I found this parasitic formica queen in early August and figured out she was actually in the Formica group Sanguinea which mostly consist of slave making formica. I got her hosts about a week after i caught her as well as getting her more hosts about a month later leaving her at 45 hosts for diapause. The colony went into diapause late September. I took the colony out of diapause on January 1st 2021. Currently they’re housed in a mini hearth from Tar Heel Ants and are pretty inactive because they just came out of diapause a few days ago. And after diapause she had 41 hosts left and the hosts started to fight a little but no casualties other then from diapause.
Edited by Amatty76, June 7 2023 - 7:52 AM.