Confirming Tetramorium Queen

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Confirming Tetramorium Queen

Post: # 38248Post NYAnts11
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:23 am

Just confirming this is a tetramorium queen as this is my first wingless queen ever spotted and captured just want to make sure.

Have her in this setup as I'm still waiting on my AntsCanada order to be processed... which seems to take a bit of time... wish i knew.

Anyways here are the photos.

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Re: Confirming Tetramorium Queen

Post: # 38280Post Batspiderfish
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:14 pm

Yup! Tetramorium immigrans. This setup looks pretty ideal for the time being.
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Re: Confirming Tetramorium Queen

Post: # 38442Post NYAnts11
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:55 am

I put a heating cable near by her because where I have her is just outside my air conditioned room. I haven't fully inspected her to see if she's laid any eggs but I did check briefly the past 2 days to make sure her water storage hasn't flooded. She's completely in darkness and is around 70 degrees F for a low, and 78 degrees for a high. I plan on leaving her be completely of any light or test tube moving for at least 5 days and then inspecting to see if she's laid and check her health.

If there's any other recommendations please feel free to let me know.

I've also been out looking for more. I've seen dead males but no queens. And I typically only look between 5am and 8am

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