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Your Opinion on Hypoponera Opacior Polygyny.


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#1 Offline NickAnter - Posted May 25 2019 - 11:25 AM

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So,I know that Ponerinecat had a similar topic, but this one is solely devoted to why some websites say they are polygynous, and some do not

Currently keeping:             

Camponotus hyatti (1, single queen, 1 worker.)                     "Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground." -Theodore Roosevelt

                                                                                              "Either you will control your government, or government will control you." -Ronald Reagan

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Currently founding:

---Solenopsis molesta(2 tubes  with five in one and two in the other.  )

---Monomorium cf. minimum(1 queen) Pheidole navigans(9 separate queens) Hypoponera sp. (1 queen)  Nylanderia vividula(1)

Hoping to get soon:Camponotus fragilis,Lasius pallitarsis and brevicornis,Formica argentea,Stigmatomma pallipes/oregonense and Pogonomyrmex californicus.


#2 Offline ponerinecat - Posted May 25 2019 - 2:55 PM

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I have found massive colonies with one queen, the biggest with a whopping 150 worker count, but also ones with 7-10 queens. I have only had one alate queen live peacefully with other queens, though. It could have to do with founding methods, with alates having to rely on themselves for the entire founding process while ergatoids have other workers and queens surrounding them. Perhaps if you took a fertilized ergatoid cocoon and opened it without other colony members, it might found a colony and not accept other gynes.


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#3 Offline mrfroggyjoe - Posted May 25 2019 - 7:21 PM

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These ants are "highly polygynous" according to antwiki.org 



#4 Offline ponerinecat - Posted May 26 2019 - 12:07 PM

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These ants are "highly polygynous" according to antwiki.org 

most alate founded colonies of mine rip apart other queens, so it may depend.






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