I collected about 35 queens a few days after their mating flight in San Diego. I've been wanting to start a new polygynous colony with dirt-less setup where I can more easily observe the queens, egg pile, larvae and such. The 2018 colony is great but is lacking in that aspect since you cannot see into the dirt nest. I bought a Palladium nest from THA to start the colony. I tried to dab the thoraxes with some white nontoxic paint to help identify queens from workers later on. But they were able to clean it off after a few days.
Edited by Straywolf94, May 29 2022 - 9:39 PM.