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Jampott
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Queen problems

Post: # 95823Post Jampott
Wed Aug 17, 2022 3:38 pm

Hi all
Just wondering why my lasius niger queen lays blobs of liquid instead of eggs.
This is a concern of mine as they tend to go rancid and I have had to gently persuade her to move
MT
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Re: Queen problems

Post: # 95825Post antperson24
Wed Aug 17, 2022 5:28 pm

Jampott wrote:
Wed Aug 17, 2022 3:38 pm
Hi all
Just wondering why my lasius niger queen lays blobs of liquid instead of eggs.
This is a concern of mine as they tend to go rancid and I have had to gently persuade her to move
MT
Jampot
The only thing I can think of, is if she got kind of squished but survived. Someone else might have a more scientific answer, but that's my guess!
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Re: Queen problems

Post: # 95831Post Jampott
Thu Aug 18, 2022 2:17 am

Ok I am pretty certain I didn't squish her but I am all fingers and thumbs so I wouldn't be sure. Also she looks fine
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Re: Queen problems

Post: # 95845Post SolenopsisKeeper
Thu Aug 18, 2022 10:40 pm

Jampott wrote:
Wed Aug 17, 2022 3:38 pm
Hi all
Just wondering why my lasius niger queen lays blobs of liquid instead of eggs.
This is a concern of mine as they tend to go rancid and I have had to gently persuade her to move
MT
Jampot
Sometimes eggs will look really weird. Check out Colobopsis impressa eggs, they look like noodles. Could you link a picture?
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Re: Queen problems

Post: # 95855Post Jampott
Fri Aug 19, 2022 5:43 am

Here you are.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/WsMgKZASCjhhCXer6
The 'mush' is circled

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Re: Queen problems

Post: # 95862Post SolenopsisKeeper
Fri Aug 19, 2022 8:54 am

Jampott wrote:
Fri Aug 19, 2022 5:43 am
Here you are.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/WsMgKZASCjhhCXer6
The 'mush' is circled
All I see is a few eggs and some cotton?
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Re: Queen problems

Post: # 95870Post Jampott
Fri Aug 19, 2022 1:15 pm

How about these
https://photos.app.goo.gl/tKyTjzLFDiRM6MYg8
Those blackish spots ar the moldy expulsion that she does

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Re: Queen problems

Post: # 95872Post antperson24
Fri Aug 19, 2022 3:10 pm

Jampott wrote:
Fri Aug 19, 2022 1:15 pm
How about these
https://photos.app.goo.gl/tKyTjzLFDiRM6MYg8
Those blackish spots ar the moldy expulsion that she does
Wait! I have seen this before! When this happened to me the queen bit the egg to eat it, and it broke but she never ate it and it turned into a mush, and started to mold. Could this be it, or have you seen her lay the goo? Also I have had Lasius before, and these eggs a not natural.
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Re: Queen problems

Post: # 95879Post SolenopsisKeeper
Fri Aug 19, 2022 4:52 pm

Jampott wrote:
Fri Aug 19, 2022 1:15 pm
How about these
https://photos.app.goo.gl/tKyTjzLFDiRM6MYg8
Those blackish spots ar the moldy expulsion that she does
This is a wild guess: Your queen has some sort of parasites that infest the eggs and that’s how they reproduce.
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Re: Queen problems

Post: # 95882Post Jampott
Fri Aug 19, 2022 4:58 pm

antperson24 wrote:
Fri Aug 19, 2022 3:10 pm
Jampott wrote:
Fri Aug 19, 2022 1:15 pm
How about these
https://photos.app.goo.gl/tKyTjzLFDiRM6MYg8
Those blackish spots ar the moldy expulsion that she does
Wait! I have seen this before! When this happened to me the queen bit the egg to eat it, and it broke but she never ate it and it turned into a mush, and started to mold. Could this be it, or have you seen her lay the goo? Also I have had Lasius before, and these eggs a not natural.
Nope I haven't seen her lay goop

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