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Need help with queen

Post: # 35893Post Jesseant
Sat May 12, 2018 10:15 pm

During last nuptial flight I caught a Camponotus cf. semitestaceus queen. I have her I a test tube but she still hasn't layed a egg. I am beginning to worry. If any can help....
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Re: Need help with queen

Post: # 35983Post antnest8
Tue May 15, 2018 2:59 pm

she should lay if you have her in the dark and check on her once a week

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Re: Need help with queen

Post: # 36073Post Varanid
Fri May 18, 2018 8:46 am

The Camponotus species I have had have been slow to lay. A lot of them took over a month to finally lay eggs. The Camponotus queen I have now was caught on April 21st. And I just noticed today that she has larvae. Not sure when the eggs were layed but it has been within the last ten days. She will lay when she is ready. I had about giving up on several queens in my first ant season, then they layed a bunch of eggs.

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