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by opineault
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: New queen, eggs not developing after 3 months
Replies: 16
Views: 1165

Re: New queen, eggs not developing after 3 months

I’m just wondering because you said she was unproductive for 7 months on how many of those months or weeks was the heating cable attached? The whole 7 months? I caught her June 1st and setup the heating cable around the end of September when it was suggested she might have been too cold and gone in...
by opineault
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: New queen, eggs not developing after 3 months
Replies: 16
Views: 1165

Re: New queen, eggs not developing after 3 months

Wow 7 months. How long did you have the heating cable attached for? That gives me hope for a camponotus species I have for 5 months that although has laid eggs a couple times still has no larvae or workers. As far as a queen only laying male alates that happens when the queen is not mated/unfertili...
by opineault
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: New queen, eggs not developing after 3 months
Replies: 16
Views: 1165

Re: New queen, eggs not developing after 3 months

New update! My queen actually just got her first nanitic this past weekend! It took 7 months. I was certain at this point that she was infertile and that she was just laying eggs and eating them, or they were simply not developing. But, kept changing her water when needed and giving her some honey. ...
by opineault
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: New AntsCanada Ant Products & Product Suggestions
Topic: When are the Ant Towers coming out?
Replies: 19
Views: 3346

Re: When are the Ant Towers coming out?

Hello,

Just wondering if the Ant Tower small is still on track to be available within 2 weeks?

Thanks!
by opineault
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Protein jelly for feeding ants
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Protein jelly for feeding ants

Hello, I saw in a video that a person was using Protein Jelly to feed their ants. This seemed like an easy alternative to acquiring/keeping feeder insects. But, they were in Europe and I haven't found anything similar so far locally in Canada or through Amazon, etc. Currently I just have a queen ant...
by opineault
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Warm up my queen with heating cable?
Replies: 7
Views: 689

Re: Warm up my queen with heating cable?

She is still in her original test tube setup for over 3 months. With a bundle of eggs that are not developing into larva :(

I was also thinking maybe a small box with the cable around the perimeter, and the test tube inside on a towel?
I don't know.
by opineault
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: Warm up my queen with heating cable?
Replies: 7
Views: 689

Warm up my queen with heating cable?

Hello, I have a queen ant (I believe camponotus pensylvanicus) that I caught June 2nd. Her eggs still have not developed and one of the theories is that she is too cold. The house is always around 20-22 degrees C. I ended up ordering a heating cable for reptiles, etc. Now I'm looking for suggestions...
by opineault
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: New queen, eggs not developing after 3 months
Replies: 16
Views: 1165

Re: New queen, eggs not developing after 3 months

Queen could also be infertile. I had a tetramorium queen that lived for months laying eggs the entire time that never developed into larvae. After 4 months I gave up on her. How often have you been checking on her ? Probably too often, especially since trying to get her to move to the new tube. I'l...
by opineault
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: New queen, eggs not developing after 3 months
Replies: 16
Views: 1165

Re: New queen, eggs not developing after 3 months

Queen could also be infertile. I had a tetramorium queen that lived for months laying eggs the entire time that never developed into larvae. After 4 months I gave up on her. Ah that would be unfortunate, I thought they died after a few weeks if infertile. I will try getting her somewhere warmer and...
by opineault
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Ant Care and Ant Keeping
Topic: New queen, eggs not developing after 3 months
Replies: 16
Views: 1165

Re: New queen, eggs not developing after 3 months

Attached is a picture. She is clutching her bundle of eggs. The right side of the tube is another test tube with more water that I am trying to get her to move into as her current water on the original tube is low. I've left her current tube uncovered and covered up the new one, which is inserted in...