my queen ant is not laying eggs

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my queen ant is not laying eggs

Post: # 58181Post bastienhadass
Sun May 12, 2019 4:18 pm

my queen ant is not laying eggs. I am keeping it in a test tube setup which is in a small box on a shelf to keep it dark. it has been there for maybe a bit more or less than a month. I am not sure what type of species of ant it is my guess is winter ant or yellow crazy ant. I usually check on it once a day.

any advice?

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Re: my queen ant is not laying eggs

Post: # 58195Post WillWithAnts
Sun May 12, 2019 10:18 pm

I don't think you should check her as much as you might be stressing her out. Try your best to give her some alone time. Only check on her once a week. Good luck!

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Re: my queen ant is not laying eggs

Post: # 58257Post AntsIdaho
Tue May 14, 2019 8:58 pm

WillWithAnts wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 10:18 pm
I don't think you should check her as much as you might be stressing her out. Try your best to give her some alone time. Only check on her once a week. Good luck!

-Will
17 years old
Rapid City, SD :lol:
As Will said try not to check to much I know it's hard I caught what I think is a camponotus pennsylvanicus queen the 11 and I have been trying not to check on them often but so far have only gone a day without looking. :lol:
I have heard that they won't lay till you stop checking for like 2 weeks.









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Re: my queen ant is not laying eggs

Post: # 58780Post bastienhadass
Mon May 27, 2019 6:17 pm

thank you! I followed your advice and she laid two batches of eggs!!








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Re: my queen ant is not laying eggs

Post: # 58783Post DonBao
Mon May 27, 2019 7:42 pm

Okay a bit off topic here but I find it nice seeing younger people try housing and raising colonies of their own, very nice.
Such small creatures they are... yet so organised!

Housing and caring for a Calomyrmex Albertisi Species

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Re: my queen ant is not laying eggs

Post: # 58820Post AntsIdaho
Tue May 28, 2019 1:52 pm

Good to know you got her to lay.
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1- Camponotus Vicinus
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Re: my queen ant is not laying eggs

Post: # 60134Post bastienhadass
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:30 am

she has workers now

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Re: my queen ant is not laying eggs

Post: # 60135Post Hawkeye
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:41 am

Nice. Have you fed them yet?

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Re: my queen ant is not laying eggs

Post: # 64151Post bastienhadass
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:43 am

yes I feed them crickets and honey

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Re: my queen ant is not laying eggs

Post: # 64212Post Hawkeye
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:58 pm

Well keep us posted! :D Oh and check out our Camponotus Crew thread, which is probably the most active thread on the entire forum at this point. It's not just about Camponotus, though most keepers on there have a colony of at least one Carpenter species.

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