A few days ago, on May 15, I caught three Temnothorax curvispinosus queens at my blacklight (along with Camponotus, Colobopsis, Brachymyrmex, Pheidole, and Odontomachus) and all three have taken off their wings. These Temnothorax queens are 4 millimeters.
I just checked on them today, and one of the three queens has laid eggs. The eggs are a lot larger than I expected, being from such a small queen. There are only 3 eggs. The queen can probably only hold very few eggs in her gaster at a time since the eggs are so large, which likely relates to how small mature Temnothorax colonies are.
Edited by Aaron567, July 1 2019 - 12:18 PM.