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Pheidole bicarinata polygynous?


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#1 Online CatsnAnts - Posted June 26 2019 - 3:38 AM

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I caught 2 Pheidole bicarinata queens last night (yay!) and I was wanting to know whether or not they would do better together or alone?
5 queen Temnothorax ambiguus (founding)
11 queen Temnothorax curvispinosus (founding)
1 queen Colobopsis mississippiensis (founding)
1 queen Colobopsis impressa (founding)
1 queen Lasius interjectus (with 30 host workers)
x3 1 queen Camponotus subbarbatus (founding)
1 queen Strumigebys pilinasis (colony of about 30 workers)
1 queen Ponera pennsylvanica (founding)
x2 1 queen Pheidole bicarinata (founding)
1 queen Temnothorax curvispinosus (~170 workers) ... also have 2 termite colonies.

#2 Online Ant_Dude2908 - Posted June 26 2019 - 5:04 AM

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Put them separate. They grow extremely quickly, and even if they were not polygynous, they would out grow a test tube in a few months.

Edited by Ant_Dude2908, June 26 2019 - 7:32 AM.


#3 Online CatsnAnts - Posted June 26 2019 - 5:10 AM

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Put them separate. They grow extremely quickly, and even if they were polygynous, they would out grow a test tube in a few months.


Alright, will do!
5 queen Temnothorax ambiguus (founding)
11 queen Temnothorax curvispinosus (founding)
1 queen Colobopsis mississippiensis (founding)
1 queen Colobopsis impressa (founding)
1 queen Lasius interjectus (with 30 host workers)
x3 1 queen Camponotus subbarbatus (founding)
1 queen Strumigebys pilinasis (colony of about 30 workers)
1 queen Ponera pennsylvanica (founding)
x2 1 queen Pheidole bicarinata (founding)
1 queen Temnothorax curvispinosus (~170 workers) ... also have 2 termite colonies.

#4 Offline enflamingo - Posted June 26 2019 - 6:44 AM

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Good luck with your pheidole! I've been wanting some so best of luck.


My Journal featuring all of what I'm keeping

 

Keeper of:

x2 Camponotus Novaeboracensis Queen(s)

x2 Camponotus Pennsylvanicus Queen(s)

x1 Tetramorium Immigrans Queen(s)

x1 Tetramorium Immigrans Colony

x1 Tapinoma Sessile Colony


#5 Online CatsnAnts - Posted June 26 2019 - 7:12 AM

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Good luck with your pheidole! I've been wanting some so best of luck.


Thank you! :D They are one of my favorites along with temnothorax!
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5 queen Temnothorax ambiguus (founding)
11 queen Temnothorax curvispinosus (founding)
1 queen Colobopsis mississippiensis (founding)
1 queen Colobopsis impressa (founding)
1 queen Lasius interjectus (with 30 host workers)
x3 1 queen Camponotus subbarbatus (founding)
1 queen Strumigebys pilinasis (colony of about 30 workers)
1 queen Ponera pennsylvanica (founding)
x2 1 queen Pheidole bicarinata (founding)
1 queen Temnothorax curvispinosus (~170 workers) ... also have 2 termite colonies.




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