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dolichovespula maculata queen?


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#1 Offline Jonathan5608 - Posted October 25 2022 - 4:56 PM

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Found in LI. If a queen, how would you care for one to found a colony. Quarter in the picture

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#2 Offline Manitobant - Posted October 26 2022 - 7:14 AM

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Its most likely a queen considering it was found at this time of year. To my knowledge, nobody has successfully got dolichovespula to found a nest in captivity yet. The first thing you want to do however is hibernate her, as they need to sleep for the winter before founding a nest in the spring.
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#3 Offline Jonathan5608 - Posted October 26 2022 - 10:30 AM

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She unfortunately passed during the night

#4 Offline JesseTheAntKid - Posted December 12 2023 - 5:35 PM

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Aww! Better luck next time!


Currently keeping: Pheidole obscurithorax (FINALLY I CAN STUDY THEM AND HAVE THEIR COOL MAJORS  B)), Tetramorium bicarinatum, Solenopsis spp. (probably xyloni, the queens are tiny hehe)

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Previously kept: Monomorium minimum, Pheidole dentata

 

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#5 Offline FormiCanada - Posted February 6 2024 - 10:50 AM

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I was successful with a foundress queen that I found on a small low branch in my backyard. These are so difficult to keep in captivity because they require the sun and large objects to pinpoint distance and direction to and from the nest when they fly out. I let them go outdoors after a month, but the queen did develop the outer layer of the nest nicely. Some photos are attached. 

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#6 Offline Artisan_Ants - Posted February 6 2024 - 12:19 PM

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Wow! Beautiful Bald-faced hornet queen.

Keeping:

2x - S. molesta (colonies)                1x - C. nearcticus (founding)  (y) New!

1x - C. chromaiodes (colony)           1x - C. subbarbatus (founding)  (y) New!

2x - F. pallidefulva (colonies)             1x T. sessile (mega colony)

2x - C. cerasi (founding)  workers are here!  :yahoo:

1x - B. depilis (founding but no eggs)

2x - P. imparis (colony) 2x P. imparis (founding)  Unfortunately no multi queen P. imparis colonies as all of the queens died due to fungus infection (assumed). RIP  :( 

Check out my C. nearcticus journal here: https://www.formicul...cticus-journal/

Check out my C. chromaiodes journal here: https://www.formicul...aiodes-journal/


#7 Offline prenolepsis - Posted May 10 2024 - 9:00 AM

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Hornet king the hornet exterminator once kept a bald faced hornet nest in captivity and was successful for a while.


he removes giant nests of wild hornets too on youtube.


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#8 Offline Artisan_Ants - Posted May 10 2024 - 5:18 PM

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Hornet king the hornet exterminator once kept a bald faced hornet nest in captivity and was successful for a while.


he removes giant nests of wild hornets too on youtube.

Yeah I've seen his vids a couple of times. They are honestly wild.


Keeping:

2x - S. molesta (colonies)                1x - C. nearcticus (founding)  (y) New!

1x - C. chromaiodes (colony)           1x - C. subbarbatus (founding)  (y) New!

2x - F. pallidefulva (colonies)             1x T. sessile (mega colony)

2x - C. cerasi (founding)  workers are here!  :yahoo:

1x - B. depilis (founding but no eggs)

2x - P. imparis (colony) 2x P. imparis (founding)  Unfortunately no multi queen P. imparis colonies as all of the queens died due to fungus infection (assumed). RIP  :( 

Check out my C. nearcticus journal here: https://www.formicul...cticus-journal/

Check out my C. chromaiodes journal here: https://www.formicul...aiodes-journal/





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