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LearningAntKeeper
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Emegency

Post: # 29532Post LearningAntKeeper
Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:59 am

I caught three new queens. Two today in my house and one on the 16th. They have not lain any eggs including the one that I caught on the 16th. Should I feed them or not and if yes what food should I give them. Also can I put whatever the food is into their test tube?
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LearningAntKeeper
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Re: Emegency

Post: # 29535Post LearningAntKeeper
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:25 am

I am extremely afraid of them dying so please reply me as fast as you can... :)
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LearningAntKeeper
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Re: Emegency

Post: # 29536Post LearningAntKeeper
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:25 am

Btw...this is my first time
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Re: Emegency

Post: # 29539Post AntsRule
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:41 am

Don't worry some queens might take a while to lay eggs. What species are they? How often have you been checking on them? Normal test tube set up?
With all the things ants can do, you wonder, who rules the planet :?

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Re: Emegency

Post: # 29589Post Nj6000
Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:23 pm

Sometimes queens wait tell after hibernation to lay eggs .

LearningAntKeeper
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Re: Emegency

Post: # 29629Post LearningAntKeeper
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:03 am

So in conclusion, should I feed the queens or not?
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Pheidole sp.
Crematogaster sp.
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Re: Emegency

Post: # 29630Post LearningAntKeeper
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:04 am

I check on them about twice a day. Is it too often?
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Re: Emegency

Post: # 29632Post LearningAntKeeper
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:07 am

I have a bad feeling. I think the space I give them in a test tube setup is too big. How long should the space approximately be?
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Re: Emegency

Post: # 29633Post LearningAntKeeper
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:07 am

Or does it even matter?
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Re: Emegency

Post: # 29646Post AntsRule
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:20 am

LearningAntKeeper wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:07 am
Or does it even matter?
2 times a day is way too much. I check on mine once a week. The queens could get so stressed out that they could eat there eggs. As long as you stop checking on them so often you should be fine. As far as the size of the test tube, don"t try moving them again. As long as the test tube is not GIGANTIC you should be fine. My test tube are 1/2 inch wide and 5 inches long.
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Keeper of:
Solenopsis molesta
Aphaenogaster sp.
Crematogaster sp.
Brachymyrmex depilis
Tertamorium sp. E
Pheidole sp.
Lasius neoniger

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