Multiple Myrmica sp Queen Help

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Ankrauser
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Multiple Myrmica sp Queen Help

Post: # 55310Post Ankrauser
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:06 pm

So I have a dilemma. I had 2 Myrmica sp. queens together in a test tube connected to an outworld setup. After one of them began laying eggs, they’ve both been fighting with each other, like full blown wrestling and dragging each other around kind of fighting. After I saw this, I ended up separating the two.

Should I keep put them together again and hope for the best and leave it to whatever happens, or should I merge them later with workers? I’m not really sure. If possible I’d like them to cooperate. Thanks.

Ankrauser
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Re: Multiple Myrmica sp Queen Help

Post: # 55313Post Ankrauser
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:53 pm

To elaborate further on this: Q1 used to be the dominant female or so it appeared and would snip at Q2 here and but nothing really came out of it. But ever since Q2 laid a batch of eggs first, aggression levels between Q1 and Q2 skyrocketed within the last 36 hrs which made Q1 hide in their outworld. Earlier this morning I saw both Q1 and Q2 look like they were trying to kill each other before I broke it up with a BBQ skewer. Now I'm not sure if I should keep them separated, attempt to put them together again, or try introducing them to each other after workers get close to arriving.

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Re: Multiple Myrmica sp Queen Help

Post: # 55321Post antnest8
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:33 am

They could be different species since it is almost impossible to tell their differences.
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony
!!And A CREMATOGASTER QUEEN!!

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