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Formica123's Pheidoloe Pallidula

Post: # 809Post formica123
Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:26 am

Hi guys!
I recently collected 2 winged queens of this species.
They're in a test tube with a heck of a lot of brood!
I'm not sure if they've mates but they've got larvae so I'll know soon.

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Re: Formica123's Pheidoloe Pallidula

Post: # 848Post antscanada
Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:31 pm

formica123 wrote:Hi guys!
I recently collected 2 winged queens of this species.
They're in a test tube with a heck of a lot of brood!
I'm not sure if they've mates but they've got larvae so I'll know soon.
A lot of brood already in their larval stage to me points to being fertilized. I find unfertilized queens tend to have brood that never develops (she may be eating them or they simply don't hatch or they take a long time to develop into larvae) and the eggs seem rather scattered about in the test tube as if she isn't caring for them. But anytime I see the queen nurturing a nice pile of developing brood, that to me sounds like she's a fertilized queen.

Mikey
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Re: Formica123's Pheidoloe Pallidula

Post: # 905Post formica123
Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:57 am

Jonathan21700 wrote:Where did you find them? How big are they?
The queens are about 7mm

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Re: Formica123's Pheidoloe Pallidula

Post: # 906Post formica123
Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:58 am

AntsCanada wrote:
formica123 wrote:Hi guys!
I recently collected 2 winged queens of this species.
They're in a test tube with a heck of a lot of brood!
I'm not sure if they've mates but they've got larvae so I'll know soon.
A lot of brood already in their larval stage to me points to being fertilized. I find unfertilized queens tend to have brood that never develops (she may be eating them or they simply don't hatch or they take a long time to develop into larvae) and the eggs seem rather scattered about in the test tube as if she isn't caring for them. But anytime I see the queen nurturing a nice pile of developing brood, that to me sounds like she's a fertilized queen.

Mikey
I think ones mates and ones not as there is a pile with larvae and then loads scattered around the tube

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Re: Formica123's Pheidoloe Pallidula

Post: # 2011Post formica123
Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:29 am

Larvae are quite big now! Not long before we get the first workers I hope :D

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