How many queens

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How many queens

Post: # 37564Post oOFutteOo
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:24 am

Hallo again

Getting ready for the nuptial flights in Denmark. I'm just wandering how many queen i should catch to be fairly sure to get one that is mateded but not over catching.
On one hand i want to be sure to get to get a matede queen on the other hand i just want one colleny. so i don't want to end up with a lot of queens starting collonis that i have to release (thinking that the risk of releasing a disease is minimal as long as i haven't fed the collenis yet. and release them were i found the queens :roll: ).

every input is apriciated

Best regards Rolf

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Re: How many queens

Post: # 38992Post MilwaukeeJake
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:28 pm

You could also consider joining the GAN Project and make a few bucks with your extras. If you haven't sold them by the time they are ready to move out of the test tube just release them back where you found them
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