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by Xam123
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Messor barbarus queen not laying
Replies: 5
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Re: Messor barbarus queen not laying

UnrealSparks wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:56 pm
It depends... what temperature were you keeping them when they became less active?
I was keeping them at around 10-15 C which is from what I read a good temperature for this species (for hibernation)
by Xam123
Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Messor barbarus queen not laying
Replies: 5
Views: 2050

Re: Messor barbarus queen not laying

Messor Barbarus usually hibernates between late November to late February (more or less). Hibernating them earlier won't necessarily make them active in this period. This because ants usually have an "internal clock" that tells them when to rest and when to be active. So, if you see them not eating...
by Xam123
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: General Ant Talk
Topic: Messor barbarus queen not laying
Replies: 5
Views: 2050

Messor barbarus queen not laying

So I got my very new colony of messor barbarus (around 25 workers) out of hibernation 2 weeks ago (they've been in there for 3 months). It's weird because they don't seem to be active and don't come out the nest and the queen isn't laying, I thought this might be because they just got out at first b...