Iiridomyrmex queen, egg to pupa

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Iiridomyrmex queen, egg to pupa

Post: # 16631Post DrMill
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:44 am

Hi guys.

A quick question, how long does an iridomyrmex egg form into the adult worker or pupa.
Ive had my queen for 4 days now and on the 2 day she laid eggs.

Thanks ;)
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Re: Iiridomyrmex queen, egg to pupa

Post: # 16632Post Fulkol
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:08 am

"The eggs take 44 to 61 days to fully develop into adults."

This is taken from their wiki page so not the holy bible but something for you to start with :)

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Re: Iiridomyrmex queen, egg to pupa

Post: # 16634Post DrMill
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:34 am

Fulkol wrote:"The eggs take 44 to 61 days to fully develop into adults."

This is taken from their wiki page so not the holy bible but something for you to start with :)
Thanks I read the same wiki just then lol. Do you know by any chance what I should feed her and when?
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Re: Iiridomyrmex queen, egg to pupa

Post: # 16635Post Fulkol
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:44 am

DrMill wrote:
Fulkol wrote:"The eggs take 44 to 61 days to fully develop into adults."

This is taken from their wiki page so not the holy bible but something for you to start with :)
Thanks I read the same wiki just then lol. Do you know by any chance what I should feed her and when?
I am no expert by any means so you might want to wait for someone who actually knows what he is doing but I think they are fully claustral so you won't need to feed them anything until a few workers arrive, but as always a drop of honey can't hurt I suppose

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Re: Iiridomyrmex queen, egg to pupa

Post: # 16636Post Martialis
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:59 am

Iridiomyrmex are fully claustral.
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Aphaenogaster cf. rudis

Tetramorium caespitum

Crematogaster sp.

Tapinoma sessile

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Re: Iiridomyrmex queen, egg to pupa

Post: # 16640Post KingKyle26
Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:34 pm

You don't have to find her until the first workers arrive
Raising:
-Tapinoma Sessile
Founding:
-Crematogaster Lineolata
-Solenopsis Molesta
-Lasius Neoniger

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Re: Iiridomyrmex queen, egg to pupa

Post: # 16658Post DrMill
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:38 am

KingKyle26 wrote:You don't have to find her until the first workers arrive
Thanks, I found another one at school lol :D
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Re: Iiridomyrmex queen, egg to pupa

Post: # 16659Post shaky33
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:14 am

DrMill wrote:
KingKyle26 wrote:You don't have to find her until the first workers arrive
Thanks, I found another one at school lol :D
I've got about 6 of them all in founding :D
Current Queens in Founding Stage (not 100%):
WE HAVE NO IDEA
Dream Queen:
Cephalote varian

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Re: Iiridomyrmex queen, egg to pupa

Post: # 16660Post KingKyle26
Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:23 am

Crap, I completely missed that typo. I meant feed not find. :(
Raising:
-Tapinoma Sessile
Founding:
-Crematogaster Lineolata
-Solenopsis Molesta
-Lasius Neoniger

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