Solenopsis invvicta

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AntLover123
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Solenopsis invvicta

Post: # 39054Post AntLover123
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:51 pm

How much days does it take for a fertilized Solenopsis invvicta Queen to lay eggs,because mine seems to not have layed any eggs after 6 days in a dark cardboard box.
Currently have 4 solonopsis Invicta queens and one unknown queen.

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Re: Solenopsis invvicta

Post: # 39056Post TheRealAntMan
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:55 pm

Be patient. It can take several hours to several weeks for a Queen ant to lay eggs. Give it some more time. If it still doesn’t lay eggs I would release it because it might not be fertile.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

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Re: Solenopsis invvicta

Post: # 39057Post AntLover123
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:57 pm

TheRealAntMan wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:55 pm
Be patient. It can take several hours to several weeks for a Queen ant to lay eggs. Give it some more time. If it still doesn’t lay eggs I would release it because it might not be fertile.
Do I need to feed it (species:Solenopsis invvicta)
Currently have 4 solonopsis Invicta queens and one unknown queen.

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Re: Solenopsis invvicta

Post: # 39058Post Batspiderfish
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:58 pm

No, they are claustral.
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TheRealAntMan
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Re: Solenopsis invvicta

Post: # 39060Post TheRealAntMan
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:03 pm

No it’s fully claustral so you don’t need to feed it.
An ants' strength can be rivaled by few animals compared to relative body size.

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Re: Solenopsis invvicta

Post: # 39208Post tetriminoss
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:34 pm

let it be in no noise, great temperature area.

unwanted stress may delay the egg laying. If the ant still shows no sign of laying after around 1-1.5weeks(after this post) move on and find more ants
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