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Brachymyrmex depilis question?

Post: # 5977Post AntsRule
Fri May 20, 2016 7:19 am

Does anyone know if Brachymyrmex depilis are the kind of species that has multiple queens. I cant remember what those are called. If they are should I put two queens in the same test tube? This forum has a topic where someone put two Brachymyrmex depilis queens together
http://antfarm.yuku.com/topic/15461/Bra ... z77TeTg5rQ
Anything will help, thanks!!! :D
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Re: Brachymyrmex depilis question?

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Fri May 20, 2016 11:28 am

The term you are looking for is polygynous -- Polygyny vs monogyny. That may help you find more info on the subject. I personally don't know if Brachymyrmex spp. are polygynous or not.
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Re: Brachymyrmex depilis question?

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Fri May 20, 2016 11:47 am

ooper01 wrote:The term you are looking for is polygynous -- Polygyny vs monogyny. That may help you find more info on the subject. I personally don't know if Brachymyrmex spp. are polygynous or not.
Ok thanks, they are polygynous so what do I do. I have 14 all in separate test tube setups. Should I put some together? Will the queens lay more eggs that hatch into queens? Thanks! :D
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Fri May 20, 2016 2:58 pm

AntsRule wrote:Ok thanks, they are polygynous so what do I do. I have 14 all in separate test tube setups. Should I put some together? Will the queens lay more eggs that hatch into queens? Thanks! :D
If it were me, I would "test the waters" first on some of them and see how it goes. If all is well after a few days, combine as many as you'd like.
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Fri May 20, 2016 4:24 pm

Thanks!!! :D
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Post: # 7069Post nightxwolf88
Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:14 am

How did you find so many brachymyrmex?

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Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:31 pm

nightxwolf88 wrote:How did you find so many brachymyrmex?
There are a ton of colones outside, so I was watching the alates hang out around the nest until they flew. I searched for a while under some rocks and boards. I found a ton under there because they were avoiding the sun. I think my total now is 20 :D They have such tiny brood. But my 15 queen colony has a pile of brood the size of a pea! :D
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Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:08 pm

I just got into ants again this year and didn't start hunting till the 25th of may and only have seen camponotus flight. I happened to stumble upon colony of brachymyrmex depilis under a rock and the queen was on the rock scooped her and some brood and workers but got soil too so having a heck of a time trying to observe them. Would love to get some more of those lil guys haha

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Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:34 pm

nightxwolf88 wrote:I just got into ants again this year and didn't start hunting till the 25th of may and only have seen camponotus flight. I happened to stumble upon colony of brachymyrmex depilis under a rock and the queen was on the rock scooped her and some brood and workers but got soil too so having a heck of a time trying to observe them. Would love to get some more of those lil guys haha
I am pretty sure their flights are over. I am hoping to catch a pheidol sp. myself! They are super cool. 8-)
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