Help with my queen-help a noob

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Collin
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Help with my queen-help a noob

Post: # 14641Post Collin
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:14 pm

I caught a Camponotus chromaiodes queen in 9-15-16 she has not laid eggs or lost her wings. should i be worried. :?
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AceCadet
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Re: Help with my queen-help a noob

Post: # 14642Post AceCadet
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:49 pm

Not necessarily. She may be waiting until aafter hibernation to begin laying. As well many queens keep their wings well into colony founding. Just give her time. Happy Ant Keeping!
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Collin
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Re: Help with my queen-help a noob

Post: # 14644Post Collin
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:33 pm

Thanks :D :D
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Re: Help with my queen-help a noob

Post: # 14713Post jmtama
Fri Nov 11, 2016 3:52 am

be sure its not a male, they keep their wings and i kept a male in a test tube for like 2 weeks because i thought it was a queen
Owner of 3 Messor Capitatus queens
Still no brood

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Re: Help with my queen-help a noob

Post: # 14718Post Batspiderfish
Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:14 am

I'm sure a male would be dead after two months.
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http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=292

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http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=2167

Collin
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Re: Help with my queen-help a noob

Post: # 19534Post Collin
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:15 pm

UPDATE- she has came out of hibernation about a month ago and has laid no eggs.
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Re: Help with my queen-help a noob

Post: # 19535Post Cale3459
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:18 pm

Collin wrote:
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:15 pm
UPDATE- she has came out of hibernation about a month ago and has laid no eggs.
Give her time. My Camponotus pennsylvanicus took about two months to lay eggs after hibernation and even when she did there were not that many.
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(http://forum.AntsCanada.com/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=2686)

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