Giving Lasius Fuliginosus away

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Giving Lasius Fuliginosus away

Post: # 59371Post core1331
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:41 am

Hello there,
I'm pretty new to antkeeping and so fat only have a Lasius Niger colony. I have another colony on the way of which the queen is yet to be identified and now I caught a Lasius Fuliginosus queen (self ID, was pretty obvious). The issue is that I can't find brood and at least one worker to introduce to her so I was wondering whether I should give her away or set her free and hoped to find the answer here.

She has been captive for two days in a test tube setup, I gave her some sugar today and she still has her wings so she may not have mated.
owns 1 Lasius Niger colony since 2016.

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Re: Giving Lasius Fuliginosus away

Post: # 59906Post Hawkeye
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:17 pm

Not sure how quickly the queens start laying eggs. You might want to keep her in the dark for about a week or 2 and then check in again. She should have ample food supplies in her body.

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