I have a L. niger queen who has lost all of her workers due to unfortunate formicarium poisoning left by manufacturing process.
I am thinking of introducing her to another small L. niger colony I have.
I understand they are monogynous, but I wonder if the workers would eventually accept another queen if they were kept separate.
That's called oligynie, if I'm not mistaken.
I was thinking of keeping the queen separated by a mesh in the beginning and see where it goes from there.
Any experience with that?