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Catastrophe68
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Dead queen

Post: # 42091Post Catastrophe68
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:07 am

Okay so one of my Dorymyrmex queens have passed away and she has about 5 to 10 workers. My question is can i combine the workers of the dead queen with another existing queen. I have about 10 other dorymyrmex queens with workers and a few with just brood in their test tubes. If so should i combine them with a queen that just has brood or a queen that has brood and workers in them. Let me know what you think please! I want to save these workers as much as possible !

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idahoantgirl
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Re: Dead queen

Post: # 42129Post idahoantgirl
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:46 am

You cannot combine workers. your queen would be killed. You can however, brood boost. Just take the brood from the old colony and give it to the new one. They should accept it as their own.
Proverbs 6:6-8

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.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

Catastrophe68
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Re: Dead queen

Post: # 45495Post Catastrophe68
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:00 pm

Okay thank you ive just heard different and wanted to confirm it. Unfortunately the queen that died didnt have any brood just workers so that sucks. I guess im gonna have to just let the little guys live out there lives im still feeding them and everything

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