It has been a while since I got to make a journal, and I am super excited! I received five seemingly infertile Lasius cf. flavus queens from this ID thread. Here were four of them as I received them:
Well, they had a nice pile of eggs, and I know the queen that this journal will revolve around was among these four. I received the fifth one on a later date, which later died, due to bodily deformities that caused her the inability to feed herself. The four in this video are the four I still have to this day. All five of the queens went through a two and a half month long hibernation period. About a week after being taken out, as mentioned above, the deformed one died. Also, I separated the four remaining queens into different test tubes. Now, the remaining four have gorged themselves on food and seem to want to survive. Anyway, today I came across this spectacle!
A young mother caring over her new young. Lets hope they are fertile larvae, and will become workers!
Edited by Gregory2455, February 20 2019 - 10:24 PM.