Help with P. Imparis info

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DOODLESismyRAT
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Help with P. Imparis info

Post: # 34775Post DOODLESismyRAT
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:03 pm

Hello AntsCanada ant forum! I am a new ant keeper and About a month ago. I checked on her a few days ago and she had laid 2 eggs! I was very excited. I checked on her yesterday and she still only had two. I keep her in a very standard test tube setup with a little honey (which I haven’t seen her ever drink probably b/c she is full cholesterol or however you spell it) wrapped in tin foil on my bookshelf. I was wondering; is it normal for p. Imparis to lay this little amount of eggs? I am grateful for any feedback :)
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P. Imparis x1

Mortamir
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Re: Help with P. Imparis info

Post: # 34776Post Mortamir
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:22 pm

How did you get this queen?
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Camponotus Laevigatus
Formica sp.
Lasius Flavus
Camponotus Modoc
Polyrhacis Dives
Camponotus friedae

DOODLESismyRAT
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Re: Help with P. Imparis info

Post: # 34780Post DOODLESismyRAT
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:36 pm

I caught her in a glass container and then trans ported her to a test tube
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P. Imparis x1

ZenAnt
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Re: Help with P. Imparis info

Post: # 35012Post ZenAnt
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:51 am

You may not want to add honey or food to the test tube as she is a fully claustral queen and the food could rot in the test tube, wait for her first workers to emerge before giving her food.

ZenAnt
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Re: Help with P. Imparis info

Post: # 35026Post ZenAnt
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:56 pm

also on formiculture.com, a P. Imparis thread has been opened if you want to check it out.

Stickman10
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Re: Help with P. Imparis info

Post: # 35330Post Stickman10
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:59 pm

When did yours lay eggs?
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1 prenolepis imparis
6 camponotus chromaiodes

Stickman10
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Re: Help with P. Imparis info

Post: # 35359Post Stickman10
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:00 am

mine layed egg 9 days after capture.
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