How long dose it take for queen ants to lay their first eggs

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ADFmarco
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How long dose it take for queen ants to lay their first eggs

Post: # 40412Post ADFmarco
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:54 pm

I have one question how long can it take a queen ant to lay it’s first eggs my ant queen is of the Iridomyrmex species I believe also I live in NSW Australia so maybe climate may have effects also I’ve only had her for four days .

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Re: How long dose it take for queen ants to lay their first eggs

Post: # 40519Post ADFmarco
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:47 pm

I now have had her for five days

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Re: How long dose it take for queen ants to lay their first eggs

Post: # 40630Post antsofthelowcountry
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:53 pm

Dont know how long she will take but I do know that The eggs take 44 to 61 days to fully develop into adults.
As always, wishing you well on your exciting ant adventure, Ants the Lowcountry.

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Re: How long dose it take for queen ants to lay their first eggs

Post: # 40669Post CashTheEntomoligist
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:35 pm

What Species? Solenopsis, Formica, Lasius, Camonotus Etc..
Keeper Of: Pogonomyrmex barbatus Queen 2x
Brachymyrmex patagonicus Mayr Queen 2x
Dorymyrmex Queen 2x
Dream Species: Pheidole Spp. (Big Headed Ant)

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Re: How long dose it take for queen ants to lay their first eggs

Post: # 40705Post antnest8
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:27 pm

try to keep her in the dark. check on her once a week and try to make her comfortable.
keeper of
3 tetremorium queens
2 C. pennsylvanicus
1 C novaeboracensis
1 tapinoma sessile colony

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Re: How long dose it take for queen ants to lay their first eggs

Post: # 40784Post ADFmarco
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:09 pm

She is an Iridomyrmex species

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Re: How long dose it take for queen ants to lay their first eggs

Post: # 41413Post ADFmarco
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:26 pm

She has layed 4 eggs

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