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AntsRomania1999
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Lasius flavus Tips

Post: # 32553Post AntsRomania1999
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:10 pm

Hello guys !

Today I found two queen lasius flavus together under a stone,I put them together in a test tube and they take care of each other
Even so would it be better to separate them ?
My colonies :
lasius niger x3
formica cunicularia
tetramorium sp x2
myrmica sp (founding)

My dream species -- Polyergus rufescens

PTasker15
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Re: Lasius flavus Tips

Post: # 32557Post PTasker15
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:20 pm

Yes.I Use To Love The Idea Of Polygyne Colonies.But I Now Prefer Monigyne.So I Suggest You Separate Them.
Colonies:
1 Tetramourium Binarcairtum
1 Crematogaster Biroi
Founding:
3 Camponotus Deciepens
7 Camponotus Ceastaus
1 Strumigenys Rogeri
1 Dormyrmex Bureni
6 Nylanderia Terricola
4 Brachymyrmex Pataginicus
Dream Species-Atta Texana

ClashOwenBash
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Location: Oxfordshire, England

Re: Lasius flavus Tips

Post: # 41199Post ClashOwenBash
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:22 pm

L.Flavus often found colonies with multiple queens. However as soon as the first workers start to emerge the queens turn on each other which continues until one queen is left. (And this queen can still be mortally injured which results in the whole colony being doomed!).

So do seperate them if you haven't.
Currently caring for a Lasius Niger colony :D

Founding: :)
Lasius Niger
Lasius Flavus
Myrmica Rubra

AntsDakota
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Re: Lasius flavus Tips

Post: # 41246Post AntsDakota
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:39 pm

ClashOwenBash wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:22 pm
L.Flavus often found colonies with multiple queens. However as soon as the first workers start to emerge the queens turn on each other which continues until one queen is left. (And this queen can still be mortally injured which results in the whole colony being doomed!).

So do seperate them if you haven't.
My 2 Lasius flavus queens have 1 worker and still haven't fought yet. I think that there is a better chance of the queens not fighting than in say, Tetramorium or Pogonomyrmex.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

ClashOwenBash
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Re: Lasius flavus Tips

Post: # 41260Post ClashOwenBash
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:54 pm

I did some more reading. Lasius Flavus colonies vary a lot depending on region and local environment. So long as the queens don't have to compete for space they can act polygynic and some wild colonies are polygyne. I think just the two queens will be fine. A friend of mine even kept 5 in a testtube setup with about 20 workers! He said one died suddenly but rest were fine.

So I guess it's up to you.
Currently caring for a Lasius Niger colony :D

Founding: :)
Lasius Niger
Lasius Flavus
Myrmica Rubra

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