Solenopsis queen's eggs not hatching

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Solenopsis queen's eggs not hatching

Post: # 6377Post Aaron567
Fri May 27, 2016 9:14 pm

I have been keeping a Solenopsis Invicta queen since May 10 but I'm pretty sure she has no larvae. She now has a pile of eggs and she seems to keep laying eggs, but even her first eggs have not hatched. I've been checking on her and some of her eggs may have started turning more yellow in color. Does this mean they are hatching soon or does it mean they have a disease and are rotting? Could it be a problem with temperature? They are away from air conditioning but don't really have a source of heat. I will provide pictures if they are needed.
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Dorymyrmex bureni
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Solenopsis invicta


My queens still founding a colony are:
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Re: Solenopsis queen's eggs not hatching

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Fri May 27, 2016 9:39 pm

keep them i tiny bit above room temp. (room temp is 72 deg. f.
be patient, they take a month to three months.
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Re: Solenopsis queen's eggs not hatching

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Sat May 28, 2016 3:44 am

some pics would be cool. :D
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Re: Solenopsis queen's eggs not hatching

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Sat May 28, 2016 1:30 pm

larynx wrote:keep them i tiny bit above room temp. (room temp is 72 deg. f.
be patient, they take a month to three months.
The eggs take 1-3 months just to hatch? I thought they only took a few days lol. When I went to go take a picture of her today, I noticed she actually does have larvae so that makes me relieved. Here is a picture though.

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Brachymyrmex patagonicus
Crematogaster sp.
Dorymyrmex bureni
Pheidole bicarinata
Pheidole moerens
Pheidole obscurithorax
Solenopsis invicta


My queens still founding a colony are:
Strumigenys sp.

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Re: Solenopsis queen's eggs not hatching

Post: # 6385Post larynx
Sat May 28, 2016 1:58 pm

dont sweat it, those eggs look just fine. now you just have to be patient for a while. just make sure she isnt disturbed too much and wont run out of water. :D
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Re: Solenopsis queen's eggs not hatching

Post: # 19328Post IridomyrmexJ
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:36 pm

That's a ton of eggs jeez

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Re: Solenopsis queen's eggs not hatching

Post: # 19337Post idahoantgirl
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:30 am

IridomyrmexJ wrote:
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:36 pm
That's a ton of eggs jeez
Lol, not at all. once a colony gets big, you get thousands upon thousands of eggs, larva, and pupae at a time.
Proverbs 6:6-11

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.

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Re: Solenopsis queen's eggs not hatching

Post: # 19338Post jwatson16202
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:34 am

I'm curious now if those eggs ever hatched :lol:
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Re: Solenopsis queen's eggs not hatching

Post: # 19366Post IridomyrmexJ
Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:25 pm

idahoantgirl wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:30 am
IridomyrmexJ wrote:
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:36 pm
That's a ton of eggs jeez
Lol, not at all. once a colony gets big, you get thousands upon thousands of eggs, larva, and pupae at a time.
Is this a huge colony? No. I said there was a lot of eggs for a queen in the founding stage

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Re: Solenopsis queen's eggs not hatching

Post: # 19415Post idahoantgirl
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:56 am

IridomyrmexJ wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:25 pm
idahoantgirl wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:30 am
IridomyrmexJ wrote:
Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:36 pm
That's a ton of eggs jeez
Lol, not at all. once a colony gets big, you get thousands upon thousands of eggs, larva, and pupae at a time.
Is this a huge colony? No. I said there was a lot of eggs for a queen in the founding stage
oh, gotcha :D
Proverbs 6:6-11

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.

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