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Various Methods and Setups used for Founding Queens

test tube founding queen care setup set up methods

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#41 Offline RayBuc - Posted January 16 2018 - 12:40 PM



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I have had really terrible luck with starting out Camponotus queens in test tubes...so this time I decided to try something different. What do you guys think about these setups for starting off queens? I stuck the Dorymyrmex in one just to see what happens. These are pretty simple and easy to make, the only materials needed are wood and 2 glass slides.





How did this work? I like this. Have you tweaked the design at all since it has been a while? When it came to moving the started colony to a larger nest, or outworld, how did you do it? 

Are there any types of wood that should NOT be used (or what works best?).

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