Warning: This post is involves to bees but is related to ants, I promise!
I was doing my usual internet thing when I came across a video on introducing queen bee's to queenless colonies. The guy in the video uses a small box with one side open and mesh covering it. This container was to allow for the worker's to familiarize themselves with the queen and for the bee keeper to be able to judge the workers reactions to the queen. I was wondering if something similar (obviously with smaller mesh) could be used to gauge if ants would accept a new queen into their colony, in the cases of polygynous or parasitic species. Here is a link to the video:
I am interested in your opinions and experiences!