Queen stopped laying eggs

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Geffbro
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Queen stopped laying eggs

Post: # 18001Post Geffbro
Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:12 am

My tetramorium queen with ~30-40 workers that i caught last year during summer, hibernated for months during winter. Upon coming out of hibernation a month ago, there have been no new eggs, even though they appear to be healthy (moving around, havent died yet!). They have water, honey, sugar water, cricket parts, various seeds, some moths i zapped, and a heating cable on one side of their formicarium.

Anyone have any experience with queens that have already proved able to raise workers, just stop and seemingly never begin again?

Martialis
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Re: Queen stopped laying eggs

Post: # 18004Post Martialis
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:52 am

Tetramorium can take a while to get back into laying eggs. Just wait.
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