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Teatotalled
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I Got A Queen!

Post: # 31236Post Teatotalled
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:22 pm

I'm sure of it this time! She just crawled across the pavement, wings and all. She had them off before I caught her but catch her I did!

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Considering her shape and the fact I caught her today, I'm pretty sure she's a labor day ant, but I'm prepared to post more pictures tomorrow once my good camera has its battery charged up.

If anyone could confirm that for me at some point, I'd be very grateful so I know what to research before I move her into a proper formicarum if she ever lays eggs.

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idahoantgirl
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Re: I Got A Queen!

Post: # 31237Post idahoantgirl
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:58 pm

lasius neoniger. they do not lay eggs till after hibernation.
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

Teatotalled
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Re: I Got A Queen!

Post: # 31239Post Teatotalled
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:23 pm

idahoantgirl wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:58 pm
lasius neoniger. they do not lay eggs till after hibernation.
That's what I thought! Thank you so much for the confirmation. I hope she manages to survive the winter so I can look forward to a lovely colony.

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idahoantgirl
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Re: I Got A Queen!

Post: # 31248Post idahoantgirl
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:54 am

Teatotalled wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:23 pm
idahoantgirl wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:58 pm
lasius neoniger. they do not lay eggs till after hibernation.
That's what I thought! Thank you so much for the confirmation. I hope she manages to survive the winter so I can look forward to a lovely colony.
Yeah! I have one that has about 25 workers or so.
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

Teatotalled
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Re: I Got A Queen!

Post: # 31253Post Teatotalled
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:01 am

idahoantgirl wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:54 am

Yeah! I have one that has about 25 workers or so.
That's so cool! I'll have to message you for tips and stuff if I get a successful colony!

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idahoantgirl
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Re: I Got A Queen!

Post: # 31277Post idahoantgirl
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:58 pm

Teatotalled wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:01 am
idahoantgirl wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:54 am

Yeah! I have one that has about 25 workers or so.
That's so cool! I'll have to message you for tips and stuff if I get a successful colony!
sounds good! I'd be glad to help
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Tapinoma Sessile

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