Messor minor hesperius alates

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Messor minor hesperius alates

Beitragvon anthouse » 28. Nov 2009 02:50

2 year old colony, about 1000-1500 workers, one month ago they started to rearing queens, and this process doesn't stops.
Now there only larvaes and pupas of queens, and already more than 50 imago queens...
Any idea how to stop this cicle and remove the queens?
Thanks.
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Re: messor minor hesperius alates

Beitragvon baumarkthammer » 28. Nov 2009 13:50

It depends on your nest, but mostly you don´t have a chance to remove the queens. Are you sure that there are only pupas of queens?
It would be strange if there would be only queens in "production".
In my opinion you have to wait untill they start their flights and go away on their own.
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Re: messor minor hesperius alates

Beitragvon anthouse » 28. Nov 2009 16:14

Simple vertical display.
Very rarely is possible to see yang workers, and when we looking at brood...
Only queens, queens, queens...
Should i do something, or let them alone?
It looks that alate-breeding process doesn't go to stop!
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Re: Messor minor hesperius alates

Beitragvon anthouse » 29. Nov 2009 19:52

someone had such thing - only alates brood for long time?
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Beitragvon Zagone » 29. Nov 2009 21:12

All I can say is that I doubt they'll keep it up forever. And if I were to guess, I'd think temperature and misture conditions might have a hand in it, so try changing those perhaps?
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