Do Queens Eat their Eggs?

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AqdasHassaan
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Do Queens Eat their Eggs?

Post: # 28661Post AqdasHassaan
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:57 pm

Hi guys, hope you all are doing great.

My Phidole queen has laid her first batch of eggs all over in the test tube, I could clearly see some eggs at one side of the test tube and some on the other side of tube. She is untidy for sure. :lol: But today I wanted to have a look at her and how she is doing but I was completely shocked to see only few eggs in the middle of test tube and she was tending them. I could not find any other egg anywhere in test tube. That raised this question in my mind. Do queens eat their own eggs.?

I know this is kinda odd to ask but some animals do eat their babies like snakes, fish etc. No hate.
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Nj6000
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Re: Do Queens Eat their Eggs?

Post: # 28676Post Nj6000
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:34 pm

Yes queen ants eat their eggs .

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Re: Do Queens Eat their Eggs?

Post: # 28677Post idahoantgirl
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:36 pm

Yes, but.... only if they are stressed out. leave her alone and dont check on her more than once a week and she should calm down.
Proverbs 6:6-11

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.

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Re: Do Queens Eat their Eggs?

Post: # 28711Post AqdasHassaan
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:21 am

idahoantgirl wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:36 pm
Yes, but.... only if they are stressed out. leave her alone and dont check on her more than once a week and she should calm down.
I see. Thanks for the tip. :) I'll be more careful from now on.
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