[Important] How long will it take for my queen ant's eggs to become workers?

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[Important] How long will it take for my queen ant's eggs to become workers?

Post: # 34424Post Firecatto21
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:43 am

How long will it take for a lasius niger queen's first eggs to become her first nanitics
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Re: [Important] How long will it take for my queen ant's eggs to become workers?

Post: # 34651Post Hitch3
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:58 pm

It depend on the species, but usually it usually takes around 1 and a half months to grow into workers. For example, Camponotus can take 2 months, myrmecia can take up to 5 months, and lasius niger can take up to 1 1/2 of a month.
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2 x Nylanderia sp
Camponotus Consobrinus
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Polyarhis sp

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Re: [Important] How long will it take for my queen ant's eggs to become workers?

Post: # 36319Post KeeperOfAnts
Thu May 24, 2018 6:38 pm

What about S. invicta :?:

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Re: [Important] How long will it take for my queen ant's eggs to become workers?

Post: # 36331Post antnest8
Fri May 25, 2018 5:38 am

Wait, Myrmica takes 5 Months!! :shock: :evil:
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3 C novaeboracensis
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Re: [Important] How long will it take for my queen ant's eggs to become workers?

Post: # 36339Post JadamJedi
Fri May 25, 2018 11:09 am

S. Invicta, a beautiful warrior breed, has been reported to take anywhere from 5 weeks to 10 weeks. I know this species is known for exploding... EXPLODING colonial growth...

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Re: [Important] How long will it take for my queen ant's eggs to become workers?

Post: # 36342Post antnest8
Fri May 25, 2018 11:28 am

oh you said mymecia sorry
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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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