I agree with ctantkeeper on this one. Even though Tetramorium queens are very abundant. When going through the process naturally, the colony you decide to keep afterwards might be injured and you might not be able to tell. So you would end up raising an injured queen which would end in a shorter life span of the colony. Just be safer and listen to ctantkeeper. He has better research, better support, superior logic, and safer. Best Regards to All!
Thanks man! At the end of the day, I'm just trying to pass down what I know so that I can help people. I am all for further discussion on something like this as long as the points being made are well sound and in the realm of logic. I wish all of you the best of luck with your own Tetramorium sp.e colonies!
I 100% agree with you. What troubles me sometimes is that people do these ant experiments and they never consider that they are real organisms. I don't believe it is fair to unnaturally introduce queens that are not polygynous in all knowing that all but one will die and possibly all will. I like ant keeping because I think when I catch a queen that I am giving them a better chance to survive and thrive than in the wild. I do not believe in these pity experiments that are trying to prove or disprove solid scientific evidence. I think if you are going to do this at least make sure that surviving queen has the best possible chance! Please let me know what your stands are on this. I would be happy to discuss this. Please let me know. Best of luck! Best Regards!