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Dominik
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Lasius Niger Merging colonies

Post: # 28243Post Dominik
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:14 am

I have found out that on you tube some people managed to merge colonies i have ten lasius niger colonies should i try merging them ?
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Re: Lasius Niger Merging colonies

Post: # 28244Post AqdasHassaan
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:32 am

If people are merging it with positive results then I'd say go for it. But try merging 2 colonies and see the results before merging all.
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Re: Lasius Niger Merging colonies

Post: # 28245Post Dominik
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:42 am

Ok tnx for help i haw connected the two test tubes and now waiting for results you will be the first to know
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Re: Lasius Niger Merging colonies

Post: # 28248Post AqdasHassaan
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:57 am

Dominik wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:42 am
Ok tnx for help i haw connected the two test tubes and now waiting for results you will be the first to know
Good luck big guy.
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Re: Lasius Niger Merging colonies

Post: # 28263Post Dominik
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:43 am

Bad news attemp nubmer one did not suceed they jsut tried to steal each others eggs i will try again tomorrow with other two colonies i hope that i will suceed that time
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Re: Lasius Niger Merging colonies

Post: # 28302Post Batspiderfish
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:05 pm

If you like your colonies happy and healthy, don't do stuff like this. Lasius niger are monogynous.
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.

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Re: Lasius Niger Merging colonies

Post: # 28303Post AqdasHassaan
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:06 pm

Dominik wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:43 am
Bad news attemp nubmer one did not suceed they jsut tried to steal each others eggs i will try again tomorrow with other two colonies i hope that i will suceed that time
Not sure if attaching test tubes directly to one another is a good idea at all. Maybe try adding some out world in between those test tubes so they don't just end up exiting their nest and entering the rivals nest if that makes any sense.
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Dominik
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Re: Lasius Niger Merging colonies

Post: # 28368Post Dominik
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:44 am

OK pal and i won t do it today i am going queens hunting for formica queens and i will wait for them to grow a little
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Re: Lasius Niger Merging colonies

Post: # 28370Post Dominik
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:56 am

Batspiderfish i love them but i have done that because i have found out that some people suceeded at that attempt
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Re: Lasius Niger Merging colonies

Post: # 28374Post AqdasHassaan
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:50 am

Dominik wrote:
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:44 am
OK pal and i won t do it today i am going queens hunting for formica queens and i will wait for them to grow a little
Good thinking. ;)
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