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Can you put a single Formica queen into a THA mini hearth?


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#1 Offline gs5248 - Posted April 6 2021 - 8:28 PM

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Can you put a single Formica queen into as THA mini hearth? 


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#2 Offline jcisopodgang - Posted April 6 2021 - 10:59 PM

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honestly id just use a test tube until she gets workers, its a lot easier in general lol


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#3 Offline AntsUtah - Posted April 7 2021 - 6:44 AM

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They get disturbed easily and I wouldn't recommend it, every time you check on the queen or fill up the water tower, she is likely to eat her eggs. A test-tube placed in the dark, undisturbed for a whole month works almost every time. After the founding stage, Formica are much less likely to eat their brood and are calmer overall.


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#4 Offline ANTdrew - Posted April 7 2021 - 7:14 AM

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Also be sure to put some sand in the tube to help larvae spin their cocoons.

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#5 Offline gs5248 - Posted April 7 2021 - 5:09 PM

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Thanks. I will be sure to use your advice. I ordered a mini hearth anyways though, for when she gets workers.


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#6 Offline BugFinder - Posted April 7 2021 - 6:21 PM

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the mini hearth will be great for them once she has at least 10 workers.


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#7 Offline MinigunL5 - Posted April 7 2021 - 8:16 PM

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I suggest that you use a test tube as you won't have to refill the water and the queen will be cozier in the smaller space. Also, I don't think she'll need any sand in her tube.

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Formica subsericea queen with 2 workersLasius aphidicola queens-Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen| Camponotus novaeboracensis queen with ~35 workers10 Solenopsis molesta queens (together) with 5-10 workers| Lasius cf. neoniger queens| Apheonogaster fulva queenBrachymyrmex depilis queen| Myrmica cf. punctiventris queenStenamma brevicorne queen





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