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T.C.'s Multi-Queen Formica subsericea Journal


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#1 Offline T.C. - Posted January 23 2023 - 9:12 PM

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I got 4 queens of Formica subsericea from another keeper in my state last year. I just pulled them from hibernation a few weeks ago. We should see workers in a less than a month since I have them under a heating lamp. I have never heard of much success with this species and multiple queens but I figured I'd give it a go.

 

 

 

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#2 Offline UtahAnts - Posted January 23 2023 - 9:21 PM

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Looking good, will these queens tolerate each other long-term?


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#3 Offline T.C. - Posted January 23 2023 - 9:46 PM

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Looking good, will these queens tolerate each other long-term?

 

I've heard different stories. I guess we will see.


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#4 Offline T.C. - Posted January 26 2023 - 8:43 PM

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We have a cocoon. 

 

 

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#5 Offline ANTdrew - Posted January 27 2023 - 2:26 AM

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I just love the look of this species’ queens.
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#6 Offline T.C. - Posted January 27 2023 - 9:26 PM

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I remembered today why I stopped keeping Formica sp. The queens ate almost all the larvae.  :facepalm:  Cannibals 


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