Nanatic Loyalty

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AntChuck
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Nanatic Loyalty

Post: # 63326Post AntChuck
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:16 pm

I made the decision to remove the queen of one of my last remaining single queen set ups. She had two mature nanatics a good bit of brood too... she was the one who stole the eggs of other queens in my multi queen circle of death set up. Well I wasn't entirely sure what would happen to the two nanatics once the queen was removed... I connected their tube to my primary single queen set up that has been the beneficiary of many other broods through the same process. Previously I had introduced a brood with a young nanatic which they promptly accepted as their own. This time it was two mature nanatics and a large amount of brood... seems nanatics in the tetramorium immigrans have little to no loyalty lol.
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1 x Lasius Flavus
1 x Aphaenogaster Fulva
1 x Tetramorium Immigrans
1 x Prenolepsis Imparis

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antnest8
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Re: Nanatic Loyalty

Post: # 63509Post antnest8
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:55 pm

Weird i have known tetremorium immgrans to be one of the most loyal species. Everything i know is wrong i guess. :lol:

AntChuck
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Re: Nanatic Loyalty

Post: # 63511Post AntChuck
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:58 pm

antnest8 wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:55 pm
Weird i have known tetremorium immgrans to be one of the most loyal species. Everything i know is wrong i guess. :lol:
It may be just because they are nanatics and hard wired to avoid conflict so they can survive. Fully grown workers would definetely attack regardless of their situation.
Keeper of:
1 x Lasius Flavus
1 x Aphaenogaster Fulva
1 x Tetramorium Immigrans
1 x Prenolepsis Imparis

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