Queen id victoria BC Canada

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Chwilke

Queen id victoria BC Canada

Post: # 10972Post Chwilke
Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:49 pm

Hey

I found these Queens about a month ago but they haven't layed any eggs. Now I'm wondering if they really are Queens or not

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Batspiderfish
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Re: Queen id victoria BC Canada

Post: # 10981Post Batspiderfish
Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:27 pm

Formica podzolica

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notmyidea
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Re: Queen id victoria BC Canada

Post: # 10997Post notmyidea
Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:35 am

I'm in Victoria. Those are Formica podzolica as Batspiderfish said. You won't see any eggs till next April. I have a small colony of these with a Queen I captured last year.

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Dubulba
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Re: Queen id victoria BC Canada

Post: # 11276Post Dubulba
Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:07 am

man I didn't think there would be ant keepers in victoria that's pretty awesome, I can't wait to go looking for some ants when they start flying :D
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notmyidea
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Re: Queen id victoria BC Canada

Post: # 11298Post notmyidea
Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:43 am

Dubulba wrote:man I didn't think there would be ant keepers in victoria that's pretty awesome, I can't wait to go looking for some ants when they start flying :D
You'll probably have to wait till next year, nuptial flights are pretty much done here now. :(

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Re: Queen id victoria BC Canada

Post: # 11384Post Dubulba
Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:06 pm

notmyidea wrote:
Dubulba wrote:man I didn't think there would be ant keepers in victoria that's pretty awesome, I can't wait to go looking for some ants when they start flying :D
You'll probably have to wait till next year, nuptial flights are pretty much done here now. :(
ya I kinda know that already but thanks :)
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Chwilke

Re: Queen id victoria BC Canada

Post: # 11492Post Chwilke
Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:19 pm

Thank You for the Ant ID. Super Excited :D

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