Test tube setup

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ninicobi
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Test tube setup

Post: # 65599Post ninicobi
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:52 am

I found 2 pheidole queens and 2 pheidole males, the queens still have wings so should I keep the queens and males in the test tube together?

Goldendoodle50
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Re: Test tube setup

Post: # 65623Post Goldendoodle50
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:33 pm

I found 2 pheidole queens and 2 pheidole males, the queens still have wings so should I keep the queens and males in the test tube together?

:arrow: it might be too late but quick :!: :!: :!: put them together and if they mate that is cool
put them in a seethrough box and put test tube setups inside it and cover them up with some opaque material
and put all four of them in

:!: :!: remember that put two test tube setups tho
this would mean that the 2 males that you caught have to be from different colonies
and the two females have to ignore each other.....

Hawkeye
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Re: Test tube setup

Post: # 65629Post Hawkeye
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:15 am

ninicobi wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:52 am
I found 2 pheidole queens and 2 pheidole males, the queens still have wings so should I keep the queens and males in the test tube together?
It's unlikely they will still mate, as the queens will only mate during the nuptial flight. The male alates will die after mating, having served their purpose. You could of course put them together, but chances are nothing will happen.
Find out if your species is polygenous, before you put 2 queens together. If they don't support multiple queens in one nest, they'll eventually fight to the death to take out the competition. Which will result in a dead queen and likely an injured queen...

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