There Have Been Cases Where They Do Fight - Though That Only Occurs At A Small Percentage Rate.
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Re: Adding wild workers to my argentine colony

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Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:33 am

Try with 1 or 2, then add more from the same area if they don't fight. Is there a queen?
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Re: Adding wild workers to my argentine colony

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Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:01 pm

CreeperUniverse wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:33 am
Try with 1 or 2, then add more from the same area if they don't fight. Is there a queen?
Yes hey have a queen but today I coincidentally fought a argentine queen walking along an ant trail and I noticed that she and a couple workers I caught were larger than the ones in my colony so I think the first colony might not be argentine.

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Re: Adding wild workers to my argentine colony

Post: # 30362Post CreeperUniverse
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:01 am

MrSmiley wrote:
Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:01 pm
CreeperUniverse wrote:
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:33 am
Try with 1 or 2, then add more from the same area if they don't fight. Is there a queen?
Yes hey have a queen but today I coincidentally fought a argentine queen walking along an ant trail and I noticed that she and a couple workers I caught were larger than the ones in my colony so I think the first colony might not be argentine.
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