Eggs from two of my wing queens hatched into workers earlier this week, so it is possible to have fertilized wing queen . taken some pictures to share, had them connected to cement nest I made sometime ago. comments welcome ;D.
Colony number 2, keeping the nest dark with a piece of leather. note that the test tube set up that housed the queen and it subject was place near the lap top charger, I hope the heat generated from the charger encourage the queen to move into the nest.
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I think Quah will give a more definite ID for your queens as he lives in Malaysia, although the first one does look a lot like a Solenopsis species; but I am by no means certain of this Love your home made cement nests by the way, the design may be simple, yet the end result makes a sturdy home for your ants to live in