The chances of a wingless queen to be fertile

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drcreamdonut
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The chances of a wingless queen to be fertile

Post: # 72544Post drcreamdonut
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:37 am

I was wondering what the chances of a newly caught, wingless queen ant being fertile is?

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Re: The chances of a wingless queen to be fertile

Post: # 72546Post rakuichijou
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:41 am

Maybe about 50%?
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Re: The chances of a wingless queen to be fertile

Post: # 72552Post drcreamdonut
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:47 am

Thanks.

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Re: The chances of a wingless queen to be fertile

Post: # 72563Post Varanid
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:08 pm

I've had pretty good luck with them being fertile. Probably closer to 80%, maybe I just got lucky though.

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Re: The chances of a wingless queen to be fertile

Post: # 72660Post BlueLance
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:23 am

I just caught 14 Lasius Niger wingless queens, lets hope, there were loads all over the place today, I didnt believe it when people said its that easy to spot. They wernt kidding

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