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#21 Offline Artisan_Ants - Posted March 7 2024 - 1:40 PM


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Solenopsis as a whole genus has two petioles - there is no difference in the number of petioles between any two species of Solenopsis.

Oh, that’s pretty cool. Didn’t know.


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/

#22 Offline cooIboyJ - Posted March 8 2024 - 9:54 AM


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Next time avoid collecting from whole colonies, unless you're sure you can get all of them. Since you collected the queen and just a handful of workers, she has a low chance of restarting the colony from almost scratch. They should be fine since you did collect workers, but they might not end up well because they didn't have as many as they used to. Also, the rest of the colony and brood you left behind are pretty much wasted, since they no longer have a queen.

It was a super colony we saw at least two queens




Yeah, my brother got stung by a supermajor when we were getting the queen. 


S. xyloni, and every Solenopsis in Nevada, do not have supermajors.


hmmm, maybe it was a major 

Edited by cooIboyJ, March 8 2024 - 2:02 PM.


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