This journal is probably going to end fast, but dammit I am going to make a journal for this queen! I found this queen in a shallow founding chamber on the side of the road leading up to Pinyon Pines, CA. The flight was reported by dspdrew when he went and caught a bunch. This species was originally thought to be Myrmecocystus yuma, but it was agreed to be called Myrmecocystus testaceus.This was my only catch of the trip. She has a dent on her gaster, which I expect is something like dean_k's Lasius neoniger queen, except a bit larger. For this queen, I plan on using the technique used by Ray Mendez for rearing honey pot ants, as shown in a video by MrILoveTheAnts.
Edited by Gregory2455, February 20 2019 - 10:27 PM.