I found a QUEEN!

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Jessewitt60
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I found a QUEEN!

Post: # 31498Post Jessewitt60
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:34 pm

There was a big ant hill next to my truck and when it got knocked over I seen 2 elates on the TOP but they still had wings. I hope they were mated

idahoantgirl
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Re: I found a QUEEN!

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Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:53 pm

Jessewitt60 wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:34 pm
There was a big ant hill next to my truck and when it got knocked over I seen 2 elates on the TOP but they still had wings. I hope they were mated
Nope they arent. I can almost garuntee it. When they mate the fly like a block away and land far away to make a nest. These were virgin queens who were nearing flight time.
Proverbs 6:6-11

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeper of Tetramorium Sp. E, Lasius Neoniger

Idahoantguy
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Re: I found a QUEEN!

Post: # 31505Post Idahoantguy
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:45 pm

Jessewitt60 wrote:
Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:34 pm
There was a big ant hill next to my truck and when it got knocked over I seen 2 elates on the TOP but they still had wings. I hope they were mated
Yea, sorry about that, but they're probably not mated... :(
Founding:
Tetramorium sp. E x2
Keeping
Tetramorium sp. E x5

Anything but tetramorium please :cry:

Jessewitt60
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Re: I found a QUEEN!

Post: # 31521Post Jessewitt60
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:16 pm

What if I put eggs from another colony in with them

Jessewitt60
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Re: I found a QUEEN!

Post: # 31522Post Jessewitt60
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:17 pm

I also captured some eggs from the nest I fount the elates in and some workers

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Batspiderfish
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Re: I found a QUEEN!

Post: # 31524Post Batspiderfish
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:24 pm

If the queens are unmated, then they are incapable of creating workers and will be doomed to starve to death.
If you enjoy my expertise and identifications, please do not put wild populations at risk of disease by releasing pet colonies. We are responsible to give our pets the best care we can manage for the rest of their lives.

Jessewitt60
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Re: I found a QUEEN!

Post: # 31529Post Jessewitt60
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:10 pm

The workers that I captured with her seem to be carrying all the eggs I captured to her

Jessewitt60
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Re: I found a QUEEN!

Post: # 31530Post Jessewitt60
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:13 pm

Also half the eggs I captured were from a different colony that look the same. They are carrying them all to her

Jessewitt60
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Re: I found a QUEEN!

Post: # 31698Post Jessewitt60
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:14 pm

Ok I found some male alate of the same type of ant and I put them in with the inmates queens. Will this work?

Jessewitt60
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Re: I found a QUEEN!

Post: # 31701Post Jessewitt60
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:15 pm

Unmated queen not inmates queen lol

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