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How polygynous is Pheidole pilifera

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#21 Offline CheetoLord02 - Posted January 22 2021 - 1:18 PM

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Species where queens fight in pleometrosis is not the same as oligyny. This was theorized to be the case in T. immigrans, however there have been many cases of workers culling queens as well. Pheidole pilifera, especially in the northeast, is a rare and VERY valuable species, and experimenting with polygyny or oligyny is just stupid. Keep your queens separate, sell extra colonies. Spread the wealth! P. pilifera is an excellent species and there is no benefit to keeping queens together when they'll just end up fighting,


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#22 Offline TennesseeAnts - Posted January 22 2021 - 1:30 PM

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Species where queens fight in pleometrosis is not the same as oligyny. This was theorized to be the case in T. immigrans, however there have been many cases of workers culling queens as well. Pheidole pilifera, especially in the northeast, is a rare and VERY valuable species, and experimenting with polygyny or oligyny is just stupid. Keep your queens separate, sell extra colonies. Spread the wealth! P. pilifera is an excellent species and there is no benefit to keeping queens together when they'll just end up fighting,

I agree with this fully.



#23 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted January 23 2021 - 8:21 AM

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Species where queens fight in pleometrosis is not the same as oligyny. This was theorized to be the case in T. immigrans, however there have been many cases of workers culling queens as well. Pheidole pilifera, especially in the northeast, is a rare and VERY valuable species, and experimenting with polygyny or oligyny is just stupid. Keep your queens separate, sell extra colonies. Spread the wealth! P. pilifera is an excellent species and there is no benefit to keeping queens together when they'll just end up fighting,

I agree with this fully.

 

Same. In my opinion, even if a species is oligynous (did I spell that right) it is best to keep queens separate. Especially for rare species.



#24 Offline Chickalo - Posted January 25 2021 - 5:12 AM

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Species where queens fight in pleometrosis is not the same as oligyny. This was theorized to be the case in T. immigrans, however there have been many cases of workers culling queens as well. Pheidole pilifera, especially in the northeast, is a rare and VERY valuable species, and experimenting with polygyny or oligyny is just stupid. Keep your queens separate, sell extra colonies. Spread the wealth! P. pilifera is an excellent species and there is no benefit to keeping queens together when they'll just end up fighting,

I agree with this fully.

 

Same. In my opinion, even if a species is oligynous (did I spell that right) it is best to keep queens separate. Especially for rare species.

 

aight if i end up finding a pheidole hotspot, I'm sure some people in MA will buy pilifera colonies (I'm not good for prices tho...)


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#25 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted January 25 2021 - 5:22 AM

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Species where queens fight in pleometrosis is not the same as oligyny. This was theorized to be the case in T. immigrans, however there have been many cases of workers culling queens as well. Pheidole pilifera, especially in the northeast, is a rare and VERY valuable species, and experimenting with polygyny or oligyny is just stupid. Keep your queens separate, sell extra colonies. Spread the wealth! P. pilifera is an excellent species and there is no benefit to keeping queens together when they'll just end up fighting,

I agree with this fully.

 

Same. In my opinion, even if a species is oligynous (did I spell that right) it is best to keep queens separate. Especially for rare species.

 

aight if i end up finding a pheidole hotspot, I'm sure some people in MA will buy pilifera colonies (I'm not good for prices tho...)

 

get a permit fo all six species here in Va, come down here get yourself a hotel and wait until july when I've caught all the species in state or use my backyard to catch them. I will say though is that bicanarata-tysoni are the most common and then its more common to find dentata around maybe 5 queens a year and only about 2 of pheidole davisi and pilifera- morrisi is without a doubt the rarest in va.


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#26 Offline Chickalo - Posted January 25 2021 - 5:33 AM

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Species where queens fight in pleometrosis is not the same as oligyny. This was theorized to be the case in T. immigrans, however there have been many cases of workers culling queens as well. Pheidole pilifera, especially in the northeast, is a rare and VERY valuable species, and experimenting with polygyny or oligyny is just stupid. Keep your queens separate, sell extra colonies. Spread the wealth! P. pilifera is an excellent species and there is no benefit to keeping queens together when they'll just end up fighting,

I agree with this fully.

 

Same. In my opinion, even if a species is oligynous (did I spell that right) it is best to keep queens separate. Especially for rare species.

 

aight if i end up finding a pheidole hotspot, I'm sure some people in MA will buy pilifera colonies (I'm not good for prices tho...)

 

get a permit fo all six species here in Va, come down here get yourself a hotel and wait until july when I've caught all the species in state or use my backyard to catch them. I will say though is that bicanarata-tysoni are the most common and then its more common to find dentata around maybe 5 queens a year and only about 2 of pheidole davisi and pilifera- morrisi is without a doubt the rarest in va.

I'm not going to va lol, i was thinking more of otter, minigun, and a couple of other people in the MA discord server


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#27 Offline KitsAntVa - Posted January 25 2021 - 5:46 AM

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Ya I know but if you ever come close you know who to contact  :whistle:  :lol:


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#28 Offline akaant - Posted January 25 2021 - 7:08 AM

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I sold a few colonies last season. I may offer more this year.

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