My ants aren't laying eggs. PLZ HELP!!!

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AntNoobster
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My ants aren't laying eggs. PLZ HELP!!!

Post: # 35920Post AntNoobster
Mon May 14, 2018 3:02 am

I caught 7 queen ants Iridomyrmex Sp. I think, and I've had them for 3 weeks and only 2 have laid eggs. I'm not sure if 3 weeks is a lot but my last queen laid eggs about 2 weeks after capture. is this normal, or not? I'm in Perth Australia and its mid-autumn. Thnx!
"Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest." Proverbs 6:6-8


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3x Iridomyrmex sp.
4x Crematogaster sp.

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Re: My ants aren't laying eggs. PLZ HELP!!!

Post: # 35933Post averagebilly
Mon May 14, 2018 5:51 pm

The best thing to do, is to wait for her to lay eggs. If she doesn't lay eggs, she's going to die. What you should ask yourself is: Do you want her to die in the wild, tossed out of her home, or do you want to keep her, so that she might lay eggs, or might die? I've had several wueen that didn't lay eggs for almost 5 months, but they now have larvae (almost pupae) I recommend that you wait it out.
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Re: My ants aren't laying eggs. PLZ HELP!!!

Post: # 35937Post AntNoobster
Mon May 14, 2018 7:20 pm

ok thnx
"Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest." Proverbs 6:6-8


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3x Iridomyrmex sp.
4x Crematogaster sp.

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Re: My ants aren't laying eggs. PLZ HELP!!!

Post: # 35985Post antnest8
Tue May 15, 2018 3:02 pm

16) No cross posting. Please do not post the same thing in more than one topic area, this could be considered spamming.

just for future reference
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2 lasius umbratus/neoniger colony
1 queen colony of prenolepis
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis

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Re: My ants aren't laying eggs. PLZ HELP!!!

Post: # 36012Post AntNoobster
Wed May 16, 2018 6:50 am

oh yeah soz its just that no one was replying to mine in the other forums. sorry again thnx for pointing that out!
"Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest." Proverbs 6:6-8


Founding:
3x Iridomyrmex sp.
4x Crematogaster sp.

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