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My queen ant hasn't laid eggs yet

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:41 pm
by Antmanboy
My queen ant hasn't laid egg for the two weeks I caught her I caught her February 2nd 2020 and she hasn't laid eggs.Is it because of stress or does she invade other and colonies and needs a base colony to start hers please help. :(

Re: My queen ant hasn't laid eggs yet

Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:15 pm
by antnest8
Two weeks is a bit of time passed but it is also not a huge amount of time. I would first Identify the queen to find out if it is different, such as a social parasite. Then if it is I would release it since they are really hard to keep unless, you are up to a challenge.

Re: My queen ant hasn't laid eggs yet

Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:18 pm
by antnest8
Also some ants wait until winter is over to lay their eggs such as Lasius spp, or Crematogaster spp.