Mating Carebara diversa in captivity

Highest fertility rates are achieved when queen alates mate with at least 4-6 drones during the nuptial evening.

Mating frenzy tops under warm humid conditions- 28 to 30deg celcius and over 90% humidity.

3 comments

  1. Holy crap, are you letting them have their nuptial flights in your shower?

    That is both horrifying and amazing. Is is difficult to round them all up after?

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  2. Did they mate with alates fro,m the same colony? Also how old was the colony when alates were first produced.

    Very helpful website by the way!

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