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DON'T FUSE ANT SPECIES!! A perspective by Hawaiiant

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#1 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted January 7 2017 - 4:46 PM

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Due to some recent topics/posts about fusing ant colonies, I just want to post some information: Ant colony fusion is nearly impossible.

You've probably watched youtube videos on parasitic ant queens, brood raiding ant queens, etc, but those are specialized species. Even then the enslaved workers may rebel! If that is what happens with a specialized parasitic species, think about what happens with a normal ant colony.

 

For those who think they know people who can fuse ant colonies, they're most likely wrong. Those people also may have confused a person who rears parasitic ants with a person who "magically" can fuse a colony of any ant species. If that could happen, no ant wars would occur!

 

Even introducing an unrelated (colony wise) worker to a queen of the same species can also be terrible. The few times that that may work is when the queen receiving the worker is polygynous or a supercolony species.

 

With that being said, keep your ants separate! :)


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#2 Offline drtrmiller - Posted January 7 2017 - 6:42 PM

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Conversation between unrelated species of ants:

"You smell weird. I kill you!"

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#3 Offline Ricardo - Posted January 7 2017 - 9:35 PM

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You think Its impossible. You will get nowhere. Instead of posting message me. You don't know me and you shouldn't talk without doing it yourself.



#4 Offline Ricardo - Posted January 7 2017 - 9:37 PM

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I know there are parasitic sp. but I don't use them, neither words, only action and confidence.



#5 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted January 7 2017 - 11:08 PM

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It's not just about your post, its also about some other posts that I've red recently. Also, I've posted this to aid some beginner ant keeper on the forum. Also, I've tried fusing ant colonies when I first started, but it never works..


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Keeper of
Miniature Labradoodle
Baby Wolf Spider
Mud Dauber wasp larvae
Ochetellus Glaber
Solenopsis Geminata
Brachymyrmex Obscurior
Cardiocondyla Emeryi
Tetramorium Bicarinatum
Plagiolepis Alluaudi
Anoplolepis Gracilipes
Technomyrmex Difficilis
Pheidole Megacephala
Aholehole fish
Cowrie snail
Sea Fan Worm
100+ sea squirts
Tree seedlings
Ghost Crab
Day Gecko
Small Fat Centipede
Endemic Lacewing larva
Vernal Pool shrimps

#6 Offline Connectimyrmex - Posted January 7 2017 - 11:12 PM

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I just found your post, Ricardo. I'm pretty interesting in the guy who can fuse any species. Can I get a method? Every time I've tried I failed.


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Keeper of
Miniature Labradoodle
Baby Wolf Spider
Mud Dauber wasp larvae
Ochetellus Glaber
Solenopsis Geminata
Brachymyrmex Obscurior
Cardiocondyla Emeryi
Tetramorium Bicarinatum
Plagiolepis Alluaudi
Anoplolepis Gracilipes
Technomyrmex Difficilis
Pheidole Megacephala
Aholehole fish
Cowrie snail
Sea Fan Worm
100+ sea squirts
Tree seedlings
Ghost Crab
Day Gecko
Small Fat Centipede
Endemic Lacewing larva
Vernal Pool shrimps





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