all four colonies just got their first biological workers yesterday. One colony already had a couple D. insanus
workers I boosted them with.
It seems the same thing happened this year that happened to me last year when I found a supposed D. bicolor
queen in the desert. The workers don't exactly look like D. bicolor
to me. The queen totally looks exactly as I would expect her to look, but the workers are very dark in color. I have seen Dorymyrmex
like this before, but assumed they were just another Dorymyrmex
sp. that would probably be considered D. insanus
. I'll probably be combining this journal with my Dorymyrmex
sp.1 journal from last year, since I'm pretty sure these are the same species those were.
The only other thing I can think might be happening, is the nanitics just look different than the more mature workers, sort of like Liometopum occidentale
Colony in the test tube
Colonies in dirt boxes