Hello, every one,My name is niexin,and I'm a Chinese,I like Messor very much .This is Messor aciculatus I have
collected which live in local ,I keep the new queens for about 3 month,I'll show the pictures of them,but My English
is not very well ,
this is picuture of when I collected the new queens,Messor aciculatus is polygyn so they together dig one hole.It is very strange that some workers is helping them,I collected queens and workers back home.
I put them in a plaster nest and forget to take a picture,after one moth I found the baby,I'm very happy and take some picture:
I give them some glass seeds ，they are very like them.
five days later:
The workers can help the queens rubbing the seeds,It is helpful for new queens with only eggs.
I took some picture in the night
Ants in June
The queens is no longer live in one room and separate with their baby,and I observe that the queens struggle.
you can see some pupa in room.
The first workers is eclosion.