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Myrm’s Ant Colonies Journal – 8 Oct 19

Welcome to another Myrm’s Ant Colonies Journal update. In my previous journal update, I informed you that my four-year-old “Magenta” Colony of Lasius niger suddenly died out, during the night. It was a complete mystery to me then, and it remains so now. Well, I had another, similar, scare a few days ago. Myrmica rubra I …

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7 workers now

My new Lasius niger queen now has 7 workers with her, with one of them having only hatched a few hours ago. There are approximately ten, maybe a dozen cocoons remaining, with some first moult larvae present too. A new ant farm I ordered specifically for this new colony was ordered on Friday, and dispatched …

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New Lasius niger colony – first workers.

Approximately eight weeks ago I captured a newly mated Lasius niger queen from this year’s mating flights.  I had not intended to capture any queens this year, but I was in my garden and saw this de-winged queen running about where I knew there to be an established colony of ants. Not wanting her to be caught …

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