Found another Papyrius queen in my backyard this morning, about 8-10mm like the queen I found yesterday at the park yesterday.
Although this one is slightly injured.
I moved her to a Iridomyrmex nest, and like with my other queen, they seem to excrete something that has a strong smell... when they encounter other ants
Then I noticed that none of the Iridomyrmex ants would actually attack her.... some would grab her and then let go immediately.
Very interesting. Might have something to do with the chemical she sprays, and does lend some weight to her being parasitic.
Anyway she eventually crawled into the nest with some prodding
I might try putting my queen into my Iridomyrmex setup
Edited by CoolColJ, September 12 2018 - 5:31 PM.