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OxfordshireAnts
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Egg Scattering !

Post: # 28461Post OxfordshireAnts
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:22 pm

Hello,

One of my 60 queens is scattering her eggs and i have no idea why, they are all kept in a shoe box in a draw, so all conditions are the same for each of them.

Any idea whats going on?

many thanks,

kyle

Nj6000
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Re: Egg Scattering !

Post: # 28462Post Nj6000
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:24 pm

Some queens are just untidy .

AntsOntario
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Re: Egg Scattering !

Post: # 28463Post AntsOntario
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:28 pm

When eggs are scattered, it's a sign that the queen isn't fertilised. Check to see if the queen is caring for the eggs though. If the eggs are in piles but still scattered I wouldn't worry as much. If they are separate and the queen isn't caring for them, there's a chance they'll just turn out to be male alates and the colony is doomed.
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OxfordshireAnts
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Re: Egg Scattering !

Post: # 28468Post OxfordshireAnts
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:41 pm

maybe she is infertile then as they single eggs all over the test tube.

much thanks,

kyle

carsonman99
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Re: Egg Scattering !

Post: # 28686Post carsonman99
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:29 pm

Although it is a sign that she is infertile it is not guaranteed I've seen someone raise a colony that did the same thing in the founding stage and that same colony now has 20ish workers

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