Sold a lot of colonies, am going to keep a bunch of my favorites and a bunch of parasitic queens. I've had to force move a lot of colonies (which I don't like doing) because even though they have been exposed to light, heating, cooling, and vibrations they refuse to move.
So small....... Soon to have three workers though!
Looks like no hibernation for these guys yet, the queen laid decently large pile of eggs.
Early in September I caught a bunch of these queens, I decided to place some together in groups as I've heard they do engage in pleometrosis and that in can increase the odds of a successful introduction. Turns out, it works! Then again, my introduction rate has been 100% for every aphidicola queen from this batch. The queen I've had since May had some pre thicc larvae.
The old queen has a nice pile of eggs, and this new queen I caught has been successfully introduced to workers.