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How can i start an Indian jumping ant colony

Post: # 19114Post Waps7619
Sat Apr 08, 2017 11:07 pm

I want to start an Indian jumping ant colony I sometimes see workers on the wall (when I am not searching for them, they do not appear when I am searching for them) and I don't know where is their nest. So i want to know when are their nuptial flights or should I dig the colony? I live in north east India.

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Re: How can i start an Indian jumping ant colony

Post: # 19133Post Martialis
Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:12 am

Harpegnathos is a very interesting genus. You may not even find a queen in their colony.

They have gamergates, which are reproductive workers. These only mate once the queen has died.

Their queens look very similar to workers, with a more complex thorax compared to workers. In the middle of this picture, you can see the queen. Credit to Ants Kalytta.

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I don't know when Harpegnathos fly, though. Sorry.
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Re: How can i start an Indian jumping ant colony

Post: # 19169Post Waps7619
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:53 am

Do they have nuptial flights?

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Re: How can i start an Indian jumping ant colony

Post: # 19220Post Martialis
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:12 pm

Of course.
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Re: How can i start an Indian jumping ant colony

Post: # 19240Post AntsSA
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:20 am

Martialis wrote:
Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:12 am
Harpegnathos is a very interesting genus. You may not even find a queen in their colony.

They have gamergates, which are reproductive workers. These only mate once the queen has died.

Their queens look very similar to workers, with a more complex thorax compared to workers. In the middle of this picture, you can see the queen. Credit to Ants Kalytta.

Image

I don't know when Harpegnathos fly, though. Sorry.
in the middle is the queen, who is climbing on her daughter
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Re: How can i start an Indian jumping ant colony

Post: # 19331Post Waps7619
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:58 am

Thanks. I will catch a queen during their flights

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