Possible Solenopsis Invicta

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Alpha199
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Re: Possible Solenopsis Invicta

Post: # 15952Post Alpha199
Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:32 pm

She won't lay any eggs until after winter right?

Martialis
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Re: Possible Solenopsis Invicta

Post: # 15959Post Martialis
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:15 am

Alpha199 wrote:She won't lay any eggs until after winter right?
yes.
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Tetramorium sp.

Crematogaster sp.

Past Queens/colonies:

Ponera pennsylvanica

Annexis
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Re: Possible Solenopsis Invicta

Post: # 15972Post Annexis
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:42 pm

Honestly you dont necesarily need to hibernate just a founding queen, especially if shes got no workers or anything.

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Possible Solenopsis Invicta

Post: # 15973Post Batspiderfish
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:59 pm

Annexis wrote:Honestly you dont necesarily need to hibernate just a founding queen, especially if shes got no workers or anything.
This may be true for Solenopsis invicta, a tropical species, but many temperate claustral queens do not lay eggs until after they have hibernated.
Links:
Rules & Requirements for Identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=292

How to take pictures for identification:
http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=2167

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