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EdwinS
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New queen

Post: # 51716Post EdwinS
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:57 pm

I just caught a queen yesterday, and have her in a test tube, no eggs(obviously) and she hasn't dropped her wings yet. Been close to 24 hours. Imo she's probably not fertile. What are your oppinions? :?

JoeHostile1
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Re: New queen

Post: # 51752Post JoeHostile1
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:24 am

Her shedding her wings or not is not an indication if she is infertile or mated.
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Tetramorium immigrans * Lasius Neoniger * Lasius Claviger * Messor Aciculatus * Myrmica Rubra * Camponotus Novaeboracensis * Camponotus Turkastanus * Pheidole Pallidula

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AntsDakota
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Re: New queen

Post: # 51780Post AntsDakota
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:19 pm

EdwinS wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:57 pm
I just caught a queen yesterday, and have her in a test tube, no eggs(obviously) and she hasn't dropped her wings yet. Been close to 24 hours. Imo she's probably not fertile. What are your oppinions? :?
Only check on her once a week. Depending on the species, she will be too stressed to lay eggs. With other species that still will lay eggs, they don't lay as many and take much, much longer to lay them.
"God made every kind of wild beasts and every kind of livestock and every kind of creeping things;" (including ants) "and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:25

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