On May 4, I caught a Liometopum occidentale queen in my pool. It was quite warm that day, and I saw her floating around at ~3PM. This queen never shed her wings, but I still kept her since I have heard that queens found in pools and on blacklights don't always shed their wings, despite being fertile. It took a long time for her eggs to become larvae, so I was debating whether or not she was fertile. Shortly after, I started seeing some larvae, and a week and a half later, pupae. As of now, she has 10+ pupae and some eggs in her brood pile:
The queen sitting over her future gremlins .
Her brood pile.
I will update this when she gets her first workers, probably in a week or two, or if I catch more.
Edited by YsTheAnt, June 24 2018 - 10:26 AM.