Frequently Asked Questions About Ants

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Post: # 32193Post BabooshMan
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:42 pm

When do Tetramorium sp. E ants have their nanitics? I caught and bred mine in late september and I put her in a test tube set up waiting for her naitics. when should is be expecting them.

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Re: Nanitics?

Post: # 32198Post MaxGen
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:33 pm

Can you explain what you mean by you bred her?

Did she lay eggs and are there pupa in the tube?

Usually if you find a Tertamorium sp E in late September, she is most likely a reject. Meaning she may have founded a new colony with another queen but was then attacked and kicked out by that other queen. If she is a reject and there are no pupa in the tube, she may never found a colony.


Re: Nanitics?

Post: # 32205Post BabooshMan
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:56 pm

I caught her as a alate. There was a nest that was sending out alates so I caught both a male and female alates and I put them in a small container and the next day she had lost her wings and the male died.

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Post: # 32215Post Phoenix
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:37 am

^ Sounds Like Incest-Breeding To Me.
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Re: Nanitics?

Post: # 32272Post BabooshMan
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:57 pm

I know it was pretty cool.m, but right now I'm waiting for the queen to lay her first batch of eggs and i had her for two weeks now.

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