- Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:42 pm #22768
Hey all, I have 2 colonies of Carebara diversa. Both have 2 queens. I know this is a polygynous species, but I don't know how well they warm up to new queens being introduced. Basically, out of my colonies, 1 of the colonies is doing terribly. They cannot get brood past the larval stage, and numbers are dropping, quickly. Rather than just letting the queens die due to no workers able to care for them, I thought about introducing them to the more successful colony. I do not plan to try and mix any workers. What are your thoughts? Becsuse in my eyes, this can only end in positive ways. Either A. I have a kick-ass 4 queen colony!! Or B. The near-death queens become a solid protein source for a day. Please share ideas!