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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adar2013
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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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