Rebellion?

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JadamJedi
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Rebellion?

Post: # 35891Post JadamJedi
Sat May 12, 2018 8:18 pm

I have what is an unidentified Formica colony of maybe 20 workers... The queen has been an egg laying machine in the past few days... However, I saw what is quite strange... Two workers turned on one worker and were wrestling her to the ground. When I woke up to inspect the nest the following morning, the working was beheaded and cast amongst the trash....

Any ideas on what caused this, and why it may have happened?
All theories and ideas welcome...

P.S. this occurred a few hours after feeding them live termites, of which they all savagely killed and then stored away... (oh I finally got to witness them feeding the ?larvae?

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antnest8
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Re: Rebellion?

Post: # 35982Post antnest8
Tue May 15, 2018 2:59 pm

it could have been a deformed callow worker
keeper of
2 lasius umbratus/neoniger colony
1 queen colony of prenolepis
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis

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