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I caught a virgin queen and a virgin male...

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#1 Offline AntPhycho - Posted July 24 2017 - 5:49 PM

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I found 2 fire Ant nests, one had a bunch of winged males. Then I found another nest it had virgin winged Queens. See them here https://ibb.co/fzKdZk Now if I put 3 males with one queen in the same container will they mate? Also will they need food and water when they are together?

Edited by AntPhycho, August 6 2017 - 2:39 PM.

Founding (for myself):                                                                                       My Shop

Solenopsis invicta experiments...                                                                     California

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#2 Offline Ants_Texas - Posted July 24 2017 - 6:09 PM

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It's very difficult, but you might as well try. I'd put some honey in there.



#3 Offline AntPhycho - Posted July 24 2017 - 6:32 PM

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Ok right now they are all chilling together, also should I put a drop of honey and a wet cotton ball in with them or do they not need it?

Edited by AntPhycho, July 24 2017 - 6:35 PM.

Founding (for myself):                                                                                       My Shop

Solenopsis invicta experiments...                                                                     California

                                                                                                                     Ants & Formicaria

                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                       

                                              

                                                  

 

 

 






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