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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




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