can myrmica ants nest in lasius hybrid nest

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can myrmica ants nest in lasius hybrid nest

Post: # 22358Post AntsManitobacanada
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:51 am

i had a lasius ant colany but they died and i have a myrmica colany. i ordered the lasius nest before they died so i was wondering if it will still work. like can myrmica ants nest in the lasius nest????? :?:
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Re: can myrmica ants nest in lasius hybrid nest

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Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:56 pm

AntsManitobacanada wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:51 am
i had a lasius ant colany but they died and i have a myrmica colany. i ordered the lasius nest before they died so i was wondering if it will still work. like can myrmica ants nest in the lasius nest????? :?:
Yes, Myrmica will inhabit a Lasius-style nest. You should be fine.
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Re: can myrmica ants nest in lasius hybrid nest

Post: # 22444Post AntsManitobacanada
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:09 pm

They aren't to big? Cool thx so much🐜❤️
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Re: can myrmica ants nest in lasius hybrid nest

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Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:50 pm

AntsManitobacanada wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:09 pm
They aren't to big? Cool thx so much🐜❤️
That's a good question. The Myrmica I have seen would fit, but I suspect across the spectrum of Myrmica genus, there may be some that would have a hard time fitting. Do you know the size (length and girth) of your queen?
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Re: can myrmica ants nest in lasius hybrid nest

Post: # 22448Post AntsManitobacanada
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:30 pm

She is about the size of a campnotus novaboricensis worker.
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Re: can myrmica ants nest in lasius hybrid nest

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Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:39 pm

I'm guessing you'll be okay. Test it out and let us know.
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Re: can myrmica ants nest in lasius hybrid nest

Post: # 22470Post AntsManitobacanada
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:11 am

Well do it should be here this week so exited :D
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Re: can myrmica ants nest in lasius hybrid nest

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Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:38 pm

OKay so it came and they moved in well.
Thanks so much ac fam

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Re: can myrmica ants nest in lasius hybrid nest

Post: # 23283Post Batspiderfish
Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:39 pm

Myrmica queens and workers are way smaller than Lasius queens.
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