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10 queen lasius neoniger experiment

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#41 Offline GRIMM_OwO_ - Posted September 14 2021 - 7:58 PM

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If you think a thing that ants do in nature is cruel why keep ants

#42 Offline antgallery - Posted September 14 2021 - 8:00 PM

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Holy! This post reeked of drama before I was even able to click on it!  :)

this is a joke, don't take it seriously...


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#43 Offline KadinB - Posted September 14 2021 - 8:07 PM

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Tbh I don’t think it’s a really big deal. Most queens would have died in the wild anyways. He is also just trying still cause he could have a different outcome and end up with a colony with more than one queen which would be awesome. Just don’t take it the wrong way for what I’m saying.


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#44 Offline antgallery - Posted September 14 2021 - 8:12 PM

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:l

What's up with the :l thing? It's really starting to irk me for some reason.


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#45 Offline AntBoi3030 - Posted September 15 2021 - 3:07 AM

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:l

What's up with the :l thing? It's really starting to irk me for some reason.
It’s a face :\
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#46 Offline Chickalo - Posted September 15 2021 - 4:10 AM

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Tbh I don’t think it’s a really big deal. Most queens would have died in the wild anyways. He is also just trying still cause he could have a different outcome and end up with a colony with more than one queen which would be awesome. Just don’t take it the wrong way for what I’m saying.


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If this is true, not gonna lie, it would've been smarter to make more smaller groups instead of one larger groups, like the saying "Don't put all of your eggs in one basket".  This way you can see more than one outcome on multiple colonies, and assuming atleast one queen lives, you get five neoniger colonies instead of one OP colony.  Plus you can make money off of the ones you don't want to/cannot keep.  With that being said, it's always good to remember that the wild and captivity don't really relate.  You can say "they would've died in the wild anyways," but I could also respond with "they probably would've survived in captivity in monogynous colonies anyways".  Take that how you will, that's just my dumb-[censored] opinion.


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Nope nope nope nope nope


#47 Offline GRIMM_OwO_ - Posted September 15 2021 - 6:34 AM

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Lasius neos don't sell for much in WA

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#48 Offline Chickalo - Posted September 15 2021 - 7:11 AM

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Lasius neos don't sell for much in WA

Money is money, only a little is better than nothing.   You can always sell some to new ant keepers since their easy to keep.  You could also sell as host colonies.  Probably around 20 dollars easy for a queen with a couple workers.


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Nope nope nope nope nope


#49 Offline GRIMM_OwO_ - Posted September 15 2021 - 11:45 AM

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They won't buy

#50 Offline Chickalo - Posted September 15 2021 - 11:48 AM

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Sucks to suck I guess, good luck with the experiment, don't be surprised if they kill each other, for I will cry.  Lasius my Beloved!


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Nope nope nope nope nope


#51 Offline GRIMM_OwO_ - Posted September 19 2021 - 12:49 PM

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Week 3

 

Queen: 10

 

Workers: 0

 

Eggs: 10+

 

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#52 Offline futurebird - Posted September 19 2021 - 5:43 PM

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Just one other thought:

 

If you separate out a few of them you will have a lasius colony ready in the future if you find a parasitic queen, and you can still collect brood and boost the best queen with them apart.  You could even do something like 5 queens together and 5 on their own. 

 

I always feel like I could use an extra medium small lasius colony for various things. 

 

Anyway hope it works, but do read up on the experiences of others and please don't just post a few times then disappear. If it's an experiment document the whole thing for the sake of the poor queens.  


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#53 Offline GRIMM_OwO_ - Posted September 29 2021 - 4:17 PM

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Sorry for the late update guys

 

Queens:9

 

eggs: 10+

 

worker:0 

 

one queen unfortunately died during founding for unknow reasons

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#54 Offline Antkeeper01 - Posted September 29 2021 - 5:51 PM

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Sorry for the late update guys

 

Queens:9

 

eggs: 10+

 

worker:0 

 

one queen unfortunately died during founding for unknow reasons

20210929_171424.jpg?width=726&height=968

first they didn't care if the queens die and now they act kinda sad about it and the queen probably died from infertility.


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#55 Offline DDD101DDD - Posted September 29 2021 - 8:43 PM

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Sorry for the late update guys

 

Queens:9

 

eggs: 10+

 

worker:0 

 

one queen unfortunately died during founding for unknow reasons

20210929_171424.jpg?width=726&height=968

first they didn't care if the queens die and now they act kinda sad about it and the queen probably died from infertility.

 

 

Saying "unfortunately" doesn't necessarily indicate sadness.
 


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#56 Offline GRIMM_OwO_ - Posted October 3 2021 - 12:25 PM

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gonna put them in hiber soon 



#57 Offline ANTdrew - Posted October 3 2021 - 2:50 PM

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#58 Offline Max_Connor - Posted October 4 2021 - 3:54 AM

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Is it even possible for them to have like 100 nanitics at the end? If you suppose one queen gives about 10-15 nanitics while founding monogynously



#59 Offline GRIMM_OwO_ - Posted October 5 2021 - 4:40 PM

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Is it even possible for them to have like 100 nanitics at the end? If you suppose one queen gives about 10-15 nanitics while founding monogynously

idk



#60 Offline GRIMM_OwO_ - Posted October 5 2021 - 4:51 PM

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week 4

the infertile queens have died off

 

queen: 7

 

worker:0

 

eggs: 40+

 

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