ANTS KILLED ANT QUEEN /Or died

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GardenAnts
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ANTS KILLED ANT QUEEN /Or died

Post: # 77396Post GardenAnts
Fri May 07, 2021 12:02 pm

Hello,
Please help, i found out that my ants probably killed ant queen because i saw her without head and leg. Im asking because i have 2 same ant queens, and if it possible that i can conect workers from dead queen to new queen with 1 worker. This queen which died had 7 workers and 5 eggs, soo can i conect them??? Will they accept new queen??? Please quick answers, soo i can save them :(

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Re: ANTS KILLED ANT QUEEN /Or died

Post: # 77464Post AntsLuxembourg
Mon May 10, 2021 1:15 am

GardenAnts wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 12:02 pm
Hello,
Please help, i found out that my ants probably killed ant queen because i saw her without head and leg. Im asking because i have 2 same ant queens, and if it possible that i can conect workers from dead queen to new queen with 1 worker. This queen which died had 7 workers and 5 eggs, soo can i conect them??? Will they accept new queen??? Please quick answers, soo i can save them :(
Hey,
It always depends first on the species and if they are polygyn (more than one queen allowed). I wouldn't recommend this until both colonies would have had an about equal amount of workers. Sometimes they start fighting and there by killing each other. I would keep them seperate. What species is it? That is if you know.
Doing some proper research is the best way to start an antcolony.

Colonies:
1 - Messor Barbarus
Founding colonies:
2 - Lasius Niger Colony
Need help or want to help? https://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=18153#p70566

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Re: ANTS KILLED ANT QUEEN /Or died

Post: # 77473Post GardenAnts
Mon May 10, 2021 5:53 am

AntsLuxembourg wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 1:15 am
GardenAnts wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 12:02 pm
Hello,
Please help, i found out that my ants probably killed ant queen because i saw her without head and leg. Im asking because i have 2 same ant queens, and if it possible that i can conect workers from dead queen to new queen with 1 worker. This queen which died had 7 workers and 5 eggs, soo can i conect them??? Will they accept new queen??? Please quick answers, soo i can save them :(
Hey,
It always depends first on the species and if they are polygyn (more than one queen allowed). I wouldn't recommend this until both colonies would have had an about equal amount of workers. Sometimes they start fighting and there by killing each other. I would keep them seperate. What species is it? That is if you know.
Black garden ants probably.

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