Are camponotus Fallax ants pleometric?

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MonsterBro1
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Are camponotus Fallax ants pleometric?

Post: # 41481Post MonsterBro1
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:58 am

Ive got three camponotus Fallax queens next to me in a box and in test tubes as i write this, and dont want to risk anything
i did a lot of research about this ant species, but there isnt much to be found on the internet. I did, however, see someone having three of these queens in one test tube setup. I would like to try and do something like it, but i dont want to risk them fighting each other, losing a queen - or possibly two.
(side not, pleometric means that a colony starts off with multiple queens, but then they fight/the workers pick the best one to keep alive as the colony is established.)

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Re: Are camponotus Fallax ants pleometric?

Post: # 41814Post antnest8
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:38 pm

no i would guess not because all of the camponotus queens i have had so far fight immediately on contact.
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3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

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