Crematogaster not laying eggs! Help?

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Crematogaster not laying eggs! Help?

Post: # 12251Post Martialis
Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:22 am

About two weeks ago, I caught a Crematogaster queen. Since then, she has had plenty of time to lay eggs. At first I thought it was because I was disturbing her to much, but then I left her alone for a 3 or so days and still no eggs. Do these ant follow Formica ants, in that they do not lay eggs until spring? Thanks in advance.
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Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:39 am

Martialis wrote:About two weeks ago, I caught a Crematogaster queen. Since then, she has had plenty of time to lay eggs. At first I thought it was because I was disturbing her to much, but then I left her alone for a 3 or so days and still no eggs. Do these ant follow Formica ants, in that they do not lay eggs until spring? Thanks in advance.
either they do not lay eggs until spring, or she just decided to wait a while.
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Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:33 pm

Martialis wrote:About two weeks ago, I caught a Crematogaster queen. Since then, she has had plenty of time to lay eggs. At first I thought it was because I was disturbing her to much, but then I left her alone for a 3 or so days and still no eggs. Do these ant follow Formica ants, in that they do not lay eggs until spring? Thanks in advance.
By the way, I know 3 days may seem like a long time to leave your queen undisturbed, but a couple of weeks is a better timeframe ;)

This is one of the most difficult things as a new, and even an experienced, ant keeper. We just are so curious and want to check on her more often than once every two weeks. You gotta do it though!
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Re: Crematogaster not laying eggs! Help?

Post: # 12266Post Martialis
Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:44 pm

ooper01 wrote:
Martialis wrote:About two weeks ago, I caught a Crematogaster queen. Since then, she has had plenty of time to lay eggs. At first I thought it was because I was disturbing her to much, but then I left her alone for a 3 or so days and still no eggs. Do these ant follow Formica ants, in that they do not lay eggs until spring? Thanks in advance.
By the way, I know 3 days may seem like a long time to leave your queen undisturbed, but a couple of weeks is a better timeframe ;)

This is one of the most difficult things as a new, and even an experienced, ant keeper. We just are so curious and want to check on her more often than once every two weeks. You gotta do it though!
Thanks for the help! In my house, that's hard to do, as my room is directly over basically the noisiest room in my house. Even though I have her in my drawer, I feel like she still might be disturbed by other people in my household and by the slamming of other dresser drawers. Do you have any suggestions?
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Mon Sep 26, 2016 2:50 pm

There has been guys talking about using the utility closet with there water heater I was thinking about my attic it stay pretty warm all day and most of the night and it always dark
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Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:09 pm

Hmm not sure, but lots of noise and slamming dresser drawers is not good. You should do your best to find a quieter place with less movement/vibration.
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Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:39 pm

Martialis wrote:
ooper01 wrote:
Martialis wrote:About two weeks ago, I caught a Crematogaster queen. Since then, she has had plenty of time to lay eggs. At first I thought it was because I was disturbing her to much, but then I left her alone for a 3 or so days and still no eggs. Do these ant follow Formica ants, in that they do not lay eggs until spring? Thanks in advance.
By the way, I know 3 days may seem like a long time to leave your queen undisturbed, but a couple of weeks is a better timeframe ;)

This is one of the most difficult things as a new, and even an experienced, ant keeper. We just are so curious and want to check on her more often than once every two weeks. You gotta do it though!
Thanks for the help! In my house, that's hard to do, as my room is directly over basically the noisiest room in my house. Even though I have her in my drawer, I feel like she still might be disturbed by other people in my household and by the slamming of other dresser drawers. Do you have any suggestions?
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Re: Crematogaster not laying eggs! Help?

Post: # 13256Post Canadiananter
Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:25 pm

Crematogaster will hibernate before laying eggs in northern regions

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