Ant colony queen replacement

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Ant colony queen replacement

Post: # 100193Post Northmatrix136
Tue Aug 29, 2023 6:08 pm

I know this is very late but a few days ago someone identified a queen I caught as a parasitic lasius species of some sort. As mentioned before I have another colony who is probably also a lasius species, could I replace their dead queen with this queen? Sorry if this is a really dumb question, I've only got about a year's worth of antkeeping experience :|
Current colonies:

-Tetramorium immigrans (pavement ants)
-Formica subaenescens

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Re: Ant colony queen replacement

Post: # 100413Post Angelants2012
Sun Nov 12, 2023 5:53 pm

I would say that if you want to risk your queen ant dying then that is fine. But if you don't want your queen ant to die, I would suggest not introducing it to the colony because you never know if the colony of ants are gonna ever accept her as their new queen.

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