Formica colony with only one egg

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AntsRomania1999
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Formica colony with only one egg

Post: # 34182Post AntsRomania1999
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:28 pm

Hello guys !

Two weeks ago, I woke up my colony of formica cinerea
Two days later, the queen laid an egg
Two weeks have pased and no new eggs have been laid .
The colony has only two workers and a queen. :|
Do you have any advice or idea why she did not laid any new eggs?
Thank in advance!
My colonies :
lasius niger x3
formica cunicularia
tetramorium sp x2
myrmica sp (founding)

My dream species -- Polyergus rufescens

CherrieEvolved
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Location: Seattle

Re: Formica colony with only one egg

Post: # 34184Post CherrieEvolved
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:12 pm

I'm surprised she laid any! Its still early and they may still be in "hibernation" even if you have it warmer. I wouldn't expect much out of them until mid to late March (atleast thats true in WA, not sure about the weather in Romania!).
As long as you have it warm and have fed them honey and protein, there is nothing else you can do but wait.
Keeper of:
Formica Sp
Myrmica Sp

Founding:
4x Formica Sp
1x Camponotus Sp

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