Queen Ant not laying eggs?!

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adar2013
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Queen Ant not laying eggs?!

Post: # 15866Post adar2013
Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:48 am

hi i have captured some messor ant queens and it has been about a month an frome some reason non of them is laying eggs.... :cry: :cry: :cry: can some one p;z help!
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Re: Queen Ant not laying eggs?!

Post: # 15876Post ShadowAnts86
Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:21 pm

Hi.

They are probably stressed or not fertlized. Or possibly, they don´t feel comfortable with their new home.
Try to watch them once a week or every two weeks to reduce the stress.

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Re: Queen Ant not laying eggs?!

Post: # 15878Post Batspiderfish
Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:30 pm

They may be hibernating, which happens during cold months in temperate regions, but often relates to rainy seasons in tropical or arid regions.
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adar2013
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Re: Queen Ant not laying eggs?!

Post: # 15886Post adar2013
Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:39 pm

but they are in a warm room and i saw one of them mate before i got her
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Re: Queen Ant not laying eggs?!

Post: # 15902Post Serafine
Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:44 am

That doesn't matter they have a built-in hibernation timer, so they will go into winter slumber no matter if it's hot or cold. Also Messor species are VERY sensitive to vibrations, they need a calm place and a month or two without any disturbance.
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Re: Queen Ant not laying eggs?!

Post: # 15913Post adar2013
Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:06 am

thanks i will leave them alone for some time and wl see
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Re: Queen Ant not laying eggs?!

Post: # 28323Post Ataklena
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:33 pm

Are you sure ants in israel hybernate? I'm very disturbed by this question.
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AntsOnTheCoast
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Re: Queen Ant not laying eggs?!

Post: # 31979Post AntsOnTheCoast
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:28 am

Yeah, I'd like to see an update here. She is most likely hibernating or is not fertilised, just like the posts above has mentioned.

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Re: Queen Ant not laying eggs?!

Post: # 31984Post PTasker15
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:41 am

It Took A Week For One Of My Lessor Queens To Even Lay A Egg
These Are My Pretty,Pretty Queens

Proud Owner Of;16 Queens,A O.Clarus Queen,A RIFA Colony I Caught Without Getting Stung,5 Young Colonies,3 MATURE Pheidole Texana Colonies,And A Paratrechina Lonchicornus Colony!

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Re: Queen Ant not laying eggs?!

Post: # 31985Post PTasker15
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:42 am

It Took A Week For One Of My Messor Queens To Even Lay A Egg
These Are My Pretty,Pretty Queens

Proud Owner Of;16 Queens,A O.Clarus Queen,A RIFA Colony I Caught Without Getting Stung,5 Young Colonies,3 MATURE Pheidole Texana Colonies,And A Paratrechina Lonchicornus Colony!

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