Pheidole eggs or larvae?

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AntsAreAwesome
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Pheidole eggs or larvae?

Post: # 21221Post AntsAreAwesome
Mon May 15, 2017 6:22 pm

So I have a pheidole queen and she has eggs and what I think to be larvae? It looks like yellow eggs but she has white eggs...I posted a video. I used the idea that batspiderfish posted and that was to tape a laser lens onto the front of my iPhone camera and it worked quite well. Don't mind my trying to focus it and get the lens right at one point in the video. So questions are:

1.Does she have young larvae or any larvae at all?

2. I have had her for just under a month now, so should I fed her some protein? (I gave her honey yesterday)

3.Does it take a full month for eggs to turn into larvae?

https://vimeo.com/217588840
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2x Solenopsis invicta (1x founding)
4x Brachymyrmex patagonicus (4x founding)
1x Pheidole Sp. (1x founding)

Past Colonies:
2x Brachymymex
30x Solenopsis invicta (never catch that many it was a mistake ;) )

Martialis
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Re: Pheidole eggs or larvae?

Post: # 21222Post Martialis
Mon May 15, 2017 6:29 pm

Eggs.
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Re: Pheidole eggs or larvae?

Post: # 21224Post AntsAreAwesome
Mon May 15, 2017 6:43 pm

Martialis wrote:
Mon May 15, 2017 6:29 pm
Eggs.
Alright, how long does it take for egg to larvae? And then from larvae to pupae?
Keeper of:
2x Solenopsis invicta (1x founding)
4x Brachymyrmex patagonicus (4x founding)
1x Pheidole Sp. (1x founding)

Past Colonies:
2x Brachymymex
30x Solenopsis invicta (never catch that many it was a mistake ;) )

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Re: Inquiry

Post: # 21238Post Phoenix
Tue May 16, 2017 2:51 am

Raising Several Pheidole Colony Successfully, I'll Say It Takes About A Month, Or So.
It Varies With Each Species, But It's Commonly Around That Estimate.
'Have Fun.' - Gabe Newell

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