My queen won't lay eggs

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BabooshMan
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My queen won't lay eggs

Post: # 32623Post BabooshMan
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:14 pm

I caught a male and female alate during last week of September and the next day the male was dead and the female's wing were off. My guess is that she's pregnant. But now it's the end of October and she still hasn't laid any eggs. Help any options in what's happening or what I could do to help her lay faster. Her specie is Tetramorium sp. E and I'm in Idaho U.S.A.

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PenguinAntKeeper
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Location: Toronto, ON

Re: My queen won't lay eggs

Post: # 32624Post PenguinAntKeeper
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:21 am

Your queen may not be laying eggs because she is waiting 'till after hibernation to start a colony, and it is unusual that you would find a Tetramorium Sp. E queen in September.
:?
Founding:
Tetramorium Sp.E:2

Colonies:
Tetramorium Sp.E:2 6-12 Workers some brood
Formica Spp:3 3-6 workers each no visible brood

I'm new to ant keeping so my colonies are all still in test tubes. :roll: :?

idahoantgirl
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Location: Idaho, USA

Re: My queen won't lay eggs

Post: # 32627Post idahoantgirl
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:15 pm

Yeah... please make an ID post with pictures of your queens. I'm very sure it's not tetramorium. Prob. Lasius Neoniger from the time of the year .
Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.

Keeping Tetramorium immigrans, Lasius Neoniger

BabooshMan
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Re: My queen won't lay eggs

Post: # 32649Post BabooshMan
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:32 am

This is my queen. She is in a smaller testube now and has been for a month.

BabooshMan
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Re: My queen won't lay eggs

Post: # 32650Post BabooshMan
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:32 am

i cant post a picture

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PenguinAntKeeper
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Re: My queen won't lay eggs

Post: # 32658Post PenguinAntKeeper
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:17 pm

Make an account on an image hosting site (not photobucket) post them there and paste the link to your reply ;)
Founding:
Tetramorium Sp.E:2

Colonies:
Tetramorium Sp.E:2 6-12 Workers some brood
Formica Spp:3 3-6 workers each no visible brood

I'm new to ant keeping so my colonies are all still in test tubes. :roll: :?

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