We have eggs!!
*Last week, the first queen laid eggs, and a couple days ago she got a tiny larva, and then proceeded to eat everything.
The pair of queens has 4 eggs, and I suspect they will lay more. One looks like it is starting to hatch already. They go from egg to larva extremely quickly it would seem.
The bicolored queen, which I am now thinking is aerata, has 3 eggs. I am hoping that she manages to succeed, I have wanted francoeuri for some time, and this species is somewhat similar, if more bicolored. Anyway, that is about all for now!
Edited by NickAnter, August 21 2021 - 11:27 AM.
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Species being kept:
Solenopsis "plebeius", Camponotus maritimus, Formica cf. subaenescens, Formica cf. aerata, Lasius cf. americanus, Lasius aphidicola, Lasius brevicornis, Lasius nr claviger, Nylanderia vividula, Temnothorax nevadensis, Temnothorax chandleri, Temnothorax arboreus Solenopsis validiuscula, Solenopsis truncorum, Solenopsis xyloni, Formica perpilosa, Formica cf. lasiodes, Formica cf. neogagates Pogonomyrmex californicus, Pogonomyrmex salinus, and Myrmecocystus testaceus!!!!
Hoping to find this year:
Myrmecocystus, Liometopum occidentale, Camponotus essigi, Camponotus fragilis, Manica bradleyi, Formica perpilosa, Pheidole hyatti, and a Parasitic Formica sp.
People are stupid. It explains a lot...