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Camponotus pennsylvanicus

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#1 Offline Fitzysgto - Posted June 5 2019 - 5:09 PM



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I've just started to collect Camponotus pennsylvanicus. I've have found a lot of queens. Ones that I have found without there wings are in 6 test tubes. 4\6 have already laid eggs. Today I found 2 without wings and 12 with wings.

I put them all together in a giant ant farm. I have a formicarium with just Camponotus pennsylvanicus workers. how do you introduce workers to queen(s)? will they kill her or accept her?

#2 Offline Martialis - Posted June 5 2019 - 6:37 PM


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This sounds like an excellent way to kill them all.
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#3 Offline Acutus - Posted June 5 2019 - 7:19 PM


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C. pennsylvanicus are 1 Queen/colony ants. Mixing them like was said is a good way to get most if not all killed. your chances of established workers accepting the queens is very low.

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#4 Offline Ant_Dude2908 - Posted June 6 2019 - 5:44 AM


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I do it all the time. Never has the queen been killed. If it does fail for me, the queen ends up decapitating the worker. I only give the small minor workers though, so if things do go wrong, the queen has no problem dispatching any rouge workers.

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