I almost closed this thread, but i'm glad you guys worked it out so i leave it open.
It is always possible to lose ants (queens) I don't think (i hope) the people visiting here do this intentional. It is hard to tell how much experience someone has, still its hard to switch to exotic ants.
Good luck with your ants Militant.
And like i said, try to keep it friendly here so i don't need to delete your posts.