Lasius niger laying eggs after hibernatiom but with no workers

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Firecatto21
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Lasius niger laying eggs after hibernatiom but with no workers

Post: # 34336Post Firecatto21
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:40 am

Last autumm my ant queen kept laying eggs, however I would check on them too often and she would eat them. This winter she has hibernated and has no workers, when she stops hibernating; will she lay more eggs despite havijg no workers?
The species is lasius niger and I caught her last summer
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Re: Lasius niger laying eggs after hibernatiom but with no workers

Post: # 34342Post antnest8
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:07 pm

she will continue to try to found after hibernation but you might need to feed her if she has been with you awile
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Re: Lasius niger laying eggs after hibernatiom but with no workers

Post: # 34344Post Firecatto21
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:41 pm

Drops of sugar water?
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Re: Lasius niger laying eggs after hibernatiom but with no workers

Post: # 34345Post antnest8
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:51 pm

i think but i would also feed her cut up mealworm or another form of protein for the brood
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2 lasius umbratus/neoniger colony
1 queen colony of prenolepis
3 C. pennsylvanicus
3 C novaeboracensis
1 Myrmica queen
1 tapinoma sessile colony

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