Can I put a second tetramorium queen in with another tetramorium queen with larvae?

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Re: Can I put a second tetramorium queen in with another tetramorium queen with larvae?

Post: # 45628Post Ltislander
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:42 pm

So I tried it with another tetramorium queen and overnight I saw the new one on the ground dead. It didn’t work!

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Re: Can I put a second tetramorium queen in with another tetramorium queen with larvae?

Post: # 45630Post idahoantgirl
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:48 pm

Ltislander wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:42 pm
So I tried it with another tetramorium queen and overnight I saw the new one on the ground dead. It didn’t work!
Yea... the fact is that they are programmed to compete with each other.
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

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Re: Can I put a second tetramorium queen in with another tetramorium queen with larvae?

Post: # 45633Post Ltislander
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:12 pm

I’m not gonna put 2 queens together again unless I know the species is a polygynous species

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Re: Can I put a second tetramorium queen in with another tetramorium queen with larvae?

Post: # 45903Post AntsDakota
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:10 pm

I didn't say that all Tetramorium queens won't fight.
"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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Re: Can I put a second tetramorium queen in with another tetramorium queen with larvae?

Post: # 45905Post AntsDakota
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:13 pm

I think that my queens have organized a sort of "ranking system". I see that one queen gets tended to the most often, and the injured queen the least. Of course, there was some dueling involved in order to establish these ranks.
"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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Re: Can I put a second tetramorium queen in with another tetramorium queen with larvae?

Post: # 45938Post Ltislander
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:57 pm

AntsDakota wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:13 pm
I think that my queens have organized a sort of "ranking system". I see that one queen gets tended to the most often, and the injured queen the least. Of course, there was some dueling involved in order to establish these ranks.
I’ve never seen/read about that before! That’s interesting!

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Re: Can I put a second tetramorium queen in with another tetramorium queen with larvae?

Post: # 46349Post AntsDakota
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:44 pm

The queens are all still alive and laying eggs.
"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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Re: Can I put a second tetramorium queen in with another tetramorium queen with larvae?

Post: # 47108Post AntsDakota
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:01 pm

idahoantgirl wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:54 am
Well, we will see how that works out for ya.
They're still not fighting and have a sea of eggs and small larvae.
"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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Re: Can I put a second tetramorium queen in with another tetramorium queen with larvae?

Post: # 47128Post AntsOfOntario
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:24 pm

I think it's just a myth. I and my friend have been keeping duel Tetramorium queen colonies for months now and so signs of aggression have been shown. I think it just depends on the queen..

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Re: Can I put a second tetramorium queen in with another tetramorium queen with larvae?

Post: # 47143Post AntsDakota
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:15 pm

AntsOfOntario wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:24 pm
I think it's just a myth. I and my friend have been keeping duel Tetramorium queen colonies for months now and so signs of aggression have been shown. I think it just depends on the queen..
Or the location or conditions, according to a member of formiculture.com.
"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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