Do Tetramorium make red workers ?

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Wardword
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Do Tetramorium make red workers ?

Post: # 55108Post Wardword
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:16 pm

I have a Queen that I thought was Tetramorium, she has a few workers several months old and they remained red.

Could these be fire ants ?

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SoyBean
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Re: Do Tetramorium make red workers ?

Post: # 55163Post SoyBean
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:34 pm

When did she get her workers?

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Re: Do Tetramorium make red workers ?

Post: # 55205Post antnest8
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:42 pm

My tetremorium have the same thing, there workers exoskeletons stay orange, it is most likely because hibernation.
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