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To many Queens?

Post: # 26031Post Kibs76
Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:19 pm

So i have one habitat ordered and coming around August 13. But i still have 6 other queens in test tubes. out of the 7 queens 4 have larva down. how soon, and what type of habitats are out there? and can Formica queens be one big colony in a aquarium type habitat?

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Re: To many Queens?

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Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:56 pm

If this is your first colony, I would just start with one colony.... Choose your favorite ant queen, and release the others...
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Re: To many Queens?

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Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:11 pm

I disagree wholeheartedly. If you do not think you can handle seven colonies of Formica, then I recommend finding somebody willing to take them. Never release ants back into the wild.
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Re: To many Queens?

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Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:22 am

What?!??!? Why can you release them back into the wild?!??!? :?: :?: :?: :cry:
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Re: Inquiry

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Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:13 am

^ They'ed Spent Energy / Time Preparing Tube As Their Founding Chamber; You're Practically Resetting Them By Releasing Them, Especially In Their Weaken State.
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Re: Inquiry

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Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:59 am

Phoenix wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:13 am
^ They'ed Spent Energy / Time Preparing Tube As Their Founding Chamber; You're Practically Resetting Them By Releasing Them, Especially In Their Weaken State.
Ye, but I dont mean release them when they have no workers. Plus I mean releasing them as is burrying the tube outside and taking the lid of so that she can go out if she wants, maybie covering it with some leafes.... I will never just pour them out...
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Re: To many Queens?

Post: # 26659Post harry7778
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:33 pm

She has adjusted to her temperature in your house inside of a test tube, if you bury her in the test tube, overnight the temperature drop will most likely kill her or make her ill.

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Re: To many Queens?

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Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:19 pm

Martialis wrote:
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:11 pm
I disagree wholeheartedly. If you do not think you can handle seven colonies of Formica, then I recommend finding somebody willing to take them. Never release ants back into the wild.
Why? Just want to understand.
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Re: To many Queens?

Post: # 26701Post Martialis
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:10 pm

Scientists encourage not releasing ants back to the wild. Not only do they have lessened chances of survival, but they stand chances of introducing pathogens.
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Re: To many Queens?

Post: # 26725Post tiger01vincent
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:08 am

Martialis wrote:
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:10 pm
Scientists encourage not releasing ants back to the wild. Not only do they have lessened chances of survival, but they stand chances of introducing pathogens.
What do you mean with "but they stand chances of introducing pathogens." Do you mean introducing paracites, fungus or a disease?!?!? Man I catch my and queens in my own backyard.... in the forest in sweden... plus, now in the summer, temps dont drop that much...
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