can i put these 2 ants together?? HELP!

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AntNoobster
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can i put these 2 ants together?? HELP!

Post: # 36732Post AntNoobster
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:55 am

I have an Iridomyrmex Bicknelli queen - which are known to be polygynous - with eggs. I just caught another one and I've just put them together. Would this be okay? I'm worried the new one I caught might eat the other ones eggs. Thnx!
"Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest." Proverbs 6:6-8


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Re: can i put these 2 ants together?? HELP!

Post: # 36767Post AntNoobster
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:15 pm

I TOOK THE NEW QUEEN OUT OF THE TEST TUBE. THEY WERE FAR FROM EACH OTHER.
"Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest." Proverbs 6:6-8


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8x Iridomyrmex sp.
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Re: can i put these 2 ants together?? HELP!

Post: # 36974Post Cerbenix
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:36 pm

I personally would't risk putting queens together even if they are know to be polygynous.

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Re: can i put these 2 ants together?? HELP!

Post: # 37500Post AntsDakota
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:59 pm

AntNoobster wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:55 am
I have an Iridomyrmex Bicknelli queen - which are known to be polygynous - with eggs. I just caught another one and I've just put them together. Would this be okay? I'm worried the new one I caught might eat the other ones eggs. Thnx!
You could try it.
"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

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