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Aphenogaster founding

queen ants founding question idk what else to put lol

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#1 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted June 8 2021 - 6:21 AM

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I have two queens that I found under rocks (yes I made sure they were alone) they bolth have laid eggs. I was wondering about there founding I know they are fully claustral but if they can’t preform trophallaxis then how would they feed the larvae? Just curious.

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#2 Offline Kaelwizard - Posted June 8 2021 - 6:29 AM

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I have never thought about that before. Maybe queens can but workers can't?



#3 Offline Manitobant - Posted June 8 2021 - 6:30 AM

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Aphaenogaster are fully claustral, so no feeding is required. I'm pretty sure they regurgitate a special liquid to feed their first brood, like other fully claustral queens, even if they don’t have a social stomach.
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#4 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted June 8 2021 - 6:34 AM

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[quote name="AntBoi3030" post="189624" timestamp="1623162878"][quote name="Manitobant" post="189620" timestamp="1623162628"]
Thanks

Edited by AntBoi3030, June 8 2021 - 6:42 AM.

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My favorite queens/colony’s:
Pheidole Tysoni, Selonopis Molesta, Brachymyrmex Depilis, Tetramorium Immagrians, Prenolepis Imparis, Pheidole Bicirinata 


#5 Offline Chickalo - Posted June 8 2021 - 6:38 AM

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Maybe since queens and males are basically the "true form of ants" they can do trophallaxis like any other eusocial insect, but workers can't since they're like the "deformed" or "lesser" versions of queens and males since they have no wings.  I mean, think about it, wasp and bee workers have wings but ant workers don't, surely they have to be some lesser version of the queens and males who do have wings.


 

Aphaenogaster are fully claustral, so no feeding is required. I'm pretty sure they regurgitate a special liquid to feed their first brood, like other fully claustral queens, even if they don’t have a social stomach.


Thanks, and are you ants Manitoba?

 

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#6 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted August 19 2021 - 4:30 AM

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I’m guessing she feeds her larvae trophic eggs
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My favorite queens/colony’s:
Pheidole Tysoni, Selonopis Molesta, Brachymyrmex Depilis, Tetramorium Immagrians, Prenolepis Imparis, Pheidole Bicirinata 






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